New Orleans Voices

Broadmoor meets Mexico at Broad and Napoleon

Lindsey McLellan is the owner and Chef of El Pavo Real restaurant. Located conveniently in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, this charming Mexican restaurant has a menu that surprises first-time customers with its authenticity. While Lindsey is not Mexican,…

Camp Bow Wow brings doggie day care to Mid-City

Angelle Crochet is co-owner of Camp Bow Wow Mid-City. In June 2016, Angelle and her partner Herb Dyer—who also owns the Bulldog bars and several other bars and restaurants in the area—opened Camp Bow Wow Mid-City. In this podcast, Crochet…

City Year New Orleans: 10 years and 4,200 students later…

Peggy Mendoza is Executive Director for City Year New Orleans. City Year is an education-focused, non-profit organization founded in 1988. City Year organizes AmeriCorps members into teams; these young leaders give full-time service to school students in 25 communities in…

Second Harvest Food Bank: 7th Annual Duck Derby in City Park

Natalie Jayroe is President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank for South Louisiana. In this podcast, Jayroe explains how Second Harvest Food Bank helps fight hunger in 23 parishes throughout South Louisiana. An estimated 370,000 people are in need…

Be mayor for a day with the Big Easy Budget Game

Kelsey Foster is the Campaign Manager at the Committee for a Better New Orleans. In this podcast, Kelsey explains the Big Easy Budget Game, a unique and entertaining online budgeting game. In the interactive game, New Orleanians become the mayor for…

Bike to work all week with BikeEasy

Dan Favre is Executive Director for BikeEasy. Dan and BikeEasy are transforming New Orleans into a bicycle-friendly city. Originally called the Metro Bicycle Coalition, the non-profit organization began in 2003 to encourage biking in New Orleans. One way BikeEasy supports…

China Lights: A dazzling exhibit in New Orleans’ City Park

John Hopper is Chief Development Officer and Director of Public Affairs for New Orleans City Park. In this podcast, Hopper describes the enchanting China Lights exhibit in New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. He explains what was involved in…

New hi-tech innovations for a venerable city

Chris Reade is president of LOOKFAR, an innovative technology company that develops custom applications and software for entrepreneurial businesses. Over the last few years, New Orleans has begun attracting businesses that in the past, would have been unlikely new enterprises…