New Orleans, La – Voice of the Simpsons, Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap, Part-time New Orleanian - Harry Shearer opens his exhibit, The Silent Echo Chamber, at the Contemporary Arts Center. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Harry about the exhibit, New Orleans, and his Documentary film, The Big Uneasy.
New Orleans, LA – I had a good idea about what I'd find at the French Market when I set out on a December foraging trip for Christmas stocking stuffers. Sure enough, the vendors' stalls were crammed with the typical New Orleans souvenirs and trinkets, including a bumper crop of fleur de lis-emblazoned items. Long live the Saints!
New Orleans, La. – Big music comes to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre as The New Orleans Opera Association presents Verdi's Requiem. Performances are Friday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm.
New Orleans, LA – Harry Shearer's exhibit "Silent Echo Chamber at the CAC, Ken Trahan of neworleans.com sports previews Sunday's Saints-Vikings NFC title game, Poppy Tooker talks with Mike Fennelly and Vicky Bayley about Mike's East West
New Orleans, La. – Cannizzaro told officials gathered for his State of the Criminal Justice System address that his prosecutors are more in synch with police in getting violent offenders behind bars. But he said that he and his staff have spent too many hours justifying his budget requests. Cannizzaro said voters should be asked to amend the city charter to give his office a dedicated stream of revenue he can depend on for budgeting his operations.
New Orleans, LA – Allison Plyer, Deputy Director of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center talks with WWNO's Paul Maassen about their new study: Post-Katrina Commuter Patterns. More info at gnocdc.org
New Orleans – Conversation with writer and University of Louisiana Lafayette Sociology Professor Robert Gramling - one of four authors of the acclaimed new book "Catastrophe in the Making: The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow" - which documents the machinations that led to the creation of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) - and the economic disappointment, environmental crisis, and catastrophic flooding that followed.