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 spoke with representatives of the Global Livingston Institute about their annual iKnow Concert Series in Uganda. Dr. Andrew Ward and Tom Larson, Chairman and Musical Director, both urge New Orleans artists to apply to perform in the 4th annual iKnow Concert Series happening in September 2017. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.iknowconcertseries.org/

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Mardi Gras means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. Some devote hours to costume making, while neighbors get together at house parties along the parade route.

But for many families it’s grueling. High school band members and dancers spend all year practicing, and then spend hours on the streets as they march in the parades. WWNO All Things Considered Host, Janae Pierre, is part of such a family. She sent this report, produced by WWNO’s Tegan Wendland, from the Krewe of Nyx parade.

 

Last month, the New Orleans City Council's Community Development committee introduced an ordinance implementing a city wide rental registry beginning in January 2018. The ordinance, sponsored by Latoya Cantrell and Jason Williams, will require rentals to meet a check list of health and safety requirements before the property can be rented out. 

Maxwell Ciardullo, Director of Policy & Communications at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, joins us to talk more about the "Healthy Homes Ordinance".

This week on All Things New Orleans, we checked in with our Hispanic community amid plans to construct a border wall between Mexico and the United States. We're also exploring this month's second lines with writer and videographer Big Red Cotton as we approach Mardi Gras!

WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard also talks with author, Robert Meyer about human behavior and disaster preparedness. 

NOTE: This week in New Orleans history, attorney A.P. Tureaud founded the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society on February 11, 1936.

Kim Coleman / Le Musee de F.P.C.

Le Musee de F.P.C, a historic house museum, is one of the country's fewest attractions dedicated to telling the stories of free people of color and preserving their material culture. Founder, Beverly McKenna, shares the importance of this museum's narrative as the city prepares for it's tricentennial in 2018. 

To find out more about the museum of free people of color, visit http://www.lemuseedefpc.com/footsteps/

Janae Pierre / WWNO

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with APM's host of "A Prairie Home Companion", Chris Thile. We'll also share an interview from WWNO's Coastal Desk  between a young man and his grandfather who's moved several times due to flooding. 

Then a local non-profit, Right The Wrong Together, talks about bettering the relationship between the New Orleans community and law enforcement. 

Patrick Melon / Melon the Scribe

This week on All Things New Orleans, we're asking about the children in the city. Dr. Andre Perry, author of the New Orleans Youth Index, shares a statistical snapshot of the well-being of New Orleans children and youth ages 0-24. 

Monika Evstatieva / NPR

This week on All Things New Orleans, NPR Special Correspondent/Host Melissa Block visits New Orleans and the WWNO radio team. 

Block shares her journey working with NPR, recollects coverage of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and more. 

This week on All Things New Orleans, we’ll introduce a new monthly segment featuring the city's second lines with writer and videographer, Big Red Cotton.

WWNO’s Eve Troeh talks with Cityscapes columnist Richard Campanella about New Orleans’ building styles.

And UNO’s Dr. John Alan Williams shares information about the Louisiana Tourism Forecast; particularly visitors and total spending in New Orleans for 2016-2019.

Jessica Rosgaard

This week on All Things New Orleans, we're sharing the joys of the holiday season through music! The NOLA Players recollect recording Christmastime in New Orleans, a sparkling holiday package of jazz performed in the spirit of the city and season.

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