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Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.

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Piety, Desire And Chocolate: In Conversation With Confectioner Christopher Nobles

6/14/2019
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The slow food movement pervades New Orleans restaurants and markets, and one of the latest local purveyors of this kind is Piety & Desire Chocolate , a bean to bar chocolate maker that has found a home on South Broad Street. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited founder Christopher Nobles into the studio to hear more about his slow food-inspired confectionery. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:05

Conversations With Artists: Painter And Sculptor James Michalopoulos

6/7/2019
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As part of the grand opening of their new exhibition center, the Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting a series of informal gallery talks called “Stoop Stories.” NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford joins artist James Michalopoulos on the stoop to talk about his expressionistic New Orleans-centered artwork. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:00

Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society Helps Keep An Ancient Art Alive

5/31/2019
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Since 1972, a handful of New Orleanians have been celebrating and practicing bonsai, the Japanese art of cultivating miniature trees. The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society has translated this ancient art form to our present-day gardens, hosting regular classes for beginners and experts alike. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Masters Program Director Jim Osborne into the studio to talk about all things bonsai. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:17

Conversations With Artists: Elizabeth Gross, Part II

5/24/2019
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Last week, NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford introduced us to local poet and translator Elizabeth Gross, whose latest book is called this body/that lightning show . Today, Kelley resumes this two-part installment of the series, Conversations with Artists, with a discussion of mythology and the heroine’s journey in Elizabeth’s work. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:21

Conversations With Artists: Poet And Translator Elizabeth Gross

5/17/2019
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Elizabeth Gross is a local poet, professor, and Ancient Greek translator whose writing has been described as both subtle and hypnotic. Her latest book is called this body/that lightning show . For this installment of NolaVie’s series, Conversations with Artists , Kelley Crawford invites Elizabeth into the studio to talk about her work, the human condition, and the cosmos. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:21

The Brennan's Turtles Lead The Slowest Second Line On Earth

5/10/2019
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The Peabody Hotel in Memphis may have its ducks, but Brennan’s in New Orleans can match the attraction. The French Quarter restaurant has its own resident family of turtles. Since the spring of 2015, 10 of them have inhabited the fountain pool in the French Quarter restaurant’s lush courtyard. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with Brennan’s General Manager Christian Pendleton about the resident turtles, and the annual parade that honors them – surely the slowest second line on Earth. Visit...

Duration:00:04:25

Public Health Film Festival Debuts At Tulane

5/3/2019
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Tulane’s School of Public Health is hosting its first ever film festival , from May 10th through the 12th. The festival lineup covers a variety of public health-related topics that are relevant to our area, including water issues, gun violence, and veterans’ health. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited organizer David Roston into the studio for a preview. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:11

Conversations With Artists: Projectionist And Guitarist Travis Bird

4/26/2019
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Each Friday, NolaVie brings us brief conversations with local artists and culture bearers. For their new monthly series, Conversations with Artists, Managing Editor Kelley Crawford will invite local artists to discuss what it means to be human through the wisdom of creative practice. Today, she welcomes Travis Bird of Shotgun Cinema into the studio. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:31

The Preservation Resource Center Prepares For A Big Move

4/19/2019
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When the Leidenheimer Baking Company decided to expand operations, they faced an obstacle in the form of an 1895 single shotgun house on their property. Rather than have it demolished, they approached The Preservation Resource Center for an alternative. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invites Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director of the PRC, to pick up the story. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:36

In New Exhibition 'Be Pretty And Shut Up,' Carmen Mariscal Stares Down Social Norms

4/12/2019
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New Orleans’ Mexican Cultural Institute plays host to artists across a diversity of geographies and mediums . Their current exhibition comes from visual artist Carmen Mariscal. Carmen’s art explores themes of memory, family history, fragility, and confinement. NolaVie’s David Benedetto welcomed Carmen into the studio to hear more. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:21

Freret Street Festival Returns With A Focus On Community Service

4/5/2019
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Festival season is upon us, and with the first weekend in April comes the Freret Street Festival . This year, the event is operating under the leadership of the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend, a group firmly focused on community engagement. Reverend Dr. Andrew Ward joins NolaVie’s David Benedetto at WWNO to discuss some festival highlights. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:20

Nola To Angola Redefines 'Spring Brake' With A Ride For Youth Justice

3/29/2019
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Nola to Angola is known for its 170-mile bike ride from New Orleans to Angola prison to raise funds for a bus service that keeps families connected. On Saturday, April 6, the group will host its second annual social ride, called Spring Brake. The local ride will visit and raise money for 4 organizations that focus on youth justice throughout the city. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford welcomes organizer Nicky Gillies to the studio for a preview. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by...

