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Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.

Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.

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Local Professor 'Awakens' Renewed Interest In New Orleans Writer Kate Chopin

11/16/2017
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New Orleans has claimed several literary figures as its own -- Tennessee Williams is just the tip of the iceberg. The 19th century writer Kate Chopin was most known for her novel, "The Awakening," and Professor Barbara Ewell is an expert on the author. She joins Brian Friedman in the studio to talk about Kate Chopin's relevance in 2017. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:04:08


Therapeutic Day Program: A Two-Year Update

11/9/2017
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The Therapeutic Day Program provides space and services for kids with severe mental and behavioral health needs in New Orleans. Former WWNO reporter Mallory Falk checked in with the school back in 2015, and today NolaVie's Kelley Crawford welcomes back Elizabeth Marcell and Monica Stevens to discuss what changes and developments have come to the school since then. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration: 00:05:09


'A Closer Walk' Takes Viewers Through The City's Storied Musical Past

11/2/2017
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New Orleans has a great new tool for music lovers. A Closer Walk is an interactive, location-based website about New Orleans music history. Just tap the map and you can find songs, rare photos, stories by local writers, and much more. One of the project’s founders, author Randy Fertel, speaks with NolaVie’s Renée Peck to share more about A Closer Walk. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration: 00:04:29


House of Shock Celebrates 25 Years Of Haunting New Orleans

10/26/2017
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This Halloween marks the 25 th anniversary of the House of Shock . The haunted attraction has made its mark on the city through hair-raising costumes, theatrical sound, and pyrotechnics. NolaVie’s David Benedetto catches up with one of the founders, Ross Karpelman, as he prepares to get into character for the last weekend before Halloween. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:46


From The Big Top To The Barbell: In Conversation With Drew Varick

10/19/2017
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In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, Brian Friedman meets a professional bodybuilder with a surprising backstory. Drew Varick is an actor and stuntman who got into bodybuilding after taking a role as a sideshow performer. Standing 3 feet 6 inches tall, he’s also among the smallest bodybuilders ever. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:03:52


The Future Is Truly Female At Glitter Box

10/12/2017
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“The future is female.” We have heard these words and seen them written on t-shirts, but what does it mean? Alice McGillicuddy has some insight. She manages and curates a shop called Glitter Box . The space is run by females, stocked with goods made by female artists, and is linked up with nonprofits that support females. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford speaks with Alice to learn more. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration: 00:04:29


The Curtain Rises On The New Orleans Opera's 75th Season

10/5/2017
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Since the end of the 1700s, opera has been a cultural touchstone in New Orleans. Here to tell us a little bit about the operatic history of the city is Baty Landis of the New Orleans Opera Association . She joins NolaVie’s David Benedetto in the studio to talk about the Opera’s upcoming 75 th season. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:51


Treme Fall Festival To Benefit Historic Church Restoration

9/28/2017
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Despite the lingering summer weather, fall festival season has arrived. And this weekend kicks off with the Treme Fall Festival . Music and art will fill the streets of the Treme for this fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the neighborhood's historic St. Augustine Church . NolaVie's David Benedetto speaks with some of the organizers and sends us this preview. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:09


Who Did It Better? New Orleans Bicycles Then And Now

9/21/2017
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In celebration of the city’s upcoming Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now . In it, we look at offbeat aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we give you: Big Easy Bikes. Call it a story about recycling. New Orleans has seen quite the influx of bicyclers in the past decade. But the bike crowd is not new to the city. The high-wheel bicycle debuted in the U.S. in 1879, and New...

Duration: 00:02:58


Pricing The Past: Inside A Metairie Tag Sale

9/14/2017
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If you're curious about other people's lives, there are several safe ways in. Film, books, Instagram -- they all provide shades of reality to the voyeur, all within an accepted norm of behavior. Lynda Moreau has found another way in, and it's all part of her job. Nearly every week, Moreau enters a home in the New Orleans area, takes a look around, and begins to methodically sift through the owner's possessions. But it's not what you might think. She runs an estate sale company called...

