Jack Hopke http://wwno.org en Annual Concert Series Kicks Off In Armstrong Park http://wwno.org/post/annual-concert-series-kicks-armstrong-park <p>People United for Armstrong Park is an organization with the mission of "establishing the park as a nurturing, living environment for the arts."</p><p>Toward that end, a few years ago they established an annual jazz concert series, which opens its 2014 season on Thursday.</p><p>Mary Steele of People United for Armstrong Park says there is a lot to look forward to this year.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:42:44 +0000 Jack Hopke 58689 at http://wwno.org Talking Cinema With Filmmaker Henry Griffin http://wwno.org/post/talking-cinema-filmmaker-henry-griffin <p><a href="http://ftca.uno.edu/facbios/facultybiosDetail.php?10" target="_blank">Henry Griffin</a> is an Artist in Residence in film at the University of New Orleans. He joins us each month to discuss an aspect of the movie scene in and around New Orleans. This installment? Revival houses, pop-ups, outdoor spaces and other places to see movies besides the major multiplex.</p><p>Henry's suggestions for a few places to catch an old film the way it was meant to be seen: in a group audience.</p><p>Classic theaters:</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jack Hopke & Henry Griffin 58126 at http://wwno.org An Unusual Coalition Opposes Sky-High Incarceration Rates http://wwno.org/post/unusual-coalition-opposes-sky-high-incarceration-rates <p>Many lawmakers around the nation have adopted the “get tough on crime” slogan in the last 25 years. But Louisiana took it to heart, perhaps more so than anywhere else.</p><p>Without question, <a href="http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/05/louisiana_is_the_worlds_prison.html" target="_blank">Louisiana leads the country in the percentage of its residents imprisoned</a>. The rate is twice as high as the national average. In fact, the state’s figures are close to the worst in the world, inviting comparisons to countries like North Korea.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:27:07 +0000 Jack Hopke & Tyler Bridges 56185 at http://wwno.org Residents Raise Questions About Uptown Streets Marked 'Private' http://wwno.org/post/residents-raise-questions-about-uptown-streets-marked-private <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Jack Hopke & Charles Maldonado 54283 at http://wwno.org The Lens: Critics Say Governor Jindal Should Stay Closer To Home http://wwno.org/post/lens-critics-say-governor-jindal-should-stay-closer-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has recently been traveling around the nation in his role as the chairman of the <a href="http://www.rga.org/homepage/" target="_blank">Republican Governors Association</a>.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:28:46 +0000 Jack Hopke & Tyler Bridges 48939 at http://wwno.org Sheriff And Fire Department Argue For Bigger Slice Of City Budget http://wwno.org/post/sheriff-and-fire-department-argue-bigger-slice-city-budget <p>It's that time of year again, when the mayor and city council hash out a final budget plan for the city. Hearings started last week.</p><p>Mayor Landrieu's proposed $500 million budget is tight, but there are very few major cuts to city services, and no layoffs or furloughs for workers. In fact, if his administration's predictions are correct, the city will end up with it's first budget surplus in years.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:48:51 +0000 Jack Hopke & Charles Maldonado 46902 at http://wwno.org Jason Patterson Discusses The Upcoming Jazz At The Sandbar Season http://wwno.org/post/jason-patterson-discusses-upcoming-jazz-sandbar-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jason Patterson returns to the WWNO studio to discuss upcoming plans for this season&rsquo;s Jazz at the Sandbar.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most may know Patterson for the managerial work he does at Snug Harbor, but he is also a part of a few non-profit organizations in New Orleans &mdash; including lending his talents to the New Orleans Jazz Celebration; a non-profit organization that he says acts as an umbrella organization helping to produce jazz series like A Nickel a Day and Jazz at the Sandbar.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:13:15 +0000 Jack Hopke 44835 at http://wwno.org Jack Hopke And UNO Professor Richard Goodman Discuss New Storyville Series http://wwno.org/post/jack-hopke-and-uno-professor-richard-goodman-discuss-new-storyville-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new </span>Storyville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series &mdash; a collaboration between </span>WWNO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the university&rsquo;s Creative Writing Department.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:05:14 +0000 Jack Hopke 44834 at http://wwno.org Big Band Music To Make A Comeback In The Crescent City http://wwno.org/post/big-band-music-make-comeback-crescent-city <p></p><p>Big band music is about to make a comeback in New Orleans thanks to Elvin Monteleone, a native who decided it was time to come home and bring his unique vision back with him.</p><p>Big bands were big business through the 1950s, but fell out of favor due to changing tastes in music and the expense of maintaining a large roster of musicians. Monteleone, who fell in love with Glenn Miller's music while playing Alto Sax in high school at De La Salle, says he woke up one morning in Scottsdale, AZ and decided it was time he started a 20-piece big band.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:37:07 +0000 Jack Hopke 41599 at http://wwno.org All Things New Orleans With An Independence Day Document Exhibit; The ESSENCE Festival; And Dance http://wwno.org/post/all-things-new-orleans-independence-day-document-exhibit-essence-festival-and-dance <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:07:04 +0000 Jack Hopke 39123 at http://wwno.org