posted: 10/20/2017



What is an appropriate monument to our city today?
This is a question that guides the work of Paper Monuments: a project described as a series of opportunities, events, and interventions designed to elevate the voices of the people of New Orleans, as a critical process to creating symbols of our city that represent our collective vision, and to honor the erased histories of the people, events, movements, and places that have made up the past 300 years as we look to the future. Through public pedagogy and participatory design, Paper Monuments is working to expand our collective understanding of New Orleans.

On September 25th, 2017, community gathered together at the corner of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway for a Paper Monuments event called Stories at the Crossroads. The concrete base where the Jefferson Davis monument once stood transformed into a stage- rather, into a stoop- where storytellers, writers, poets, and historians voiced their own answers to the question rooting the Paper Monuments project: what is an appropriate monument to our city today?

Mr. John Hankins, Director of the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild, answered the question with one of his own: who built our city- and even more- who built the monuments to our city? Amidst details on ironwork and ornamental plastering, Mr. Hankins lays out the story of Philip Reid, a masterful craftsman born into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina who worked on the Andrew Jackson bronze monument in Jackson square and the Statue of Freedom at the top of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. An appropriate monument to the city, then, is one that honors those who really built it.

  • Stay engaged with the Paper Monuments project on their Facebook page
  • Learn more about their work from their website
  • Join in the conversation by giving your own answer to their question: What would be an appropriate monument to our city today? 

posted: 10/9/2017

WTUL News and Views Dj Under The Bus interviews Thomas Walsh, Natalie Yahr and Claudia Lopez about The Listening Post and their most recent segment produced in partnership with The Trace: “What’s Recovery Like After Being Shot?” 24:00

Listening Posts around the country “share a common purpose: to revitalize or create conversation between local media, civil society, and citizens; to connect people with each other and with sources of information and action on local issues; and to give people a voice in the issues that matter to them in their communities." 

In this interview, New Orleans Listening Post hosts discuss how they produce shows, some of the challenges connecting with residents, where microphone posts are located as well as new projects they are working on.

Listening Posts give everyday people the ability to drop off thoughts, comments and suggestions at locations where their audio remarks are recorded and incorporated into future programs for radio broadcasts.

Producers pick up on themes to guide programming. It’s a channel to leverage voices that may otherwise not be heard and offers residents the luxury of being able to submit comments on their time - outside of more restrictive formats like call in shows that are out of synch with working hours.

To find out more about the Listening Post and Listening Post locations, check out the following links:
On Twitter & Instagram @LP_NOLA
Multimedia profiles of the New Orleans survivors interviewed
The Trace’s Shot & Forgotten series

posted: 10/4/2017



AgitArte is an organization of working class artists and cultural organizers who create projects and practices of cultural solidarity with grassroots struggles against oppression. Among other projects, they are host to the community and cultural hub Casa Taller in Santurce- a neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. For the past ten years, Casa Taller has been a space for artists, organizers, and community members to gather, collaborate, build cultural projects, grow their own food, and educate themselves and their community.

WTUL News & Views spoke with AgitArte’s Artistic Director Jorge Díaz Ortiz and Development Coordinator Tina Orlandini on Puerto Rico and how natural disaster mixed with decades of colonialism have situated the island and its people in a state of tragedy and struggle. 

In this moment of disaster recovery, Jorge sheds light on the economic crisis in Puerto Rico that has deepened the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the tight grip that the U.S. coils around its territory, the current realities on the island as food and water and electricity are limited, and the long road ahead that will require resilient political action built from the ground up.  

Tina gives insight on how folks from afar can support the grassroots efforts of rebuilding Puerto Rico by donating to AgitArte’s campaign to bring Casa Taller back up to its full capacity so that it can operate as a post-storm relief center, expand the collective kitchen, and purchase and distribute aid through grassroots networks. 

Calls to Action

  • Go/Listen/Read: This Thursday, October 5th, longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte will host an event for their book When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Movements And The Activists That Are Transforming Our World at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road) from 6-8 pm. Space will be held for conversation with the book’s authors + artists and local New Orleans movement builders on social activism. Organizers from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora will share updates on the relief efforts and grassroots mobilization happening in Puerto Rico.  
  • Help fund Casa Taller and grassroots relief in Puerto Rico

Music featured in this episode: 
BANGAH (Pico y Palo) by ÌFÉ
El Hormiguero by Calle 13

posted: 2/28/2017

Keyboard ist keinesfalls gleich Keyboard. Insbesondere für den Fall, dass Sie turnusmäßig spielen, ist es wesentlich, dass Sie das Instrument erwerben, das Ihnen langanhaltend Freude macht und motiviert.

Dies Spielgefühl ist hierbei ein wichtiger Faktor. Dieses Spielgefühl mag mehrfach bestimmen, inwiefern Sie auf lange Sicht Freude am Spielen haben werden. Beachtenswerte Faktoren, auf die Sie beim Kauf des Keyboards achten müssen:

In der Auswahl der Keyboards gibt es bereits in der grundlegenden Ausstattung jede Menge Unterschiede. So sollte das Gerät unbedingt einen Umfang von fünf Oktaven bieten.

Außerdem sollten die Tasten mitnichten zu schmal oder zu kurz sein. Dies wird speziell Neulingen das Erlernen des Keyboards erleichtern.

Achten Sie gleichermaßen darauf, dass die Oberfläche der Keyboardtasten so hergestellt wurde, dass Sie keinesfalls abrutschen.

Bei Ihrer Suche sollten Sie des Weiteren beachten, dass die Lautsprecher Ihres Keyboards hochwertig sind, damit der Klang des Keyboards auch langanhaltend gut klingt und mit der Zeit nicht schlechter wird.

Achten sie darauf, dass das Gerät über jegliche Anschlussmöglichkeiten verfügt, die heute zum Standard gehören. Ein USB-Anschluss ist dieser Tage Norm bei zahlreichen Keyboards und ermöglicht es Ihnen, neue Klänge einzuspielen, sowie Dateien in das Keyboard zu laden. Es ermöglicht obendrein, eigene Sounds einzuspielen und diese auf dem Rechner zu speichern.

Wichtig ist gleichwohl eine Klinkenbuchse, um dort einen Kopfhörer anzuschließen. Dies hat den Pluspunkt, dass Sie auch in der Nacht trainieren können, ohne dass andere Menschen senkrecht in den Betten stehen (und beileibe nicht mitsingen).

Benötigen Sie Zusatzfunktionen, beispielsweise die Möglichkeit des Live-Einsatzes und unterschiedliche Sounds, greifen Sie besser zu einem Instrument der Profi-Klasse.

posted: 4/11/2016

Winter Circle Productions and WTUL present Kurt Vile at Republic Sunday April 17!

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posted: 2/22/2016

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