January 24, 2005 Just in time for Mardi Gras, NPR's Cheryl Devall chats with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins about his latest CD Putumayo Presents: Kermit Ruffins, on which he pays homage to the legend he's most often compared to, Louis Armstrong.
February 24, 2004 A wrong turn in New Orleans put Noah Adams right in the middle of a wonderful kid's Mardi Gras parade.
August 23, 2003 A new anthology features short stories about New Orleans. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to editor Joshua Clark about French Quarter Fiction: The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia. John Biguenet, whose work is featured in the collection, also joins the conversation.
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March 4, 2003 Commentator Andrei Codrescu tells the story of a woman offering to show him her breasts in exchange for Mardi Gras trinkets. Codrescu offers a portrait of New Orleans in all of its glorious weirdness.
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