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. Hosted by Jack Hopke.

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Hollywood South
12:48 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Take Five: Filmmaker John Ritchie On The Making of 'Shell Shocked'

A scene from 'Shell Shocked' on gun violence and youth in New Orleans.

NolaVie reporter Brian Friedman talks to local filmmaker John Ritchie about his new documentary 'Shell Shocked'.

While working at a Recovery School District after-school program five years ago, filmmaker John Ritchie noticed a disturbing connection between all of the kids.

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Pastor John Raphael
7:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

City Mourning Loss Of Pastor John Raphael

Funeral program for the Rev. John C. Raphael Jr. of the New Hope Baptist Church.
Credit New Hope Baptist Church

Many wonder who can fill the void left by the passing of Rev. John Raphael.

New Orleans religious and civic leaders were among mourners at the funeral Wednesday for Pastor John Raphael of the New Hope Baptist Church. He died from cancer June 25. Many wondered who could fill the void left by the minister who was dedicated to stopping violence in the city.

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Zephyr Field
5:17 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Photos: An Afternoon At The Ballpark

The players and umpires take the field as the New Orleans Zephyrs prepared to take on the Salt Lake Bees.
Jason Saul WWNO

Zephyr Field is affectionately known as the "Shrine on Airline" — a 10,000-seat stadium next door to the Saints and Pelicans practice facility that is host to New Orleans's own professional baseball team.

The New Orleans Zephyrs are the AAA-affiliate of the Miami Marlins, which means our local team is the last step for these players on their long journey to the major leagues.

Arts & Culture
6:36 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

New Orleans Rappers Reunite For Anti-Violence Benefit

Mystikal, 2011
Photo by Josh D'Aubin and Jessica Cavender

Two veteran New Orleans music powerhouses are teaming up for a benefit concert. On Wednesday, July 3, Mystikal and Master P, two icons of No Limit Records, reunite for a live show they’re hoping will draw adults and teens alike.

Master P, called one of the wealthiest rappers in the world, is performing with fellow New Orleans native Mystikal to raise money for youth-empowerment and anti-crime charities in the city. A quarter of the proceeds will be donated.

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NOMA Exhibit
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Art of Rashaad Newsome: From King To Bling

Artist Rashaad Newsome's "Duke of NOLA" collage.
Rashaad Newsome Marlborough Chelsea, New York

A new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art blends the traditions of the Middle Ages with a futuristic vision of pop culture.

The work of former New Orleans resident Rashaad Newsome takes a variety of forms. Lining the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art is a collection of intricate collages. Just how intricate is evident close-up. The updated gilded frames contain patterns that repeat thousands of modern images — like jewels and hubcaps — to appear as multi-layered coats of arms.

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All Things New Orleans
9:07 am
Tue July 2, 2013

All Things New Orleans With An Independence Day Document Exhibit; The ESSENCE Festival; And Dance

Dancer Dana M. Reed.
Bruce Marsh

 

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Love NOLA
1:48 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

How We Go Forward From DOMA

NolaVie Commentator Brett Will Taylor

Brett Will Taylor reflects on the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding gay marriage in America.

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA as it is commonly called, was both celebrated — and mourned — across America.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:49 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

How To Leave New Orleans

Andre Perry, recording his last WWNO commentary.
Credit Janet Wilson / WWNO

Most of my academic life I’ve questioned how schools impact settlers’ integration into communities: How do people become members of society?  How do recalcitrant gatekeepers become welcoming neighbors? These questions have moved me literally and figuratively around the world. Nine years ago, those questions carried me to New Orleans and helped transform me into a New Orleanian. Until recently, I haven’t spent much time considering what full-fledged community members go through when they voluntarily leave their homes. That is until I decided to take a job in another state.

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Inside the Arts
12:42 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Screening Tonight: Herman's House

The ACLU of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center are co-sponsoring a screening of Herman's House.

Herman's House tells the story of an unlikely friendship between New York artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, a convicted murderer who has spent the last 40 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary. Their journey reveals the transformative power of art.

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

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Notes from New Orleans
12:32 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Dana Reed Offers More Than Dance Classes At Hope Stone

Children gather for one of the many classes offered by Hope Stone throughout the summer.
Credit HopeStoneinc.com

Click here to listen to this week's Notes From New Orleans.

Dana Reed’s career as a dancer has taken her across the country. While studying dance education at the University of Southern Mississippi, she spent her summers at the nationally renowned Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine. There she met dancer and activist Jane Weiner, who introduced her to the concept of community arts programs.

On this week’s Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Dana Reed about the project that has brought her to the Crescent City.

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