Eve Abrams

Producer

Eve Abrams first fell in love with stories listening to her grandmother tell them; it’s been an addiction ever since.

Eve is a radio producer, writer, audio documentarian, and educator. Her work airs on WWNO, as well as on national programs such as the Tavis Smiley Show, Studio 360, The World, and This American Life. Her writing is published in the 2010 collection Where We Know: New Orleans as Home, as well as in Fourth Genre, Wesleyan Magazine, and the forthcoming New Orleans atlas, Unfathomable City. She is also the co-author of the book Preservation Hall.

Eve has taught in public and charter schools, both in New Orleans and New York City, and currently teaches writing at the Waldo Burton School and an audio workshop at Tulane University.

Cheryl Gerber

If there’s one person in New Orleans – in the world of criminal justice – that you really ought to meet, it’s this guy.

Eve Abrams

“Our uniforms were completely different from the men’s uniforms,” recalls Yvonne Bechet, one of the first female officers in the New Orleans Police Department.  “We wore skirts.  We wore one-inch heels.  We wore the cutest little sailor hats, but it didn’t stay on. And we carried our weapons in a purse."

Cheryl Gerber

Dominique Newton is a college sophomore. She’s only 20, but she’s already been through a lot. These days, she’s majoring in political science, with a minor in creative writing. Last time we got together, she was in the middle of writing a 10-page play, and also toting around some comic books.

Courtesy of StoryCorps

As part of our StoryCorps series on criminal justice, we bring you a conversation between social workers.

Noelle Deltufo and Ginger Parsons are close friends who worked together as social workers for the OPD - Orleans Public Defenders. They discuss the emotional labor that comes with social work and more broadly about systemic injustice.


Courtesy of StoryCorps

As part of our StoryCorps series on criminal justice, we bring you this conversation on growing up in New Orleans.

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