New Orleans, LA – The Roosevelt Hotel, on University Avenue, just off Canal Street, was once considered the grand hotel of the South. It originally opened as The Grunewald in 1893, became the Roosevelt in 1920, and reopened as The Fairmont in 1965. The hotel closed following Hurricane Katrina, but this month, it reopened, once again, as the Roosevelt. Eve Abrams reports
The ninth annual Satchmo Summerfest - set for July 30th - August 2nd, 2009 in and around the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter - celebrates the life and influence of Louis Armstrong with live performances of traditional and contemporary jazz and brass band music - children's programming - and an extensive slate of seminars featuring nationally renowned speakers. Among those speakers this year is jazz critic and historian Dan Morgenstern. WWNO'S Fred Kasten picks up the story...
State lawmakers had earmarked $14.2 million for the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital during the recent Legislative Session, but the funding was voided due to a line item veto by Governor Bobby Jindal. Cecile Tebo of NOPD's Mental Health Crisis Unit discusses the issue with contributor Hal Clark.
New Orleans – The University of New Orleans has released its second-quarter "Metropolitan Report," with forecasts of the local economy through the first quarter of 2011. UNO's Professor Janet Speyrer spoke to WWNO's Ed Seyler about the report.
New Orleans – Best-selling author Dave Eggers' new book - "Zeitoun" - is the riveting true story of a well-known New Orleans painting contractor and his family - and the ordeal they endured during and after Katrina. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...
New Orleans, LA – During WWII, there was a lot more than just shrimp boats off the Louisiana coast. WWNO's Paul Maassen has an interview with an author who tells the story.Author CJ Christ talks with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his book "WWII in the Gulf of Mexico" in which he details German Uboat patrols of the coast of Louisiana. He will speak at UNO on June 30th.
New Orleans – James Beard-award winning chef Donald Link - who operates two of New Orleans' most popular restaurants - Herbsaint and Cochon - has just published his first book - a combination memoir and cookbook titled "Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana." WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story...
New Orleans, LA – Open Sound New Orleans is an online sound mapping project that invites you to contribute recordings of the unique sounds and voices of our city. WWNO is collaborating with Open Sound New Orleans to present some of these community-contributed sounds. Eve Troeh contributes this sound of Ed Buckner, the Pie Man.
Learn more and listen to other New Orleans sounds as well as submit recordings and suggestions at Open Sound New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA – When Debra Oppenheim and Rick Fifield bought their Marigny home and work space in 2004, it came with a badly faded mural on the outside wall. Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Blum painted that mural in 1994 on what was then his friend's photography studio. Jonathan recently returned to New Orleans to repaint the mural. Eve Abrams brings us this story.