CLASSICAL NEW ORLEANS
The influential American composer John Adams turned 70 earlier this year. As a student, I had the pleasure of meeting Adams when he was teaching at Harvard in the 1980s; I was also lucky enough to get to see his opera "Nixon in China" staged twice -- once in Houston, and once at Indiana University. Beginning in the 1970s, Adams' music began to spin away from the strict metronomic Minimalism of Philip Glass and Steve Reich. He had a warmer, more Romantic sensibility in his music, even though...
ALL THINGS NEW ORLEANS
On this edition of All Things New Orleans we chat with Amber Harper, Run 4 All Women Ambassador. Then, Jessica Rosgaard returns with Richard Campanella to discuss his Cityscapes column for nola.com/The Times Picayune . We'll also discuss the Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative with Flozell Daniels Jr, President/CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana. And political analyst, Dr. Silas Lee talks about the city's mayoral race and the candidates on the ballot.
President Trump's son and former campaign chairman are both expected to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, but in a move that's irritated some Democrats, they will reportedly not be put under oath to answer the panel's questions. Likewise, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was not expected to take an oath during his Monday meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee, The Washington Post reported . Legally speaking, taking an oath is closer to a symbolic...
FOOD & DINING
On this week’s show, we take a sonic journey through Appalachia to explore the history and legacy of its unique foodways. We begin with Troy Ball , whose hobby as a moonshiner became a means of helping her family survive financial ruin. Troy’s memoir, Pure Heart, tells a very personal story of raising two special needs sons while becoming the first legal female moonshiner in Southern history.