Sunday, May 27, 2007

6/02/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (5/29/07)
  • War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

Listen | Bari Landry: North Rampart Street's Revival
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated North Rampart Street as one of its designated Main Streets eligible for economic revitalization grants. Bari Landry is the Manager of North Rampart Main Street.


North Rampart Main Street

National Trust Main Street Center

Broadway South push centered in Legislature

Listen | Robert McClintock: The Alliance of Guardian Angels Establishes Residency in New Orleans
Robert McClintock is the West Coast Regional Director of the Alliance of Guardian Angels. He has established residency in New Orleans to open a regional office and help with crime abatement. Curtis Sliwa formed the Guardian Angels to patrol crime-ridden neigbhorhoods of Brooklyn almost thirty years ago. (Note that the added sound effects were added thanks to a thunderstorm that snuck up during recording). Full audio download.


The Alliance of Guardian Angels

The Guardian Angels' Mission: To safeguard neighborhoods, schools, and cyberspace from crime and violence, through partnerships with educators, corporations, and community leaders, via programs that heighten risk awareness, foster character development, provide peaceful solutions, and empower individuals, especially our youth, to lead positive, productive, contributing lives.

The Guardian Angels is now recruiting New Orleanians to join the organization.

New Orleans contact:
Robert McClintock
redstring1_ga at yahoo dot com

Listen | Lauren Anderson: Neighborhood Housing Services Hosts the 10th Freret Street Festival & Home Ownership Fair
As the Director of Neighborhood Housing Services, Lauren Anderson has been a tireless advocate of, and facilitator for, homeownership as a path to wealth creation and economic development. Neighborhood Housing Services is hosting the 10th annual Freret Street Festival today.


Neighborhood Housing Services

Freret Street Festival and Homeownership Fair

Leslie Williams, "Little-known program can turn renters into owners," The Times-Picayune, 5/30/07.

Symphony Book Fair
Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave. Symphony Volunteers Inc. present the 54th annual event to benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with more than 100,000 books in every category, sold 9 a.m.-9 Sun.-Tues. Sunday admission is $10, free thereafter. Call 319-8106.

Historic New Orleans Collection
Williams Gallery, 533 Royal St. "Four Hundred Years of French Presence in Louisiana: Treasures from the National Library of France," ends today. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 Tues.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 Sun. Free. Call 523-4662.

Music Played:
Mark Bingham with Micheal Skinkus, "The Mardi Gras Raven" (poem by R. Moose Jackson, Dirge for the Deluge, Piety Street Recording, 2006 (available at The Sound Cafe, 2400 Chartres Street).

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Avenue, "We Gonna Make You," Orleans Avenue, Treme Records, 2005.


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