interviews

Talkin' Jazz with Fred Kasten
12:11 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

'Talkin' Jazz' With Great Alto Saxophonist Wessell Anderson

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson is one of the top alto saxophonists in jazz today.

A member of Wynton Marsalis's great late-1980s/early-90s septet — and longtime featured artist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — Anderson recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for a "Talkin' Jazz" interview at the Old U.S. Mint.

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Voices From The Classroom
5:07 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Voices From The Classroom: The Great Debate

Martin Behrman Charter School teacher Philip Razem's classroom.
Philip Razem

Voices from the Classroom, a series presented by NolaVie and WWNO, explores local education through conversations with those on the front lines: the teachers.

While superintendents, experts, parents, politicians and pundits have weighed in extensively on what's right and wrong with the educational system in Louisiana, it's the people behind the desks who must deal, day in and day out, with students, evaluations, testing, behavior, curriculum and, ultimately, what works and what does not.

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Music Interviews
1:17 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together

?uestlove and The Roots play backing band to Elvis Costello on the new collaborative album Wise Up Ghost.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:34 am

Since NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon launched in 2009, Elvis Costello has been a frequent guest. There, Costello got to work with the show's in-house band, The Roots, and he struck up a professional relationship with the its leader, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson.

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WRKF
11:34 am
Fri September 20, 2013

FRIDAY: NPR Game Show Host Peter Sagal, Journalist and Author Armen Keteyian

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 11:28 am

The Host of NPR's Wait... Wait Don't Tell Me, Peter Sagal joins the show to talk about his upcoming trip to Baton Rouge on September 26.

Armen Keteyian talks with Jim about his new book "The System". The System covers the glory and scandal of college football.

The founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival Gene Shay joins Jim to remember Jim Croce.


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Notes from New Orleans
3:41 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

LPO Opens 23rd Season With Mussorgsky And Barber

This coming Saturday, the LPO performs Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," with guest violinist Gil Shaham.
Credit wikipedia/creativecommons

Click here to listen to this week's Notes From New Orleans.

This coming Saturday evening is the beginning of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's 2013-2014 concert season.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with LPO Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto about what's in store for music-loving New Orleanians.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
6:58 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Strong Man Holler: The Legendary Taj Mahal

The legendary Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal has guts. What else would explain the song title, "You Ain't No Streetwalker Mama, Honey, But I Do Like the Way You Strut Your Stuff?"

In the history of the blues, there's never been anyone as bold, funny, carnal and canny.

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All Songs Considered
7:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Nirvana in 1993 (from left): Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl.
Anton Corbijn

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 2:53 pm

  • Hear Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic On 'In Utero'

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Out To Lunch: The Comebacks

Josef Wright and Greg Ensslen.
Elizabeth Hudson It's New Orleans

Greg Ensslen is founder of the Freret Street Market and one of the prime movers in bringing Freret Street roaring back from blight to boom. President of the Greater Mid City Business Association Josef Wright presides over the sprawling new hospital district and resurgence of Carrollton Avenue.

Plus, we hit the swamps with Lost Lands.

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Music
10:56 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Pfister Sisters Bring Fun To Old Jazz Standard

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And we are moving into fall, so we are leaving you today with one final summer song. For the last several weeks, Gwen Thompkins has been bringing us wonderful musical nuggets from guests on her program, Music Inside Out. That's heard on WWNO in New Orleans. They're current artists who're bringing back old classics. Today, Gwen joins us for a listen to the Pfister Sisters.

GWEN THOMPKINS, BYLINE: The Pfister Sisters are a girl group that's been around for 30 years, so I don't know if it really is fair to call them a girl group.

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WRKF
8:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 10:07 am

Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.

Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University

 

 

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