WTUL News and Views

Lionel “Lon” Burns, the only candidate challenging New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro in the Nov. 4 election and DA Cannizzaro take 3 minutes to layout the case for why they should get to be the city’s lead prosecutor. Gahiji and Kezia provide some analysis around their spiels.

WTUL News and Views speaks to Kirk Bush, David Williams and Maile Zox of the upcoming show Freedom Summer at Dillard University.

Mike Stagg - The Numbers and Nature of Oil and Gas Power over Louisiana

The Numbers and Nature of Oil and Gas Power over Louisiana

Mike Stagg dissects the faulty logic and phony numbers behind the myth that Oil and Gas is a benign and benevolent force in Louisiana. 

On the table are The myth of the moratorium, phony numbers from Joe Brown and David Dismukes, and the history of the severance tax exemption for horizontal drilling in the state of Louisiana.


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Peter McCoy and Willoughby Arevalo speak about the power and mystery around mycology, how they can be used to eat, treat disease, clean-up pollution, and more. Learn more by visiting their website here: http://radicalmycology.com/
And join us tonight for a full workshop, 5pm - 9pm at the Beatnik 1638 Clio ST.

WTUL News and Views presents a recording of a recent community meeting with the Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson. Updates on the shooting of Armand Bennett and other open police shooting cases as well as information about how community members can participate and support the efforts of the police monitor are included.
Monotor Pete talks about food trucks, pushcarts and trailers… obstacles, ordinances and the commerce clause.

WE ALWAYS RESIST: Trust Black Women 

Screening TONIGHT - Wednesday, August 13th

3300 S. Broad Street 

WTUL News and Views speaks with Desiree Evans, Mwende Katwiwa, and Laura McTighe of Women With A Vision about the ignored and suppressed history of the Reproductive Justice struggle, how the voices and issues of women of color have been oppressed and criminalized, and what criminalization and justice look like in the age of Renisha McBride, Marissa Alexander, and countless others. 

Hillary Donnell interviews numerous community members attending a solidarity event in New Orleans for those suffering from violence in Gaza.


wtulnews - we won't be railroaded event Th 17 Aug

WTUL News And Views talks to We Won’t Be Railroaded
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Karen and Graham from We Won’t Be Railroaded (wewontberailroaded.com) about the impacts to new orleanians by Jefferson Parish’s efforts to relieve rail traffic from Old Metairie.
Citizens are assembling to educate themselves this thursday 14 august 7pm at the Esperanza Charter School.
On the Table:  What is the Middle Belt?  why was it chosen over the river route, the traffic consequences —interruption of I-10, the public health consequences, the impacts to property and historic buildings, and the implications of environmental racism. 

Executive Director of Safe Streets Strong Communities speaks her mind about New Orleans politics, education and more.

wtul news - bob rod and critical mass new orleans

Bob Rod sits down with us to discuss the death of Gerik Geck, the community response, and the rebirth of Critical Mass in New Orleans. riders are encouraged to meet today (fri jul 25) at jackson sq at 6pm for an hour long ride, with a moment of silence for the slain cyclist at st claude and elysian fields.

Anneke Dunbar-Ghronke speaks to WTUL News and Views about the recent public forum hosted by the OPPRC regarding how the green space in the Prison Complex should be used in order to best serve the community. Features speakers Desiree Evans and Nate Faulk.


Upcoming Criminal Justice Committee Meeting today, July 23rd at 1pm

On Thursday July 17, a bicyclist was killed riding in the bike lane on St. Claude Ave at the intersection of Elysian Fields Ave.

Victor Pizarro is a longtime bicycle advocate in New Orleans and was also an eyewitness to the incident. He joined us on WTUL News & Views less than 24 hours after witnessing this violent death, when a large tractor trailer truck suddenly ran over the bicyclist.

ADVISORY: this interview features graphic descriptions of a violent death and may be triggering or upsetting for listeners.

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WTUL News and Views speak with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs about her myriad of projects uplifting the voices of black feminist writers, poets, musicians, and more. Includes and excerpt from her project, Black Feminist Breathing, and an update about the upcoming film, When We Free that she is producing this summer.

To connect, visit: http://blackfeministbreathing.tumblr.com