Kevin Fitzwilliam discusses transportation across the river such as the bridge and the ferries plus today’s Crescent City toll vote. Today’s guests: John Renne, Director of UNO Transportation Institute, Jim Varney of the Time Picayune, former State Legislator district 85 Jim Toomy, and Rachel Hieligman of Ride New Orleans. It is all this and more on this edition of All Things Local.
Who needs Jay Leno when New Orleans has its own version of the Tonight Show! John Calhoun of the Goodnight New Orleans show joins the All Things Local radio show today along with guests Evan Spigelman of Skin Horse Theater, Tracy Gallinghouse of Slidell Little Theater, Frank Masellit of the American Italian Cultural Center, and Ann Montgomery of German Coast Farmers’ Market. New Orleans’ post-Katrina spirit of self-sufficiency has flowed into the world of entertainment, and that’s what host Kevin Fitzwilliam is talking about on today’s show.
This week on All Things Local Lt. Colonel Jerry Sneed, the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and the Director for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, joins to talk about the 2013 hurricane season. Professor John Renne, director of UNO’s Transportation Institute, co-hosts from across the pond in Oxford and gives an update on European transportation systems. We finish with a great segment on the recent bicycle second line. Tune in!
The Eat Local Challenge, in its third year, is the focus of the All Things Local show today. Locavore Eric Bucich is in studio today promoting this challenge and all of the interesting events associated with it. Mr. Benny Naghi, owner of Mardi Gras Zone, and Alex Harrell, chef of Sylvain, call in to give their take on the importance of supporting local food as well. Tune in to the show promoting the local economy like no other show on radio!
The unique development of the Great River Road is the focus of today’s All Things Local show. Author Mary Ann Sternberg joins to discuss her books River Road Rambler and Along the River. Ann Montgomery of German Coast Farmers’ Market calls in to add an agricultural take to the discussion. Also, event updates on the Hike the Lafitte Corridor, the Bike Easy second line, and the Hollygrove Market & Farm fundraiser are included.
Kevin Fitzwilliam covers the re-emergence of French culture in south Louisiana and what this could mean economically for local businesses. This week is the Euro-American Celebration in New Orleans, a week-long series of events sponsored by the Alliance Francaise. Guests on today’s show are Aurelie Champvert of the Alliance Francaise, Joseph Dunn of CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana), and Jean-Claude Brunet (French Consul to New Orleans). Merci a tous les francophones ! Visit http://www.codofil.org and http://www.af-neworleans.org