New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have always dressed up for the holiday season, from wreaths and garlands strung on the St. Charles Avenue streetcars to the decorations and lights lining Palafox Blvd. in Pensacola. The Gulf Coast boating community also puts on a show for residents on bayous and bays from Biloxi to Cedar Key and from Fairhope to Punta Gorda as their lighted and decorated boats celebrate their holiday spirit on their wintery home waters.
In March, Marketplace’s David Weinberg was the guest at our monthly SpeakEasy event. He and host Eve Troeh talked all things radio, from his time making stories for WWOZ, to pitching to national shows and podcasts, to moving to L.A. and working for a daily program. Hear an edited version of the evening, or dive into specific clips, all below.
Two veteran New Orleans music powerhouses are teaming up for a benefit concert. On Wednesday, July 3, Mystikal and Master P, two icons of No Limit Records, reunite for a live show they’re hoping will draw adults and teens alike.
Master P, called one of the wealthiest rappers in the world, is performing with fellow New Orleans native Mystikal to raise money for youth-empowerment and anti-crime charities in the city. A quarter of the proceeds will be donated.
Join WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio this Thursday, May 23 for our latest SpeakEasy — starting at 6 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal Street). SpeakEasy is a great way to meet other WWNO listeners and some of the voices you hear on the air, plus it's free and all are welcome.
Join WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio and Bob Marshall, The Lens’ Coastal Desk reporter, on Wednesday, May 22, for an in-depth discussion of coastal issues discussed in our new series The Louisiana Coast: Last Call.
The series reveals this sobering consensus from coastal scientists and state officials: If the master plan for the coast isn’t completed over the next 40 years, most of southeast Louisiana will be under water before the end of the century.
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! — Liveis a national cinecast of the weekly radio show from NPR,featuring host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell. For this big screen adaptation of the popular radio news quiz, Sagal and Kasell will quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Partying at French Quarter Fest can be serious work. If you’re looking to take a break there’s few places better than one of the French Quarter’s classic bars — and there’s no shortage of them.
We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below, along with a couple of brand-new classics to add to the pantheon. Have some favorites of your own? Add them in the comments below and we’ll update the story.