Friday, October 31, 2008

11/01/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (10/31/08)
  • Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Michael Moore on the Election, the Bailout, Healthcare, and 10 Proposed Decrees for the New President’s First 10 Days

Artists Revive Arts Education in Abandoned Colton School
The Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) will premiere a unique arts collaborative and youth education venue when the Prospect.1 International Arts Biennial opens in New Orleans on November 1st. Located at the corner of St. Claude and Spain streets, Colton School was used briefly after Hurricane Katrina, but was then left abandoned.

Extended Interviews

Listen | Jeanne Nathan
The creation of The Studio at Colton School was the fulfillment of the vision and passion of Jeanne Nathan, a reknowned cultural entrepreneur and public relations professional, and her husband, Bob Tannen, an acclaimed artist and urban planner. Jeanne Nathan is the President of the Creative Alliance of New Orleans.

Listen | Wes Williams
An artist, journalist, and educator, Wes Williams was born and raised in New Orleans. He provides youth mentoring through songs of the underground railroad, and helps them understand the current social context of African-Americans through the trajectory of history and culture.

Listen | Sara Hess
A New Orleans native who acquired a more profound appreciation of the importance of preserving New Orleans' culture after studying indigenous communities in Australia, Sara Hess returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and works as the Program Director of the Creative Alliance of New Orleans.

Working on the Following Interviews

Pandora Andrea Gastelum

Annie Evelyn

Ben Zeitlin


Creative Alliance of New Orleans

Prospect.1 New Orleans

National Performance Network

Steven Spring Foundation

The Really Really Free Market

The New Orleans Photo Alliance

Doug McCash, "Prospect.1 New Orleans is a feast of first-class art anyone can understand," The Times-Picayune, 10/31/08.

Music Played
Rodd, Teri And The M.S.R. Singers, "Richard Nixon"

Gene Marshall, "Jimmy Carter Says Yes"

Sunday, October 26, 2008

10/25/2008 Community Gumbo

Guest Host: Kyle Barnett

Listen | Democracy Now (10/24/08)
  • McCain Calls Obama a “Socialist” – But Why is That a Smear?
  • Following Widespread Complaints, New Lawsuit Seeks Paper Balloting in Pennsylvania
  • Lawyers Planning Last-Minute Challenges as Time Running Out for Troy Anthony Davis

Listen | Karen Gadbois: Government Transparency, Social Networking, and Disaster Recovery (re-broadcast)
Karen Gadbois blogs about disaster recovery and documents New Orleans historic architecture at Her efforts to stop the bulldozing of historic properties led her on a trail which uncovered a scandal involving contractors who were paid to remediate flooded homes, but who never did the work. She was one of the featured speakers at the New Orleans Speaks Symposium, a forum highlighting lessons learned by fifteen civic activists involved in the struggle to rebuild. Due to Hurricane Gustav, New Orleans Speaks was rescheduled for the day this interview was broadcast at the University of New Orleans. More information is available at THENEWORLEANSINSTITUTE.ORG.

Listen | Democracy Now (10/23/08)
  • Indigenous Colombians Begin 10,000-Strong March Against Uribe Government
Listen | Democracy Now (10/22/08)
  • Does Obama's Record-Setting Fundraising Mark the End of Public Campaign Financing?
Music Played
Blurt “Get”

Metal Urbain “Colt 45”

Young Marble Giants “Radio Silents”

Suicide “Girl”

Saturday, October 04, 2008

10/04/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (10/02/08)
  • Third Party VP Candidates Matt Gonzalez and Rosa Clemente Respond to Biden-Palin Debate
  • Wary of Public Outcry, Revised $800B Wall St. Bailout Stuffed with Earmarks to Sway Election-Year Incumbents

Listen | Democracy Now (10/03/08)
  • No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates

Listen | Fighting Climate Change, One Light Bulb at a Time
Andi Hoffman is the Executive Director of Green Light New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, thanks to the support of donors and volunteers, the musician has led the fight to turn the Katrina disaster into an opportunity to re-invent New Orleans as a green city. 120,168 light bulbs later, Green Light New Orleans is making New Orleans a model for the rest of the nation to follow. Now, Green Light New Orleans needs additional donations and volunteers to sustain the effort.

Music Played:
Dr. John and the lower 911, "Time for a change"

Oliver Mtukudzi, "Ndima Ndapedza"

Jimmy Cliff, "The harder they come"

Ramatou Diakite , "Koulandian"