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New Orleans

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The J&M Records Story

Friday, September 19, 2008

At the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter sits the Clothes Spin Laundromat. Sixty years ago, rock ‘n’ roll took its baby steps there. As Gianluca Tramontana discovered, it’s a hidden piece of music history.

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Terence Blanchard

Friday, August 31, 2007

One of many wrenching scenes in Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke is a man bringing his mother back to the horrible ruin of her home. The man is Terence Blanchard, a trumpeter and band leader. He also wrote the music for Spike Lee’s ...

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NOLA Comes to Queens

Friday, August 03, 2007

Japanese-born artist Takashi Horisaki used to live in New Orleans. He recently returned to the Lower 9th Ward to bring attention to the city’s continuing struggle the best way he knew how: by making a sculpture. It's based on a wind- and water-ravaged shotgun house. Before its ...

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New Orleans Comedy

Friday, January 26, 2007

In a city struggling to get back on its feet, the stand-up comedy scene in New Orleans is also making a surprising comeback. We sent Gregory Warner down to see what people are finding to laugh at.

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Chili Gumbo

Friday, April 28, 2006

Many of the New Orleans musicians who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina decided to make Austin, Texas their new home. In some ways, Austin and New Orleans are a natural fit: they're both big music towns with a reputation for tolerance. But their signature styles of music might as well ...

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Chasing Spring

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Spring can seem all too fleeting. Bruce Stutz wanted to soak in the season in all its glory. He headed south to where springtime was first hitting the US and chronicled the blossoming, from butterfly migrations to small-town Mardi Gras. Stutz discusses his new book Chasing Spring ...

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The Riot of 1900

Saturday, November 12, 2005

At the turn of the 20th century, New Orleans was one of the few places in America where people of different races could play music together and live and work side by side. That delicate balance blew up in 1900, when the city’s native-born Whites, ethnic immigrants, Blacks, and Creoles ...

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Special Guest: Simon Winchester

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with journalist, historian, and geologist Simon Winchester about disasters — why they happen and what happens afterward. They’ll look at the aftermath of the earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco 99 years ago. Winchester explains why he thinks New Orleans should not be rebuilt ...

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Little Queenie

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kurt Andersen gets in touch with an old friend, the New Orleans singer Little Queenie (a.k.a. Leigh Harris). He asks what future New Orleans holds for a working musician.

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Recover, Rebuild, Didion

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with writer Simon Winchester about how cities recover from disaster. They’ll discuss the earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco in 1906, and how the city rebuilt. We’ll look at the cultural life of Sarajevo, ten years after the Dayton Accords that ended the Bosnian War. And ...

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