On this week's episode, trombonists Craig Klein and Mark Mullins discuss their musical careers in Bonerama; Rev. Lonell Wright helps foster community in the Lower 9th Ward; Peter Ricchiuti discusses the surplus of natural gas in America; and Gwen Thompkins pleads for civil political discourse.
A documentary about the late pianist James Booker is in the works; Richard McCarthy wins an award from Southern Living; and the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans want to make the Seder a more socially conscious event.
In this week's complete episode we'll visit a school in the Recovery School District, profile the conductor of the LPO, and chat about a festival uniting the African and Latin cultural influences of New Orleans.
This week's episode has three stories of renewal. Tune in to find out how a Mid-City bartender, the Art Council's director of public art, and the most beautiful man in the world are all revitalizing New Orleans.
Drummer Shannon Powell pounds out the rhythm of New Orleans; President Andrew Jackson visits the city in the 19th century; and a new executive director is appointed to the Louisiana branch of the National Audubon Society.
Ira Glass speaks about his life in radio and his upcoming visit to New Orleans; a tiny krewe creates controversy during the Carnival season; and the North Side Skull & Bone Gang wakes up New Orleans on Mardi Gras day.