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Hamu Dennis

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we kick off Women's History Month with the co-founders of NOLA 4 Women, Florence Andre and Sylvia Frey. Then, Jess Clark chats with an opposer of a proposed gas-fired power plant in New Orleans East. 

And later, we'll share another episode of the Listening Post

A resident satirizes New Orleans' contentious surveillance system.
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New Orleans's $40 million public safety plan means as many as 1,500 security cameras are going up around the city, potentially making it one of the most surveilled places in the country. The cameras send live footage to the Real Time Crime Monitoring Center, where NOPD monitors feeds around the clock.  

On this week's edition of "All Things New Orleans" we'll chat with director Garrett Bradley about her award-winning short film documentary, Alone

Then, Jessica Rosgaard checks in with Richard Campanella to discuss his Cityscapes column for nola.com/The Times Picayune. And we'll share another episode of The Listening Post

New Orleans is making 300 this year, so we've been thinking about our city's past, present, and future. We asked:

1)    If you could get in a time machine, what moment in time would you go back to see? Why?

2)    If you could travel ahead in the future, what would you hope to see in New Orleans? Why?

We got far more great responses than could fit in the show.  Here are some of our favorites or you can check out a more comprehensive list here.

Anthony Rivera

On this edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with actress, artist and collector CCH Pounder. She'll discuss her personal collection which is part of Prospect New Orleans, a citywide triennial of contemporary art.  

Then, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post, asking our neighbors about community policing.  

A poster in offices of the NOPD's 1st District Headquaters.
Thomas Walsh / The Listening Post

A member of the New Orleans community recently told us about a time she tried to be a good samaritan and wound up arrested by NOPD. This inspired The Listening Post to look at community policing in New Orleans. We asked:

1) What strategies do you think community policing should include?

2) If you could sit down for coffee with the police, what would you ask?

3) What could the NOPD specifically do to imporve its relationship with your community?

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On this edition of All Things New Orleans, we discuss the Orleans Public Defenders' 2nd Annual Second Line for Equal Justice. Then, we'll share another episode of the Listening Post. 

And our very own Jess Clark sits down with New Orleans rapper and singer, Pell. 

Voters turn out on election day.
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The next mayor of New Orleans will be decided in a runoff scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. This month The Listening Post wanted to know what New Orleanians need from their leaders. We asked: 

1) What do you want the next mayor to know about your life?

2) What are the most important issues in this election? 

3) What kind of leader does New Orleans need? Give specifics.

We also got to speak with Mayor Mitch Landrieu for this edition of The Listening Post. Here's an excerpt from our interview: 

Derrick Strong reads to children at the Gentilly Community Center of Hope.
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The toll of America’s gun violence epidemic is usually measured in lives lost — more than 33,000 each year. Ignored, almost completely, are the many more people who survive a gun shot. 

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll share the latest episode of the Listening Post, which focuses on New Orleanians who are in recovery from a gunshot wound.  

Then we'll discuss the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp Festival, an event that celebrates the music and lives of American music's unsung heroes. And, we'll share another story from Bring Your Own; a live storytelling series. 

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