TriPod: New Orleans at 300 WWNO's innovative radio history, released in weekly segments as New Orleans approaches its Tricentennial in 2018. Each TriPod segment is its own micro-documentary, devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans' rich history. The series will explore lost and neglected stories, delve deeper into the familiar, and question what we think we know about the city's history.
TriPod: New Orleans at 300

TriPod: New Orleans at 300

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WWNO's innovative radio history, released in weekly segments as New Orleans approaches its Tricentennial in 2018. Each TriPod segment is its own micro-documentary, devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans' rich history. The series will explore lost and neglected stories, delve deeper into the familiar, and question what we think we know about the city's history.More from TriPod: New Orleans at 300 »

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TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Podcast Edit)

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment. As part of the New Orleans Museum of Art's literary 'Arts and Letters' series, Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke with sociologist Peter Marina in front of a live audience about his book 'Down and Out in New Orleans.' The two discussed the various informal economies in New Orleans, and alternative lifestyles people choose as a way to live outside of mainstream society. Laine starts the conversation with what Marina's book is inspired by

TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Radio Edit)

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment. As part of the New Orleans Museum of Art's literary 'Arts and Letters' series, Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke with sociologist Peter Marina in front of a live audience about his book 'Down and Out in New Orleans.' The two discussed the various informal economies in New Orleans, and alternative lifestyles people choose as a way to live outside of mainstream society. Laine starts the conversation with what Marina's book is inspired by

If These Pages Could Talk: Touro Infirmary's First Admission Book

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns to hunt down a rare artifact full of private, and personal information. Laine Kaplan-Levenson goes on the search. When you first walk into a hospital, before you can see a doctor, you walk up to a counter in a room that sounds like this The person at the desk asks you a bunch of questions, like who's paying your bill, where you come from, your date of birth. Touro Infirmary has been collecting this same information for over 150 years. Since the beginning, they

Edmond Dédé: The Classical Composer You've Never Heard Of

I crashed an opera rehearsal the other day. A large group of vocalists, young, old, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, all the genders, belted out in long rows surrounding a piano. They were preparing for the 75th anniversary celebration of the New Orleans Opera Association. I was there to talk to a mother-daughter opera combo: Givonna Joseph and Aria Mason. "When she was little people would always say 'Are you going to sing like your mom?'" Givonna told me. "It would drive her crazy. 'Im so tired,

A Community Of Refugees In New Orleans East

You've probably heard of the James Beard Awarding-winning Duong Phuong Bakery out in New Orleans East, whether or not you actually got to taste their coveted King Cake. But today, high school students from Metairie Park Country Day take over TriPod to go beyond Duong Phong, and explore the larger Vietnamese community in the East. Not long after we celebrated New Years Eve 2018, an entire community in New Orleans East celebrated their new years eve. It's called Tet. Tet is the Vietnamese New Year

TriPod Xtras: John Barbry Of The Tunica-Biloxi Nation

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new tripod xtra. Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with John Barbry of the Tunica Biloxi nation, to discuss the history of the tribe and its contributions to New Orleans and Louisiana. The Tunica Biloxi land is in Marksville, Louisiana, about three hours outside New Orleans. The conversation begins when the Tunica Biloxi made contact Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. John D. Barbry is the director of development & programming, Language & Culture

"The Mexican Band"

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new episode about a Mexican band that rocked the city in the 80s — the 1880s. Long, long ago, a band in New Orleans swept the city off its feet, but it wasn't a New Orleans Band. It was Mexican. There's this sort of mythical thing...it's like this band comes to New Orleans from Mexico and they've got military brass instruments and it gets pinpointed as the beginning of something, which is really interesting. Interesting because nearly a hundred and 50

TriPod Xtras: "Arriving Africans And A Changing New Orleans"

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a tripod Xtra produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. In this tripod xtra, we hear an abridged talk given by Dr. Erin Greenwald, curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection's 'The Founding Era' exhibit. Greenwald traces New Orleans' African roots — from their kidnapping in Africa, through the middle passage, to the seminal role Africans played in the founding of our city. Dr. Erin M. Greenwald is the Curator of Programs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Her

TriPod Xtras: Herlin Riley And Joe Lastie

TriPod put out an episode on the legendary Lastie family — a family that holds generations of iconic musicians. I talked to drummers and first cousins Herlin Riley and Joe Lastie about their experience growing up in this musical family, what it was like to hear Professor Longhair and Dr John play in their living room, what it was like to have their introduce drums into the spiritual church, and what it was like to get yelled at by that same grandfather when they tried to play James Brown in that

The Legendary Lasties

Tripod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new episode that spotlights a famous musical family, the Lasties. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with drummers, and cousins, Herlin Riley and Joe Lastie. This is the first in a series of episodes focusing on the rich history of New Orleans music. Listen to the full interview with Herlin Riley and Joe Lastie here .

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