• 01:00

    Live from French Quarter Festival 2014 - History, Music & WWII Museum

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    World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.  


    The first hour of World Footprints showcase New Orleans international outreach, the arts and history.  We introduce a hidden gem, The New Orleans Historic Collection.  The Historic Collection  is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region.  New Orleans' homegrown stars, The Boswell Sisters, are featured and the exhibit's curator Mark Cave and the granddaughter of Vet Boswell, Kyla Titus, joins us for a lively discussion.


    We also talk about a special event that the world is sharing this year--the 70th anniversary of the landing at Normandy.  The National World War II Museum's Alan Raphael joins us to talk about how the museum is commemorating this anniversary and the special role that New Orleans played in WWII.


    We promise you'll enjoy this first hour and we invite you back to listen to the 2nd hour broadcast where we talk about the history of Voodoo and spotlight the contributions of Africans in New Orleans.

  • 01:37

    COSIMO'S BAR FRENCH QUARTER

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    Today's show 11.29.12
    Loisirslit will be showcasing some of our city's brightest and future shakers in the city like Jason Bertraind a Youth Mentor and Coach at Kenilworth Park, and a Sports Personality.  We are also join by B Mitch, up and coming musical artist.
    Our special broadcast this week will take place at Cosimo's Bar in the French Quarter, where Ray Hummel, Owner and Ms. Jeanne, General Manager, have graciously welcome us to host their tailgating party for the Saints vs. Falcons game watch party.
    And as always i am joined by my beautiful hosts Ms. Jazzy Ellis, Ms. Ayanna Bourgeois, MISS MOLLY, and our resident band and Dj BlaCk PeaRl

  • 01:00

    LIVE from French Quarter Festival 2014 - New Orleans history & voodoo trail

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    World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.  This second hour of our FQF broadcast explores the unique history of New Orleans with two prominent professors from the University of New Orleans.   


    The diverse heritages of the people of New Orleans makes this city very unique, interesting and alive with traditions that are not found in any other city in the country.  New Orleans is a place where Africans intermingled with Native Americans and european settlers ultimately creating a sustainable culture that distinguishes New Orleans today.   Dr. MaryMiitchell, History Professor at UNO, joins us to discuss the African contributions to New Orleans and the dynamics that slavery played in the development and culture of this city.  


    Most people don’t equate compassion and beauty when they think of Voodoo, but  Voodoo historian, Professor Martha Ward, says that is what she discovered when she first began researching the practice.  Prof. Ward is a Professor Emeritus at UNO and author of the book, Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau, the only academic account of the famous New Orelans voodoo priestess and her daughter, Marie Laveau II.  Professor Ward  offers a Voodoo history lesson and her belief that Hollywood and media have incorrectly racialized and stigmatized Voodoo. 


    Enjoy our FQF hour one discussion of New Orleans art and history.

  • 01:01

    A look back at French Quarter Festival 2013 - 1st hour

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    World Footprints celebrated in style for our 6th annual French Quarter Festival broadcast from the Big Easy in 2013!


    Our LIVE broadcast earned us a distinguished award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.  We are pleased to share the first hour of our award-winning show today.  Interviews included first-time New Orleans visitors Chad Kerkman and Jerry Krueger, award-winning actor Terence Rosemore (HBO Treme), and Bradley Sumrall, curator for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (the largest house for southern art in the world).


    For art lovers this is the place to be today so join us and let the good times roll.

  • 01:00

    ENCORE: Live from French Quarter Festival 2014 - 2nd Hour

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    World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.  This second hour of our FQF broadcast explores the unique history of New Orleans with two prominent professors from the University of New Orleans.   


    The diverse heritages of the people of New Orleans makes this city very unique, interesting and alive with traditions that are not found in any other city in the country.  New Orleans is a place where Africans intermingled with Native Americans and european settlers ultimately creating a sustainable culture that distinguishes New Orleans today.   Dr. MaryMiitchell, History Professor at UNO, joins us to discuss the African contributions to New Orleans and the dynamics that slavery played in the development and culture of this city.  


    Most people don’t equate compassion and beauty when they think of Voodoo, but  Voodoo historian, Professor Martha Ward, says that is what she discovered when she first began researching the practice.  Prof. Ward is a Professor Emeritus at UNO and author of the book, Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau, the only academic account of the famous New Orelans voodoo priestess and her daughter, Marie Laveau II.  Professor Ward  offers a Voodoo history lesson and her belief that Hollywood and media have incorrectly racialized and stigmatized Voodoo. 


