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The Listening Post
The Listening Post is a community media project that aims to start a conversation about local news in New Orleans. Every week on our radio segment we talk about issues ranging from healthcare to WhoDat, tattoos to transportation.
Listeners can both contribute thoughts and commentary about important issues in their neighborhoods, and also receive important local news and information.
How does it work?
There are two ways to participate in the Listening Post project.
1. We have three Listening Post recording devices where you can answer our questions of the week. One is at Normal Mayer Library in Gentilly, another at Keller library in Broadmoor, and the third at HeadQuarters barbershop on Broad street. Questions solicit opinions about jobs, housing, health care, safety, development and other essential topics. We listen to the recorded answers every week, and share some of the best answers on the radio.
2. We have created a text messaging service that also seeks to connect with local voices by asking questions and sharing information on a weekly basis. Every week we send out a text message survey about a local news issue, and then share the results on the radio. If you would like to participate in our surveys and receive important local news bulletins, text the word "hello" to the Listening Post phone number: (504) 224-5314.
News and information is an essential resource, just like food, housing, and water. The Listening Post is a project that seeks to meet people in person, in their own neighborhoods, and invite them to both consume and contribute information about important issues happening in New Orleans. Our goal is to listen to people and help them get informed about things that matter most in the city.
Looking forward to hearing from you!