Arts & Culture

The Reading Life: Douglas Baz and Charles Traub

Nov 27, 2020

Susan Larson talks with photographers Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub, creators of “Cajun Document: Acadiana, 1973-74.”

American Routes Shortcuts: Suni Paz

Nov 27, 2020
Suni Paz
American Routes

Since the 1960s, singer and guitarist Suni Paz has been one of the best-known purveyors of “nueva canción” or “new song,” a Latin American movement that employed folk music to push for social change. After emigrating from her native Argentina to California and completing her graduate studies, Suni began to perform in schools, at United Farm Workers’ rallies, and was soon recording with Folkways Records. She is a 2020 NEA National Heritage Fellow. Suni told us about her beginnings in music and song.

Photo courtesy of New Orleans Opera Association

Conversation with New Orleans Opera General Director Clare Burovac.

Little Voices, Big Ideas: Fanny's Dream

Nov 23, 2020

In episode 1 of “Little Voices, Big Ideas,” we take on the Cinderella myth through Fanny’s Dream a retelling of that tale by Caralyn Buehner. Mother and daughter Beth Rosch and Celeste Lavender join our hosts to illustrate the big ideas that emerge when we talk about the humanities themes found in children’s books.

Little Voices, Big Ideas is the latest collaboration between WWNO and The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The podcast explores how parents and children can discuss the complex themes found within children’s literature. 

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us It’s a Smart World, News of Microplastics, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, original music and more.