posted: 8/22/2016

Louisiana Floods: in their own words, stories and how to help : Indybay:

Want to help victims of the flooding in Louisiana?

  • Visit Helping and Getting Help from Equality Louisiana http://equalityla.org/helping-getting-help-flood/ 
  • To donate supplies in New Orleans: The Lower 9th Ward Living Museum at 1235 Deslonde St. is a drop-off point for supplies: food, clothing, bedding, pet supplies, school supplies, personal hygiene products, anything you can donate. Museum staff will be running regular trips to Baton Rouge. 
  • To send supplies: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, 999 N. 9th Street, Apartment 519, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 
  • To make a contribution: Please click on this link (http://mannafoodfromheaven.org/manna/
  • To volunteer: Contact their hotline (512) 750-4812.

From Elizabeth Gelvin:

For my out-of-state folks & folks in unaffected in-state areas, ways you can serve the Louisiana flood survivors without physically being there:

1. DONATE to local relief organizations. Rather than donating to big name organizations with enormous operating budgets like Red Cross, donate to folks from these communities, serving their communities. Some suggestions:


Of course, do your homework before you donate. Make sure the organization you choose pumps the majority of their budget towards actual service, programming, etc, not advertising, salaries, & bureaucracy. Consider how the organization you’re donating to treats folks of color, folks with disabilities, folks with addictions, etc. etc. etc.


If you’re set on sending supplies rather than donating money, consider what type of supplies are in high demand and are unlikely to be provided or will be used up quickly. Tampons, pads, and adult diapers are supplies to consider.


2. ORGANIZE with your classrooms, workplaces, churches, clubs, etc. to fundraise. Personal donations are good, but nothing’s weaker than the power of one. Work together. Ask local restaurants, bars, stores, etc. to have pledge nights/sales. Have a garage sale. Host a house show. Sell your mediocre art.


Focus on fundraising, not on service work. The funds that your organizations would spend on travel & accommodations could be offered directly to community organizations on the ground already doing the work. Money talks. Start shouting.


3. ENGAGE your friends, families, coworkers, and communities in dialogue about Louisiana. Be diligent, borderline-aggressive about dialogue. Don’t let a day go by without “Louisiana” falling from your lips. Make sure everyone in your circles knows what’s going on right now. Print out news articles and post them up in the common spaces in your offices, universities, gathering places. Make sure everyone you interact with knows what’s going on. Freak people out by how much you want to talk about this. Make them nervous. Make them read.


4. WRITE to your local news outlets. Demand comprehensive, consistent coverage of the Louisiana flooding and recovery process.


If you are a journalist, blogger, poet, write about it in your mediums and share with your communities as well. Demand good media, make good media, and share, share, share.


5. LIFT voices of survivors. Don’t repost violent, racist, dehumanizing news articles about “looting.” Don’t repost disaster porn. Don’t repost half-assed, sunshine-glossy resilience narratives. Stop marveling, slack-jawed, at the “enduring strength” of Louisiana folks. Get real about what’s going on. Get real about the forces that rendered Louisiana this vulnerable to begin with. Repost content that holds the forces-that-be accountable and treats survivors with dignity.


6. EDUCATE yourself on climate change. On coastal erosion, on the oil & gas industry, on fracking, Do your homework. Understand these floods in context. Understand that climate disasters such as these affect vulnerable communities – communities of color, poor communities – first, most frequently, and most violently. I’m not going to do your homework for you here, but learn about environmental racism. Learn about disaster capitalism. Forget the word “natural” when talking about climate disasters. If you want to serve the survivors of this flood, and preemptively serve the survivors of the next dozen, hundred, thousand climate disasters (in Louisiana and elsewhere) you simply cannot consider this disaster in isolation.


Once you’ve worked on your education, join the fight. Get vocal about environmental destruction in and around your own community. The fight for environmental justice is not a hippy-dippy fringe issue. The fight for environmental justice is a fight for racial and economic justice. Hold your elected officials accountable. Fight tooth-and-nail for the world you’re gonna raise your children in. Dedicate yourself to learning more and pushing yourself and your beliefs more every day. Get real and reckon with your personal responsibility in the fight against climate change.


7. TREAT survivors with dignity. Once the waters recede, do not participate in disaster tourism. Don’t drive around strangers’ neighborhoods, gawking at the destruction of their lives. Survivors and their lives are not here for your entertainment or to facilitate “emotional,” “humbling,” or “life-changing” experiences for you and yours.


8. BE GENTLE with your Louisiana loved ones. Do check-ins – not just one early on, but regularly. This is trauma. They will grieve. It may not happen now, or all-at-once, but this is deeply traumatizing, and there will be grief and fear and pain. Recognize that many folks who lost their homes in these floods also suffered during Hurricane Katrina. Or Hurricane Betsy. Or Camille, or Gustav, or Isaac, or Rita, or Wilma. Or the BP Oil Spill, or by water and air poisoned by petrochemical refineries. Recognize that for so many folks who suffered during these floods, loss by water is part of the language you’re raised with. In south Louisiana, you grow up with an evacuation plan. You know you’re heading to your grandma’s in Texas or some family friend’s place in North Louisiana when disaster strikes. Or you grow up knowing that you don’t have access to an evacuation plan, and if and when disaster strikes, it strikes a family without mobility, without options. Be especially gentle and loving with your Louisiana folks that are suffering trauma in light of the recent murder of Alton Sterling, and then now are suffering through this. Raise up your Louisiana loved ones, your Gulf Coast loved ones, your loved ones that have suffered immensely and will continue to suffer from climate disasters. Feeling a brief pang of empathy and then moving on with your life is not an option. Raise up your Louisiana loved ones and begin fighting against the next climate disaster.

http://wtulnews.tumblr.com

§1 min Public Service Announcement on Looting from Elizabeth Gelvin

by WTUL News & Views Monday Aug 22nd, 2016 6:08 AMListen now:Copy the code below to embed this audio into a web page:


Download Audio

(942.3kb)White folks in EBR: If your Black friends, family, or neighbors need anything during curfew hours, please offer to step-and-fetch for them or go with them. And if you go out tonight past curfew, please keep your phones charged and handy – don’t hesitate to film any and all police interactions you witness.


