The murder rate in New Orleans has consistently been well above the national average. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu is searching for answers to change that. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his five-step plan to lower the murder rate, his plans to reform the police department, and being mayor of a city in recovery.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, he's bringing new flavors from Latin America to places like Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Washington, D.C. We'll talk Nuevo Latino cuisine with the award-winning chef, Guillermo Pernot. That's in just a few minutes.
But first, we're going to continue our conversation with the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu. We're talking about his administration's efforts to stop the killing in his city. Per capita, New Orleans has the highest murder rate in the country.
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.