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Darlene Cusanza is the president and CEO of Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans.
2018/01/18 19:00 -0500
Jonathan Cohen is the president of the New Orleans Fencing Club (NOFC). While the public is familiar with fencers in the movies as they run and jump while engaging in exciting blade work, another type of fencing exists. Individuals who are restricted to wheelchairs or who have compromised mobility can participate in the sport of wheelchair fencing. On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the NOFC and the New Orleans Fencing Foundation will co-sponsor the second annual wheelchair fencing clinic at 5212 Claiborne Avenue at the corner of Jefferson Avenue. The event is open to the public, and fencing experience is not necessary to participate. The free fencing camp welcomes all individuals 13 years and older, who are wheelchair bound or have mobility issues, to participate in this unique sport. The club will provide all equipment and apparel. Former Paralympian and World Champion, Joey Brinson, will be at the one-day camp signing autographs, giving lessons, and fencing. For information and additional details, visit neworleansfencersclub.com
2018/01/04 19:00 -0500
Arnie Fielkow is the new CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. Many New Orleanians remember Fielkow for his work as the executive vice president of the New Orleans Saints and later, as a high-profile member of the New Orleans City Council. In 2011, Fielkow left the city to become CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. Seven years later, Fielkow has returned to New Orleans. In his new role, Fielkow will work closely with the Federation’s Board of Trustees and other organizational and community leaders. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans has served the city since 1913. It played a leading role revitalizing New Orleans post-Katrina and continues its outreach today by supporting Jewish affiliates and collaborating in non-Jewish community partnerships to strengthen the New Orleans community at large. In this podcast, Fielkow describes how the Federation is not only working with Jewish organizations, but is also addressing social injustice among all groups of people. For additional information, visit jewishnola.com.
2017/12/27 19:00 -0500
Many locals know Bob Carr for his high-profile work on TV and radio in the ’60s and ’70s when he was a well-known personality on WDSU-TV and WWL-Radio.
Many locals know Bob Carr for his high-profile work on TV and radio in the ’60s and ’70s when he was a well-known personality on WDSU-TV and WWL-Radio. In this podcast, Bob talks about his early years at WDSU, the region’s first television station. Following his extensive on-air career, Bob decided to try his hand at writing. His first book, ”Raising Our Children On Bourbon: A French Quarter Love Affair”, chronicles his life raising his family in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Now, the author—who turned 90 years old in November— has just completed his second book about growing up during the Great Depression. "The Packard Limousine: A Boy's Journey During the Great Depression" recounts Bob’s experiences as he and his family weathered the dramatic downturn of fortunes during the Depression when, for a time, his family’s Packard automobile became the family’s home.
2017/12/05 19:00 -0500
Simone Reggie opened Simone’s Market on Oak Street on December 23, 2016. In the late 1800s, Oak Street was the “Main Street” for the busy Carrollton neighborhood. The popular street offered patrons everything from shoe repair and barber shops to apparel stores and markets. Today, Oak Street is alive and well and Simone’s Market is one reason why locals continue to enjoy this historic street. Simone’s neighborhood food store focuses on local produce, but also offers its customers sit down dining. Weekday menus feature traditional sandwiches, salads, chicken pot pies, and other favorites. On Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in a nod to her heritage, Simone offers a Lebanese Dinner inspired by her grandmother’s traditional recipes.