Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saving Louisiana's Coast

Listen| Casey DeMoss Roberts explores the science, policy, and culture behind Louisiana's disappearing coast. Interviews with prominent leaders in the community featured.

Carlton Dufrechou, the Executive Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. He is an engineer by training and explains the science behind Louisiana's coastal woes. To contact the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation call 504-836-2215 or email at

Mark Davis, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at Tulane Law School. He says we can't just drop money into a project and make it happen. There are legal obstacles to our goals. He talks about our state's legal traditions and some very clever solutions to our coastal policy troubles. To get in touch Prof Davis you can email him at

Dr Bob Thomas, the Interim Director of the School of Mass Communication and Director of the Loyola Center of Environmental Communication. He told me about the power of a cup of coffee, that we need to know how to communicate to a mass audience but we also just need to talk to each other. To contact Dr. Thomas email him at

Aaron Viles, Campaign Director of the Gulf Restoration Network and mastermind of many successful campaigns that protect our fisheries, our coast, and our music. He can be contacted at

Walter Williams, documentary filmmaker and creator of Mr. Bill, a favorite character from Saturday Night Live.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

1/09/2009 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (1/08/09)

Prospect.1 New Orleans International Art Biennial Comes to a Close

The Prospect.1 New Orleans International Art Biennial Comes to a Close on Sunday, January 18th with a Closing Salon from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Prospect.1 Welcome Center, 851 Magazine Street. In this edition of Community Gumbo, revisiting conversations about the Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO), and a unique arts collaborative and youth education venue at the Studio at Colton School, located at St. Claude and Spain streets.

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.


Creative Alliance of New Orleans

Prospect.1 New Orleans

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

Music Played
Leo Nocentelli, "Na Hey Na"

Jimmy Robinson, "Screeching Halt"

Los Po-boycitos, "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries"