New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Professor Niyi Osundare, whose new book is "City Without People: The Katrina Poems." We'll also hear Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with singer/songwriter Johnette Downing, author of "Why the Oyster Has the Pearl."
New Orleans, La. – In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.
New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Sherry Lee Alexander, editor of a new anthology, "Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials," and John Travis, editor and publisher of a new collection of 20 Louisiana short stories, "Something in the Water."
New Orleans, La. – Imagine the dubious scrutiny a native New Orleanian might bring to an oyster po-boy encountered in Atlanta or a muffuletta in San Francisco. That's how the Philadelphian approaches the cheese steak or roast pork sandwich outside of their natural habitat, how the Chicagoan looks at an Italian beef abroad and how a Northeasterner with a hoagie jones regards anything dubbed a sub.