New Orleans Voices - September 2012

Gearing Up for Gretna Fest

Ricky Templet is co-chair of the Gretna Festival and was one of the event's original organizers. Ricky reflects on Gretna Fest's early years and describes how surprised and gratified the organizers are at how much the fest has grown. He…

A New Perspective on Sightseeing in New Orleans

Emily Valentino is general manager of City Sightseeing New Orleans. Emily describes her company's latest investment in New Orleans' hospitality industry, those big red double-decker sightseeing buses many people associate with London. Emily explains that for many years, these types…

New Orleans History of Preservation vs. Progress

John Magill is a historian and curator for The Historic New Orleans Collection. This podcast is John's sixth in a six-part series about New Orleans history. However, our listeners have expressed great interest in the topic. Therefore, we will extend…

Behind the Scenes with CRIMESTOPPERS

Darlene Cusanza is president and CEO of CRIMESTOPPERS. CRIMESTOPPERS is an international organization; our local CRIMESTOPPERS was founded in 1981. According to Darlene, CRIMESTOPPERS in New Orleans is very much a grassroots organization that receives little funding from big corporations.…