Sharon Litwin

Notes from New Orleans
5:58 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Recent College Graduate Jalisa Roberts Builds Youth Empowerment Program

Swarthmore College graduate Jalisa Roberts received a grant from her alma mater to lead a dancing program in New Orleans East.

It’s coming up on eight years since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath changed so much about this city. And while the population has grown back to almost 80 percent of its 2005 numbers, according to Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, there are still large areas of the city that continue to struggle with recovery.

On this week's Notes From New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with one young college graduate who’s returning home to try to change that.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Spirit of Jazz Fest in Brazil; BP Spill Silver Lining for Arts; FORESTival Celebrates Art and Nature

This week on Inside the Arts we'll find out how two Brazilian night club owners are promoting New Orleans throughout their home country. We'll look at the connection between the BP oil spill and a major arts center. Is there a silver lining? And, we'll take a walk on the wild side as we trek into the woods for a magical celebration of art and nature.


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Notes from New Orleans
1:48 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

John Besh Brings It On Home

Chef John Besh decided to film an entire season of programs at his home on the North Shore.
Credit Mark Hill/CNN

New Orleans chef John Besh's new cooking series premieres this week on PBS affiliates around the country. Besh is not only the owner of nine acclaimed restaurants and author of two award-winning cookbooks, but also a devoted husband and father of four young sons.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with John about how he manages to control all of his life's moving parts.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Campanella Assesses Bywater's Gentrification

Gentrification: a welcome concept to some; a fighting word to others. And because one of New Orleans' neighborhoods, the Bywater,  is undergoing this change, it should come as no surprise that the cultural shift received some attention in an article posted on New Geography.com.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin asks the author, Tulane professsor Richard Campanella, for a definition of that most controversial word.

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Notes from New Orleans
1:26 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Executive Director of New Orleans Public Library Celebrates 1st Anniversary in City

The Milton H. Latter Memorial Branch Library, located at 5120 St. Charles Avenue.

Whether you remember the original movie presentation of The Music Man from 1962, or the made-for-television version from 2003, you no doubt carry with you the images of Marian the Librarian.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin reports that Marian wouldn't recognize today's libraries.

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Notes from New Orleans
7:48 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

"Late Night" in New Orleans Takes on New Meaning

If you've ever watched any late-night television, you probably know that Jay Leno's program broadcasts from Los Angeles and that David Letterman records his show from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. And while those empires of late-night are indeed thousands of miles away, the opportunity to attend a talk show is closer than you might expect.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with the ukele-playing musical host and producer of the Crescent City's own Goodnight Show.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Animal Acupuncture: Waiting on Pins & Needles

Dr. Cynthia Benbow performs acupuncture on a variety of animals, including exotic and domestic animals.

Although the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture dates back thousands of years, it's adaptation in Western culture is relatively new. And while your mom and them may have received treatment in the past, you'll have to second guess who's likely to get it in the future.

Sharon Litwin brings us this profile on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Tavis Smiley; Dr. Cornel West; Ruby Bridges; Jessica Lang Dance; John McCusker

This week on Inside the Arts, Diane talks with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West as the nation prepares to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Also, Civil Rights pioneer Ruby Bridges shares her story.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Tips for Climbing Barbed Wire

Members of Team Slam New Orleans (SNO) winning the National Poetry Slam in 2012.

This coming August the National Poetry Slam will take place in Boston. But locally, preparations are already being made. On Saturday, both aspiring and professional poets are encouraged to compete for a spot on Team Slam New Orleans. So on this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin is getting schooled in the stanza.

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Inside the Arts
11:50 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Something Old, Something New; The Yat Dictionary; Tekrema Center; Camilla Franklin

  


  


This week, on Inside the Arts, we’ll explore Something Old, Something New an exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We'll talk YAT with Chris Champagne and explore a cultural center that’s bringing a Hindu system of philosophy to the 9th Ward. Then, we'll spin a yarn with an English textile artist.

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