Arts & Culture

Play it Again, SLAM!

Jun 29, 2020
Gabby Shea
Jason Falchook

Gabby Shea wants to impress her boyfriend's family with her macaroni and cheese.

Jon Novick reveals what his every day existence is like as a Little Person in New York City.

Annie Tan has trouble connecting with her father across a language barrier and physical distance.

Carl Banks draws upon his past to help a desperate young man on a bridge.

Anoush Froundijian is cast in a bit part in the Armenian version of Beauty and the Beast.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry has News of Smart Houses, News of the Warm, What the Frack?, Let Us Try, News of the Godly, The Appreisdentice, The Apologies of the Week, original music and more.

American Routes Shortcuts: Narvel Felts

Jun 26, 2020
Narvel Felts
American Routes

Singer and guitarist Narvel Felts had 42 singles on the Country Billboard charts in the 1970s and ‘80s, but his roots are in Rockabilly. As a teenager in the 1950s, he had a radio show in Missouri. Later Narvel navigated the early rock and roll music industry, recording at Sun Records, Mercury, and even at Nashville’s famed RCA Victor Studio B. Born in 1938 near Keiser, Arkansas, Narvel Felts grew up the son of sharecroppers, who later moved to Missouri.

Moon Landrieu Remembers The 1969 Battle Over The Confederate Flag

Jun 19, 2020
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Moon Landrieu entered politics in New Orleans at a flashpoint in the struggle for racial justice. Three years after he was elected councilman at large, he pushed to desegregate public accommodations. That same year, a heated debate ensued about whether or not to remove the Confederate flag from city council chambers. The Historic New Orleans Collection conducted a series of interviews with Mr. Landrieu over ten years ago and brings us his reflections in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

American Routes Shortcuts: Fontella Bass

Jun 19, 2020
Fontella Bass
American Routes

On this Juneteenth, we honor the struggle for equality with the sounds of freedom. One singer who heard the sounds of the Civil Rights movement was Fontella Bass from St. Louis. She walked a line between sacred and secular music having sung in churches, traveling shows and blues clubs. “Rescue Me” from 1965 is her best known song.