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Louis Armstrong and the Waif's Home

Thu, 09/13/12
Authored by Zachary Young
In honor of Louis Armstrong's birthday, we bring you the story of his stint in the Colored Waif's Home for Boys and his first Cornet. Read more

Hurricane Gilbert Versus Hurricane Katrina

Tue, 09/11/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
24 years ago (September 12th, 1988), Jamaica was blasted by the then category three storm, Hurricane Gilbert.  On its way to the Yucatan, Gilbert became a huge category five hurricane with 185mph winds and a then record-setting 888 millibars of low pressure.   "Gilbert," li... Read more

"On the Road with the Wolfman"

Tue, 09/11/12
Authored by George Ingmire
On today’s program, we jump into a car with the one and only Walter Wolfman Washington for an hour of not just music but also a road trip to a local clothing store. Tune in as we drive and talk about music, shoes, and his music mentors. I also stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch Hous... Read more

New Orleans Celts Are Going to Jackson

Thu, 09/06/12
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Various New Orleans Celtic groups will be performing this weekend at the popular Mississippi CelticFest in Jackson, Mississippi.   For the New Orleans Strathspey and Reel Society this will be their 10 year anniversary in Jackson and they plan to mix it up.  “In New Orleans t... Read more

WWOZ CD's Request

Wed, 09/05/12
Authored by Big D
I would like to ask for a little help from the WWOZ listeners. As a result of my having to most complete collection of WWOZ CD's I have become the archievist for the collection. I need your help with two of the CD's. CD number 2 and number 9. For #2, I need to borrow a copy... Read more

"You Hear Me Talkin' to Ya?"

Tue, 09/04/12
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s where ... Read more

Doreen Ketchens - My New Orleans

Mon, 09/03/12
Authored by Zachary Young

New Orleans Radio - Saturday Midnight to Sunday Morning

Sat, 09/01/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  New Orleans radio - Saturday night from midnight until 3am Sunday.                                 Hear a sample with this player:         Read more

Isaac's Come and Gone

Thu, 08/30/12
Authored by Danielle Small
Entergy trucks, neighbors and friendly strangers asking how I'm doing how I fared, Mississippi river bike ride, lights being fixed on Canal Street, news crews packing it up yet some still trying to get the story disappointed they didn't get their Katrina anniversary Emmy wi... Read more

South Africa follow-up

Tue, 08/28/12
Authored by Suzanne Corley
I hope to be able to present a South African edition of the World Journey this Saturday and feature music that I learned about and picked up while I was there with the WWOZ team that went to the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg last week.  It was the end of a dry winter... Read more

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