As a senior in college with only 30 credits left to graduation, Mathew Garicki decided to quit school and walk across the entire United States in the name of peace. Mathew recently stopped here in New Orleans and I met up with him in a park to talk to him about his journey.
The National Research Council recently held a meeting at the Hotel Monteleone to announce some of the findings in their independent assessment of the Army Corps of Engineers flood protection plan for the city of New Orleans. We hear from Badass Emma, a local resident of New Orleans, as well as the public as they address the board during the public comments section of the meeting.
New Orleans visual artist Elizabeth Underwood started Art in Action a year ago as a means of reconnecting with her city and her people. Art in Action believes that the creative process can provide a way to heal from trauma, in addition to offering a bit of beauty and surprise to the world.
This week begins our fall membership drive here at WWOZ, so we will be discussing all the things that WWOZ does besides play music. I spoke with station manager David Freedman about why it's important to give to community radio and what the future holds for not only WWOZ but radio around the world.