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Music
4:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

"Talkin' Jazz" with Great New Orleans Trumpeter and Singer Wendell Brunious

An interview with New Orleans trumpeter and singer Wendell Brunious.

Wendell Brunious is one of New Orleans' most accomplished and versatile musicians.

A top-notch trumpeter and flugelhornist, and engaging singer and front man, Brunious is well versed in a wide range of music: from early jazz, to many eras of pop, to R&B and bebop.

Brunious is featured regularly at the French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest, and at clubs around the Crescent City. He recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for a "Talkin' Jazz" interview at the Old U.S. Mint, presented here.

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WRKF
11:48 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Interviews: State Representative Franklin J. Foil, Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:08 pm

Jim talks with Republican State Representative Franklin J. Foil about the upcoming legislative session and Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed tax plan.

Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain discusses his experience as the pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and also the upcoming MLB season.


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WRKF
8:32 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Interviews: Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel, Author Scott Taylor Smith

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:09 pm

Jim talks with Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel about economic development expansions and the latest political news.

Author Scott Taylor Smith talks about his latest book "When Someone Dies".


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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.

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12:04 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Aaron Neville Plays Not My Job

Courtesy of Aaron Neville

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 10:15 am

There might be a prettier voice in the world than Aaron Neville's, but if there is, it belongs to a bird, and there's no way that bird looks as good in a leather jacket. Neville has sung duets with Aretha Franklin, has a bridge in India named after him, and has had his voice prescribed by British social workers to help people with depression. He has a new album called My True Story.

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Holidays
11:39 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Passover Seder, New Orleans Style

The Krewe du Jieux's Passover Seder.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

This weekend churches in New Orleans will be packed for Easter services, but that’s not the only religious holiday being observed this week. It is also Passover, the eight-day Jewish festival that marks the liberation of enslaved Israelites from ancient Egypt over 3000 years ago.

Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, and in New Orleans, celebrations take on their own flair.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Givonna Joseph's OperaCréole

Credit OperaCréole

Listen to Gwen & Givonna

Mezzo sopranos are often the bad girls of opera — the floozies, the gossips, the witches, the like. So how did a good girl like Givonna Joseph get mixed up with such characters? Turns out, bad girls have the most fun.

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Features
1:08 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Mardi Gras Indians on St. Joseph's Day

A Mardi Gras Indian on St. Joseph's Day.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

Tuesday was St. Joseph’s Day. Nominally a Catholic holiday, St Joseph’s Day is also a significant holiday for the city’s Mardi Gras Indians. Maureen McMurray has the story.

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Features
7:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

First African-American UNO Students Reveal Painful Integration Memories

Raphael Cassimere Jr., UNO graduate and UNO professor emeritus of history (far left), moderating a panel discussion with seven of the 55 African-American students who attended LSUNO when it opened in 1958.
Credit University of New Orleans

Two of UNO's first African-American students describe the abuse they endured during the school's 1958 integration.

The University of New Orleans welcomed back some of the first African-American students to attend the school when it opened in 1958. Despite the 55 years that have passed since that time, many recalled vivid details of a painful transition.

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Community
4:11 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Get Down to Business with Capital One

Capital One Bank is accepting applications now through Wednesday, March 20, for their Getting Down To Business program. This is a free, eight month curriculum that offers small business owners the opportunity to grow their businesses, and includes a matched savings component of up to $2,000.

Mark Boucray, Vice President of Capital One Community Development Banking, tells us more about the program and the benefit it provides to the entrepreneurs and community stakeholders alike.

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