Topsy Chapman is one of New Orleans’ most engaging and soulful singers. Her mix of gospel, blues, traditional jazz and swing proves both captivating and uplifting. And, when Topsy Chapman blends her fine voice with those of her daughters Jolynda Phillips and Yolanda Windsay in the vocal trio Solid Harmony, it’s magic.
The World Trade Center reaches out and Amedisys brings it home on this week’s Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.
Dominik Knoll's World Trade Center presides over $60 billion worth of trade annually through New Orleans. Bill Borne's Baton Rouge based Amedisys is one of the biggest players in US healthcare. Dominik and Bill paint a fascinating portrait of New Orleans and Louisiana in the big picture, present and future.
Wayne Shorter is one of the top saxophonists and composers in jazz. It was, strangely enough, getting caught at 15 years old playing hooky from school that put him on a path into music. His punishment: enrollment in the music theory course at his Newark, NJ arts high school.
Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 10:07 am
Jim talks with Danny Bourgeois, with the Louisiana Marathon, who was at the Boston Marathon yesterday.
Conservative activist Judge Darrell White and Libertarian Michael Wolf discuss another attempt this year to repeal Louisiana's Science Education act, which allows teaching divine creation theory in public school science classes.
Local ophthalmologist Dr. Pam Williams, discusses proposed legislation (HB 527)that would allow optometrists to perform certain ophthalmological procedures. She is opposed.
Joe Chrest and Jason Bale, actors appearing in LSU's Swine Palace production of "All The King's Men".
Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:07 am
A visit with former state lawmaker Reverend Raymond Jetson, to discuss efforts to repeal incomes taxes at the State Capitol, and the Reverend's grassroots efforts to improve public schools in Baton Rouge.
Former LSU Journalism Professor Jay Perkins talks about media coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal, and the state of modern journalism in general.
Jim chats with Dr. Daphne Cain, of the LSU School of Social Work.
Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 11:00 am
A visit with former NFL great Kevin Mawae and actor Michael Papajohn; both former standouts at LSU, who'll be inducted into the university's Hall Of Distinction tonight.
John Price, with Mayor Holden's office and Camille Manning Broome, with the Center for Planning Excellence, discuss the Better Block Baton Rouge Project and plans for Government Street, in the Mid-city area.
Local attorney Beau Jones, with Bike Baton Rouge, who advocates for initiatives like the Better Block BR Project, to make the city more bicycle friendly.
The Vieux Carré will become ground zero this week as the French Quarter Festival — the largest free music festival in the southeast — kicks off its 30th anniversary celebration with four days of music.
We sat down with Marci Schramm, the festival’s executive director, to learn more about what’s on tap for this year’s festivities.