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Rabouin High School Remembers Teacher Dinerral Shavers

Fri, 01/26/07
Authored by Matt Sakakeeny
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 th... Read more

Silence is Violence — NOLA People Speak Out

Sat, 01/20/07
Authored by Eve Troeh
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. Get updates here: www.silenceisviolence.org Read more

New Orleans Musicians' Clinic — Get Your Butt into the Clinic!

Mon, 01/08/07
Authored by George Ingmire
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 ... Read more

Testimony to the Library of Congress

Tue, 12/19/06
Statement Before the National Recording Preservation Board SUMMARY: David Freedman's testimony to the Library of Congress about the need to preserve, digitize and apply best archival practices to WWOZ's live recordings from 1993 to 2007 BY: David Freedman, General Manager, ... Read more

Tailgating Can Rebuild Louisiana

Mon, 12/18/06
Authored by David Kunian
This is a story about a group of LSU football fans and how their activities before home games in Baton Rouge can help the rebuilding of Gulf Coast Louisiana. Read more

Relief Workers and Volunteer Efforts in New Orleans

Fri, 12/15/06
Authored by George Ingmire
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. "Down By the Riverside: A Concert of Thanksgi... Read more

But We Already Have a National Jazz Park . . .

Wed, 10/25/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
As plans for the Hyatt Jazz District downtown move forward, we explore the National Jazz Park that's already here — run by the National Park Service. Street Talk reporter Eve Troeh learns what the role of the park is and what their staff's plans are for reviving New Orlean... Read more

Teach for America Returns to Post-Katrina New Orleans

Mon, 10/09/06
Authored by David Kunian
One of the greater concerns with the recovery of New Orleans has been the schools. How have teachers responded to the evacuation and recovery? Street Talk reporter David Kunian talked with Executive Director of Teach For America Mary Garton and recently returned teacher Ky... Read more

Coming Out the Door for the Ninth Ward: Stories by the Nine Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Thu, 10/05/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
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 se... Read more

The Return of the Film Industry to New Orleans

Mon, 10/02/06
Authored by George Ingmire
In the aftermath of Katrina, the growing film industry of New Orleans suffered some setbacks. Many prospective productions relocated from New Orleans to places like Shreveport and out of state. A year later and at the close of a much calmer hurricane season, the film indu... Read more

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