posted: 6/24/2015

Gahiji Barrow interviews Lydia Y. Nichols about the upcoming documentary Katrina Babies that looks at the experience of children who survived the storm. This conversation includes discussion about trauma, racism and what it means to be young black and from New Orleans and have lived through Katrina and how those lasting impacts are being felt.

posted: 6/22/2015

Miami-Dade Joins National Program - -  to Stop Jailing Mentally Ill under the leadership of Judge Steven Leifman. Part of the solution involves reusing an abandoned psychiatric hospital as a diversionary facility one-stop-shop.

For background:

Congressional leaders committed to improving mental health services and public safety joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center on Dec. 9, 2014 for a briefing on the new wave of national efforts to reduce the overwhelming number of people with mental disorders cycling through U.S. jails.“ Watch the video

The National Association of Counties Executive Director reports that the 3069 counties across the Country - with a 500 billion dollar/yr budget - each year spend over 70 billion dollars on justice and public safety and 70 billion dollars on healthcare for citizens - often times, healthcare in Americas jails.  
About 8 ½ million people a year become inmates in jails and there are about 11 ½ million visits - indicating that large numbers of people are paying more than one visit.

A polling of their members to ask what percentage of people in jails had severe mental illness resulted in 25% saying they estimated over 60% of people currently in their jails met that criteria.

Judge Leifman from Miami-Dade County discusses his efforts to successful reduce incarceration on a recent National Association of Counties "Step Up Together” webinar - - and why Orleans Parish should be taking notes!

Construction on Judge Leifman’s proposal to reuse an abandoned Psychiatric Hospital as a one stop shop diversionary facility is under way.

A great way New Orleans can also “Step Up” would be to readapt Charity Hospital as a one stop shop for behavioral health and neurological research to anchor the bio-district, transitional affordable housing, long-term inpatient psych care and diversionary programs, as well as using a component of the Building to house a consortium of organizations that would all work together on systemic challenges of mental illness, homelessness, workforce development, stigma, etc. to drive policy. 1 million square feet is too small!!!

Like what is already happening in Baton Rouge, spearheaded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Universities, members of the community who are impacted, Judges, The DA, The Sheriff, The Mayor, Dept. of Corrections, The Coroner, physical and mental health providers and policy makers and others need to come together now to implement meaningful reforms.
The Miami model is the first of it’s kind in the nation.  

Monday June 22 - 5-7PM meeting to discuss New Orleans Mental Healthcare Crisis. Share your stories and ideas. Help explore alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death. Norman Mayer Branch Library 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans.  Contact for more information.  

posted: 6/19/2015

350LA is working on  a campaign to get The New Orleans city council to mandate that Entergy New Orleans (ENO), a regulated monopoly, give us 20% renewable energy by 2020. The city council has regulatory power over the utility.
Every 3 years ENO has to go through an Integrated Resource Planning process to show how they will meet New Orleans resident’s energy needs.
The study must plan 20 years into the future, and ENO’s projections assume gas prices will stay flat and low for 20 years. This is simply untrue and we feel that it is negligent on the part of the utility.
Residents or “rate payers” pay for the any decision that ENO makes, so if gas prices spike we foot the bill.  
ENO is going to shut down two gas plants, Mishu 1 & 2, leaving a large gap in our energy production. ENO plans to replacing them with another gas plant. We could easily meet our energy need without building the new plant. This plant would most likely be built in New Orleans East, a poor area of the city that is 99% people of color. Communities of color overwhelmingly are on the front lines of environmental injustice.

This is a campaign for renewable energy, this is a campaign to hold corporations like Entergy accountable, this is a campaign to stop the building of toxic gas plants in a poor neighborhood of color and this is a campaign to create lasting good paying green jobs.

Sign the petition at
Next Bi-weekly meeting: Thursday June 25th at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 5212 S. Claiborne Ave.

Learn more:
Twitter: @350louisiana
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posted: 5/27/2015

This friday at 10pm, join us for the first AHWE Live DJ set, only on WTUL New Orleans 91.5fm all summer long.

posted: 5/27/2015

Daniel Lelchuk is the Assistant Principal cellist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and New Orleans Opera Association, as well as member of Lyrica Baroque. Recently, Daniel visited WTUL to discuss his lifelong love affair with the cello, his career so far, and his association with the award-winning Lyrica Baroque. The interview features live recordings of the ensemble performing Friedrich Fasch’s “Trio Sonata in D minor” and movements 3 & 4 of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Cello Sonata No. 6 in B Flat” at St. Louis Cathedral, June 2014.

