All Things New Orleans

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

WWNO’s radio magazine: a weekly half-hour of timely news, cultural features, and commentary from all corners of our city.

Drew Varick

In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, Brian Friedman meets a professional bodybuilder with a surprising backstory. Drew Varick is an actor and stuntman who got into bodybuilding after taking a role as a sideshow performer. Standing 3 feet 6 inches tall, he’s also among the smallest bodybuilders ever.

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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we chat with Laine Kaplan-Levenson, host of WWNO's Tripod: New Orleans @ 300. The podcast will launch it's third season with an hour long special, Haiti & New Orleans: Is the Feeling Mutual. 

Then, Noam Back joins us to discuss the 7th annual Nola to Angola bike ride. 

We'll also share the Secretary of State's projections on voter turnout out as we approach election day. 

Glitter Box

“The future is female.” We have heard these words and seen them written on t-shirts, but what does it mean? Alice McGillicuddy has some insight. She manages and curates a shop called Glitter Box. The space is run by females, stocked with goods made by female artists, and is linked up with nonprofits that support females. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford speaks with Alice to learn more.

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New Orleans Opera Association

Since the end of the 1700s, opera has been a cultural touchstone in New Orleans. Here to tell us a little bit about the operatic history of the city is Baty Landis of the New Orleans Opera Association. She joins NolaVie’s David Benedetto in the studio to talk about the Opera’s upcoming 75th season.

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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post, which focuses on New Orleanians who are in recovery from a gunshot wound.  

Then we'll discuss the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp Festival, an event that celebrates the music and lives of American music's unsung heroes. And, we'll share another story from Bring Your Own; a live storytelling series. 

St. Augustine Church

Despite the lingering summer weather, fall festival season has arrived. And this weekend kicks off with the Treme Fall Festival. Music and art will fill the streets of the Treme for this fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the neighborhood's historic St. Augustine Church. NolaVie's David Benedetto speaks with some of the organizers and sends us this preview.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with actress, Samantha Beaulieu and director, Lauren E. Turner, about MOJO: A Black Love Story & STRING; a double feature play presented by Southern Rep Theatre and No Dream Deferred. Then, the Advocate's Jeff Adelson discusses why thousands of Sewerage & Water Board customers were overcharged on their water bills in previous months. 

Pricing The Past: Inside A Metairie Tag Sale

Sep 14, 2017
Lynda Moreau

If you're curious about other people's lives, there are several safe ways in. Film, books, Instagram — they all provide shades of reality to the voyeur, all within an accepted norm of behavior. Lynda Moreau has found another way in, and it's all part of her job.

Nearly every week, Moreau enters a home in the New Orleans area, takes a look around, and begins to methodically sift through the owner's possessions. But it's not what you might think. She runs an estate sale company called Silent Partners.

The Saints' First Season: A 50 Year Remembrance

Sep 7, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

50 years ago, the Saints opened their first regular season game. The team has come a long way since those early days at Tulane Stadium. No one knew this better than the late Dave Dixon. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Dave shared how a small group of local fans helped bring professional football to New Orleans.

Kelley Crawford

Some of New Orleans’ most prized treasures are tucked away in residential neighborhoods. Take Rosalie Apothecary, which is located on a quiet corner in Faubourg Saint John. Rosalie prides itself on being a community resource and home for those who want to learn more about herbs and natural remedies. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford sat down with shop owner Christiane Wurmstedt to find out what it's like to run a modern-day apothecary.

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