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New Orleans' Nine Most Endangered Sites

Stephen Chauvin is chair of the New Orleans Nine. Every year since 2005, the Louisiana Landmark Society has compiled a list of nine sites around the city that are threatened by demolition, neglect, or bureaucracy. Modeled after the National Trust…

New Orleans Ballet Association: Summer Camp and more…

Jenny Hamilton is the director of the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA). Each summer, NOBA features its “Twilight Dance Camps.” These popular evening classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, and other dance forms are open to young dance enthusiasts of every…

Musical talent, Allen Toussaint, remembered

As the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival approaches, music lovers recall musicians who are no longer with us. One of the most beloved of these artists is Allen Toussaint, whose immense catalog of works embodied the musician’s unlimited…

13th Annual Autism Awareness Festival

Sharry Sandler is a board member of the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans. In this podcast, Sandler discusses the organization’s upcoming fundraising event. On Saturday, April 22, the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans will host its 13th Annual…

Easter, Hats and Yvonne LaFleur

Yvonne LaFleur is truly one of New Orleans’ fashion icons. Her well-known Yvonne LaFleur boutique has been clothing fashionable women for more than four decades. While LaFleur’s boutique sells everything from jeans to wedding dresses, her stylish hats are unique…

St. Martin’s Episcopal School summer theater camp

Meredith Long is director of performance arts at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and is co-director of St. Martin’s Theater Camp. With summer approaching, parents and students are beginning to think about summer camps. St. Martin’s creative Theater Camp introduces children…

DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System and the Spirit of Charity Foundation

Dr. Agustin C. Garcia is Section Chief for the Hematology/Oncology Department at the University Medical Center (UMC) Cancer Center in New Orleans. In this podcast interview, Dr. Garcia discusses an innovative device, the DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System. This snug-fitting cooling cap…

Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

Pamela Arceneaux is the senior librarian and rare books curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC). The author recently published a fascinating book, "Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans." Most New Orleanians are familiar with the…

Origins of Magazine Street as a Retail Mecca.

John Magill is an historian who recently retired after years with The Historic New Orleans Collection. Magill may know more about New Orleans’ history than almost anyone else in the city, and has recently begun writing a book about Magazine…

New Orleans Carnival 2017 by Arthur Hardy

Arthur Hardy, a native New Orleanian, is one of the world's preeminent authorities on all aspects of New Orleans’ famous Mardi Gras celebration. In this podcast, he shares some behind-the-scenes stories about our Carnival krewes. These stories illustrate how these…

New Orleans’ first Christmas in 1718

John Magill is a historian and former curator for The Historic New Orleans Collection. He takes us back in time to Christmas in New Orleans in 1718. According to Magill, the 18th century holiday was quite different from our modern…

NOLA ChristmasFest: A new New Orleans tradition

Bob Johnson is General Manager for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In this podcast, Johnson took a few minutes to talk about NOLA ChristmasFest at the Convention Center. When I inquired about the origins of the Fest,…

Neighbors Making A Difference

Robert Thompson is a neighborhood volunteer organizer. Thompson’s primary interest is in small public green spaces, an interest that many of his friends and neighbors share with the Faubourg St. John resident.  Through social media, Thompson helps to facilitate neighborhood…

The History of Mississippi River Steamboats

Kerri McCaffety is the author and photographer of a new book, "Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans & the History of Mississippi River Steamboats." McCaffety, a prolific writer and photographer, has published several popular books, including Obituary Cocktail, The Majesty of the…