Edgar Chase III chats with Jack Hopke on All Things New Orleans.
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.
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.
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.