Saturday, September 29, 2007

9/29/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (9/24/07)
  • Alan Greenspan vs. Naomi Klein on the Iraq War, Bush's Tax Cuts, Economic Populism, Crony Capitalism and More
  • Blackwater Back on Patrol in Baghdad as Shootings Probe Continues

Listen | Angelo Brocato's is Back! (Re-Broadcast)

Angelo Brocato's Ice Cream & Confectionary, is re-opened a year ago for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

This is a re-broadcast of the interview that aired on the occasion of the re-opening of this landmark in the cultural geography of New Orleans.

[More photos and information available in the original Community Gumbo feature]

Music Played:
Dave Brubeck, "Georgia on My Mind," Indian Summer, Telarc, 2007.

Memphis Minnie, "You Need a Friend," CBS, 1988.

Snooks Eaglin, "Funky Malaguena," The Legacy of the Blues Sampler, Crescendo, 1976.

Sonny Boy Williamson, "Too Old to Think," The Real Folk Blues, Chess, 1987.

Dave Brubeck, "You'll Never Know," Indian Summer, Telarc, 2007.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

9/22/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (9/21/07)
  • In Historic March, Tens of Thousands Gather from Across Nation to Demand Justice for Jena Six
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: Jena Rally Marks “Beginning of a 21st Century Rights Movement”
  • Live from Jena: Two Mothers of the Jena Six React to Outpour of Support for their Sons
  • The Jena Six Story: A Look at the Origins of the Case

Listen | All Colors with Love and Respect: ERACE of New Orleans

ERACE New Orleans fosters racial harmony through civil dialog. Annette McGee is the organization's secretary, and trades off as a facilitator.


Saturdays 10 to 11:30 AM
WRBH Building
3606 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Tuesdays 6 to 7:30 PM
618 City Park Avenue
(across from Delgado)
New Orleans, LA 70119

Screening of the movie American History X
Co-sponsored by the New Orleans Lyceum and ERACE of New Orleans
Saturday, 9/22, 7:00 p.m.
618 City Park Avenue

Music Played:
Joe Calicott, "Down to the River Jordan," Ain't a Gonna.

Dave Brubeck, "You'll Never Know," Indian Summer, Telarc 1997.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

9/15/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (9/14/07)
  • EXCLUSIVE: In One Of His Last Interviews Before His Death Iraqi Tribal Leader Abu Risha Details Relationship With U.S. Military
  • From Empire to Earth Community: Author David Korten on "The Great Turning"
  • Vandana Shiva Decries the "Outsourcing of Pollution to the Third World"
  • Michael Klare on the Internal War For Control of Iraq's Oil
  • "Climate Porn" - Simon Retallack on the Dangers of Using Alarmist Language to Talk About Climate Change
Listen | Remembering Helen Hill (re-broadcast)

America's Most Wanted will air a feature on Helen Hill's murder tonight.

Crimestoppers increased to $15,000 the reward for information leading to the capture of Helen's murderer.

America's Most wanted airs on Channel 8 in New Orleans, 8-9 p.m.


Photos and more available in the original Community Gumbo feature.
America's Most Wanted, Filmmaker And Family Under Fire.

Music Played:
Mississippi John Hurt, Hop Joint.

Joe Calicott, Fare You Well Blues.

Friday, September 07, 2007

9/08/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (9/03/07)
  • The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road", Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and Poetry As Insurgent Art

Listen | Torbjörn Törnqvist: Linking slushy Greenland to swampy Louisiana -- A bumpy ride into the greenhouse future?
Professor Torbjörn Törnqvist arrived in New Orleans to teach at Tulane University just days before Hurricane Katrina, evacuating from the city less than a day after he arrived. Deciding to "stay the course," rather than "cut and run," he recently addressed the 2007 class of Tulane freshmen in a lecture drawing a comparison to a climate change event 8200 years ago, and the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, providing evidence that global warming is worse now than was originally anticipated when the first predictions were made in 1990. Törnqvist argued that Hurricane Katrina accented both danger and opportunity for Louisiana in an era of climate change. As the one of first areas of the world experiencing the consequences of climate change, he called upon students to use their educations to accept the challenge of solving the climate change crisis in whichever discipline they choose.

Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Tulane University.

CBS News, New Threat To Big Easy: Global Warming

Live Science, How Global Warming Can Chill the Planet

Tulane University, A New Look at Subsidence Issues

TerraDaily, New Study Fuels Louisiana Subsidence Controversy

Tulane University 2007 Reading Project, Elizabeth Colbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Luciano Pavarotti, Nessun Dorma ("No one shall sleep")

Tens of thousands of Luciano Pavarotti's fans paid their respects to the operatic tenor in his hometown of Modena, Italy. The beloved singer died at the age of 71 on Thursday after fighting pancreatic cancer for a year.

Music Played:
Guitar Slim and Jelly Bean, "Snowing And Raining Blues," Blues Roots, Tomato Music, 1978.

Muddy Waters, Forty Days and Forty Nights, Chess Records.

Saturday, September 8
12 Noon – 5 P.M.
Freret and Napoleon
40+ Vendors * Live Music * Giveaways * Great Food

Saturday, September 01, 2007

9/01/2007 Community Gumbo

Democracy Now
  • Listen | The Path to Destruction: Two Years After Katrina, Cleanup and Recovery Far From Complete
  • Listen | "The Resilience of the People Is What Carries This City Forward": Poet Sunni Patterson & Hip-Hop Artist Truth Universal Reflect on New Orleans Two Years After Katrina

Listen | Carl Brauner: Surviving the Flood (re-broadcast)
Carl Brauner weathered Hurricane Katrina inside his State Street Drive New Orleans home. He details his experience wading out of his house, the camaraderie he discovered in the city as he escaped the flooding and made his way downtown, his confrontation with Gretna police on the way out of town, and how Hurricane Katrina has provided him with an opportunity for positive growth despite the personal property losses he suffered. Some of the experiences he relates are similar to other disaster accounts reported by Rebecca Solnit. This interview was conducted on 3/12/06.

Note: Because the interview was anchored when it was originally broadcast, and the whole audio was uploaded without anchor comments, continuity may be difficult to understand in a couple of places -- Carl helps a police officer push a car out of the floodwater, Carl crosses the CCC bridge, and Carl arrives in Baton Rouge where he saw video of the extent of flooding for the first time.

Music Played:
Dr. John, "World I Never Made"

Irma Thomas, "Back Water Blues"

Allen Toussaint, "Tipitina and Me"

Dr. John, "Sweet Home New Orleans"