Arts & Culture

American Routes Shortcuts: Annika Chambers

Sep 25, 2020
Annika Chambers
American Routes

Houston Texan Annika Chambers is a rare old school blues and soul singer in her early 30s.  During two tours of duty in the U.S. Army, including Iraq, Chambers started to reach a wider public when a colonel heard her singing gospel and asked her to do the National Anthem. She then brought her big voice to the blues playing Army base shows and finally debuting in 2015 with the CD Making My Mark. We caught up with Annika the morning after a triumphant late night show in Butte Montana 2018.

Photo: Courtesy of the Artists

Musaica Chamber  Ensemble opens its 15th season, streaming live from the UNO Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 25th @7:30 pm.  We catch up with Musaica violist and president Bruce Owen. 

You'll find a link to the stream at .   

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, News of the Atom, The Appresidentice, It’s a Smart World, The Apologies of the Week, original music and a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Reading Life: Amanda Boyden, Pam Fessler

Sep 19, 2020

This week on The Reading Life: Amanda Boyden, author of “I Got the Dog: A Memoir of Rising” & NPR’s Pam Fessler, author of “Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice.”

From The Frontline: Dr. Jennifer Avegno

Sep 18, 2020
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Health inequity is just one of the major issues that has been magnified by the COVID-19 crisis, but it’s one that Dr. Jennifer Avegno reckons with on a daily basis. She’s the director of the New Orleans Health Department, and since March, she’s become the public face of the city’s pandemic response. Dr. Avegno discusses her singular experience of the crisis in this edition of the Historic New Orleans Collection’s series, From The Frontline.