Saturday, April 29, 2006

4/29/2006 Community Gumbo

Furry Lewis, "Kassie Jones," Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006.

4/24/06 Democracy Now
Nagin, Landrieu Face Run-Off in New Orleans Election, Tens of Thousands of Displaced Residents Barred from Voting

FEMA's Dirty Little Secret: A Rare Look Inside the Renaissance Village Trailer Park, Home to Over 2,000 Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

NYC Union Chief Roger Toussaint Remains Defiant Hours Before Heading to Jail for Leading Transit Strike

Ashley Nelson, author of The Combination, one of The Neighborhood Story Project books (re-broadcast).

Me'Shell Ndegeocello, "Mary Magdalene"

Mia Doi Todd, "What if we do?" (remix), La Ninja, Plug Research, 2006.

Community information and announcements.

Drew Landry and the Dirty Cajuns, "Category Five," Tailgaten Relief, 2006.

Leadbelly, "Midnight Special", Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

4/22/2006 Community Gumbo

4/21/2006 Democracy Now
Immigration Crackdown: 1,200 Undocumented Workers Detained Across U.S.

Democracy Now! Interviews New Orleans Mayoral Candidates Mitch Landrieu and Ray Nagin (transcript)

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Ernie K-Doe, "White Boy/Black Boy"

Do you have a story you'd like heard on Community Gumbo? WTUL will host a radio production workshop at Tulane University on Sunday, April 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to edit recorded audio for broadcast using Audacity software. To reserve a seat, send an email to

Vote! Find where you can vote using the Louisiana Secretary of State poll locator, download the Excel list of polling locations, or call 1-800-883-2805.



Mab Segrest, Address on New Orleans, New Orleans International Women's Day, Newcomb College Center for Women

Billy Bragg & Wilco, "Christ for President," Mermaid Avenue

Beverly Rainbolt, Common Ground Algiers health clinic, New Orleans International Women's Day, Newcomb College Center for Women

Rod Poole & Sasha Bogdanowitsch, "Sun Speak," Mind's Island

Saturday, April 15, 2006

4/15/2006 Community Gumbo

4/10/06 Democracy Now
  • Historic African-American New Orleans Church Reopened After Weeks Of Protests & Rectory Sit-In

  • New Orleans Residents and Evacuees Blast State of Schools, Housing, Jobs at Mayoral Forum

  • "Poor People, Disabled People, People of Color Are Not Welcomed Back to New Orleans" - Activists Paint Grim Picture of Struggling City

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, "Where Will I Shelter My Sheep," Foggy Mountain Gospel, Sony 2005.

Do you have a story you'd like heard on Community Gumbo? WTUL will host a radio production workshop at Tulane University on Sunday, April 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to edit recorded audio for broadcast using Audacity software.

To reserve a seat, send an email to

International Women's Day podcast
Herreast Harrison

Wild Magnolias, "Tootie Ma"

Conversation with Crystal Kile about Mardi Gras Indian needs and V-Day. Watch for more information.

Mary Lou Williams, "I Have a Dream," Mary Lou's Mass (1972), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

4/08/2006 Community Gumbo

4/06/2006 Democracy Now -- Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed... How Corporate-Funded Propaganda Is Airing On Local Newscasts As "News"

Ashley Nelson and Abram Himelstein of the Neighborhood Story Project.

Literacy Project Celebrates New Orleans Neighborhoods
Ashley Nelson and five other students from McDonough Senior High School celebrated their communities in books published just before Hurricane Katrina as part of the Neighborhood Story Project, a program sponsored by the University of New Orleans and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.

Listen to Ashley talking about her book, The Combination, and about her love for the Lafitte housing development were she grew up, at New Orleans Indymedia.

Me'Shell Ndegeocello, "Mary Magdalene"

Abram Himelstein, along with Rachel Breunlin, was a writing coach in the Neighborhood Story Project, a program designed to inspire students to further explore their creative talents by writing stories about their New Orleans neighborhoods.

Listen to Abram talking about the project, and about New Orleans post-Katrina, at New Orleans Indymedia.

The Neighborhood Story Project books are available at your neighborhood bookstore.

Visit the Neigborhood Story Project for more information about the program.

Mike West, "Pretty Horses"

Saturday, April 01, 2006

4/01/2006 Community Gumbo

Update in progress ... It's the annual Marathon fundraiser at WTUL -- call 504-865-5887 to pledge, or go to

New Orleans Rent Gouging
This feature was produced by Lew Myrick from the University of Southern Mississippi (pardon the delay in posting -- please check back, Lew is updating this very well-produced story, and it'll be well worth the wait).

The Maple Leaf Re-opening
Despite the devastation of much of the city, curfews, the lack of electricity and the terror of pitch black streets, a slice of New Orleans culture was resurrected just a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina. The Maple Leaf Bar re-opening was an act of defiance against hopelessness. Guitarist Walter Wolfman Washington drove all the way down from Ohio for the occasion. The feature was produced in early October, intended to be broadcast on WTUL -- but the station wasn't able to get back on the air until late December.

Listen to the story at New Orleans Indymedia

3/31/2006 Democracy Now -- Interview with Noam Chomsky

Community Events
Rally to protect the right of evacuees to vote
Ernest Morial Convention Center
Saturday, April 1st
9 a.m.
The rally will begin at the Convention Center parking lot, 9 a.m., Saturday, April 1st, and participants will march across the GNO bridge to Oakwood Mall. There will be a significant presence of police along the route to maintain order. Jesse Jackson and Bill Cosby will speak at the rally. I don't have any additional information -- I couldn't find anything online. This is word of mouth, but I did confirm the event with ACORN.

In the Vietnamese Community

Mary Queen of Vietnam Church
5069 Willowbrook Drive
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: 504-254-5660
Fax: 504-254-9250
Sunday, April 2, 11:15 a.m. -- mayoral candidates forum
Sunday, April 9, 11:15 a.m. -- council candidates forum
New Orleans East—April 2, 2006 and April 9, 2006 – The Vietnamese Community in New Orleans will hold its first Mayoral Candidate Forum on April 2, 2006 at 11:15 am, followed by its first City Council candidate forum the next Sunday on April 9, 2006 at 11:15 am.

We have eighteen mayoral candidates confirmed for the forum on April 2nd and twenty city councilor candidates representing District C, E and At-Large on April 9th.

Both forums will take place at: Mary Queen of Vietnam Church 14001 Dwyer Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70129

An increasingly large number of the Vietnamese community have returned home over the past few months. The community is prepared for a comprehensive rebuilding and revitalization. However basic needs essential for repopulation such as schools and hospitals are still not available. Candidates will have the opportunity to present their platform as well as address issues pertaining to the returning community.

For information:
Contact: or Au Huynh at
Phone: 504-254-5660

Prejudice & Stereotyping Through the Lens of Katrina
Boggs Hall Room 239
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Janet Ruscher of the Psychology Department will present as part of the "Perspectives on Katrina" series. Box lunches provided to the first 25 attendees. Admission is free of charge. This event is open only to members of the Tulane Community (blah blah blah). For more information, call or e-mail Celeste Uzee at 247-1671 or respectively.