Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org
The New Orleans Police Department's traffic division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department said in a press release.
The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Nov. 14, and last until about 5 a.m. the next morning. The NOPD says motorists should only experience minimal delays, and should have the proper documentation if requested, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.
"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the press release.
The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has issued a freeze warning tonight for portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
The NWS says temperatures will rapidly drop to freezing, or just below it, shortly after midnight tonight, and remain there until after sunrise. The warning is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Thursday, along and north of Interstate 12, and for all areas of coastal and southwest Mississippi.
The NFL Players Association, the union representing active NFL players, announced the creation today of The Trust, a program dedicated to assisting players in their transition away from professional football.
Seventeen state-run charter schools in the Recovery School District will decide in the next two months whether to switch to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board. A list of eligible schools will be presented at a state education board meeting Wednesday.
Last year, many charter schools who were able to move turned that deal down, because it would mean they would lose their status as independent districts. That problem has since been resolved; a new law lets them stay independent.
The Moth is back for November, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you? If you want to tell a story at The Moth, or know someone who'd be perfect, see all the details below. Throw your name in the hat or just come to listen!
Come join us for "SCARS" on Tuesday, November 12
Café Istanbul 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans 7:00 p.m. Doors Open / 7:30 p.m. Stories Begin
This week on The Reading Life: Tulane music professor, ethnomusicologist, journalist and Los Po-Boy-Citos guitarist Matt Sakakeeny, author of Roll with It: Brass Bands on the Streets of New Orleans. We'll also hear from Denise McConduit, whose new children's book is The Boy Who Didn't Like to Read, and who'll be appearing at the New Orleans Children's Book Festival at Latter Library Nov. 16.
The New Orleans Pelicans have released two players and signed two others, the team announced today.
Forward Lou Amundson, who played 18 games with the Hornets last season before moving on to Chicago and Minnesota, returned to New Orleans today. The seven-year vet holds per-game career averages of 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 12.9 minutes in 327 regular season games. He's also appeared in 29 playoff games with Philadelphia, Phoenix and Indiana.
This week on Inside the Arts, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary season with a stop in New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater puts a fresh spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. And, revelers will make a joyful noise as the Central City Festival gets underway.
Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.
Registration is closed for complimentary tickets to hear the Pacifica String Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin on Thursday November 14, at 8 p.m. at Tulane’s Dixon Hall. Thank you for your enthusiastic response; 100 free tickets have been reserved for WWNO listeners who registered for this “WWNO Night” offer.
Registrants may pick up their tickets at the WWNO table in the lobby of Dixon Hall before the performance. Please be ready to show identification if requested.