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Poetry Festival Preview: A Scribe Called Quess

4/19/2018
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On this week's edition of Notes from New Orleans, producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz meet A Scribe Called Quess , one of the poets appearing at the New Orleans Poetry Festival this weekend. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz.

Duration:00:03:54

Los Isleños Museum Highlights NOLA's Spanish Legacy

4/12/2018
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This year's Irish Italian Isleños Parade is on Saturday in St. Bernard. And while most people are fairly familiar with the history of Irish and Italians in New Orleans, the same can't quite be said for Los Isleños. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Bill Hyland, director of the Los Isleños Museum Complex , to illuminate this history. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:15

Listening To Locals: Vox And The Hound

4/5/2018
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Here's another installment of NolaVie's Listening to Locals series, a spotlight on New Orleans musical talent. This week, David Benedetto sat down with Leo DeJesus and Andrew Jarman of the band, Vox and the Hound , who are playing shows in support of their latest album, Aloha Shores. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:09

Cyclists Take The Lane For Prison Justice

3/29/2018
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On Saturday, April 7, Nola to Angola is hosting an 8-mile bike ride and cookout for prison justice. In addition to raising money for 4 local non-profits, the ride's goal is to raise awareness about mass incarceration in Louisiana. Organizer Sarah Hollows joins NolaVie's Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk more about the ride. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:10

Tricentennial Exhibit Declares: 'The Rent Is Too Damn High!'

3/22/2018
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As the city marks its tricentennial year, curator and artist Dr. Fari Nzinga is making sure people of color are not left out of history or the conversation around it. Her exhibit, The Rent Is Too Damn High! , will open on Saturday, April 7 at the Crescent City Boxing Gym. Fari joined NolaVie's Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about the work behind and in front of her exhibit. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:23

Who Did It Better: New Orleans Literary Life Then & Now

3/15/2018
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In celebration of the city’s Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now . In it, we look at aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to the city’s literary history, in a segment we’ll call Wags and Words . With the annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival on the horizon, thoughts turn to the generations of writers who have passed through New Orleans. For 300 years, the Big Easy...

Duration:00:04:21

Emerge Louisiana Works To Close The Gender Gap In Public Office

3/8/2018
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Women make up more than half of the population in the US, but they hold less than a third of elected offices. To discuss this disparity, NolaVie's Brian Friedman speaks with Victoria Coy, who is a student at the Emerge Louisiana leadership program. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:19

Filmmaker Spotlight: Lily Keber On New Feature 'Buckjumping'

3/1/2018
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In this week's feature, we're turning the lens on to local filmmakers. Five years ago, director and educator Lily Keber released a documentary about James Booker called Bayou Maharajah. Since then, she's collaborated with Preservation Hall, the Arcade Fire, and Beyonce, and she has plenty of other projects in the works. NolaVie's David Benedetto speaks with Lily to hear more. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:20

NOLA Basketball Legend Returns From The Land Down Under

2/22/2018
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Randy Livingston is a New Orleans-born basketball legend who's taken his love for the game a long way -- all the way down under. After starring at Newman and LSU, Randy spent 11 years in the NBA before coaching and scouting players in Australia. Now back in Louisiana, Randy spoke with NolaVie's Brian Friedman about his far-flung experiences. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:32

NOMA And Sculpture Garden Prepare For 2019 Expansion

2/15/2018
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There are more reasons than ever to go to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park. You can wander its shady paths, contemplate its 64 sculptures, and cross over its quiet lagoon, where hundreds of Louisiana irises will burst into bloom come springtime. But that’s not all that’s blossoming at the Sculpture Garden. The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a six-acre expansion that will offer new works, new programming, an outdoor classroom, an amphitheater and an...

Duration:00:04:15

An Uncertain Sanctuary: In Conversation With Jose Torres

2/8/2018
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There are scores of religious sanctuaries in New Orleans. First Grace United Methodist Church, located in Mid-City, has one thing on all the others, though. It’s a real-life sanctuary to a man named Jose Torres. Jose is a community leader with the Congress of Day Laborers (Congreso de Jornaleros), a group of immigrant workers and families who helped to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. In November of 2017, Jose became the first New Orleanian to take sanctuary in a church to avoid...

Duration:00:04:31

Bard Early College Announces Full-Day Program

2/1/2018
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Many people boast about wanting “education for all,” but when asked what that looks like, they’re not exactly sure of the details. The educational vision of Nicole Young is clear. She's the Executive Director of Bard Early College in New Orleans . In this edition of Notes from New Orleans , Kelley Crawford invites Nicole to share Bard's big news. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:24

Prospect.4 Artist Satch Hoyt Traces Migrations In Sound

1/25/2018
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Prospect 4 is a contemporary art triennial, taking place now through February 25 at 17 venues across New Orleans. Its theme is “The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp," and the idea is to offer artworks that ponder the connection between New Orleans and the world. NolaVie's Renée Peck sat down with artist Satch Hoyt to hear about his work, which is on display at the Old US Mint. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration:00:05:01

Leaving Saigon: A New Orleanian's Story Of War And Refuge

1/19/2018
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During the Vietnam War, New Orleans became a safe haven for scores of refugees fleeing the communist regime. The Historic New Orleans Collection has been collecting oral histories from many of these new Americans. Community leader Tony Tran was one of these individuals. He tells us about coming of age during the rise of the Viet Cong -- and his long journey to New Orleans -- in this edition of NOLA Life Stories . This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic...

Duration:00:04:23

Ideas Fly On And Off The Page At Antenna's Paper Machine

1/18/2018
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The local arts organization, Antenna , has opened a new print shop and art installation in the Lower 9th Ward called Paper Machine. Just in time for its first public event, Antenna's Executive Director, Bob Snead and artist Christopher Deris visited the studio to talk about the project with NolaVie's David Benedetto. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:48

'The Lot' Puts Algiers Community Effort On The Big Screen

1/11/2018
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Local filmmaker Russell Blanchard has proof that change can begin in your own backyard. His award-winning film, ' The Lot ' tells the story of a West Bank neighborhood coming together after Hurricane Katrina, and now, the film has started a community movement of its own. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman speaks with Russell to learn more. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:36

Pirates, Nuns, And The Battle Of New Orleans

1/4/2018
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In celebration of the city’s Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now . In it, we look at aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to The Battle of New Orleans, in a segment we call Pirates and Nuns. It won’t be your usual New Orleans costume party. When re-enactors gather at Chalmette Battlefield this weekend to celebrate the Battle of New Orleans, they will be keeping it real,...

Duration:00:04:38

A Winter Wonderland, Indoors: NOLA ChristmasFest

12/28/2017
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Winters in New Orleans don’t exactly conjure up images of frozen lakes and ear muffs. Yet, there is one exception to this rule and her name is Sarah Zanolli. She's a professional figure skater and New Orleans’ official Ice Ambassador. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford catches up with Sarah during the final stretch of this year’s ChristmasFest . Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:26

While Best-Known for Jazz, NOLA Knows The Blues, Too

12/21/2017
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When you think about New Orleans music, you probably hear a joyful sound -- the perfect soundtrack to dancing in the street. But much of our musical heritage is rooted in a darker sound: the blues. For more about New Orleans blues, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman spoke with Professor Ric Stewart . Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:45

Prison Creative Writing Program Shows How Education Goes Both Ways

12/14/2017
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The Louisiana Prison Education Coalition approaches education with a 360-degree model. They aim to ensure individuals in the prison system can achieve their educational goals, and they seek to educate the public about prison. Professor Elizabeth Steeby joins NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk more about the Coalition’s work within the Orleans Justice Center. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:05:07

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