On Sunday, May 31, Lyrica Baroque presents Baroque & Beyond, a program that highlights operatic arias and unique arrangements of instrumentals from the Baroque and Classical periods. Members of the chamber ensemble also include nationally acclaimed soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, oboist Jaren Atherholt, bassoonist and contrabassoonist Ben Atherholt, violinist Joe Meyer, and keyboardist Angela Park.

Recordings of Lyrica Baroque performances reproduced with permission.

Lyrica Baroque presents “Baroque & Beyond”
Sunday, May 31, 3:00 p.m.
Dixon Hall, Tulane University

Featuring works by Handel, C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, and more.

posted: 3/14/2015

BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah just killed it! DJ Windows 98 bout to come up @thebukuproject #BUKU15

Mid-2am - An Insanely Normal Show/Diamonds in the Dust
2-4am - Museum of the Future
4-6am - The Dagger Hour
6-8am - Cheez
8-10am - Cheez
10am-Noon - Stage and Screen
Noon-2pm - Good Man Feeling Bad Blues and R&B Show
2-4pm - Juanita’s Ho’ Down
4-6pm - Kayla + Kota
6-8pm - Sunday Evening Jazz Program
8-10pm - 20th Century Classics
10-Mid - 20th Century Classics

Before the World Was Big
Death in Space
Song to the Siren
Amen Dunes
spit you out
Will Butler
chastity belt
halcyon days
legs in space
Siren Song
Thee Oh Sees
Young Jesus
Redemption Road
Zac Maras
piss crowns are trebled
godspeed you! black emperor
Huarache Lights
Hot Chip
love is the future
hot chip
christian right
Love Like Ghosts
Lord Huron

Are you intentionally trying to play the most annoying setlist ever heard on WTUL?
7/3/2015 8:26 PM

Chera Pickett
I looove The Painted Hands!!!!! Thank you for the interview and for introducing their music!
6/30/2015 5:39 PM

Loving this show! Screeching Crap I believe..... Pee Wee & Quint being my favorite 2 highlights...
6/24/2015 3:24 PM

whoever is djing right now is making my week
6/24/2015 2:11 PM

Minutemen and Meat Puppets? Awesome show! Silver Jews 6/7/15 4-6 pm
6/7/2015 5:58 PM

It was a humid New Orleans morning, 2:30am May 1983. My brother delivered pizzas, and I would go with him to watch out for him. Waiting for his last order, we sat in the parking lot. With WTUL on the radio, he suddenly says "..listen to this song, this is the band R.E.M.!" It was 'Radio Free Europe'. That song changed my life as a musician and a human being. Thank you WTUL
Show: Sat 10-Noon - Ecclectic Cuisine
6/6/2015 10:27 AM

The Tsunamibots
Love the show! Thanks for playing our music!
Show: Mon 4-6pm - Storm Surge of Reverb
6/1/2015 5:00 PM

Aww, devastated to see the pop show go. One of my favourite ones on the station! I hope you come back soon.
Show: Fri 4-6pm - Rest in POP
5/15/2015 5:00 PM

Listening to Stage and Screen from bumfuck eastern Kentucky. Even though this isn't my jam, I'm staying tuned in because I'm missing NOLA like crazy! One love!
Show: Sun 10-Noon - Stage & Screen
4/26/2015 10:57 AM

Girlpool rocks!
4/25/2015 11:23 PM

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southern woman blues
blind lemon jefferson
Blind Lemon Jefferson
02:45 pm
cigarette blues
bo carter
Banana In Your Fruit Basket : Red Hot Blues, 1931-1936
02:41 pm
mama mama blues
sleepy joe
Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974
01:58 pm
they'll miss when i'm gone
alan lomax
Negro Prison Blues And Songs
01:54 pm
mean old wine
billy wright
Keep Your Hands On Your Heart / Mean Old Wine
01:50 pm
ain't you sorry
mance lipscomb
Mance Lipscomb Vol. 4
01:35 pm
prison blues
alan lomax
Southern Prison Blues
01:32 pm
ed and lonnie young
Southern Folk Heritage Series Recorded In The Field By Alan Lomax
01:26 pm
stop all the buses
cecil augusta
Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
rounder selcet
01:20 pm
john henry
blind arvella gray
Conversation With The Blues
cambridge university press

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