Tuesday, February 08, 2005
February 8, 2005 The eve of Lent is largely known as Mardi Gras in the United States. But the day is also called Shrove Tuesday — especially in Britain, where the occasion is marked by a pancake feast.
On Talk of the NationPlaylist
February 8, 2005 A parent's checklist: car safety seat; jogging stroller; Mardi Gras ladder. Commentator Chris Rose finds you can still have fun on Carnival in New Orleans when you're a parent — you just need a few more accessories.
On Morning EditionPlaylist
Monday, February 07, 2005
Sunday, February 06, 2005
February 6, 2005 Shout! Factory Records releases a four-CD set celebrating the music of the city called Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans. Hear cuts from the big ol' box.
On Weekend Edition SundayPlaylist
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Monday, January 24, 2005
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.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
February 24, 2004 A wrong turn in New Orleans put Noah Adams right in the middle of a wonderful kid's Mardi Gras parade.
Saturday, August 23, 2003
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.
On Weekend Edition SaturdayPlaylist
Tuesday, March 04, 2003