Ira Glass speaks about his life in radio and his upcoming visit to New Orleans; a tiny krewe creates controversy during the Carnival season; and the North Side Skull & Bone Gang wakes up New Orleans on Mardi Gras day.
Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you’re not. The four year old krewe, ‘tit Rex (pronounced: T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it’s French translation – little king – and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex.
Kathleen Osborn visits New Orleans to see a musically active house in the Bywater; rapper Truth Universal speaks his mind; and the Loyola University Opera revives a long-lost performance in the Crescent City.
Louisiana will celebrate 200 years of statehood this coming April. To commemorate the anniversary, The Historic New Orleans Collection is exhibiting a gallery of artifacts tracing the state's history. John Lawrence, the director of Museum programs for the HNOC, talked about it with WWNO