community impact series

This week we're talkin' jazz with the great drummer Herlin Riley, and you'll hear about a subscription program that makes art collecting easy and accessible. We'll round out the show with a visit to NOVAC, a local non-profit that is helping to cultivate our film community.

Airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

In the wide-ranging effort to reform the New Orleans criminal justice system, this new nonprofit works for more equal access to expungements of criminal records to help people get jobs and move on after release.

An organization formed to help people fleeing the Vietnam War establish themselves in the U.S. is now helping a Gulf Coast community deal with the impact of much more recent history.

From crime and jobs to education and local history, a new program is analyzing how factors in our neighborhoods and closest to home impact life in New Orleans, and it's giving residents the data they need to petition for positive change.

Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.

How one local group is organizing LGBT youth as advocates for their own community.

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.

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll talk with renowned jazz  pianist Ellis Marsalis. Then we'll journey to NOMA for a look at Lifelike, an exhibit designed to fool your eye, and we'll tell you about a youth arts group that's bringing a new program to communities on the front lines of the state's coastal crisis, using art as a vehicle for change.



This week, on Inside the Arts, we’ll explore Something Old, Something New an exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We'll talk YAT with Chris Champagne and explore a cultural center that’s bringing a Hindu system of philosophy to the 9th Ward. Then, we'll spin a yarn with an English textile artist.

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll travel back in time to the 1940's for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The New Orleans Friends of Music present the acclaimed Jacques Thibaud Trio with flutist Eugenia Zuckerman. During this season of giving, we'll explore the art of philanthropy, and Southern Rep presents a unique look at Ebenezer Scrooge.