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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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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


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

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