New Orleans Recovery

The Feel Good Tour

Thu, 11/08/07
Authored by David Weinberg
This is the story of the Feel Good Tour: a trip around the country planned by Bill Hudson and Al Coffee, two musicians living in Roanoke, Virgina. After the hurricane, they decided to help the best way they knew how by playing music and providing instruments to school musi... Read more

Terence Blanchard Explains: A Tale of God's Will

Fri, 11/02/07
Authored by David Kunian
On the eve of the premiere of his latest work, trumpeter Terence Blanchard speaks about his inspiration and thoughts about A Tale of God's Will. Read more

First Book Comes to New Orleans

Thu, 09/27/07
Authored by David Weinberg
First Book is a national organization started to give books to low-income kids across the country. After Hurricane Katrina, First Book set out to bring five million books to the Gulf Coast region. At a recent event held at the New Orleans Public Library, hundreds of books ... Read more

City Park's Mow-Rons

Sat, 09/08/07
Authored by Eve Abrams
With their push mowers and weed-whackers, New Orleanians are making City Park beautiful again. Eve Abrams brings us this story. Read more

Street Talk Visits Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu

Wed, 08/08/07
Authored by George Ingmire
Street Talk reporter George Ingmire visits with Mitch Landrieu to discuss initiatives to rebuild the cultural economy of Louisiana. For more information, visit the World Cultural Economic Forum website. Read more

The American Dream

Wed, 07/18/07
Authored by David Weinberg
Neighborhood Housing Services, a local non-profit organization, is helping low and moderate income families become home owners. This is the story of one family in particular and their commitment to creating a better life for themselves. Read more

The Commute

Thu, 06/21/07
Authored by Eve Abrams
Robert Snow, of the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and Marcus Hubbard and Lamar LaBlanc of The Soul Rebels, all commute to New Orleans in order to work. And they're not alone. For many, many New Orleans musicians, a long drive is now a regular part of the post-Katrina work w... Read more

The Backyard Ballroom

Thu, 06/07/07
Authored by David Weinberg
The Backyard Ballroom was built from a corrugated metal roof shack in the Ninth Ward. Local artists came together to create a new venue for theatrical performances in the neighborhood. They also wrote an entirely original play with a live local band playing an original scor... Read more

New Orleans Recovery: Willie Mae's Scotch House and Dooky Chase

Wed, 06/06/07
Street Talk soldier David Kunian talks to restaurant legend Leah Chase of Dooky Chase, internationally reknown culinary activist Poppy Tooker, and Kerry Seaton, proprietor of Willie Mae's Scotch House (home of the Food Network's proclamation: "Best Fried Chicken in the Worl... Read more

Sweet Home New Orleans

Thu, 05/31/07
Authored by David Weinberg
Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping our tradition bearers secure stable, affordable housing. SHNO is a collaboration of service providers th... Read more

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