The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans and WWNO are launching a new collaboration called Storyville, which will bring true stories about New Orleans to listeners of public radio.
Select nonfiction stories, written and read by UNO students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, will be broadcast on WWNO and available for listening through podcasts archived on our website. Full scripts of the stories and author biographies will also be posted online.
You can take the journalist out of New Orleans, but you can't take New Orleans out of the journalist. Or at least not the abundantly soulful music of New Orleans, if the journalist is Gwen Thompkins. Even when Thompkins was reporting from East Africa for NPR, she found ways to work musical motifs into coverage of nonmusical topics.
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WWNO's new community media project, the Listening Post, has spent the last few weeks collecting commentaries from around the city on the subject of education.
Listening Post recording devices have been present at the Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and the HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street. And the mobile Listening Post went to the Bard Early College New Orleans program for high schoolers, and our very own Culture Collision event.
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.