Interviews

Wheelchair fencing: A unique sports fitness opportunity

Jonathan Cohen is the president of the New Orleans Fencing Club (NOFC). While the public is familiar with fencers in the movies as they run and jump while engaging in exciting blade work, another type of fencing exists. Individuals who…

Comic Con: An Interview With Will Friedle, Part 2

Will and I began to talk about his role on “Kim Possible,” and one does not talk about Kim Possible without talking about Christy Carlson Romano. Known for her portrayal of Ren in “Even Stevens,” Romano did several television movies like the…

Susan Zackin

Owner & Luxury Wedding & Event Planner, Z Event Company

Bob Carr: Riding out the Great Depression in a Packard

Many locals know Bob Carr for his high-profile work on TV and radio in the ’60s and ’70s when he was a well-known personality on WDSU-TV and WWL-Radio. In this podcast, Carr talks about his early years at WDSU, the…

Give thanks during the holiday season: #iGiveCatholic

Cory Howat is executive director of the Catholic Foundation. In 2015, the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans began #iGiveCatholic. The online, one-day-long fundraising campaign supports Catholic organizations around the country. Funds from the endeavor go toward feeding…

Green Schoolyards: Playground or innovative drainage technology

Sarah Olivier is the New Orleans Program Director for The Trust For Public Land.  The Trust For Public Land helps communities raise funds, do research, plan initiatives, and acquire and protect land. The organization employs cutting-edge research and innovative mapping…

Armstrong Park's Antique Rose Garden

Leo Watermeier is curator of the Antique Rose Garden in New Orleans’ Armstrong Park. This 25-year-old garden has a national and an international reputation. As Watermeier notes, “It has grown to become one of the largest collections of 'old roses' that…

Origins of New Orleans Jazz by Boyd Raeburn

Bruce Raeburn is curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans. Raeburn has more than an academic understanding of Jazz; he grew up with Jazz music. “I come from a jazz family," said Raeburn. "My father was a…

H. Rault Locksmith: New Orleans’ best kept secret

Michelle Miller is the owner of H. Rault Locksmith. In 1845, Joseph Rault, an 18-year old French immigrant, opened a gunsmith shop at 515 Bourbon St. Rault’s son, Henri, learned locksmithing, and the business moved to 3027 Magazine St. in…

The Pennant Shop: A part of New Orleans history since 1932

Jack Matranga is owner of the Pennant Shop on Metairie Road. For more than eight decades, the popular shop has supplied colorful flags that are integral to our many celebrations, including Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, the feast of St.…

A Free Spirit

Vodou priestess, author and community leader, Sallie Ann Glassman

Former FBI Special Agent Bernazzani talks Russia

James Bernazzani served as the FBI Special Agent in charge of New Orleans from 2005 to 2008. In this podcast interview, Mr. Bernazzani gives a basic overview of some of the country’s intelligence agencies and explains why he trusts these…

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