Arts & Culture

Hitchhiking, a Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop

Mar 23, 2020
Erin Barker
Sarah Stacke

Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father.
Alvin Hall grew up on a small farm on the Florida Panhandle where Viewmaster slides of exotic lands fueled his imagination.
Paul Teodo is hitchhiking in Chicago when his hot temper helps him out of a profoundly dangerous situation.
Sam Thurman’s eyeglasses are knocked off his head at a punk rock concert.
Ameera Chowdhury is a teenager and thrilled when punk icon Iggy Pop begins to correspond with her.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

Harry is back stateside and stuck inside like the rest of us for this week’s Le Show. He brings us News of the Warm, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, keeps a close eye on President Trump and plays great music from Dire Straits, Martha and The Vandellas, The Beach Boys and more.

10 Years After BP Oil Spill, A Volunteer Remembers The Pelicans

Mar 20, 2020
Keely Merritt / The Historic New Orleans Collection

Next month marks 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that took lives and damaged the Gulf Coast and its wildlife. In the wake of the disaster, the Louisiana State Animal Response Team dispatched a crew of volunteers to care for thousands of oiled pelicans. Jean Beaston was one of those volunteers. From her home in Youngsville, Louisiana, she chronicled her experiences at the bird rescue center in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

 

American Routes Shortcuts: Leyla McCalla

Mar 20, 2020
Leyla McCalla
American Routes

Cellist and folk singer Leyla McCalla was raised in New Jersey by Haitian immigrant parents. She picked up the cello as a young student, and after studying performance and chamber music at NYU, Leyla left New York for New Orleans and began busking and exploring cultural connections between Louisiana and Haiti, with Creole tunes, Haitian rhythms and instruments, adding Cajun fiddle melodies, traditional jazz banjo and folk songs from both regions. Now a mother of three, Leyla reflected on her mother and father. 

 

 

Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

Mar 16, 2020

Jenny Allen is diagnosed with cancer and is forced to make a decision when she starts chemotherapy.

Danyel Smith is confronted by a musician who didn't like an article she wrote for Vibe Magazine.

Stephanie Peirolo fights with an insurance company while her son is in a coma. 

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