All Things New Orleans

Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new Storyville series — a collaboration between WWNO and the university’s Creative Writing Department.

Goodman has been at UNO for three years as an assistant professor to both graduate and undergraduate level students. Describing himself as a lifelong writer, Goodman also touched on some of his work, including his first book, French Dirt.

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Many people and many organizations, public and private, wanted to see Dooky Chase's Restaurant come back after Hurricane Katrina. Fortunately, the tradition has been revived, and a special celebration of food, music and local history is planned for this Saturday.

Hot Issues and Cool Drinks

Aug 6, 2012

How does August begin in New Orleans? With trumpeters sweating while they invoke the spirit of Louis Armstrong in the French Quarter, and with connoisseurs and dilettantes alike sweating through their white linen while cruising galleries in the arts district. Hot enough for you? Of course, that's not all there is to New Orleans in early August. We don't propose to cover everything in town in the next half-hour, but we do what we can. No sweat; it's All Things New Orleans.

New Orleans is a medium-sized city, but we share all the concerns and problems of the largest urban areas, and, in some cases, ours are sometimes even more pronounced. We'll look at a number of those situations on this week's edition of All Things New Orleans.

Joseph Cao, MASNO Competition, and Bobby Charles

Jul 19, 2012

National correspondents have a bead on New Orleans politics and culture. That's nothing new, but this week's reports are. It's time for the final weekly edition of All Things New Orleans before we start broadcasting twice a week.

Radio and Theater Previews

Jul 6, 2012

When the visual media — TV and movies — bring you previews, they're essentially "teasers," extremely short snippets of quick-cut content designed to arouse your curiosity and interest and, sometimes, inflame certain passions. We're going to bring you some previews in the next half-hour, but ours will be extended, fact-based, informative and designed to arouse your curiosity and interest. We leave your passions up to you, here on All Things New Orleans.

It's time for the final spring edition of All Things New Orleans for 2012. On this week's program, we'll hear about the arts and hard news: a Texan visual artist, a French jazzman, and a disappearing local newspaper.

Prisons and Bordellos in Louisiana

Jun 7, 2012

Time to answer the vital question, "How many festivals can one town sustain in one weekend?" Your guess is as good as ours on this week's All Things New Orleans.

Understanding New Orleans' Murder Epidemic

May 31, 2012

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. In this week's All Things New Orleans we'll hear him speak with Tell Me More's Michel Martin. 

From the wild wetlands via the Blue Bayou to the cultivated courtyards of the Vieux Carre. We're all over southeast Louisiana on this week's edition of All Things New Orleans.

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