Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Due to a power outage, KTLN Thibodeaux-Houma will be off the air till Monday 2/26. You can still stream all of our stations here at WWNO.org. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

The Listening Post Asks: How Can Neighborhoods Develop Without Displacing Black-Owned Businesses?

Thomas Walsh
/
WWNO
Journey Allen's studio and gallery, located on the corner of N. Broad & Columbus Street.

Earlier this month, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Orleans Avenue in the Treme was shut down.

Ooh Poo Pah Doo bar was black owned. This made us think about which black owned businesses people in New Orleans frequent on a regular basis. We also got to thinking about how Treme and other neighborhoods can develop without displacing black residents and black-owned businesses. Interviews about the subject and our survey results are featured in our monthly radio segment.

The Listening Post project seeks to establish a two-way conversation with the citizens of New Orleans. Participants can both contribute thoughts and commentary about important issues in their neighborhoods, and also receive news and information important to local communities.

Get your Listening Post updates at:

Twitter (@LP_NOLA)

Tumblr

Facebook

Thomas Walsh is an independent radio producer and audio engineer who lives in New Orleans. You'll see him around town recording music, podcasts, short films, live events and radio features. He's practically glued to his headphones. A movie geek to his core, he's seen every film listed on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies and would love to talk to you about them.

👋 Looks like you could use more news. Sign up for our newsletters.

* indicates required
New Orleans Public Radio News
New Orleans Public Radio Info