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.
New Orleans, LA – Higher education in our area could soon be facing some tough choices. University of New Orleans Chancellor Dr Tim Ryan spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about the proposed state budget cuts and the impact they would have on UNO and the state
When someone dies in New Orleans, it's common practice to parade through the streets in what is known as a Second Line. This tribute to the deceased is lead by a brass band, which forms the "first line," and its music includes both somber dirges and joyful tunes.
This Sunday, in Algiers Point, the third annual Gatsby Dog Second Line and Celebration will take place, which brings the Second Line tradition to pets. Eve Abrams has more
New Orleans, MA – Senator George McGovern spoke with WWNO's Paul Maassen about his war experience, being in New Orleans and his thoughts on the 1972 Presidential Campaign. McGovern spoke at the National WWII Museum on April 18th
New Orleans, LA – A journalist who spent eight years covering drug wars in the United States and Columbia, spoke about his experiences in April at UNO. WWNO's Paul Maassen had a chance to speak with him.
New Orleans – A modern system of public transportation is a vital need for post-Katrina New Orleans and the surrounding region. Creating a good plan to meet that challenge is the ambition behind a recent major transportation conference sponsored by the University of New Orleans at the Port of New Orleans. WWNO's Fred Kasten picks up the story.