New Orleans – New Orleans is back in the national media spotlight in a big way this week - thanks to the impending premiere Sunday night of the new HBO series "Treme" - co-created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer - late of the critically acclaimed - and fanatically followed series "The Wire." WWNO's Fred Kasten recently sat down with Eric Overmyer - and two New Orleans members of "Treme's" writing staff - Tom Piazza and Lolis Elie - to talk about the series...
New Orleans, Louisiana – Spring has finally arrived in New Orleans and blossoms are blooming. But not just anyone can cut, arrange, and sell those pretty plants. Louisiana is the only state in the country which requires florists to be licensed, and that means passing a test which includes arranging flowers. One group of would-be New Orleans florists is challenging this law first put in place in 1939. Eve Abrams brings us this story.
New Orleans, LA – Peter Sagal, host of the NPR news quiz show - Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me, talked with WWNO's Paul Maassen about how he became the host, his conection to New Orleans, and of course.....Karl Casell.
New Orleans – Jazz pianist and singer/songwriter Bob Dorough was the musical mind - and voice - behind ABC TV's beloved - and widely acclaimed cartoon series "Schoolhouse Rock" - and one of the few singers to ever appear on a Miles Davis recording. At age 86, Bob Dorough makes his New Orleans debut Saturday night, February 27, 2010 at Snug Harbor. WWNO's Fred Kasten has the story...
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New Orleans, Louisiana – Poll numbers are often wrong, but they raise questions nonetheless. In New Orleans' mayoral race, recent poll numbers suggest there's a possibility that the next mayor may not be African American. In a city where the majority of registered voters are African American, what might this turn-about mean? Eve Abrams reports.
New Orleans, La. – Dr. Jean Montes, music director for GNOYO, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, has family members in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He's joining with doctors in the metro area in sending medical help and supplies to his earthquake stricken homeland. The doctors are affiliated with the Haitian Association for Human Development. Donations can be made online to haitiahdh.org.
New Orleans, Louisiana – When hiring someone for a job, it's important to know what that job requires. New Orleans' three living former mayors -- Moon Landrieu, who served as mayor from 1970 - 1978, Sidney Barthelemy, mayor from 1986-1994, and Marc Morial, mayor from 1994 -2002, - offer their advice on what it takes to be mayor of the Crescent City. Eve Abrams brings us this story.