posted: 10/17/2016

Janet Hays interviews Syrita Steib-Martin about how her personal experience in a federal penitentiary led her to creating her own organization in New Orleans to help returning women and girls obtain medical educations post-incarceration.

Operation Restoration was created to provide a community where impoverished women and girls have access to the basic fundamentals they need to successfully reenter into society after incarceration. Operation Restoration assists women upon release with the monumental task of restoring themselves through the fundamentals needed to transition back into society. Once the fundamental needs are met Operation Restoration focuses on helping women obtain a higher education in order to pursue careers in healthcare. This also addresses the extreme shortage of healthcare workers that is present in Louisiana.

At Operation Restoration they believe that focusing on achieving successful reentry through the advancement of higher education gives women the confidence, faith and wherewithal to endure. Operation Restoration helps in eradicating the individual and structural barriers to higher education, while establishing economic security, long term stability, and civic participation for women who have criminal convictions (including those currently and formerly incarcerated) and their families. The OR guides women seeking to reclaim their lives through higher education in healthcare, while promoting their leadership, self-advocacy, and long term success.

posted: 9/30/2016

“Racism, specifically, is the state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death.” -Ruth Gilmore

In this seminar, Mohan Ambikaipaker, PhD speaks on the boundaries that front Critical Race Theory in its inclusion in the Public Health Framework. What factors keep the the constant killing of black men by police from being understood and acted on as a Public Health crisis? 

Dr. Ambikaipaker is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Tulane University, and this seminar is part two in the three part series “Health, Race, and Communication” sponsored by the Tulane Society for Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane SPHTM SGA, Tulane Center for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and Tulane University of Academic Affairs. 

posted: 9/29/2016


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Next week, tune in for Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton, recipient of the UNESCO Peace Education Prize, special rapporteur for UN from 2008-2014 on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories, and author of numerous books.

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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posted: 11/30/2015

From November 30 to December 4, the internationally renowned Mivos Quartet will be engaged in a new...

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

Blood Orange
everything is happening today
flock of dimes
Cosmic Perspective
If You Should See
Wye Oak
I Decide
The Julie Ruin
But we need this bench
Bored young Adults
Easy to Forget
Ya own way
dead man's gun
Thee Oh Sees
Gelatinous Cube
Thee Oh Sees
thee oh sees
Give it Up
Angel Olsen
Shut Up Kiss Me
Angel Olsen
Best to You
Blood Orange
say you will
Sea of Nothing
walls to build
Shackle Me Not
Never Be Mine
Angel Olsen

Jay Adams
And now we have Hazel O Connor, The Plastics, and Toys by Spandau Ballet! Laura, you're a doll for keeping the soundtrack of my life on the airwaves! Many kisses!
7/12/2016 1:46 PM

The radio station is falling apart. Because of the broken machines, the broadcast is constantly interrupted to the point y'all are unlistenable. I donated $225 to this year's Marathon, where did that money go? Having working CD players is paramount to having a radio station. Until WTUL replaces those broken machines, I have to listen to other stations, and that sucks!
7/11/2016 2:34 PM

longtime listener
Wow WTUL, I'm embarrassed for yall today :( The DJ on air at the 9:30am air break (interrupting Democracy Now) made a total ass of himself, whining about how we aren't listening to HIM comment on the news. Meanwhile he's interrupting the family of the man killed by police in Baton Rouge earlier this week, as well as other folks connected to that story. I think it is obvious why we have compelling interviews with folks who are relevant to the news instead of an irrelevant angry man-child like Jimmy Huck. Presumably this only happened because of some kind of summertime staffing shortage, but still, we the listeners deserve better. When the airwaves aren't being hijacked by pathetic figures like him, WTUL is still one of the best radio stations in New Orleans. But please don't ruin it, and don't like people like this go on the mic nonstop, interrupting a really important story like that of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.
Show: Thu 6-8am - classical
7/7/2016 10:08 AM

Laura Charles Brunies
Thanks Jay Adams!!! I appreciate you!!
7/6/2016 3:31 PM

Ariel Barnes
A deep dish of gratitude to WTUL for playing our new record MAXWELL, MUHLY & COULOIR...many times :) COULOIR has been to New Orleans and Baton Rogue before and you're inspiring us to come back, if for no other reason to stop by the station and meet you! You now have my ear :)
6/28/2016 6:00 PM

birthday melvins rule
6/28/2016 9:12 AM

Hey WTUL, keep up the great mix of music! Keeping you in my rotation of streaming stations. Cheers!
6/23/2016 1:58 PM

Jay Adams
Castles in Spain, Leave in Silence, and Make a Circuit With me, wow! Laura Charles, you are always impressive!
Show: Thu 2-4pm - Progressive
6/20/2016 2:44 PM

Tyler young
6/4/2016 12:38 PM

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. (based on the film by Daniel Waters) With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, HEATHERS will be New Orleans’ most popular new musical. This talented cast of NOCCA Alum, current students, faculty and professionals from the community are taking you back to 1989 for this hilarious campy spoof of the movie. Yes, your favorite lines from the movie are in this production, along with the characters that made this cult film a classic. This show deals with adult situations and is recommended for mature audiences only. Presented by the NOCCA Stage Company and directed by Big Easy Award winning director Blake Coheley, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL opens June 9th and runs through the 19th on the NOCCA campus. Musical Director is Big Easy Award winner Jefferson Turner, who turns up the volume in this new rock and roll stage adaptation. See the NOCCA website for ticket info and showtimes. ( “Corn nuts” will be on sale at the concession stand!! “Are you in, or are you out?”
Show: Sun 10-Noon - Stage & Screen
5/23/2016 10:06 AM

06:48 am
Lighter Than Air
Greg Maroney
The Journey
Hen House
06:44 am
The Way it Was
Bill Wren
Road to Chiang Mai
Bill Wren
06:39 am
Open Fields and Running Water
Lawrence Blatt
Longitudes and Latitudes
Lawrence Blatt
06:31 am
Empty Sky
Anuveda &Nik Tyndald
Reiki Healing Hands
New World Music
06:22 am
10,000 Acres
Jenny Jarnagin
Jenny Jarnagin Music
06:18 am
In The Distance
Colors of the Land
Colors Of The Land
Colors of the Land
06:15 am
Caravan of Dreams
Acoustic Alchemy
Reference Point
GRP Records
06:10 am
First Day of Sping
Secret Garden
White Stones
Mercury Records
06:06 am
April, for Piano
Ola Gjeilo
Stone Rose
04:08 am
Ball and Biscuit
White Stripes

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