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Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.

Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.
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Assorted stories from WWNO-FM.

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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


Black Girl Giggles Festival Spotlights Local Comediennes of Color

12/7/2017
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The Black Girl Giggles Collective hosts events throughout the year that spotlight black women in comedy. In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, NolaVie’s David Benedetto sits down with Camille Roane, comic and co-founder of the Collective. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Duration: 00:04:25


A Walk In The Park: New Orleans City Park Then And Now

11/30/2017
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Editor's Note: 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 go to City Park , in a segment we call A Walk in the Park. Celebration in the Oaks draws 165,000 visitors to City Park each holiday season. This year, it celebrates its 31 st anniversary. Beginning the weekend after...

Duration: 00:05:01


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

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