New Orleans Calling

For one hour each week, NEW ORLEANS CALLING brings the music, stories, sounds, and people of the Crescent City to non-commercial radio stations around the country and the world. Using exclusive live performances and interviews, immersive sound, rare archival recordings, and all the musical depth of WWOZ, the program provides a window into New Orleans life for a listener not in the city, while bringing new authentic stories and surprises to discerning local WWOZ audiences. This is a real New Orleans radio program -- episodes have searched for the spirit of Louis Armstrong in the city's daily life, explored the influence of jazz legend Danny Barker on current brass bands, toured the city's famous cemeteries with an insider tour guide, interviewed both chefs and musicians on their secret creole recipes, and delved deep into WWOZ's own archives of R&B and jazz legends.

Check out past episodes of New Orleans Calling.

New Orleans Calling, "Rhythm Of Life"

Thu, 07/03/14
Authored by George Ingmire
"Rhythm Of Life" New Orleans is a city filled with young musicians, who embrace traditions and keep them alive by making them their own. Read more

New Orleans Calling, Episode 6: Play It By Ear

Wed, 07/02/14
Authored by George Ingmire
Welcome to the sixth episode of WWOZ's new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! This week we find the connections between the legendary musician Danny Barker, a Baptist Church marching band from New Orleans, and brass bands like the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth. Late... Read more

"Born In A Cast Iron Pot"

Wed, 07/02/14
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week's program, legendary New  Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones talked us through his smothered okra, or okra etouffee -- including his secret to non-slimy okra.  Here's the recipe, which is also in the WWOZ cookbook, That Sounds Good!: LEROY JONES' SMOTHERED OKRA  1 p... Read more

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