This week on The Reading Life: Bonnie Warren talks about New Orleans Homes at Christmas and Whitney Stewart and Stephanie Stokes talk about the return of cherished family bibles via the internet. And Gladin Scott of Maple Street Book Shop offers cookbook recommendations.
The mission of YAYA is to empower creative young people to become successful adults through educational opportunities and entrepreneurship.
Charity Poskitt runs the glass studio where the youth arts organization YAYA currently houses its out of school programs. Poskitt normally works with glass, but today she’s teaching ceramics. The assignment? To play.
Louisiana has been called a “sportsman's paradise,” and now big game hunters are getting the high-tech treatment with a new smartphone app.
Huntsoft was created by Randall Nachman, an avid hunter with years of experience in the software industry. Nachman started his second business, a loan processing and document management company, at the Louisiana Technology Park seven years ago.
If you’re walking or driving on Oak Street, sooner or later you’ll get to the 8200 block and a quirky shop called Rabbit Ears. It belongs to Renee Allie, a longtime immigrant from the way cold North — Connecticut, to be exact. With a degree in Italian and art, and not a clue what to do with that, she came to New Orleans in 1984 because her sister, who was working here at that time, said it might be fun since there was going to be a world’s fair.
New Orleans police now say that only about half of more than 400 untested rape kits may need testing.
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said over the weekend that the department is storing 220 of 429 kits. Most of the stored kits are from people who got tested by medical personnel but declined to press charges.
The untested rape kits were disclosed during a New Orleans City Council hearing last week on failings in the department's handling of rape and child abuse cases.
Continuum presents a special holiday program this week, Natus Est — A Medieval Christmas, medieval Christmas music performed by the two oldest early music ensembles in the U.S.: New Orleans Musica da Camera and Boston Camerata.
The music is from the Musica da Camera CD, Natus Est, Centaur CRC 2208 and the Boston Camerata CD, A Medieval Christmas, Elektra Nonesuch 9 71315-2.