Duration: 00:04:41


Herbal Medicine Finds A Hub In Mid-City

9/7/2017
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Some of New Orleans’ most prized treasures are tucked away in residential neighborhoods. Take Rosalie Apothecary , which is located on a quiet corner in Faubourg Saint John. Rosalie prides itself on being a community resource and home for those who want to learn more about herbs and natural remedies. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford sat down with shop owner Christiane Wurmstedt to find out what it's like to run a modern-day apothecary. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by...

Duration: 00:04:07


Time Traveling With UNO's New Orleans Historical App

8/31/2017
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New Orleans is a city of stories, stories that weave a collective tapestry of a rich and colorful past. Students in the history department at UNO have been spinning these threads into a collection of app-based tours called New Orleans Historical . NolaVie's Renee Peck speaks with historian Molly Mitchell to learn more. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration: 00:03:59


Stoked For A Reason: Comedy Night Highlights Local Talent

8/24/2017
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On any given night of the week, there’s plenty of great comedy to be seen in and around New Orleans. NolaVie’s David Benedetto met two members of the local comedy scene, Mary-Devon Dupuy and Lane Lonion. They discussed their monthly showcase, STOKED , a night of stand-up comedy at the Howlin' Wolf Den. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:30


Madams and Professors: The Soundtrack of Storyville

8/17/2017
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Now through December, The Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting an exhibit called Storyville: Madams and Music . Brian Friedman speaks with curator Eric Seiferth about the soundtrack of this era. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:05:14


Storyville exhibit showcases bygone social experiment

8/10/2017
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The city’s infamous Red Light District, Storyville, weaves itself through the legends and lore of New Orleans history. It’s also the topic of a current exhibit at The Historic New Orleans Collection . The exhibit is called Storyville: Madams and Music. In this first part of a two-part series, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman speaks with Pamela Arceneaux, author of Guidebooks to Sin and one of the exhibit’s curators.

Duration: 00:04:39


The School on a Barge: New Harmony High Set to Embark Fall of 2018

8/3/2017
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Some innovative educators in New Orleans are rethinking high school. When New Harmony High opens next year, it won’t look – or act -- like a conventional school. That’s because it will most likely be situated on a barge on the Mississippi River. And its curriculum will include some unique lessons about coastal land loss. NolaVie's Renee Peck sits down with Sunny Dawn Summers, New Harmony's Head of School, to hear about this distinctive project. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article...

Duration: 00:04:20


Les Bons Temps of Summer Learning at École Bilingue

7/27/2017
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In a city that takes its name from the center of France, learning French as a second language seems intuitive. École Bilingue of New Orleans begins its French immersion program in early childhood, with the goal of ushering along global citizens. The school’s director of admissions, Courtney Kloor, sat down with NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford to talk about summer at École Bilingue, as well as the fast approaching back-to-school season. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by...

Duration: 00:04:24


Casa Pelican Es Su Casa If You're A Foodie at Heart

7/20/2017
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So the saying goes, you can’t talk about New Orleans without talking about the food. But for some people, talking’s not enough – some people have to make it. Karen Duncan is one such individual, a chef who came by Louisiana cuisine at her restaurant in Toronto. Her adopted home is Algiers Point, where she owns the bed & breakfast, Casa Pelican . NolaVie’s David Benedetto sits down with Karen to hear more of her story. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:33


Tale of a Handsome Cocktail: El Guapo Bitters

7/13/2017
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Next week, the gigantic spirits convention better known as Tales of the Cocktail will descend on New Orleans. Cocktail enthusiasts from around the world will come together to compare notes on everything from daiquiris to bitters. To learn more about the latter, NolaVie's David Benedetto spoke with Scot Maddox, who founded El Guapo Bitters right here in New Orleans. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:43


Hive Minds: Beekeepers of New Orleans

7/6/2017
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For Darci Jones, bees are fundamentally misunderstood. She's the president of the New Orleans Beekeepers Club , a group focused on both beehives and the bigger ecological picture. NolaVie's Brian Friedman speaks to Darci to learn about bees and their keepers. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:04:07

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