New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely praised new book by New Orleans writer and philanthropist Randy Fertel - "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir"...
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After Hurricane Katrina, a group of New Orleans public schools raced to get students back into the classroom and back to the business of learning. As they reopened, however, the leaders of these pioneering schools quickly found that they had a lot to learn themselves.
New Orleans, La. – Conversation with Vieux Carre Commission Director, Lary Hesdorffer. The Vieux Carre Commission, the preservation organization that has kept the French Quarter's character and charm intact for all to enjoy is celebrating 75 years! A ceremony, patron party and Gala event kick off Wednesday, November 2nd at 3pm at the Cabildo and 6pm at Antoine's Restaurant. More information at friendsofvcc.org
Legendary singer-songwriter and folk-rock pioneer T-Bone Burnett is known for his captivating solo material, but also for his role as a legendary producer of records by everyone from Roy Orbison to actor Jeff Bridges. In a new interview on World Cafe, Burnett sits down with host David Dye to reflect on some of his most famous projects.
New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's hefty contribution to a Louisiana political organization involved in the state's education system. For a transcript of, or to respond to this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.