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Fair Housing Suit Filed on Behalf of St. Bernard Residents

Thu, 06/29/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
GNO Fair Housing Center Executive Director James Perry Comments On Tuesday, June 27, 2006, the advocacy group the Advancement Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of former residents of New Orleans public housing. ... Read more

Tulane Music Library Works Toward Restoration

Sat, 06/24/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
When floodwaters inundated the basement of Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, the extensive collection of audio and video recordings — many rare or irreplaceable — were entirely lost. Music librarian Lenny Bertrand joins Alison on Street Talk to discuss th... Read more

Irvin Mayfield on NOJO and the National Jazz Center Proposal

Thu, 06/15/06
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra creative director Irvin Mayfield on the proposed National Jazz Center, a $715 million downtown development that stands to have a complex impact on the city's economy and culture. Interview by Eve and Alison. Read more

New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative

Wed, 05/24/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
With the shuttering of Charity Hospital, adequate and accessible health care for New Orleans' uninsured returning residents is in poor shape. The women of Incite! Women of Color, a collective of feminist activists dedicated to ending violence against women of color nationwi... Read more

Award-Winning Playwright Eve Ensler Embeds in New Orleans

Tue, 05/23/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
WWOZ Street Talk reporter Alison Fensterstock sat down with playwright and activist Eve Ensler — creator of the Vagina Monologues and V-Day — to talk about her ongoing work with women in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Ensler sponsored a program of Katrina Warriors, ... Read more

Mitch Landrieu on Cultural Rebuilding

Tue, 05/16/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
Mayoral candidate Mitch Landrieu answers WWOZ Street Talk's questions on the cultural rebuilding of New Orleans, from financial support to music education to incentives for artists and others — like Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians — who are not paid pro... Read more

Mardi Gras Service Corps Reaches Out and Re-Brands New Orleans

Wed, 05/10/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
Since February, the Mardi Gras Service Corps has worked with more than 2,000 volunteers to gut houses, clean up neighborhoods, paint public schools and more. This month they launch a new Family Match program: displaced families are assigned a small team of volunteers to h... Read more

The Future of Latin American Culture in New Orleans

Wed, 05/10/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
Two leaders in New Orleans Latino community discuss how recent immigrant workers will impact the city's culture. Rudy Mills is a Honduran musician and director of InterFest, and Ariana Hall is executive director of CubaNola collective. Read more

Final Report of the Bring New Orleans Back Commission's Cultural Committee

Wed, 05/03/06
Part of Mayor Ray Nagin's Bring New Orleans Back Commission included a special Cultural Committee, made up of representatives from the worlds of music, visual art, cultural preservationists and others. While the make-up of the committee was somewhat controversial — "too el... Read more

Feature Story on National Public Radio about Increase in Second Line Fees

Tue, 05/02/06
Feature story about increase in second line fees on National Public Radio, by Street Talk reporter Eve Troeh. Read more

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