New Orleans – Today-on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the recent book by New Orleans mediator, psychotherapist and freelance writer Orissa Arend - "Showdown in Desire: the Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans"...
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New Orleans, LA – Local early childhood education advocates are closely monitoring the budget battle shaping up between the Obama Administration and House Republicans' vastly different funding philosophies for the nation's Head Start program. At the same time, Louisiana's highly praised L-A-4 pre-k program lingers in limbo, under-funded and, therefore, under-utilized. Angela Taylor takes a closer look at what this means for New Orleans.
New Orleans, La. – The historic Degas House is the site of a new concert series this month, as a group of talented emerging jazz musicians known as the SAND collective [Same Art/New Direction] forges a unique sound. The concerts are held Thursday evenings through the month of February from 7 to 10. February 17th features WATIV at 7pm, Rex Gregory at 8:30pm. On February 24th, The Session at 7pm and Sasha Masakowski's Musical Playground at 8:30pm. The Degas House is located at 2306 Esplanade Avenue.
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans is a town with a culinary identity quite unlike anywhere else in the world. But we're also a city where the most universal of all American comfort foods, the most crowd-pleasing, democratic, everyman meal, has an especially close following. That's the hamburger, of course, and perhaps the best illustration of what I'm talking about can be boiled down to two words: Burger Week.
New Orleans, La. – Communities from Florida to Texas will be asked over the next 18 months about what they want their regions to look like in the future, and how that can be accomplished. At a Plaquemines Parish news conference, foundation chairman King Milling says a coordinated plan must be devised to make the coast resilient to storms, rising seas and disasters, like the BP oil spill.
New Orleans, LA – This week, the program features John Bemelmans Marciano, author and illustrator of Madeline at the White House, and grandson ofSusan Larson Madeline's original creator. Megan Burns recites a poem and Fred Kasten interviews Bud Faust, author of Great Moments in New Orleans History, Vol.2, in the latest edition of Sound of Books.