Janae Pierre

All Things Considered Host

Janae Pierre is the station’s local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program All Things Considered. She also hosts WWNO’s weekly news and culture program All Things New Orleans.

Pierre is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She has worked and volunteered with several different media organizations, notably the New Orleans Tribune and local radio station WBOK 1230 AM, where she began as a college intern. For the last five years she has been a popular WBOK drive-time on-air host and community events director. Pierre is listed on Radio Ink's 2017 Future African American Leaders in Radio, she's the recipient of the 2015 Sophie Aramburo Servant/Leader Award, and was named Producer of the Year by eXposed Magazine in 2014.

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This week on All Things New Orleans we discuss an interesting and affordable solution to homelessness with Haiyan Khan, founder of Santosha Village.  Then Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace to talk about Steve Scalise and his contributions to Louisiana politics. 

This week on All Things New Orleans, we discuss the city's gun violence with Crime Analyst, Jeff Asher. Then Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace as we end the 2017 Legislative session. 

We'll also chat with Olympic Gold medalist Cullen Jones about the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Initiative. And musician Greg Schatz shares his new album, Small Peace of Mind

This week on All Things New Orleans,  Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella to discuss property lines around the French Quarter. Then, we'll speak with Lauren Galliano of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans. She'll tell us all about the Parade of Homes, which is an opportunity to tour new homes and see the latest building techniques. 

We'll also share an episode of the Listening Post and information on a full-scale drill of the city's evacuation system. 

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This week on All Things New Orleans, we chat with Stand with Dignity's lead organizer, Toya Lewis, about a series of song story workshops. Then, we'll discuss a report on street maintenance and how to pay for it with Amy Glovinsky, President of the Bureau for Governmental Research. 

And Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace to talk about the upcoming mayoral race and more from this year's legislative session. Then, another story from Bring Your Own, a live story-telling series. 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the restoration of a historic downtown building. Green Coast Principal and Co-Founder Will Bradshaw shares a bit of the history and redevelopment ideas for the multi-use Pythian Building in downtown New Orleans. 

Then, Jessica Rosgaard discusses prison reform legislation with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace. 

And, New Orleans Funk Master, Jon Cleary talks about new projects, his love for the city and more! 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, our friend Eduardo Courtade joins us to share a few upcoming events hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He's the Program Director for local stations Radio Tropical and La Fabulosa, which play music in addition to covering sports and news in Spanish.  

Then, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Baton Rouge Representative Ted James to talk about his law enforcement bills. 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we explore the celebration of Cuban culture at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.  Ariana Hall, co-founder and executive director of the Cuba NOLA Arts Collective, talks about the cultural similarities between Cuba and New Orleans; specifically congas and second lines.

Lazaro Banderas, co-director of Conga Los Hoyos, also joins us to share his experience participating in street parades in Santiago de Cuba. 

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This week on All Things New Orleans, we're highlighting the woman behind the early production of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Allison Miner. Cultural anthropologist Helen Regis and Rachel Lyons, archivist for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, recall Miner's life and her impact on festival. 

Then, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post and another story from Bring Your Own

This week on All Things New Orleans, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison shares details about the city's new false alarm ordinance which goes into effect on May 1, 2017.

Then, we look back seven years ago to the damage caused by the BP Oil Disaster and share a story from coastal scientist Estelle Robichaux.

Illustration by Brian Stauffer

This week on All Things New Orleans, we'll examine the costs and consequences of charging for justice in the city with Jon Wool, Director of the Vera Institue of Justice.  Then, WWNO's education desk teams up with the Listening Post to ask students about dealing with trauma in their classrooms. 

And Flozell Daniels Jr., President & CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana joins us as we take a look at Louisiana's Justice Reinvestment Task Force and their recommendations during this legislative session. 

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