Fred Kasten

Music
3:28 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Germaine Bazzle: Great Singer and Revered Teacher

An interview with vocalist and educator Germaine Bazzle.

Germaine Bazzle is one of New Orleans' most accomplished musicians — a musician whose instrument of choice is her voice. She has also exercised a profound effect on youngsters in Southeast Louisiana as a teacher, through a dozen years in Thibodeaux and an even longer tenure at Xavier Prep in New Orleans.

Germaine Bazzle recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for the "Talkin' Jazz" interview series at the Old U.S. Mint, and talked about some of her musical influences and the place that teaching has occupied in her life.

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Music
9:31 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

"Talkin' Jazz" with Great Guitarist and Composer Steve Masakowski

Guitarist Steve Masakowski is one of New Orleans' finest instrumentalists, a creative player with virtuoso technique and a sensibility that is both modern and deeply informed by the New Orleans tradition. He's also a first-rate composer; a longtime member of one of the great New Orleans bands, Astral Project; and an outstanding educator with a two-decade-plus tenure on the faculty at UNO.

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The Sound of Books
4:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Obama Foreign Policy Examined in New James Mann Book

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by journalist and bestselling author James Mann: The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power.

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The Sound of Books
3:33 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

'The Last Runaway' — A New Novel From Bestselling Author Tracy Chevalier

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Tracy Chevalier — The Last Runaway.

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Music
2:53 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Talkin' Jazz with Great New Orleans Pianist Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis.

An interview with Ellis Marsalis.

The pantheon of great New Orleans musicians is an extensive one, and there is no doubt that pianist Ellis Marsalis holds a richly deserved place in its upper echelons. His accomplishments as a musician and educator are of the highest order.

WWNO's Fred Kasten recently interviewed Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park's new "Talkin' Jazz" live interview series at the Old U.S. Mint, touching on topics such as his formative experiences growing up in New Orleans and the Jefferson Parish community of Shrewsbury.

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The Sound of Books
11:28 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

The Yat Dictionary

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new volume from New Orleans poet and satirist Chris Champagne — The Yat Dictionary.  

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The Sound of Books
2:26 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

New in New Orleans Architecture

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from Tulane architecture professor John Klingman: New in New Orleans Architecture.

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The Sound of Books
6:07 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" To Rob You Blind

  • An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Cay Johnston — The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind.

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The Sound of Books
4:17 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

New Book From Bestselling Author Tanner Colby: "Some of My Best Friends Are Black"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the critically-acclaimed new book from New York Times bestselling author Tanner Colby — Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America.

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The Sound of Books
3:48 pm
Sun October 14, 2012

Critically Acclaimed Debut Novel Set in 1943 Berlin: "City of Women"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the critically-acclaimed debut novel by David R. Gillham:  City of Women.

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