New Orleans


Tue June 12, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Trombone Shorty's Raging Parade

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:39 am

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue perform at the famous New Orleans jazz bar Tipitina's.
Rick Diamond Getty Images

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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Sat May 26, 2012

Residents Expect New Orleans Paper Cut To Hurt

Originally published on Sat May 26, 2012 8:52 am



New Orleans had endured so much - the Civil War, yellow fever, the Depression and a string of spectacular political shenanigans, but its award-winning daily newspaper, the Times-Picayune, has not been able to survive as a daily. Eileen Fleming of member station WWNO reports now on the diminution of a paper that's continued reporting during the darkest days of Hurricane Katrina.

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Thu May 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Bad News In New Orleans: 'Times-Picayune' Slashing Staff, Going To 3 Days

The highly respected journalists at New Orleans' Times-Picayune last night found out the hard way — from another news outlet — that they're about to face deep staff cuts and that the newspaper will soon only print three days a week.

The New York Times' Media Decoder broke the story Wednesday just before midnight ET.

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Sat May 5, 2012
The Record

In New Orleans, A Health Clinic For Working Musicians

Originally published on Sun May 6, 2012 8:26 am

The Stooges Brass Band performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Rick Diamond Getty Images

The annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is in full swing until Sunday. The event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world — and also working musicians playing the festival.

Many of the performers don't have health insurance, so when they need a tuneup, they get care from the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. It's one of a few health centers in the country that provide care exclusively to artists.

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Thu May 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Finish This Sentence: 'Before I Die, I Want To ...'

From the Before I Die wall in New Orleans.
Candy Chang

Artist Candy Chang turned the wall of an abandoned house in New Orleans into "a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them."

And since putting up that public art project in February 2011, "Before I Die" walls have spread to at least 19 cities around the world. Friday, a wall goes up in Denver.

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