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Death Sex & Money In New Orleans

Terri Coleman, Gentilly resident and teacher at Dillard University
Rush Jagoe
Terri Coleman, Gentilly resident and teacher at Dillard University

You might have noticed a few cameras around town this week. Yes, the entire media world has descended on New Orleans.


But some reporters began digging around the city much earlier in the summer, in hopes of providing more in depth coverage. Anna Sale is the host of a year-old podcast from WNYC, the public radio station in New York City, called Death Sex & Money. Each episode focuses on one person, and gives them the chance to explore and dissect moments from their lives.

With some help from WWNOs Laine Kaplan Levenson, Sale spent a week in New Orleans in July with her team of producers, and interviewed five local people, including local music star Big Freedia, the city coroner, Jeffrey Rouse, and entrepreneur Simone Bruni, better known as the Demolition Diva.


Check out all 5 DSM New Orleans episodeshere!


WWNO's Jesse Hardman interviewed Anna Sale about her unique approach to covering the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and what she heard during her trip.

As the new Coastal Reporter, Jesse Hardman will draw on 15 years of worldwide experience in radio, video and print journalism. As a radio reporter he has reported for NPR, BBC, and CBC, and for such familiar programs as Marketplace, This American Life, Latino USA, and Living on Earth. He served as a daily news reporter and news magazine producer for WBEZ in Chicago.