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Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.

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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


Salad Days: In Conversation with Greens Expert Jean-Mark Sens

6/29/2017
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Salads used to just be a side, or even an afterthought to the meal. These days, they’ve taken center stage as entrees, often with complex combinations and ingredients. French native and New Orleans transplant Jean-Mark Sens is an authority on leafy greens, and NolaVie’s Renée Peck speaks with him about the once lowly salad and its cultural evolution. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration: 00:04:45


Do Magazines Dream of Electric Sheep? 'Momma Tried' Does

6/22/2017
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Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned of Momma Tried magazine are taking print media to a new level. Momma Tried is an interdisciplina ry art project that you can literally hold in your hands. The magazine asks its readers to question, to experiment, and even to laugh at the world around us. Co-creators Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio just before the release of their newest issue. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration: 00:04:44


Sign Language: In Conversation with Lettering Artist Yvette Rutledge

6/15/2017
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It’s often said a good sign maker changes the look of the town she or he works in. Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs has been beautifying New Orleans with her hand-lettered signs since 1995. NolaVie’s Joe Shriner spoke with Yvette about her craft and visual influence throughout the city. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Joe Shriner.

Duration: 00:04:30


NOCCA's Not-So-Secret Garden at Press Street

6/8/2017
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Poet Gary Snyder once said, “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” That sentiment, for those of us living in the middle of a city, can be hard to remember, let alone to follow. NolaVie's David Benedetto caught up with the manager of Press Street Gardens , Marguerite Green, who described what it takes to keep up an educational farm and green space in the middle of New Orleans. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:50


Coffee Is Just The Beginning at Arrow Cafe

6/1/2017
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On any given day when you enter Arrow Cafe on North Rampart Street, you are greeted with coffee and baked goods. Yet, this coffee shop goes beyond the caffeine and sugar with art, pop-ups, community outreach, and a mission all their own. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration: 00:05:09


Derby Boys: Rolling with the New Orleans Brass

5/25/2017
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The Big Easy Roller Girls now have male counterparts to contend with. The New Orleans Brass are one of the latest additions to the area’s men’s roller derby league. In this week’s edition of Notes from New Orleans , we checked in with one of their players, who was getting ready for the team’s next bout. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:03:12


The Irish Diaspora in New Orleans Takes to the Dance Floor

5/18/2017
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Near the end of the 1700s, New Orleans became a safe haven for the Irish fleeing English persecution, and since those fateful days, Irish culture has become woven into the city’s own. Started over a decade ago, The Ryan School of Irish Dance continues to build the legacy of Irish dancing in New Orleans, and NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke to students Sarah Taylor and Rachel Martin about what that legacy entails. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration: 00:04:31


Worms and Swarms: A Bug (Man)'s Life

5/11/2017
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If it’s Mother’s Day, it must be termite swarm season. Few people know this fact better than Zack Lemann. He is the chief entomologist at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium , where he indulges his lifelong love of New Orleans and all of its six-legged denizens. So why does he live, breath and yes, even eat insects? NolaVie’s Renée Peck met with Zack to find out. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration: 00:05:09


Cradle of Jazz Tour Walks The Timeline of Music History

5/4/2017
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Jazz historian John McCusker captures moments, whether it's through his photography, his writing, or his storytelling. As the creator and guide of the Cradle of Jazz Tour , John takes people on New Orleans tours that link together specific locations with the vanguards, players, keepers, and lovers of jazz music. John joined NolaVie's Kelley Crawford in the studio to share some legends from the Jazz Age. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Duration: 00:04:34


Teen Life Counts Brings Suicide Prevention Tools to Schools

4/27/2017
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In the counseling field, you often hear that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. That truism resonates especially with the volunteers of Teen Life Counts , a teen suicide prevention program here in New Orleans. To get the full story, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman sat down with Melissa Stewart, the program’s coordinator. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:04:48


A Homecoming for Veterans in Gentilly

4/20/2017
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Going to war takes courage. Sometimes, coming home takes the same. U.S. combat veterans who have survived life-threatening injuries can find the transition from hot zone to home life a difficult one. In New Orleans, an organization called Bastion is lending a hand. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke to founder Dylan T ê te about the community he is building in Gentilly for wounded veterans and their families. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Duration: 00:05:21


Classical 104.9 FM & The Triumphant Return Of James Arey

4/13/2017
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Make any attempt to quickly describe James Arey , and you’re bound to leave something out. James is an artist, teacher, composer, five-time Jeopardy! champion, and one-time mayoral candidate. NolaVie’s Joe Shriner spoke with James about his most recent role, as returning Classical Music Host on Classical 104.9 FM. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Joe Shriner.

Duration: 00:04:50


New Film Spotlights First Black NBA Player

4/6/2017
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When the NBA came to New Orleans for All-Star Weekend earlier this year, it brought more than just players to the court. It also hosted the world premiere of a documentary called The First To Do It: The Life and Times of Earl Lloyd from filmmaking team Coodie & Chike . NolaVie's Brian Friedman spoke with Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah to hear more about their latest film. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Duration: 00:05:12

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