The risk of police brutality is so, so heightened in post-disaster spaces. Public spaces are already unsafe for people of color in Louisiana – add high tensions, fear-mongering language about “looting,” essentially an all-clear signal to the police, and violent white folk with guns feeling justified in “protecting their property”


Also, please refrain from reposting fear-mongering pieces about “looters” in EBR, Livingston Parish, and the like. We know what it’s code for. We know how that language operates. Call out racist fear-mongering. Don’t contribute to the dehumanization of survivors of color.




posted: 8/22/2016



33min In their own words: stories from the Louisiana Floods with Blair, Brunee, and Logan 

Blair tells of her nighttime escape from the flood waters that entered her home in East Baton Rouge, the twelve hours of waiting for rescue, and the painful work of gutting and discarding what the water soaked through. She is thankful her family is safe, and for the friends, family, and neighbors that pulled together on social networking sites to respond to this disaster and support each other first. Blair hopes that the reality of climate change will better inform policy direction and community rebuilding. Support their family, make a donation: https://www.youcaring.com/blair-wallace-624398

Brunee’s land and workplace are in Holden, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, which flooded heavily with the disaster. His land faces a country highway and extends to the Tickfaw River. The Tickfaw experienced record flooding in March of this year and again this week; Brunee marvels that these two record floods occurred so close together. He is thankful he did not yet build a home on the property, but he lost a car and motorcycle, and the busses he resides in on the property were flooded but will be salvaged.

Logan returned from a long study abroad program to Saturday’s historic flooding. His home and neighborhood were dry, so he set to task volunteering in community-run shelters and responding to friends who needed help gutting their homes. After his time away, during which Alton Sterling was murdered by police, Logan says the Baton Rouge he left is not the one he returned to. His hopes are for racial justice and an equitable rebuilding process.




posted: 8/18/2016



Compiled audio of citizen vlogs detailing their experiences trying to recover after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2106. 45 mins.

Includes Cherri Foytlin:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnc2-olg8xA&feature=share

MoHo Vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3o4QriuY1I

Steve Spell II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG-3FCwU7Ek

Anthony Ace Cox, Louisiana Flood Rescue Group 2016, https://www.facebook.com/groups/152880778482582/permalink/158025857968074/




posted: 4/11/2016



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

Tickets & info: http://ow.ly/10yvN4




posted: 2/22/2016



Help support your favorite radio station by donating to our annual pledge drive!

Pledges of $25 or more will be taken over the phone (504.865.5885) and you can donate any amount online at
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/wtulneworleans




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

Criminals of the Dream
Deerhoof
Because I'm Me
The Avalanches
Learning to Apologize Effectively
Deerhoof
Happy
Mitski
If I Was A Folkstar
The Avalanches
Together Again
The Love Dimension
Cheetah2 [Ld spectrum]
Aphex Twin
Best to You
Blood Orange
WALK THE WATER
CASKET GIRLS
SUMMER SOLSTICE
FAZE ISLAND
crocodile skin
hieroglyphic being
Siren Song
Hildegard
HEX THESE RULES
HOLOGRAM TEEN
Lite Spots
Kaytranada
Lady of the Ark
Kyle Craft
Unbalancing Acts
Methyl Ethel

Michael J. O'Hara
Prune Juice
Naughty Professor
The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Symphony X
I Decide
The Julie Ruin

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

Justin
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

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

Portland
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
https://youtu.be/LpAaLexzhnA
6/4/2016 12:38 PM

BLAKE COHELEY
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. (www.nocca.com) “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


Name:
Shout:
Time
Song
Artist
Album
Label
Buy
01:39 pm
CUT YOU LOOSE
BIG GEORGE BROCK
LIVE AT 75
CAT HEAD RECORDS
01:35 pm
HI HEEL SNEAKERS/IM GOING UPSIDE YOUR HEAD
LUTHER JOHNSON
TAKIN A BITEOUTTA THE BLUE
IVHIBAN RECORDS
01:31 pm
UPSWING
JIMMY CARPENTER
TOILINGIN OBSCURITY
INDEPENDNET
01:28 pm
DOWN BY THE RIVER
JIMMY CARPENTER
TOILING IN OBSCURITY
INDEPENDENT
01:24 pm
THE PLUMBER
SEAN COSTELLO
SEAN'S BLUES A MEORIAL TRIBUTE
LANSLIDE
01:20 pm
YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNING
STERLING HARRISON
SOUTH OF THE SNOOTY FOX
HACKTONE RECORDS
01:16 pm
YOU DONT MISS YOUR WATER
JOHN LEE HOOKER
LIVE AT SUGAR HILL #2
FANTASY RECORDS
01:12 pm
WADE IN THE WATER
BIB MAMA THONRNTON
BALL N'CHAIN
ARHOOLIE
01:08 pm
FLOATING BRIGE
GREGG ALLMAN
LOW COUNTRY BLOUES
ROUNDER
01:03 pm
GUTTED
BEN MAYGARDEN
COME ON IF YOUR COMING
SHORT STACK RECORDS

© WTUL New Orleans 91.5 FM · Tulane University Box 5069 · New Orleans, LA 70118 · Contact · Login ·