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.

Ideas Fly On And Off The Page At Antenna's Paper Machine

Jan 18, 2018
David Benedetto

The local arts organization, Antenna, has opened a new print shop and art installation in the Lower 9th Ward called Paper Machine. Just in time for its first public event, Antenna's Executive Director, Bob Snead and artist Christopher Deris visited the studio to talk about the project with NolaVie's David Benedetto.   

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Jesse Kitt

On this edition of All Things New Orleans we'll chat with award winning jazz & gospel vocalist Lizz Wright. She'll discuss her upcoming concert for the National Day of Racial Healing which is part of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation tour. 

Then, Jessica Rosgaard returns with Richard Campanella, CityScapes columnist for Times Picayune. And we'll share information regarding special programming at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. 

Confetti Kids

Local filmmaker Russell Blanchard has proof that change can begin in your own backyard. His award-winning film, 'The Lot' tells the story of a West Bank neighborhood coming together after Hurricane Katrina, and now, the film has started a community movement of its own. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman speaks with Russell to learn more.

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Stephen Voss / NPR

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with NPR's Robert Siegel, co-host of All Things Considered just ahead of his last day on air. Then, Jessica Rosgaard and The Advocate's Stephanie Grace discuss some unresolved issues in the state and in New Orleans as we move into the new year. 

And later, Dr. Eric Griggs joins us to discuss a couple of health concerns in the city. 

Library of Congress

In celebration of the city’s Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now. In it, we look at aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to The Battle of New Orleans, in a segment we call Pirates and Nuns.

Patrick Melon / Melon the Scribe

Here it is, the last show of the year! On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans we'll recap a few special interviews with some of our favorite guests, including Tank & The Bangas, Jon Cleary, Chris Thile, PJ Morton and more! 

We'll also share a few bloopers that'll definitely give you a good laugh. 

Kelley Crawford

Winters in New Orleans don’t exactly conjure up images of frozen lakes and ear muffs. Yet, there is one exception to this rule and her name is Sarah Zanolli. She's a professional figure skater and New Orleans’ official Ice Ambassador. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford catches up with Sarah during the final stretch of this year’s ChristmasFest.

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Anthony Rivera

On this edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with actress, artist and collector CCH Pounder. She'll discuss her personal collection which is part of Prospect New Orleans, a citywide triennial of contemporary art.  

Then, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post, asking our neighbors about community policing.  

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The civil rights movement witnessed students becoming teachers as they propelled social change. New Orleanian and lifelong activist Raphael Cassimere was a student leader who eventually became a professor of history. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Dr. Cassimere chronicles his experiences as the local chapter president of the NAACP Youth Council.

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.

While Best-Known For Jazz, NOLA Knows The Blues, Too

Dec 21, 2017
Cable Piano Co.

When you think about New Orleans music, you probably hear a joyful sound -- the perfect soundtrack to dancing in the street. But much of our musical heritage is rooted in a darker sound: the blues. For more about New Orleans blues, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman spoke with Professor Ric Stewart.

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