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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. The late Sharon Litwin, co-founder of NolaVie.com, began “Notes from New Orleans,” and the legacy is carried on by Renee Peck (journalist), Kelley Crawford (journalist), Sarah Holtz (radio producer), and a team of journalists who cover all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society. From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraord ...
 
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The holidays are here, and for the Preservation Resource Center , that means the annual Holiday Home Tour is just around the corner. Each year in December, the PRC welcomes locals and visitors through the doors of some of the oldest and most well-preserved homes in and around the Garden District. Executive Director Danielle Del Sol joined NolaVie’s…
 
As is the case with most holidays, New Orleans has numerous Christmas traditions that set our city apart from others. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of them. Josephine Estelle, the restaurant at the Ace Hotel, will be hosting this traditional Italian American dinner next Tuesday, December 10th. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Chef Chris Borg…
 
New Orleans abounds in spirits. And nowadays, not all of them are of the ethereal kind. The city will have eight craft distilleries by the end of this year. Happy Raptor is a relative newcomer on the distillery scene. NolaVie’s Renée Peck invites Meagen Moreland Taliancich, co-founder of Happy Raptor, into the studio to hear more about their New Or…
 
New Orleans is known for its unusual architecture, but there are a few houses around the city that are still bound to turn the heads of locals and visitors alike. This Saturday, several of those houses are opening their doors for the third annual Weird Homes Tour . NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited homeowner Sam Malvaney into the studio for a quick…
 
In a world where people are quick to digitize everything, there are many who don’t want to forget the creative endeavors of those who came before binary codes. One of those groups is Movie Poster Archives , and NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford sat down with their Executive Director and author of the book Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed , Linda …
 
Nola DNA is a local preservation project centered around a massive archive of newspapers from over a hundred years ago. Writer and printmaker Joseph Makkos is the founder of Nola DNA, and he joined David Benedetto in the studio to talk about his discovery and how he’s planning to take it into the future. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article writt…
 
Huey Moss has been delivering mail in New Orleans for almost 35 years, and at the end of this year, he’ll be retiring. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Huey into the studio to hear about the job and his experiences over the years. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.By Brian Friedman
 
The 30th New Orleans Film Festival kicked off this week, and one of the centerpiece movies is Burning Cane . The film’s director is 19-year-old New Orleans native Phillip Youmans, who won the prestigious Founders Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited Phillip into the studio upon his return back home for the f…
 
Throughout Season Four of The Breach, we've explored the racial and political agendas behind the push to treat substance use by pregnant people as a crime rather than a health issue. We broke the news of law 240-D in Fort Peck, Montana, the harshest law of this kind found to date. We met Reneé, a woman jailed under 240-D. We've examined the ongoing…
 
Season Four of the The Breach explores one central question: What happens when drug use during pregnancy becomes a felony? In our last episode, we met Reneé, a woman jailed under 240-D, a unique law in Fort Peck, Montana, that criminalizes substance use during pregnancy. As part of her sentence, Reneé was required to participate in a special court …
 
Part 3 of 3–all 3 parts available now. When Montana county prosecutor Jay Harris announced he was going to seek protective orders for fetuses against pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, it made international news. So why doesn’t anybody know that more than a dozen Native women have been criminally charged for the same behavior just a few hour…
 
Part 2 of 3–all 3 parts available now. When Montana county prosecutor Jay Harris announced he was going to seek protective orders for fetuses against pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, it made international news. So why doesn’t anybody know that more than a dozen Native women have been criminally charged for the same behavior just a few hour…
 
Part 1 of 3–all 3 parts available now. When Montana county prosecutor Jay Harris announced he was going to seek protective orders for fetuses against pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, it made international news. So why doesn’t anybody know that more than a dozen Native women have been criminally charged for the same behavior just a few hour…
 
It’s taken nine months, but The Breach is back with an entirely new format. We found one story that was so compelling that we had to follow it wherever it led. This story is about pregnancy and drug use. It’s about Native people and tribal sovereignty. It’s about the search for justice. It’s a story nobody has told outside of a small community, but…
 
Award-winning journalist Suzette Brewer discusses the issues facing Native American communities in the era of President Donald Trump. At reservations all over the country, water is being poisoned as toxins from mines seep into the local water supplies. And now the Trump administration wants to dramatically increase drilling on public lands, putting…
 
Chye-Ching Huang of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to break down exactly how the Senate tax bill will shift massive amounts of wealth from working people to corporations and the rich. Learn more today at Rewire.news. Recommended Reading: Does the GOP Tax Plan Include a Tax Cut for Private Jet Owners? by Ale…
 
Journalist Sarah Kendzior returns to shine a light on the surprisingly coherent, and wholly anti-democratic, philosophy driving many of the choices of President Donald Trump. Kendzior, who speaks Russian and earned her PhD studying politics and propaganda in post-Soviet republics, also discusses the systemic challenges facing the mainstream media a…
 
Rebecca Traister, award-winning journalist and writer at large for New York magazine, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss the righteous anger that has been unleashed by reports of Harvey Weinstein and countless other powerful men perpetrating sexual violence against women. Learn more at Rewire.news. Recommended Reading: Two Dozen African Girls…
 
Andy Wright, a law professor and former associate counsel to President Obama, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss what the indictment of Paul Manafort and guilty plea of George Papadopoulos reveal about the next steps of Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign associates. Learn more at Rewire.news to…
 
