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Stephen Chauvin is Chair of the New Orleans Nine. Every year since 2005, the Louisiana Landmark Society has compiled a list of nine sites around the city that are threatened by demolition, neglect, or bureaucracy. Modeled after the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Most Endangered program, the New Orleans Nine list seeks to call attention to important historic sites that are endangered. The purpose is to highlight the value of these sites, advocate for historic preservation, and educate the public about the significance of these sites as unique parts of the rich cultural fabric of New Orleans. What you can do to preserve these endangered sites: Visit louisianalandmarks.org for additional information.
2017/07/07 20:00 -0400
Jeff McCrory is President and co-owner, with his brother Greg, of New Orleans Coffee Company, producer of the popular, cold-brewed coffee concentrate, CoolBrew. Jeff recently joined forces with his old college friend, Adrian Simpson, who owns New Orleans Ice Cream Company. The two men created a new product that marries McCrory’s coffee with Simpson’s ice cream. The Cafe Bar is frozen coffee on a stick with a rich ice cream center. In this podcast, Jeff explains how his Cafe Bars are made and he describes the various flavors of these delicious, icy treats. He also recalls the early days of New Orleans Coffee Company when his high school friends gathered in the kitchen as Jeff’s dad, company founder Phil McCrory, used the young men as his first focus group.
2017/06/07 20:00 -0400
Jeff Treffinger is a New Orleans building designer. In 1987, the Corps of Engineers hired Jeff to analyze the lock located at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) for National Register eligability. At the time, the Corps already had plans to remove the lock and build a larger lock about 12 blocks north of the existing lock. During Jeff’s studies of the lock, he learned that building a new, larger lock in this canal would involve significant dangers. The dangers Jeff identified ranged from toxic materials that would be released into the river and into St. Bernard Parish’s drinking water downstream, to severe soil destabilization at the intersection of the IHNC and the Mississippi River. This destabilization would potentially adversely affect the Upper and Lower 9th Wards. Even though this project has been in the works for many years, experts have grave concerns that the project will be pushed through under a new fast-track program, without consideration of possible serious consequences.
2017/05/18 20:00 -0400
Natalie Jayroe is President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank for South Louisiana. In this podcast, Natalie explains how Second Harvest Food Bank helps fight hunger in 23 South Louisiana parishes. The organization provides an estimated 30 million meals each year, providing much needed food to 210,00 people throughout the area. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, everyone can help Second Harvest make a difference in the lives of local children and families by adopting one duck—or several—at the 8th Annual Duck Derby in City Park. For every $1 raised, Second Harvest Food Bank will be able to provide three much-needed meals. This year, the goal of this fun fundraiser is to launch 20,000 rubber “racing ducks” into the park’s Great Lake. The first prize for the 2017 Duck Derby will be $5,000 cash. Visit www.duckrace.com/nola to adopt a duck.