posted: 12/22/2016

Roots of Renewal:

“Yeah I think our ultimate goal is just to disrupt the cyclical system as early as we can. A lot of these guys that we’ve worked with are starting to go in and out out and in and out and in and out of prison [and jail] primarily because of issues related to poverty.” 

With the goal of disrupting systemic injustices, Roots of Renewal seeks to reintegrate neighborhoods, rebuild homes, and revitalize the community through a reentry work training program and multi-dimensional poverty survey.

In this discussion, Amy and Lilith touch on the issues of systemic poverty, mass incarceration, and self-efficacy affecting the day-to-day lives of the young men they work with through Roots of Renewal.

posted: 12/12/2016

Bipartisan House & Senate Mental Health Leaders Call for Senate Passage of Mental Health Reform:

Landmark Mental Health Reform Legislation Passes Senate: Headed To The President’s Desk. 

Janet Hays from WTUL News and Views was in Washington D.C. Monday Dec. 5th, 2016 for a press conference to highlight mental health reform provisions in the 21st Century CURES Act: A landmark Bill named by Senator Mitch McConnell to be “the most important piece of legislation that Congress will pass this year.” Watch now: 38:46

Dozens of family advocates from across the country traveled to Washington D.C. to witness the momentous and historic Senate vote in support of H.R. 2646 “The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act” - a bill that was projected to have a 1% chance of passing at the time of it’s introduction 4 years ago. Present to speak at the press conference were: Senator Chris Murphy [D-CT], Senator Lamar Alexander [R-TN], Senator Cornyn [R-TX], Senator Bill Cassidy [R-LA], Representative Tim Murphy [R-PA], Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson [D-TX] and Representative Fred Upton [R- MI]. (Missing - Senator Patty Murray [D-WA] due to travel delays).

Despite the Bill’s overwhelming bipartisan support and having undergone a process that exemplifies how Congress is supposed to work, family advocates agree that much work needs to be done to improve the Bill.

Dj Jaffe - Director of Mental Illness Policy Org - points out that “unless President-elect Trump “drains the swamp” at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)—divisions of the federal Department of Health and Human Services—many of the new law’s useful provisions could be negated or undone by the permanent bureaucracy.”

Representative Tim Murphy - original author of “The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act” - is committed to fulfilling his promise to families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims to champion treatment for those with serious mental illness to avert future tragedies. “We didn’t get everything we needed, but we needed everything we got” was a refrain he used repeatedly throughout the week.

Among other provisions, the mental health portion of the bill:

• Creates a new position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse;
• Establishes new grant programs for early intervention;
• Directs states to only fund evidence-based mental health initiatives with a proven track record;
• Removes barriers to individuals accessing mental-health care and services;
• Promotes jail diversion initiatives and other programs to keep the mentally ill from being incarcerated;
• Expands access to mental healthcare providers and beds for patients;
• Requires health insurance companies to cover more mental health treatments;
• Requires substantial new data collection around mental illness and the criminal justice system.

Thanks to Anthony Hernandez for the video. Treatment Before Tragedy!

posted: 11/30/2016

Wtul News and Views speaks with Organizers of the annual Dream Caravan, a community healing event hosted in New Orleans that focuses on the powerful healing potential of dreams. 

posted: 4/11/2016

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

Tickets & info:

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 - Music for Deaf Grown Ups
2-4am - Unicorn Horse Pony Show
4-6am - College Radio
6-8am - Rich Classics
8-10am - News & Views
10am-Noon - College Radio
Noon-2pm - Tunnelvision
2-4pm - The Static Emission Transmission (The SET)
4-6pm - Storm Surge of Reverb Instrumental Rock & Surf
6-8pm - Jazz
8-10pm - Reggae Roots & Branches
10-Mid - Vulpes Vulpes

Gone for the Weekend
Computer Magic
Do It 4 U
still as the night
clint blacklaw
Redemption Song
Macy Gray
Morricone Youth
Motel Radio
Back Up
P Luminous
Everybody In The U.S.A.
Purling Hiss
Nervous Tech (Nah John)
Thee Oh Sees
the poem
thee oh sees
Start Again
All People
Sycamore Tree
Ariel Bui
and with each step a wider and deeper dream
33 G-d
Bon Iver
Out of the Blue
Crushed Out
Daft Punk

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

09:03 am
New Martin Luther King recording - Dr. King speech 1964
Democracy Now!
January 16, 2017
08:41 am
Community Forum to Discuss Implications of Possible ACA Repeal
Jan Moller
Speakers and Locals give testimony about the effects a repeal, without a viable replacement, will have on their lives and businesses.
WTUL News & Views
08:00 am
Russ Choma on Trump’s Conflicts, Megan Hustings on Food Sharing
Russ Choma on Trump’s Conflicts, Megan Hustings on Food Sharing
07:35 am
Serere for Cello, Harp, and Electroacoustics
Maxwell Muhly & Couloir
07:03 am
Symphony No. 5 for Baritone, Mixed Chorus, and Orchestra
Richard Zeller, baritone; Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing; Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Henri Lazarof: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5
06:33 am
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Paul Tobias, cello; Virginia Symphony Orchestra, performing; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The American Cello: Barber, Chen Yi, Ranjbaran
Albany Records
06:02 am
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Alberto Almarza, flute; Boston Modern Orchestra Project, performing; Gil Rose, conductor
Vali: Flute Concerto
02:49 am
Everybody In The U.S.A.
Purling Hiss
High Bias
Drag City
02:40 am
Scream (Single)
Sleeping Bag
02:39 am
Bread Is Buttered
MC Trachiatomy

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