Trombone Shorty http://wwno.org en A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students http://wwno.org/post/young-torchbearer-lights-way-new-orleans-music-students In New Orleans, it's cool to be in the high school band — especially when Trombone Shorty shows up in the band room.<p>The brass player and bandleader recently paid a visit to New Orleans' Warren Easton High School to work with band members. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 45699 at http://wwno.org A Look Ahead To The Future Of New Orleans With Gwen Thompkins And Trombone Shorty http://wwno.org/post/look-ahead-future-new-orleans-gwen-thompkins-and-trombone-shorty Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. The recession and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico hit New Orleans hard, and that was after Katrina. The population has yet to return to pre-hurricane levels. Some houses lie empty, some properties abandoned, and the city continues to suffer from crime and unemployment.<p>But New Orleans does know how to throw a party. The Big Easy hosted nine million visitors in 2012 alone and events like the Super Bowl, the NCAA championship games, Mardi Gras and most recently Jazz Fest. Wed, 08 May 2013 15:10:13 +0000 NEAL CONAN 34926 at http://wwno.org