New Orleans, LA – Louisiana's Recovery School District has hired John White to replace Paul Vallas as the new superintendent. State superintendent Paul Pastorek formally introduced White at a press conference in New Orleans last week. Angela Taylor has the story.
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New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book of photographs with text by the former New Orleanian Marie-Dominique Verdier - "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing"...
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New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life looks back at the 25th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, with excerpts from Tennessee's 100th birthday party. Featuring readings from such luminaries as: Thomas Keith, Grace Zabriskie, Janet Daley Duval, Mona Lisa Saloy, Dorothy Allison, Christian LeBlanc, Darrell Bourque and John Waters.
New Orleans – Saxophonist Derek Douget - who has turned in a lot of outstanding work as a sideman at Jazz Fest through the years - makes his debut there as a leader this year - Friday, April 29th - with a top-notch quintet...
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New Orleans, La. – Secretary Locke says the program called Commerce Connect is expanding to help businesses getting started or looking to grow. He says it's one way to help small companies that are still struggling to recover from the BP oil spill last April.
We really felt that we needed to help those small-business owners who are so, you know, preoccupied with just trying to keep the doors open and lining up business."
New Orleans – Mulgrew Miller is one of the finest pianists in music. A native of the Mississippi delta town of Greenwood - Mulgrew Miller returns to Jazz Fest on April 29th - with the Golden Striker Trio - featuring bass great Ron Carter - and outstanding guitarist Russell Malone.
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New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life features an interview with children's author/illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the lovable Arthur the Aardvark - hero of the beloved series of the children's book. Peter Bergen joins Fred Kasten for his Sound of Books interview series and John Gery stops by to recite a poem.