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Apr 17, 2019

Sandy Rosenthal, and her son, Stanford Rosenthal, founded Levees.org in 2005, following Hurricane Katrina. The Rosenthals created the organization to inform citizens and law makers that Katrina’s devastating flooding of New Orleans was a man-made, civil engineering catastrophe, not the result of a natural...


Apr 8, 2019

Claire Byun is an editor for MidCityMessenger. The independent, online news source covers local news that primarily affects residents in Mid-City and the surrounding neighborhoods. According to Byun, in determining what stories she will pursue and investigate,“We try to think about the impact the stories will have.”...


Feb 23, 2019

After serving locals and visitors for more than seven decades, The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant on St. Peter Street in the French Quarter closed on February 10, 2019. In tribute to this beloved Creole  eatery, here is a podcast interview with Pearl Jefferson from 2008. In addition to being a gracious server, Ms. Pearl was...


Feb 10, 2019

David Bottner is the Executive Director of the New Orleans Mission. Founded in 1989, the New Orleans Mission has been providing services for three decades to New Orleans residents grappling with homelessness, addiction, abuse, or food insecurity. The Mission is a faith-based organization that relies on support from...


Jan 20, 2019

Kathleen McCulla is the Director of Special Events in the Department of Philanthropy at Ochsner Health System.  In this podcast, McCulla offers details about the hospital’s annual King Cake Festival. This year, 2019, is the sixth year for this popular event that will take place on Sunday, January 27. Festival...