Nina Feldman

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Nina Feldman works at American Routes, where she produces the weekly Shortcuts segment. She also contributes regular news features to WWNO, on topics ranging from immigration to criminal justice and urban development. Her work has appeared on national shows like Marketplace, NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World.

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Barbara Lynn
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you "Shortcuts," a sneak peek at the upcoming show. Barbara Lynn has traveled the gulf coast club circuit for almost 40 years. Back in the late 50s, Barbara cut a figure in her hometown of Beaumont Texas, earning the nickname “The Black Elvis,” by playing left-handed guitar and singing for her high school girl group, Bobby Lynn and the Idols.

Roland Cheramie
American Routes

 Each week, American Routes brings you “Shortcuts,” a sneak peak at the upcoming program. This week, in honor of election season, we’ll listen in to host Nick Spitzer’s conversation in 2012 with Cajun fiddler and local politician Roland Cheramie. Roland grew up in Golden Meadow Louisiana, a village  in Bayou Lafourche. He cultivated a love for the French language and Cajun culture of his grandparents. As an adult, Cheramie became a radio personality.

Ivy Billiot
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at the upcoming program. This week, we travel down the bayou to talk to Houma Indian wood carver Ivy Billiot. Host Nick Spitzer spoke with him about his connection to both the natural, and supernatural worlds. To hear the full show, listen on WWNO Saturdays at 7 or at at American routes.org.

Each week, American Routes Shortcuts offers a sneak peek into the upcoming program. Today, we have local legend Trombone Shorty. Host Nick Spitzer sat down with him back in 2010 to talk about life growing up in the Treme. To hear the full episode, tune into WWNO Saturday at 7 or Sunday at 6, or listen at americanroutes.org

Each week, American Routes Shortcuts offers a sneak peek into the upcoming program. Today, host Nick Spitzer sits down with soul legend Booker T Jones to talk about writing instrumental hits, growing up in Memphis and how he got his start with Stax Records.

NS: What is it that leads you to get into the studio and actually start working with performers at Stax?

Lyle Lovett
American Routes

Each week, American Routes Shortcuts gives you a sneak peak into the upcoming American Routes episode. This week, host Nick Spitzer sits down with country star Lyle Lovett. They talk about his life growing up on the farm in East Texas and how his family stories became his songs. To hear more from Lyle Lovett and the full episode, tune into WWNO Saturday at 7 or Sunday at 6, or listen at AmericanRoutes.org

Charles Neville
American Routes

American Routes Shortcuts gives you a sneak peak into the upcoming American Routes episode and this week, it’s all about the saxophone. Host Nick Spitzer spoke with Charles Neville of the Neville brothers about spirituality, his neighborhood and his role models growing up in New Orleans.  For more from Charles Neville and other cosmic saxophones, tune into American Routes right here on WWNO, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 6.

Buddy Mils
American Routes

Each week, American Routes Shortcuts gives you a sneak peak into the upcoming American Routes episodes. This week, it's Horsepower, a look at the life of the modern cowboy. Host Nick Spitzer introduces us to two Florida Cowboys.

Sonny Burgess
American Routes

  Each week, American Routes Shortcuts gives a sneak peak of the upcoming American Routes episode. This week, Sonny Burgess. Sonny grew up in Newport Arkansas. He was a part of the first generation of musicians to mix country music with blues to make a new genre: rockabilly.

Willie Nelson
American Routes

This Labor Day Weekend, American Routes brings you the best of American Routes Live and in the studio. Each week, Shortcuts offers a sneak peak into the week's upcoming episode. This week, we go back to this visit from Willie Nelson, when he dropped into the studio with his family band back in 1999.

NS: Welcome to New Orleans Willie

WN: Thank you very much, we’re glad to be back

NS: I wonder if you couldn’t start us off with a little  something

NS: I have one we do occasionally

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