In the latest Street Talk, crack reporter (and no, he's not on crack, but he might seem like it) David Kunian interviewed club owners, musicians and property owners about the music license controversy.
Where and when should live music be played in New Orleans? Some say "everywhere" is not the best answer. . . .
This WWOZ Street Talk the explores the life and work of musician Dinerral Shavers, through the high school band program he started at L.E. Rabouin High School, in the Louisiana Recovery School District. Shavers was killed in January, but his students continue to carry on the work he started.
For this Street Talk, we take a look at the January 11, 2007 march on City Hall to demand solutions to crime in New Orleans. Street Talk explores the origins of the march, the participants and the city's response.
Street Talk reporter George Ingmire meets with Dr. John, Bethany Bultman of New Orleans Musician's Clinic and Freddie Blue of WWOZ to discuss the need for musicians to take care of themselves, because the only way to keep the spirit and vibe of New Orleans alive is to keep her musicians alive.
On November 26th, 2006, Trombonist Craig Klein and many other New Orleans musical greats played a concert of thanks for the relief workers who have given their blood, sweat and tears to help out in the recovery of New Orleans.
This week marks the release of the book Coming Out the Door for the Ninth Ward: Stories by the Nine Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club.
Written by club members in partnership with the Neighborhood Story Project, it includes personal essays, interviews and reflections on second line culture and the community around the former Desire housing project.