A documentary about the late pianist James Booker is in the works; Richard McCarthy wins an award from Southern Living; and the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans want to make the Seder a more socially conscious event.
Listeners may be familiar with Richard McCarthy, host of the Farmer's Market Minute. But perhaps you haven't heard that his ongoing efforts with the Crescent City Farmer's Market have garnered him an award with Southern Living. McCarthy recently spoke with Sharon Litwin about the work he's done to bring food directly from the field to your table.
In this week's complete episode we'll visit a school in the Recovery School District, profile the conductor of the LPO, and chat about a festival uniting the African and Latin cultural influences of New Orleans.
This week's episode has three stories of renewal. Tune in to find out how a Mid-City bartender, the Art Council's director of public art, and the most beautiful man in the world are all revitalizing New Orleans.
Listeners familiar with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra have probably heard of its conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Although his charming disposition is immediately recognizable to audiences old and new, many do not know about Prieto's personal journey to the center of the stage. Listen as he discusses this and the friends he's bringing with him.
For thousands of years, people have walked the intricate patterns of labyrinths as a form of meditation, prayer, and spiritual journey. Here in New Orleans, Trinity Episcopal Church hosts a weekly organ and labyrinth hour open to the public. All are welcome to walk the twisting labyrinth path at Trinity Episcopal Church, every Tuesday night, from 6 to 7 pm. Eve Abrams followed the labyrinth's ancient path to brings us this story.
Drummer Shannon Powell pounds out the rhythm of New Orleans; President Andrew Jackson visits the city in the 19th century; and a new executive director is appointed to the Louisiana branch of the National Audubon Society.