New Orleans – Here's another installment in our new series of audio essays - "Louisiana Moments" - with Ronnie Virgets. This time it's weather - and what seems to be our growing obsession with it - that has Ronnie's attention...
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New Orleans – Barry Gifford's first novel in his "Sailor and Lula" series - "Wild at Heart" - became a bestseller - and the basis of a hit film by David Lynch. Now all seven of Barry Gifford's novels and novellas in the series are available as "Sailor and Lula: the Complete Novels."
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New Orleans, La. – Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial - now President of the National Urban League - was back at City Hall to make the announcement.
"We are just certainly honored to be able to be a part of showcasing the new direction the strong efforts to rebuild the city, but also to highlight all of the important unfinished work that has to be done in post-Katrina."
Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the conference will focus national attention on the city, as well as attract money.
wwno – The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is offering a citywide venue for purchasing original works of art directly from the artists. Spokeswoman April Posch (posh) says people on the self-guided tours will also get a chance to see displays of residents' private collections.
Tara Ooms of Covington talks with her father, Kevin Ooms of Cedar Lake, Indiana, about his life as a steel-mill worker and devoted family man. He never got a higher education, but he says his 38 years at the mill as a worker and later in management paid for the education she used to become a veterinarian.
Tara and her sister both followed in their father's footsteps in working a job he once did as a youth. In this conversation recorded April 5th, she talks about his early years, and what he's most enjoyed about his family legacy.
New Orleans, LA – Listener-supported radio icon WWOZ makes thirty the first weekend of December. Paul Maassen sat down with the station's general manager to commemorate the milestone.
Beginning at 12pm this coming Saturday, December 4th, WWOZ will celebrate its anniversary with a second line parade on the corner of Elysian Fields and Decatur. A concert will follow at Tipitina's later in the evening. More information is available on WWOZ's website.