Thomas Walsh http://wwno.org en Reporting From The Front Line: Angus Lind's Distinguished Journalism Career http://wwno.org/post/reporting-front-line-angus-linds-distinguished-journalism-career <p></p><p><a href="http://blog.nola.com/anguslind/2009/05/thirtynine_years_and_6000_colu.html" target="_blank">Angus Lind’s column in <em>The Times-Picayune&nbsp;</em></a>documented things that he described as, “a little offbeat”:&nbsp; people, places and events that gave New Orleans its local color. But that didn’t come until later in his career. When he got started in the early 1970s as a young man, Angus was a general-assignment reporter who cut his teeth on a series of tragic events within a single calendar year.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 63152 at http://wwno.org Can A Week-Long Trip Mint New Ambassadors To New Orleans? http://wwno.org/post/can-week-long-trip-mint-new-ambassadors-new-orleans Students at NYU's Food Studies program are studying to be professionals in all walks of life, from community organizers and journalists to food-policy experts and public health workers.</p><p>The class takes a week-long trip to New Orleans each year, which is often the first time students visit the city. Their professor&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">goes to great lengths to connect them with authentic Louisiana experiences, but is a week enough time to overcome years of media-saturated preconceptions? &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 62991 at http://wwno.org The Bright Side Of An Economic Disaster: Jeanne Nathan Reflects On The 1984 World's Fair http://wwno.org/post/bright-side-economic-disaster-jeanne-nathan-reflects-1984-worlds-fair <p></p><p>As the Director of Public Relations for the 1984 World's Fair, Jeanne Nathan had her work cut out for her.</p><p>The fair not only had to compete with the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, but it was challenged by an oil crash, political conflict, and bad publicity. It remains <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Dlo05_nRc" target="_blank">the only World’s Fair to declare bankruptcy</a> during its run. Despite that, Jeanne feels New Orleans learned invaluable lessons in tourism and marketing that are still used today, but will be the first to admit that handling the Fair’s image was a constant uphill battle.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 60925 at http://wwno.org 50 Years Later: The Startling Death Of Former Mayor Chep Morrison http://wwno.org/post/50-years-later-startling-death-former-mayor-chep-morrison <p></p><p><a href="http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org/~nopl/exhibits/gateway/dsm.htm" target="_blank">deLesseps “Chep” Morrison</a> was the mayor of New Orleans from 1946 to 1961. History will remember his administration as a polarizing one: he lured corporations to town, but also upheld segregationist values. He ran for Louisiana governor three times, and lost his final election in the winter of 1964. Months later, he spoke with future Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris, who still remembers their final conversation. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 60926 at http://wwno.org Get Ready To Ride: Chris Owens' French Quarter Easter Parade http://wwno.org/post/get-ready-ride-chris-owens-french-quarter-easter-parade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of a new collaboration with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hnoc.org/programs/oral_history.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Historic New Orleans Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, WWNO brings you&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">NOLA Life Stories</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: an oral history project documenting the people, places and things that shape New Orleans. This week historian Mark Cave interviews Chris Owens, a Bourbon Street entertainer and nightclub owner.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 58651 at http://wwno.org Communing Through Eternal Sound: Bach Around The Clock Celebrates 17 Years http://wwno.org/post/communing-through-eternal-sound-bach-around-clock-celebrates-17-years <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 57451 at http://wwno.org NOCCA's Culinary Arts Program Serves Up 'The Dish That Makes A Difference' http://wwno.org/post/noccas-culinary-arts-program-serves-dish-makes-difference <p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 56677 at http://wwno.org 2013 Anba Dlo Water Symposium Initiates Public Dialogue http://wwno.org/post/2013-anba-dlo-water-symposium-initiates-public-dialogue <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many states suffer from a shortage of water, but not Louisiana — we’ve got a surplus. Problem is, we don’t know what to do with it. And as our coastline diminishes each year, the urgency to make a decision is pivotal.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Experts have been brainstorming about Louisiana’s relationship with water, and they recently congregated at the second annual </span>Anba<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Dlo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> symposium to share their thoughts with the public.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 46944 at http://wwno.org Just What Are These Tibetan Monks Building? http://wwno.org/post/just-what-are-these-tibetan-monks-building <p>His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans this weekend for<a href="http://dalailamanola.com/tickets" target="_blank"> a series of pubic speaking events</a>. This past week a group of Tibetan monks gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to construct a mandala, which will be completed on Friday morning and then ceremonially deposited into the Mississippi River that afternoon.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 35406 at http://wwno.org Rothbart Wears His Idiotic Heart on His Sleeve http://wwno.org/post/rothbart-wears-his-idiotic-heart-his-sleeve <p></p><p>Traveling to 79 cities in 99 days is no task for an idiot. But luckily, writer Davy Rothbart isn't one. You might think otherwise based the title on his new book, <a href="http://www.myheartisanidiotbook.com/"><em>My Heart is an Idiot</em></a>, but Rothbart's disarmingly intimate personality has allowed him to connect with people across the country for over a decade. On Friday night he'll be performing at the AllWays Lounge in New Orleans.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:07:42 +0000 Thomas Walsh 24666 at http://wwno.org