Journalist Ari Berman joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss his jaw-dropping Mother Jones story about Wisconsin voter suppression in 2016 and how that may be the start of a much larger trend. Recommended Reading: The Hillary Clinton Russia Uranium One Conspiracy Theory Doesn't Make Any Sense, by Zachary Fryer-Biggs for Newsweek, October 2017 Wat…
 
The FBI has identified so-called "Black Identity Extremists" as a threat to law enforcement, according to a leaked memo. If you’re wondering what a "Black Identity Extremist" is, you’re not alone. Senior Staff Attorney Nusrat Choudhury of the ACLU’s Racial Equality Program joins Lindsay to explain the FBI’s newest crackpot theory about Black activi…
 
President Trump is expected to declare a national state of emergency for opioids this week. Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss the latest news on the overdose epidemic, including a blockbuster Washington Post story that led Trump’s pick to head the DEA to withdraw his name from consideration. The…
 
It has been said – even by Republican lawmakers – that President Donald Trump’s erratic decisions and aggressive rhetoric could put us on the path to World War III. But how possible is such a war, and what exactly could happen to cause it? Host Lindsay Beyerstein and security journalist Ankit Panda discuss North Korea, Trump’s complicated relations…
 
Medical anthropologist Dr. Adia Benton joins Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss why the government and private donors are treating Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Recommended reading: Here's How Breitbart and Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream, by Joseph Bernstein for Buzzfeed, Oct…
 
Tina Vasquez, Rewire’s immigration reporter, joins Lindsay to talk about the fate of the 800,000 young people who could face mass deportation now that President Donald Trump has called off the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Trump has given Congress six months to fix a legislative problem it has been unable to cr…
 
Author and professor Jared Yates Sexton joins Lindsay to dissect the way President Donald Trump’s brand of cognitive dissonance and unreality is empowering right-wing extremism across the United States, and how he harnessed those dark cultural and political forces to take the White House. Recommended Reading: "A Most American Terrorist: The Making …
 
In the latest episode of The Breach, host Lindsay Beyerstein is joined by award-winning journalist Brooke Binkowski, the managing editor of Snopes, to discuss the ever-evolving "fake news" landscape. As verifiably false stories loosely based on urban legends continue to gain traction on social media and elsewhere, real journalism is increasingly lo…
 
Natasha Merle, a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss how false allegations of voter fraud are being used to suppress the votes of communities of color. Merle and her organization are suing Donald Trump’s handpicked electoral commission for intentional discrimination against Black and La…
 
From his hesitation in denouncing Nazis in Charlottesville to his attacks on the free press, Donald Trump is governing like an authoritarian. This approach threatens to bring the President into conflict with Congress, the courts, and even the military. Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard University and a columnist at Slate, joins host…
 
Are the Democrats going soft on choice? Reproductive justice advocate and NARAL Missouri board member Pamela Merritt joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss the rhetoric of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Ben Ray Luján who decided to remind everyone that the DCCC has no “litmus test” on abortion. Merritt explains why it's impossi…
 
The earth is warming rapidly and humans are to blame, but the Trump administration is determined to deny the science and delay policy changes that might cap rising temperatures. Professor Mike Mann is one of the world’s foremost experts on climate science and climate policy. Vanity Fair has dubbed him the "Jon Snow of Climate Change” for his tirele…
 
As a United States Attorney in 2002, James Comey mocked prosecutors who never lost a case as members of "The Chickenshit Club." In Comey’s opinion, if a prosecuting attorney never lost, it meant they were too risk averse and failed to bring the most important cases to trial. In his book by the same name, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eising…
 
Rewire VP of Law and the Courts Jessica Mason Pieklo joins Lindsay Beyerstein for a special episode on abortion access to mark the launch of Rewire’s first original documentary, “Care in Chaos.” Anti-choice activists are already testing the federal government’s commitment to enforcing the FACE Act, which makes it a federal crime to blockade an abor…
 
Rick Perlstein, bestselling author of Nixonland and historian of the conservative movement, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein for a discussion of Donald Trump’s attacks on the press. Perlstein argues that Trump is the ultimate Richard Nixon Republican, from his love-hate relationship with mass media to his preoccupation with vendettas. While Nixon usua…
 
In our season finale of The Breach, Adam Serwer of the Atlantic joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his radical plans for the Department of Justice, which threaten civil rights enforcement at federal agencies; sentencing reform; bathroom access for transgender students in public schools; and so much more. How…
 
President Trump's budget would cut Medicaid spending nearly in half and slash nearly $13 billion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Medicaid covers more than 70 million Americans, including 40 percent of all children and nearly half of all births. Trump’s budget also calls for an end to all federal funding for Planned Parenthood…
 
North Korea’s nuclear program is racing forward. The regime tested a Pukguksong-2 missile on Sunday and leader Kim Jong-Un made a big show of ordering the missiles into mass production. Ankit Panda, host of the podcast The Diplomat, joins Lindsay Beyerstein to talk about North Korea’s nuclear strategy. Mainstream media pundits often portray Korean …
 
Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey shocked the nation. Initially, the White House claimed that the president had fired the director because of Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, based on the recommendation of new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump backed off that story almost immediately and admit…
 
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