When floodwaters inundated the basement of Tulane University's Howard-Tilton
Memorial Library, the extensive collection of audio and video recordings —
many rare or irreplaceable — were entirely lost.
Music librarian Lenny Bertrand joins Alison on Street Talk to discuss th...
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra creative director Irvin Mayfield on the proposed
National Jazz Center, a $715 million downtown development that stands to have
a complex impact on the city's economy and culture. Interview by Eve and
With the shuttering of Charity Hospital, adequate and accessible health care
for New Orleans' uninsured returning residents is in poor shape. The women of
Incite! Women of Color, a collective of feminist activists dedicated to
ending violence against women of color nationwi...
WWOZ Street Talk reporter Alison Fensterstock sat down with playwright and
activist Eve Ensler — creator of the Vagina Monologues and V-Day — to
talk about her ongoing work with women in New Orleans after Hurricane
Ensler sponsored a program of Katrina Warriors, ...
Mayoral candidate Mitch Landrieu answers WWOZ Street Talk's questions on the
cultural rebuilding of New Orleans, from financial support to music education
to incentives for artists and others — like Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs
and Mardi Gras Indians — who are not paid pro...
Since February, the Mardi Gras Service Corps has worked with more than 2,000
volunteers to gut houses, clean up neighborhoods, paint public schools and
This month they launch a new Family Match program: displaced families are
assigned a small team of volunteers to h...
Two leaders in New Orleans Latino community discuss how recent immigrant
workers will impact the city's culture. Rudy Mills is a Honduran musician and
director of InterFest, and Ariana Hall is executive director of CubaNola
Part of Mayor Ray Nagin's Bring New Orleans Back Commission included a
special Cultural Committee, made up of representatives from the worlds of
music, visual art, cultural preservationists and others.
While the make-up of the committee was somewhat controversial — "too el...
New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin answers WWOZ Street Talk's questions about his
plans for the cultural rebuilding of the city — recorded at a Candidates'
Forum on April 12, 2006.
We talk about music education, second lines, the Mayor's Office for Music and
more. Nagin says ...