Jenni Lawson

Production Manager

Jenni has been working with WWNO since 1991 and has been Production Manager since 1994. Her duties include producing The Reading Life, New Orleans in Concert, Continuum, and Where Y’Eat. Her responsibilities also include coordinating the distribution of Harry Shearer's Le Show, managing digital audio production, coordinating studio rentals, as well as daily promotions.

In addition to WWNO, Jenni has distinguished herself as one of the only female on-site radio engineers in professional sports. She has been a radio engineer for the NBA Pelicans/Hornets since 2002 and Tulane football since 2007, as well as other sports broadcasts.  Jenni was featured in Gambit’s Weekly’s “40 Under 40” list in 2004.

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This week on The Reading Life: Benjamin Moser, author of  "Why This World? A Biography of Clarice Lispector," talks about his longstanding affection for the Brazilian writer and his stewardship of her literary legacy. And Susan has a review of Roxane Gay’s "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body."

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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of Bad Banks, Read the Trades, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, and more!

The earliest music was composed for the human voice or ensembles of voices. It was not until medieval times that instruments were used to accompany the voices and then as solo instruments without voices. This Continuum presents music devoted to the rise of instrumental music with examples of a variety of the early instruments. The recording use is: Early Music (Various performers) - Vol. 10 of Century Harmonia HMX 2918163-72.

This week on The Reading Life: Mississippi writers who will be at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in March! Michael Farris Smith talks about his terrific second novel, "Desperation Road," one of the best spring books so far, and Mary Miller gives us the lowdown on her unforgettable short story collection, "Always Happy Hour." Writer and yoga instructor AC Lambeth invites you to a reading/discussion series of the Indian classic, "The Ramayana," at Wild Lotus Yoga Studio.

This week on The Reading Life:  Rising star of Mexican fiction and New Orleanian Yuri Herrera, whose new novel is Transmigration of Bodies, and Kerry Hamilton, who’s the ambassador his great grandmother’s book, Trials of the Earth The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Mann Hamilton.  And Susan reviews Lionel Shriver’s The Mandibles, 2029-2047.

This week on the Reading Life: Pilot Erin Seidemann, whose new memoir is Postcards from the Sky: Notes of an Aviatrix, and debut novelist Elizabeth Sanders, whose book, The Last Light, is set during Christmas bonfire-building season.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer shares a new episode of Karzai Talk, plus News of the Olympic Movement, Just Say So, News of the Atom, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of AfPAC, The Apologies of the Week, and more!