This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one of the landmark events in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.
WWNO and NPR have been looking back at the March in segments that have aired all month (archived here), and will air special coverage of the anniversary live from Washington, D.C., beginning at noon on Wednesday.
Doug MacCash, art critic for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, reviews The Listening Post in this video feature. MacCash talks about how the project combines sculpture, oral history and radio. The Listening Post was created by journalism professor Jesse Hardman of the City University of New York, and New Orleans artist Jacques Duffourc, in partnership with WWNO. The posts are located at the Headquarters barbershop, 1101 N. Broad St., and the Norman Mayer public library, 2098 Foy St. at Gentilly Blvd.
Watch as NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune art critic Doug MacCash discusses an interactive public art project titled âÂ€ÂœListening PostâÂ€Â that combines sculpture, oral history and radio. Listening Post was created by journalism professor Jesse Hardman of the City University of New York and New Orleans artist Jacques Duffourc in partnership with WWNO public radio.
The Advocate took a look at Culture Collision, calling it "a trade show for the arts in New Orleans." The fifth annual Culture Collision is Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Generations Hall. It's free and open to the public.
August 22, 2013 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
We're going to be talking Funny Business at this SpeakEasy. Come join the conversation with Peter and his guest, funny man Mike Strecker. Mike has performed at comedy clubs throughout the country and his act has won numerous comedy contests. We are told to think Jerry Seinfeld… with less money and more problems!
The Listening Post project seeks to establish a two-way conversation with the citizens of New Orleans through which people can both contribute thoughts and commentary about important issues in their neighborhoods, and also receive news and information important to local communities.
The project is a collaboration between WWNO and Internews, an international non-profit that empowers local media worldwide.
How does it work?
There are two ways to participate in the Listening Post project.
Farrar Hudkins, WWNO’s Classical Music host, moderates a conversation with special guests Steve Rice and Fred Duplechin. They will explore classic car culture in New Orleans, and you'll get your chance to snap a photo of a DeLorean.
Some things about Farrar that you might not know:
· He joined WWNO in 2001 and is currently the Chief Classical Announcer
The Nieman Journalism Lab, a Harvard University project that examines journalism in the Internet age, took at look at WWNO and the partnerships the station has forged with other newsgathering organizations.
Editor's note: Our friends at J-Lab have a new report out on an interesting subject: how public broadcasters - in radio and television - are trying to fill some of the void created by cutbacks at newspapers. In a number of states, the strategy has been to build new collaborative networks and make a greater investment in doing journalism.
A Prairie Home Companion started production in 1974. Live every Saturday night from 5—7 p.m., A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."