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.

Running of the Santas

Crowds of Santa lookalikes racing through the street might be a bizarre sight, until you remember that you’re in downtown New Orleans. In fact, that’s exactly what you’ll find next weekend, on December 17, when New Orleanians gather for the annual Running of the Santas. Brian Friedman sat down with organizer Steve Schulkens to get the backstory of an outrageous yet philanthropic holiday tradition.  

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Richard Campanella

Each month Richard Campanella explores a different story of New Orleans' geography and architecture, with  WWNO News Director Eve Troeh.

After the sleek lines, steel and glass of Modern architecture was embraced by New Orleans in various forms from the 1920s to the early 1970s, it was firmly rejected as the century closed. Campanella chalks this up to sentiment about the city's economy, and its outlook for the future.

Infrogmation, 2006

In her first edition of All Things New Orleans, new host Janae Pierre shares some of her radio inspirations and her interests in the city. After the recent death of Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr., we hear about the political legacy of the iconic restaurant he built with his family and wife Leah Chase. Plus, a new study shows the BP oil spill eroded wetlands more than previously thought. It's All Things New Orleans.

Derek Bridges / Flickr

When I woke up and checked the news, I could hardly believe what I was hearing. I stared at my screen in disbelief. This was really happening. This was the new reality. And there was nothing that I could do about it. I had to muster every ounce of inner strength I had just to say the words, to make them real, to accept that this was the truth.

“The New Orleans Zephyrs are now...the New Orleans Baby Cakes.”

Eve Troeh/WWNO

It's been over 100 days since floodwaters rose up to the rooftops in parts of Baton Rouge, La. The so-called 1,000-year flood hit neighborhoods that had never seen such a disaster. But to some flood victims, it was all too familiar - those who moved to Baton Rouge from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina about a decade ago.

Mallory Falk / WWNO

On Sunday, the local youth group BreakOUT! held a day of action in Armstrong Park. It was part of an international day to honor all transgender people who died by violence in the past year.

Cityscapes: How New Orleans Embraced The Modern

Nov 17, 2016
Courtesy NOPSI

Each month WWNO talks to Richard Campanella about his Cityscapes column in Nola.com | The Times-Picayune. In a chronology exploring how various architectural styles swept the city, Modernism started its chapter in the 1920s. The ideas behind it, however, had roots in the 1800s.

Max Trombly

What do Bourbon Street, the film Cabaret, and the word “extravaganza” have in common? They are all linked in some way to the art of burlesque dancing. NolaVie’s David Benedetto recently dove into the art form with longtime performer Bella Blue. Bella is a member of the Foxglove Revue and serves as the Headmistress of the New Orleans School of Burlesque.

MGN Julie Cardona

About 67 percent of Louisana's eligible voters turned out to cast ballots on Election Day. The state's eight electoral votes went to the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, as expected. This week's All Things New Orleans dives deeper into down-ballot races in Louisiana.

NPR News and New Orleans Public Radio are offering special coverage of Election Night 2016, as voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8.

Here in New Orleans, News Director Eve Troeh will be joined by Advocate columnist Stephanie Grace to provide live updates and analysis of local and statewide races. Local and national coverage begins at 8 p.m. CT and will air through 10 p.m., and national coverage from NPR will continue until at least 4 a.m.

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