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.
Political pranksters the Yes Men perpetrate a special brand of political activism and social commentary; they impersonate representatives of corporate or government groups and literally put words in their mouths.
This year, the spiritual celebration of White Buffalo Day fell on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
WWOZ DJ and Street Talk reporter George Ingmire reports on how that coincidence gave a special gravity to the performances and rituals enacted by Mardi Gras Indians, Native American and African drummers on that day.
Trombonist Craig Klein talks about his new group — the Arabi Wrecking Krewe. They're a volunteer team dedicated to helping musicians gut their homes and get back to New Orleans. And they're getting a lot of support from outside the city.