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TriPod: New Orleans At 300

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Government & Organizations
Society & Culture
Local
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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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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Awesome show about new orleans

By nolatolatonola - Dec 22 2018
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Well researched and interesting.

Great radio show!

By The jjjj - Jul 27 2017
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I adore this show. Learning so much about the city I love!

iTunes Ratings

185 Ratings
Average Ratings
177
4
3
1
0

Awesome show about new orleans

By nolatolatonola - Dec 22 2018
Read more
Well researched and interesting.

Great radio show!

By The jjjj - Jul 27 2017
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I adore this show. Learning so much about the city I love!
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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: 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 #2: The Lost History Of Gay Carnival

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TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a look at the once secret history of Gay Carnival Krewes. Note: this episode contains a racially insensitive word that may offend some listeners. We have included it for context. Barrett Delong Church is showing me a giant flamingo Mardi Gras float that his husband will be riding on in the Krewe of Armenius den. Armenius is an all male, gay krewe, and it celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. I met Barrett, this year’s krewe captain, at their den the day before their big ball. This year’s theme?
Mar 01 2018
12 mins
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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: TriPod Xtras: Herlin Riley And Joe Lastie

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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 same spiritual church.
Apr 12 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: "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 #10: TriPod Xtras: John Barbry Of The Tunica-Biloxi Nation

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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 Revitalization Program for the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. He is one of the authors of the new book from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana: The Tunica Biloxi Tribe: Its Culture and People . Barbry spoke at the Historic New Orleans Collection last month, as part of programming for their exhibition, “New Orleans, the Founding Era.” The exhibition is on view through May 27, 2018, at 533 Royal Street . TriPod is a production of WWNO in collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection
May 17 2018
14 mins
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