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Event Preview: Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival

Jun 22, 2018
Black Girl Giggles Collective

As the city welcomes locals and visitors to Essence Festival in July, the Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival will kick off its second year. Here's David Benedetto with more on the festival, which begins on July 4.

Nola4Women

The tricentennial is a big year for the nonprofit, Nola4Women -- after all, they formed the group with this very milestone in mind. At the end of 2018, Nola4Women will be hosting a Global Summit on Women and Girls. NolaVie's David Benedetto sits down with co-founder Florence André to hear about the Global Summit and their next event, coming up on June 14.  

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

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New Orleans has claimed several literary figures as its own -- Tennessee Williams is just the tip of the iceberg. The 19th century writer Kate Chopin was most known for her novel, "The Awakening," and Professor Barbara Ewell is an expert on the author. She joins Brian Friedman in the studio to talk about Kate Chopin's relevance in 2017. 

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.  

This week is a very special Reading Life, recorded live at Christwood Retirement Community, featuring a panel about "New Orleans Writers Writing about New Orleans Women."