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Disability Pride Festival Celebrates Beauty in Difference

On March 25, there will be a new festival rolling into town. It's the NOLA Disability Pride Festival , which is a one-day celebration for the disability community of Greater New Orleans. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford spoke with two of the festival's founding organizers, Jane Rhea Vernier of the Quirky Citizens Alliance , and Pamela Fisher of the Advocacy Center . Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

All Things New Orleans: Healthy Homes Ordinance

Last month, the New Orleans City Council's Community Development committee introduced an ordinance implementing a city wide rental registry beginning in January 2018. The ordinance, sponsored by Latoya Cantrell and Jason Williams, will require rentals to meet a check list of health and safety requirements before the property can be rented out. Maxwell Ciardullo, Director of Policy & Communications at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, joins us to talk more about the "Healthy Homes Ordinance". Note: The Healthy Homes Ordinance will receive it's final vote in front of the New Orleans City Council Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10am.

Previewing The 2017 NBA All-Star Game: 'The Ball Bounces The Same For Everyone'

The NBA All-Star Game is this weekend in New Orleans. The game was originally going to be played in Charlotte, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans after North Carolina passed HB 2. It's a controversial bill aimed at limiting transgendered people's public bathroom choices. WWNO's Jason Saul spoke with WDSU sportscaster Fletcher Mackel about what we should expect this weekend. And special thanks to Tom Bullock, a reporter at WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Previewing The 2017 NBA All-Star Game: 'The Ball Bounces The Same For Everyone'

Listening to Locals: Evan Christopher, Clarinetist

When it comes to word association, the words "clarinet" and " Evan Christopher " go hand-in-hand. Having been involved with the New Orleans music community for over 20 years, he has definitely earned that connection. Evan has also seen the music community transition and change over those decades. In this installment of NolaVie's "Listening to Locals" series, Kelley Crawford invited Evan into the studio. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Wigs, Beards, & Makeup: The Family That Decorates The King

Bill Saussaye's family has helped decorate Mardi Gras krewes for generations. His family's shop, the Vieux Carre Hair Shop, is not only a destination for the kings and captains of Mardi Gras, but a catalyst for keeping festival traditions alive and well. The Vieux Carre Hair Shop was founded in 1877 by Bill Saussaye's great-grandmother, Eugenie. The shop is now located Uptown on Maple Street and has extended hours for the Mardi Gras season. This interview was conducted by Mark Cave for the Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Thomas Walsh.

All Things New Orleans: Feb. 9, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we checked in with our Hispanic community amid plans to construct a border wall between Mexico and the United States. We're also "Takin it to the Streets" with writer and videographer Big Red Cotton as we approach Mardi Gras! WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard also talks with author, Robert Meyer about human behavior and disaster preparedness. NOTE: This week in New Orleans history, attorney A.P. Tureaud founded the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society on February 11, 1936.

Whole Village Art Therapy Combines Counseling and Creative Expression

Holly Wherry is an artist, counselor, and community advocate who has created a way to blend her skills and enthusiasm into one non-profit. It is called Whole Village Art Therapy , and it is an organization that lives up to that hefty name. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford spoke with Holly to learn about art therapy and how it is becoming part of the New Orleans community. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Whole Village Art Therapy Combines Counseling and Creative Expression

All Things New Orleans: Le Musee de F.P.C.

Le Musee de F.P.C, a historic house museum, is one of the country's fewest attractions dedicated to telling the stories of free people of color and preserving their material culture. Founder, Beverly McKenna, shares the importance of this museum's narrative as the city prepares for it's tricentennial in 2018. To find out more about the museum of free people of color, visit http://www.lemuseedefpc.com/footsteps/

All Things New Orleans: Feb. 2, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with APM's host of "A Prairie Home Companion", Chris Thile. We'll also share an interview from WWNO's Coastal Desk between a young man and his grandfather who's moved several times due to flooding. Then a local non-profit, Right The Wrong Together, talks about bettering the relationship between the New Orleans community and law enforcement.

Short-Term Rental Ordinance Reflects Changing Market and Culture

It's not an idea that's new. For centuries, New Orleanians have been taking in lodgers. But technology and a changing culture have transformed the way house rentals work. Airbnb and other sites are making short-term rental options not only easier, but also vastly more widespread. NolaVie's Renée Peck spoke with attorney Andrew Legrand , about the short-term rental ordinance recently passed by the New Orleans City Council , and what it means for locals. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

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