Arts & Culture

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. about his forthcoming book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.” Professor Glaude was scheduled to speak at the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, which has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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This week’s edition of Le Show comes from Australia, with Harry bringing us News of Smart Houses, Harry Reads the Trades, The Apologies of the Week, The Appresidentice, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, News of Bees, News of America’s Longest War, News of the Atom, great music and more. 

American Routes Shortcut: the Doucet Brothers

Mar 13, 2020
Michael and David Doucet
American Routes

This is American Routes, down by the riverside, live at the New Orleans Jazz Market. Our guests this hour are the Doucet brothers. Fiddler Michael is a National Heritage Fellow, a person who years ago did fieldwork with the elder Cajun musicians. Brother David on guitar adds high-speed virtuoso flat picking. You may know them as founding members of the band Beausoleil. 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans

This week on Inside the Arts, India Fest is back.  We’ll get a sneak peek at the 2020 festivities featuring Indian arts, culture and cuisine at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  Event note: India Fest rescheduled for Saturday, June 6.  In the interest of public safety due to concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19), NOMA has rescheduled India Fest to Saturday, June 6. 

When We Were Young

Mar 9, 2020
Max García Conover
Tim Ouillette

Sarfraz Manzoor discovers life lessons in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen. Oanh Ngo Usadi and her family arrive in Texas from Vietnam with high hopes and an American Dream. Max García Conover finds faith in an unexpected place.

Harry Shearer
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On this week’s edition of Le Show Harry bring us an interview with author Matt Stoller. An expert on American anti-trust legislation, Stoller has written Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy and talks to Harry about the cycles of consolidation and regulation the United States has passed through in the last 100 years.

This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling author Erik Larson, whose new book is “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz," and Rita Woods, whose first novel is “Remembrance.”

American Routes Shortcuts: Margo Price

Mar 6, 2020
Margo Price
Bobbi Rich

Margo Price brings Midwestern working class credentials to country music. From Aledo, Illinois, Margo followed her uncle Bobby Fisher’s footsteps as a Nashville songwriter. While working odd jobs, Margo formed the Pricetags, who joined her on the 2016 debut album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” Price has always been outspoken about the rights of women and the working class, subjects she’s channeled into her music. 

 

 

Photo Credit: Edda Pacifico

This week on Inside the Arts, the Louis Moreau Institute's 2020 Festival premieres Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' monodrama, Eight Songs for a Mad King and other works by contemporary masters and emerging composers.  Artistic director Morris Rosenzweig and bass baritone Jonathan Z. Harris join us for a chat.

And, Le Petit Theatre continues its season with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson.  Veteran actors Lance Nichols and Zeb Hollins III are here.

Harry Shearer
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On this week’s edition of Le Show Harry bring us News of Smart Houses, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack?, News of the Godly, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, News of Microplastics, Karzai Talk, The Apologies of the Week, and more.   

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