People around the world know Theresa Andersson for the one-woman performance she crafted during the success of her last record, Hummingbird, Go! But now the Swedish-born musician has given the public an entirely new set of reasons to listen. Theresa joins Sharon Litwin to discuss a new record, a new performance, and a new baby.
On this week's episode we'll take a look at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from several different points of view. Plus Eve Abrams investigates Shell Beach, Louisiana during the second anniversary of the BP oil spill.
A professor of history at Tulane University believes that American history can be viewed more adeptly by gathering stories that focus on specific regions of the country. His latest book, The Accidental City, explores the earliest history of New Orleans.
On this week's episode, trombonists Craig Klein and Mark Mullins discuss their musical careers in Bonerama; Rev. Lonell Wright helps foster community in the Lower 9th Ward; Peter Ricchiuti discusses the surplus of natural gas in America; and Gwen Thompkins pleads for civil political discourse.
Ever since an old Walgreens was transformed into an Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward, a small community has developed around the location. Many organizations are now using the site as a place to tutor children academically and musically. We'll speak with Rev. Lonell Wright, the leader of the All Souls Episcopal Church, on this week's Notes from New Orleans.