New Orleans, Louisiana – Four months ago, Eve Abrams interviewed Tarejk and Arwa Rtaimi, a Libyan couple living in New Orleans in order to attend the University of New Orleans. When Libya broke out in Civil War, Tarejk and Arwa felt trapped. Their twin sons, then 18 months old, stayed in Tripoli with their family, and their communication home was limited by what they could safely say.
New Orleans, La. – The Nature Conservancy had just about finished setting up an artificial oyster reef in Vermilion Bay when vessels it needed were diverted to contain the BP spill. The group had carefully selected the location, as conservation program director Richard Martin explains.
New Orleans, LA – A small group of Do-It-Yourself musicians, producers, photographers, and essayists have worked together to create a multimedia compilation called Head Above Water. Released by a local independent record label, Community Records, the compilation doubles as a fundraiser for the Gulf Restoration Network.
New Orleans, LA – In the 1940's, jazz began to be recognized as a genre worthy of acedemic study. Around this time, trumpeter Bunk Johnson gained a cult following as one of the founding fathers of this New Orleans-born music. WWNO's Paul Maassen got the story from the director of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University, Dr. Bruce Raeburn.
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New Orleans, Louisiana – What sport requires no balls or nets, and needs only a surface, two chairs, and two people using one arm each? New Orleans is part of a growing national movement of you guessed it: arm wrestling. Eve Abrams brings us this window into the highly competitive world of the New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling, known as NO LAW.
New Orleans, LA – The summer edition of Louisiana Cultural Vistas is now available. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Editor-in-Chief Michael Sartisky and Executive Editor David Johnson about the issue's contents.
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New Orleans, LA – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is on a nation press tour to promote his latest documentary Prohibition, premiering this fall on PBS. While passing through New Orleans he spoke at The Southern Food & Beverage Museum. WWNO's Paul Maassen had the chance to speak with the documentarian about his job.