New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life, we'll be looking for laughs with excerpts from the Southern Humor panel at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival featuring Dorothy Allison, Patricia Brady, Mark Childress, and James Wilcox.
New Orleans, LA – Did you know that today is composer Peter Tchaikovsky's birthday? He would have been 171 years old. If here were still here, I have a hunch that he'd be requesting his favorite Russian fish pie for dinner. Have you ever had Kulebiaka? Brought to Russia by French chefs after the War of 1812, this creamy pie features hard-boiled eggs, fish, mushrooms, and brioche or puff pastry. With wild catfish running, eggs laying, and mushrooms popping, why not celebrate Tchaikovsky's birthday with a Gulf Coast version of Kulebiaka?
New Orleans, LA – Bird-lovers all across the country will be flocking to St Tammany Parish for the Great Louisiana Birdfest, held from April 15 - 17. Jollaine Schear has more on this annual event held at the Northlake Nature Center.
New Orleans, La. – John Barry knows what damage is possible from a raging Mississippi River. His book "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America" details the destruction of levee breaks.
"Frankly it makes me a little nervous to see this much water in the river. Maybe because I know the power in the river."
New Orleans, LA – The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the region of metropolitan New Orleans. Their President & CEO Dr. Albert Ruesga recently discussed their role in the surrounding area.