Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing an interview.

Interview: Tony Hookfin of Men of Class

Mon, 11/02/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Men of Class president Tony Hookfin talks to Action Jackson about when he first started in second lines, how the pandemic has delayed celebrating a big anniversary, what goes into picking a king and queen, and much more "behind the sce... Read more

Interview: Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. and Big Queen Laurita Dollis

Sun, 10/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson is joined on the phone by Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and Big Queen Laurita Dollis of the Wild Magnolias. They discuss the intricate process of making suits, the role signals play when they parade, the huge impact Big Chief ... Read more

Interview: Family Ties founder Tyrone Brooks

Tue, 10/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Family Ties founder Tyrone Brooks talks to Action Jackson about how he's looking forward to the club's 20th anniversary, how colors are chosen for parades, how he first got involved with second lines, and more! Hear the whole interview... Read more

Interview: Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson

Sun, 10/11/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson talks to Action Jackson about how the culture has helped her deal with depression, the steps that were taken to give a Counsel Chief Joseph Jenkins a proper sendoff amid the pandemic, and much more.... Read more

Interview: DJ Jubilee

Sun, 10/04/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, DJ Jubilee gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to discuss his latest music project, his efforts to mentor the younger generation, the roles he plays with Young Men Olympians and Zulu, and much more! Listen in at the player bel... Read more

Interview: Boneman George Quinn

Sat, 09/26/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with George "The Bone Man" Quinn, the original 7th Ward boneman. Quinn shares what his role is in Mardi Gras and says that being the boneman gives him something to live for. This takes on a deeper meani... Read more

Interview: Cheeky Blakk

Thu, 09/17/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, rapper Angela "Cheeky Blakk" Woods talks to Action Jackson about her experiences working in healthcare, getting her start in second lines, creating a very famous dance move, and much more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Interview: Devin De Wulf of Feed The Second Line

Wed, 09/09/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Devin Dewulf of the Krewe of Red Beans gets on the phone with Action Jackson about their efforts to buy groceries for the city's older culture bearers, how the effort is employing some out-of-work musicians, what you can do to support ... Read more

Interview: Leon Anderson, Jr., president of Valley of Silent Men

Sat, 08/29/20
This Sunday would've been the start of the 2020-21 second line season, kicking off, as always, with the Valley of Silent Men parade. This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Valley of the Silent Men President Leon Anderson Jr. to talk abo... Read more

Interview: Robert Starks of Original Big Nine

Sun, 08/23/20
COVID-19 has impacted the New Orleans cultural communities deeply. This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Robert Starks, business manager of the Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and his wife, Belida. Starks tested positive for coronav... Read more

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