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TriPod: New Orleans At 300

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Society & Culture
History
Government
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Each episode of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans’ rich history.

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Each episode of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans’ rich history.

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By Lover of NO - Aug 09 2018
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NO history at its best

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
0
0
0
0

Outstanding

By Lover of NO - Aug 09 2018
Read more
NO history at its best
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TriPod: New Orleans At 300

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Each episode of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans’ rich history.

Rank #1: TriPod Xtras: “Arriving Africans And A Changing New Orleans”

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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 talk was part of programming for the exhibition, New Orleans, the Founding Era, curated by Dr. Greenwald, for The Historic New Orleans Collection. The exhibition is on view through May 27, 2018, at 533 Royal Street . Carte particulière du Royaume de Juda [Detailed map of the kingdom of Ouidah] from Voyage du chevalier des Marchais en Guinée, isles voisines, et à Cayenne, fait en 1725, 1726, et 1727, vol. 2 Amsterdam, 1731 Credit Jean Baptiste Labat / The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2015
May 03 2018
13 mins
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Rank #2: NOLA vs Nature: Building The Industrial Canal

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Tripod’s NOLA versus Nature series returns with a story of the construction of the Industrial Canal. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson looks at the ways this massive infrastructure project was invasive, above and below ground. Hear the Part I on Sauve's Crevasse and Part II on Baldwin Wood .
Feb 15 2018
22 mins
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Rank #3: TriPod Xtras: The Stranger Disease

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TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod xtra segment. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with Chris Kaminstein and Kiyoko Mccray, co-directors of a new play called 'The Stranger Disease' by local theater group Goat In the Road. The three met at the historic Madame John's Legacy home in the French Quarter, where the performance takes place. Laine begins the conversation by asking Chris Kaminstein to explain the play's title.
Mar 22 2018
12 mins
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Rank #4: "The Mexican Band"

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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 years have gone by, and jazz musicians like my friend Byron Asher, are still talking about this one band. I mean, it's kind of like a legend,” Asher said. It’s 1884, and New Orleans is celebrating an anniversary, not the tricentennial. The one hundredth anniversary of the first shipment of U.S. cotton to Europe which went to London in 1784. Eric Seiferth is a historian at the Historic New Orleans Collection. He says, back then, New Orleans is hosting The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial
May 10 2018
12 mins
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Rank #5: A Community Of Refugees In New Orleans East

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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, and there’s a weekend long festival with food, music, dancing, and some of the loudest fireworks you’ll ever hear. Tet was our introduction to the New Orleans Vietnamese community in New Orleans East. Believe it or not, before this experience, we didn’t know this community existed. Yeah, one of us, Halley Phan, is Vietnamese and just moved here from Vietnam last year. Even she didn’t know about the community. To be honest: our teacher told us about it. This made us really curious to learn more
May 24 2018
14 mins
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Rank #6: If These Pages Could Talk: Touro Infirmary's First Admission Book

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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.
Aug 09 2018
22 mins
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Rank #7: Edmond Dédé: The Classical Composer You've Never Heard Of

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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, no, I’m not gonna sing… And I said, ‘you’re going to be who you’re supposed to be. I’m not going to tell you what you are going to do.’ And at some point the bug bit her and by the time she got to college, all of a sudden she says ‘I’m going to major in voice.’ What?!” She did name her daughter Aria. “I did,” she confirms. “I took a chance. She could have been tone deaf. That wouldn’t have worked out so well.” Givonna’s been performing since she was a child. She was often the only black girl in
Jul 19 2018
22 mins
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Rank #8: The Legendary Lasties

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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 .
Apr 12 2018
14 mins
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Rank #9: TriPod Xtras: Cokie Roberts On The Tricentennial, #MeToo And More

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Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with political commentator and New Orleans native Cokie Roberts. The two discussed everything from the Me Too Movement to the 2018 midterm elections, and started local, with the city's upcoming mayoral transition.
Mar 15 2018
22 mins
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Rank #10: TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Radio Edit)

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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. You can hear the unedited version of the conversation between Laine and Peter Marina here . TriPod is a production on WWNO in collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at UNO . Subscribe to the Tripod Podcast wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to give it a review. You can also follow tripod on facebook, twitter, and Instagram at @tripodnola.
Sep 13 2018
17 mins
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