Sharon Litwin en Recent College Graduate Jalisa Roberts Builds Youth Empowerment Program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s coming up on eight years since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath changed so much about this city. And while the population has grown back to almost 80 percent of its 2005 numbers, according to Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, there are still large areas of the city that continue to struggle with recovery.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's <em>Notes From New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin talks with</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> one young college graduate who’s returning home </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to try to change that.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:58:52 +0000 Sharon Litwin 39369 at Spirit of Jazz Fest in Brazil; BP Spill Silver Lining for Arts; FORESTival Celebrates Art and Nature <P>This week on <EM>Inside the Arts </EM>we'll find out how two Brazilian night club owners are promoting New Orleans throughout their home country. We'll look at the connection between the BP oil spill and a major arts center. Is there a silver lining? And, we'll take a walk on the wild side as we trek into the woods for a magical celebration of art and nature.</P> <P><STRONG><FONT color=#333333 size=2>Airs Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 7:35 a.m.</FONT></STRONG><BR>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 34826 at John Besh Brings It On Home <p></p><p>New Orleans chef John Besh's <a href="" target="_blank">new cooking series</a> premieres this week on PBS affiliates around the country. Besh is not only<a href="" target="_blank"> the owner of nine acclaimed restaurants</a> and author of two award-winning cookbooks, but also a devoted husband and father of four young sons.</p><p>On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin talks with John about how he manages to control all of his life's moving parts. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:48:02 +0000 Sharon Litwin 32274 at Campanella Assesses Bywater's Gentrification <p></p><p>Gentrification: a welcome concept to some; a fighting word to others. And because one of New Orleans' neighborhoods, the Bywater,&nbsp; is undergoing this change, it should come as no surprise that the cultural shift received some attention in <a href="" target="_blank">an article posted on New</a>.</p><p>On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin asks the author, <a href="" target="_blank">Tulane professsor Richard Campanella</a>, for a definition of that most controversial word. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 30801 at Executive Director of New Orleans Public Library Celebrates 1st Anniversary in City <p></p><p>Whether you remember the original movie presentation of <em>The Music Man</em> from 1962, or the made-for-television version from 2003, you no doubt carry with you the images of Marian the Librarian.</p><p>On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin reports that Marian wouldn't recognize <a href="" target="_blank">today's libraries</a>. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:26:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 30234 at "Late Night" in New Orleans Takes on New Meaning <p></p><p></p><p>If you've ever watched any late-night television, you probably know that Jay Leno's program broadcasts from Los Angeles and that David Letterman records his show from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. And while those empires of late-night are indeed thousands of miles away, the opportunity to attend a talk show is closer than you might expect.</p><p>On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with the ukele-playing musical host and producer of the Crescent City's own<a href=""> Goodnight Show</a>. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:48:25 +0000 Sharon Litwin 29780 at Animal Acupuncture: Waiting on Pins & Needles <p>Although the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture dates back thousands of years, it's adaptation in Western culture is relatively new. And while your mom and them may have received treatment in the past, you'll have to second guess <a href="">who's likely to get it in the future</a>.</p><p>Sharon Litwin brings us this profile on this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 27351 at Tavis Smiley; Dr. Cornel West; Ruby Bridges; Jessica Lang Dance; John McCusker <p><font color="#333333" style="line-height: 1.5;"><font size="2">This week on<font face="arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><i>&nbsp;</i></font></font></font><a href=";" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><font color="#004090" face="arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" size="2"><b><i><u>Inside the Arts</u></i></b></font></a><font size="2"><font color="#33333 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 27061 at Tips for Climbing Barbed Wire <p></p><p></p><p>This coming August the<a href=""> National Poetry Slam </a>will take place in Boston. But locally, preparations are already being made. On Saturday, both aspiring and professional poets are <a href="">encouraged to compete for a spot </a>on Team Slam New Orleans. So on this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin is getting schooled in the stanza. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 26687 at Something Old, Something New; The Yat Dictionary; Tekrema Center; Camilla Franklin <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; COLOR: #7030a0; FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><FONT size=4 face="Times New Roman"><FONT color=#000000>&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; COLOR: #7030a0; FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><FONT size=4 face="Times New Roman"><FONT color=#000000>&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; COLOR: #7030a0; FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><FONT size=4 face="Times New Roman"><FONT color=#000000>This week, on <EM>Inside the Arts< Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:50:40 +0000 Diane Mack 26555 at