Inside The Arts: Birdfoot Festival Opens, Prospect 4 , Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble

This week on Inside the Arts, the 6th Annual Birdfoot Festival kicks off with chamber music concerts in venues across the city. Violinist Jenna Sherry joins us. Then, a sneak peek at Prospect 4. The citywide art exhibition opens in November. WWNO's Eileen Fleming has details. And, we travel the world as the Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble presents its 37th Annual Spring Concert. Artistic director John Rodi stops by for chat. Click here for the latest episodes of Inside the Arts. Airs...

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The Listening Post Asks: How Can Neighborhoods Develop Without Displacing Black-Owned Businesses?

Earlier this month, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Orleans Avenue in the Treme was shut down . Ooh Poo Pah Doo bar was black owned. This made us think about which black owned businesses people in New Orleans frequent on a regular basis. We also got to thinking about how Treme and other neighborhoods can develop without displacing black residents and black-owned businesses. Interviews about the subject and our survey results are featured in our monthly radio segment. The Listening Post project seeks...

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David Brancaccio

Our economy isn't where it should be, former New Orleans mayor says

America's economic progress just isn't happening fast enough, according to Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League. Morial, also the former mayor of New Orleans, said the country needs to improve on key issues like home ownership, wage stagnation and income inequality. And he argues that current political plans, like the Trump administration's budget blueprint, aren't helping. He stopped by to talk with us about problems within our economy and what his organization is doing to...

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The 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens with treats for all the senses!

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the New Orleans Opera's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic American musical.

Lionel Hampton Honored

Apr 18, 2008

Late jazz great Lionel Hampton to be honored Saturday at the Ogden Museum.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.

Diane Mack interviews Playwright Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues".

Amanda McBroom performs "The Rose" and other original works at Le Chat Noir.

The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival starts Wednesday, 3/26/2008.

The Neighborhood Gallery celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the retrospective exhibit "Then and Now."

It may be Super Tuesday elsewhere, but in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras — the third since Hurricane Katrina. And with 12 days of parades and parties, the city is almost as festive as before the storm.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathering at the corner of Claiborne and Jackson for the start of the Zulu parade.

Larry Roy, resplendent in face paint, red satin coat and headdress, is the Zulu Krewe's Minister of Fun.

And as for any lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, he said things have gotten better.



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Pigs graze in forests on Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana.
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Louisiana Eats Tours Farms Afield And At Sea

On this week's show, we hit the road to tour a variety of farms that do everything from growing fresh produce to raising colonies of honeybees. We begin with a tour of Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana, where Evan McCommon has been converting his family's timber ranch into a biodiverse farm. The changes have been slow, but his resolve steady as the 1,100 acres change from a dense forest to an open savannah.

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WWNO's Travel Krewe Is Going To Bella Italia

Join WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and a like-minded group of curious travelers for a journey rich in the art, architecture, food, wine, and music of la bella Italia.


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Le Show For The Week Of May 28, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Max Holland, author of "Leak." Also, Trump Underwear , Our Freedom-Loving Friends , The Apologies of the Week , News about Emoluments , and more!

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