    Enjoy our FQF hour one discussion of New Orleans art and history.

  • 01:00

    ENCORE: Live from French Quarter Festival 2014 - 1st Hour

    in Travel

    World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.  


    The first hour of World Footprints showcase New Orleans international outreach, the arts and history.  We introduce a hidden gem, The New Orleans Historic Collection.  The Historic Collection  is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region.  This year they are showcasing homegrown stars, The Boswell Sisters, and we are joined by the exhibit's curator Mark Cave.  We are pleased to introduce the granddaughter of Vet Boswell, Kyla Titus, who joins us to share treasured memories, her new book and her work to keep the memory of The Boswell Sisters alive.


    We also talk about a special event that the world is sharing this year--the 70th anniversary of the landing at Normandy.  The National World War II Museum's Alan Raphael joins us to talk about how the museum is commemorating this anniversary and the special role that New Orleans played in WWII.


    We promise you'll enjoy this first hour and we invite you back to listen to the 2nd hour broadcast where we talk about the history of Voodoo and spotlight the contributions of Africans in New Orleans.

  • 01:00

    Warming Up for the French Quarter Festival

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    World Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square during  French Quarter Festival! During this hour we’ll continue sharing “must see” and “must do” attractions.  This hour you’ll meet John Hankins from the New Orleans African American Museum.and you’ll meet Errol LaBorde, editor of New Orleans Magazine. 
    Two dear friends from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau will join us—Communications Director Kelly Schulz and President Stephen Perry aka "Mr. New Orleans".  In addition to being the President/CEO of the New Orleans CVB, Stephen is also  an Obama appointee to the U.S. Travel & Tourism Advisory Board. 
    Then our most special guests—our moms Nancy Peterson (Tonya’s mom) and Minnie Johnson (Ian’s mom) will join us to discuss why they love traveling to New Orleans with us year after year.  Our moms have been adopted by the New Orleans family and they’re collectively referred to as “The Moms”.  Their presence is sought every year and they have come to adopt New Orleans as their second home.  Also, our friend and remote engineer Ed Cole is another staple figure in our broadcasts and Ed will share his thoughts and feelings on New Orleans.

  • 01:00

    Beyond New Orleans French Quarter

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    Today World Footprints  will explore a sample of the multiple treasures that can be found in New Orleans.  We will share a wonderful conversation with Chef Leah Chase of Dokie Chase restaurant fame.  Chef Leah is an iconic figure in New Orleans.  She was the inspiration behind Tiana, the principle character in the Disney Animated Picture Princess and the Frog. 


    Then World Footprints will take listeners through two little known musuems, the Free People of Color museum and the African-American museum.  Other stops on this audio trip include a tour through Treme and a visit to the famed Carosel bar in the Hotel Monteleone.


    New Orleans is a treasure trove of wonderful museums, rich history and cultural gumbo and today’s show will explore just a few of the treasure today.

  • 02:00

    New Orleans French Quarter Festival 2013

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    Our 6th live broacast from New Orleans famed French Quarter Festival will feature power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, a host of artists, filmmakers and dear friends.  Let the good times roll!

  • 01:00

    French Quarter Festival 2013 - Hour One

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    World Footprints celebrated in style for our 6th annual French Quarter Festival broadcast from the Big Easy!
    If you missed our LIVE broadcast you can enjoy the first hour today when we share interviews with first-time New Orleans visitors Chad Kerkman and Jerry Krueger, award-winning actor Terence Rosemore (HBO Treme), and Bradley Sumrall, curator for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (the largest house for southern art in the world).
    For art lovers this is the place to be today so join us and let the good times roll.

  • 02:00

    LIVE from the French Quarter Festival

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    Join us as we travel down to New Orleans for our 5th anniversary LIVE broadcast from the Hard Rock Cafe during French Quarter Festival.  You’ll hear from many friends in the art and film community, French Quarter Festival staff, New Orleans ambassadors including the director of the War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations and many more friends in and around New Orleans who will share Louisiana treasures.  We will have our chat room and phone line open so chat with us on-line or call us at (914) 803-4065 to ask our guests a question or talk about one of our favorite cities—New Orleans.
    See you in the Big Easy!
    Make sure to visit  World Footprints for more news and award-winning journalism.

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