New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses why passing LA Senate Bill 259, which would create an alternate "career track" (as opposed to a college prepatory track)would be detrimental to the state and students.
New Orleans, LA – Open Sound New Orleans is an online sound mapping project that invites you to contribute recordings of the unique sounds and voices of our city. WWNO is collaborating with Open Sound New Orleans to present some of these community-contributed sounds. Eve Troeh contributes this sound of Ed Buckner, the Pie Man.
Learn more and listen to other New Orleans sounds as well as submit recordings and suggestions at Open Sound New Orleans.
New Orleans – For two decades - Bruce Raeburn has delved deeply into the history of New Orleans music as curator of Tulane's Hogan Jazz Archive. Now he's published a new book that is an important addition to the scholarship on the place of New Orleans in the history of jazz. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more:
New Orleans, LA – When Debra Oppenheim and Rick Fifield bought their Marigny home and work space in 2004, it came with a badly faded mural on the outside wall. Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Blum painted that mural in 1994 on what was then his friend's photography studio. Jonathan recently returned to New Orleans to repaint the mural. Eve Abrams brings us this story.