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60-Second Weekend
2:04 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

60-Second Weekend

Laine Kaplan-Levenson spits the 60 second weekend.

It’s not jazzfest... yet. But there’s still plenty to do this weekend in New Orleans, even in The Fest’s (newly-paved) nearby Esplanade Ridge area.

So, whether you’re down on St Claude, from the Lower 9th, or attached to Mid-City, we've got your weekend:

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Music
1:03 am
Thu April 18, 2013

New Artists, New Sound, Still Authentically Louisiana

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 10:22 am

Festival season is upon us and there are plenty of opportunities to boogie down to Louisiana music - both old and new. Some new artists bringing a different sound to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year are Luke Winslow-King, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Alexis and the Samurai.

Alex Rawls, a New Orleans-based writer and editor who runs the music and culture website MySpiltMilk.com, was the guest editor of The Oxford American magazine’s 2012 Southern Music Issue, which was entirely dedicated to all things Louisiana music. He also helped put together its accompanying album.

And Rawls tells WRKF’s Ashley Westerman that even though this new music comes from a younger generation and may sound a little different - it is still authentically Louisiana.


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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Inside The Arts: Donald Harrison, Jr., Dustin Lance Black's "8", Three Fleming Sisters of Lafitte

Donald Harrison, Jr.

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts to talk jazz with acclaimed saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr.

Then, Academy Award-winning screenwriter and gay rights activist Dustin Lance Black will make a stop in New Orleans for the staged reading of the play 8.

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Green Minute
3:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Genetically Modified Organisms Split Genes, and Opinions

Hear The Green Project's Christal White talk GMOs on The Green Minute.

Fact: two-thirds of the processed foods sold in the U.S. contain ingredients from GMOs… but what exactly is a GMO?

GMO stands for "genetically modified organism", and is the result of a lab process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. These foreign genes come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals and even humans — seriously. 

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Red River Radio
9:41 am
Fri April 5, 2013

LSU Shreveport Professor Named Humanist of the Year

A veteran political science professor from LSU Shreveport will receive the Humanist of the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at an April 6 ceremony in Darrow, La. William "Bill" Pederson has taught at LSUS for 34 years and founded the International Lincoln Center for American Studies. It’s the only center of its kind that showcases President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy outside America. In the Lincoln tradition, Pederson showed humility about receiving the award.

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WRKF
10:57 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Interviews: LSU Reveille Editor Andrea Gallo

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 10:06 am

Andrea Gallo, editor of LSU's Reveille student newspaper, talks with Jim about the paper's lawsuit against the university for the secrecy in the recent search for a new chancellor-president.

Conservative commentator Sherif Girgis discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent hearing of arguments for and against same-sex marriage.


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Community
8:20 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Community Impact Series: Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association

A high school student shows up at her community center for homework help and a few years later she's an advocate for reforming her community's public schools. That's just the latest chapter for a nonprofit tapping the potential of young leaders in New Orleans East.


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Out To Lunch
1:03 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

The Great American Auto Revolution

Peter Ricchiuti, Demetri Melekos of US Heritage Powersports, and Chip Stempeck of Elio Motors.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

We're making cars and motorbikes in Louisiana, and right here in New Orleans!

The Elio is a revolutionary American car that's being built from the ground up in Shreveport. The Von Dutch is a re-imagined classic American motorbike that's being built in Central City New Orleans.

Today on Out to Lunch we meet Chip Stempeck from Elio and Demetri Melekos from Von Dutch's US Heritage Powersports.

Inside the Arts
7:49 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Peter Max Pays Tribute to Master Painters

Homage to Degas - Dancers in Blue

Pop artist Peter Max talks about his two loves: art and astronomy.

We go Inside the Arts for a peek at his latest works as he pays tribute to master painters.

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The Sound of Books
12:17 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here.

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