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.

A headshot from Lisa Suarez, late 1980's.
Lisa Suarez / Lisa Suarez

For nearly 20 years Lisa Suarez worked as a striptease artist on Bourbon Street and is often credited for reviving its burlesque scene in the late 80’s.

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. 

Listening to Locals: LadyBabyMiss

Jan 26, 2017
Olivia Klein

Our local musicians are more than just a backbone of this city’s culture; they're also the soundtrack. For NolaVie’s “Listening to Locals” series, we are bringing in local musicians in order to listen to them in a new way. David Benedetto invited artist and songwriter Olivia Klein, also known as LadyBabyMiss, into the studio for a closer listen.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Clarence Williams

In New Orleans, children screen positive for post-traumatic stress disorder at three times the national average. There are many sources: experiences around Hurricane Katrina, exposure to violent crime, the buildup of family stress due to high poverty.

WWNO’s Mallory Falk and Eve Troeh have teamed up to report on the ways New Orleans schools have dealt with that trauma.

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. 

Claire Bangser, NolaBeings.com

The online photo and text project Nola Beings features one portrait of New Orleanians each day, with a quote that tells part of their life story.

Creator Claire Bangser started Nola Beings three years ago, as a way to explore the city and its people. WWNO’s Eve Troeh asked Bangser to record some audio with her latest round of Nola Beings profiles, and share some snippets of her conversations.

Greg Miles

Local music is so widespread here that we sometimes forget to consider New Orleans musicians on an individual level. In the first installment of a new series from NolaVie called “Listening to Locals,” Brian Friedman sat down with jazz saxophonist James Martin, whose album, Something’s Gotta Give, came out January 13. It’s a reflection on the grind, the late nights, and the hustle of the local music scene, as well as the travels that have taken him all over the world.

This week on All Things New Orleans, we’ll introduce a new monthly segment called “Takin it to the Streets” 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.

Kelley Crawford / NolaVie

Often when we think about architecture, we think about walls, structures, and enclosed spaces. But Bryan C. Lee, Jr, an architect and educator, goes beyond these boundaries by bringing in knowledge from the environment and community around him. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke with Bryan about designing for social justice and his new course at Bard Early College in New Orleans.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.
 

Joe Mabel / Century Ballroom

In a world that is increasingly connected digitally, we are probably getting more and more disconnected socially. Oswald Cooper, better known as "Oz The Dance Doctor," is out to change that. Oz leads the Who Dat Steppers of New Orleans. Stepping is a type of social dance rooted in African-American history, and it’s making a comeback across the country.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.  

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