Duration:00:04:33

Young Dance Troupe Confronts Gentrification And Displacement

3/22/2019
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Simply the word gentrification is enough to spark heated debate, especially in a city as steeped in history and as fiercely loyal to its neighborhoods as New Orleans. A young dance troupe is addressing the issue in a singular way. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Jeremy Guyton, youth program director for Dancing Grounds , as well as Akelah Sabreen, a student in the program, into the studio to discuss their upcoming festival, which is called Dance for Social Change. Visit ViaNolaVie for a...

Duration:00:04:22

Listening To Locals: Dianella

3/15/2019
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NolaVie brings us another installment of the occasional music series, Listening to Locals . Dianella is the latest solo project of songwriter and violinist Danielle Ryce, who’s been playing in the local folk pop scene for several years now. David Benedetto sits down with Danielle to learn about the new project and her latest single, “Oh, Honey.” Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:13

New Orleans Youth Take Flight With The Golden Eagles

3/8/2019
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It’s difficult to imagine a career in aviation if the price of an airline ticket is beyond one’s reach. But that’s the situation for many New Orleans families. Today, we’ll hear about a program that works to ensure that New Orleans kids get to experience life above the clouds. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman spoke with one of the pilots that steer the program, Col. Palmer Sullins, Jr. , for a look at how they fulfill their mission. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration:00:04:14

The French Quarter Madams: A Marching Club With A Mission

3/1/2019
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New Orleans has a new social aid and pleasure club. The French Quarter Madams is a women’s marching club that will take to the streets of the Vieux Carré for the first time on the Friday before Mardi Gras. But while these fun-loving local women are all about the usual Carnival revelry, they have a more unusual take on their handmade corsets and bustiers – they’re thinking green. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with founders Vivian Cahn and Tonia Aiken to learn more. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related...

Duration:00:04:27

Carnival Costume Bazaar Marks 28 Years Of Sartorial Revelry

2/22/2019
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In New Orleans, having a costume closet is pretty much the norm. It’s that kind of town. NolaVie’s Renée Peck invited costume artist and designer Cree McCree to WWNO to discuss how to build your personal costume collection. Not only is Cree an an expert on vintage clothing, but she also helps organize the annual NOLA Designer Costume Bazaar , a group show of Carnival costume artists that began 28 years ago. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration:00:04:33

Eye Candy: Chimera Lashes Turns Fantasy Into Reality

2/15/2019
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Carnival season brings about an annual transformation to our city, and it also transforms the way people look. On Mardi Gras morning, step outside and you’ll find revelers in masks, headdresses, and otherworldly makeup. Artist Ingrid Victoria is best-known around town for transforming people’s eyelashes. She’s the founder of Chimera Lashes , and she joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about her eye-catching creations. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by...

Duration:00:04:30

Culturalyst: A Startup For Local Artists

2/8/2019
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Artists in New Orleans often face a unique challenge: living in a city that worships the arts but doesn’t always provide resources to support their quality of life. Culturalyst , a new start-up that focuses on bolstering the artist community, seeks to change that. Founders Mykia Smith and Sam Bowler joined NolaVie’s David Benedetto in the studio to introduce Culturalyst. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration:00:04:24

NOLA Fray Embraces New Orleans' Inner Child

2/1/2019
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It’s always nice to celebrate the unexpected — for instance, athletes who are particularly unambitious. A new local group called NOLA Fray will be spotlighting unambitious athletes on February 9 with their 0.5K run. That’s right — a 0.5K beginning at Miel Brewery. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invites NOLA Fray City Commissioner Ilana Obuchowski into the studio for a preview. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration:00:04:15