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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

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

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

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

Hear Mayor Nagin Speak on Cultural Rebuilding

Sun, 04/30/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin answers WWOZ Street Talk's questions about his plans for the cultural rebuilding of the city — recorded at a Candidates' Forum on April 12, 2006. We talk about music education, second lines, the Mayor's Office for Music and more. Nagin says ... Read more

Seventh Ward Second Line Will Go On

Wed, 04/26/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
Edward Buckner of the Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club says his group's annual parade will continue this year, despite setbacks from Hurricane Katrina. While originally slated for April, the new date for the second line is Sunday, May 14 — Mother's Day. It'... Read more

Second Line Fee Increase Puts Strain on Tradition

Thu, 04/06/06
Authored by Eve Troeh
In January 2006, the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund and the New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force hosted the All Star Second Line Parade. More than 30 clubs took part. Wearing shirts that said "ReNew Orleans," they led thousands of returned and di... Read more

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