Maryse Dejean, Al Grandoit and Marc Bien-Aime are Haitian-Americans now living in New Orleans, but maintain a strong connection to their heritage and family still living in Haiti. They met through Haitian relief efforts, and in this April 11th conversation, they discuss their experiences in Haiti as children, as aid workers over the years, and their participation in relief efforts assembled after the January 2010 earthquake.
New Orleans, LA – The Abita Springs Opry is a musical event that strives to preserve the traditional roots music of Louisiana. Jollaine Schear goes behind-the-scenes of the Opry to find out why this event plays such an important role in the history and culture of our state.
New Orleans, LA – The Wooden Boat Festival takes place every October in the historic town of Madisonville. Jollaine Schear talks to the Coordinator the event and the Director of the Maritime Museum about the cultural importance of the festival and some of the activities that will be taking place.
New Orleans, LA – A Northshore organization which assists children and adults faced with disabling challenges is having an Equestrian Special Olympics on Saturday. Jollaine Schear has more on the story.
New Orleans, La. – The generator outside Karen Giamballuca's house was running strong while women inside sanded off drywall. They're part of the project supported by Capital One Bank and the United Way of Greater New Orleans to help families return home. Giamballuca says her home was so damaged that she thought it would be demolished. But her boss told her about the St. Bernard Project, and she discovered she qualified for help.