posted: 4/14/2017

Interview with Arely Westley of BreakOUT!:



WTUL News and Views hosts Christina and Maggie were joined in the studio by BreakOUT! Organizer Arely Westley to talk about the intersection of transgender and Latinx identities and the collaborative strategies being used to make New Orleans a safe city for members of LGBTQ and undocumented communities.

Arely Westley is a Youth Organizer for BreakOUT!, an organization which seeks to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans. She currently is an Organizer for the VICE to ICE campaign, a collaborative effort with the Congress of Day Laborers to more fully explore the deep connections and overlaps between immigrants, people of color, low-wage workers, LGBTQ people, and youth in New Orleans. In May, the campaign will put out a toolkit giving insight on partnership and allyship building between communities and organizations despite cultural and language barriers. 

Ms. Westley speaks with us about BreakOUT’s campaign for equal treatment of LGBTQ youth by police officers, persistent issues the trans community faces regardless of what political regime holds power, what Latinx means, and the love and support that the BreakOUT! community spreads. 

To get involved or learn more about BreakOUT!’s current campaigns, trainings, and meetings you can visit or call 504-252-9025.


posted: 3/22/2017

Stephanie Jackson: Community Organizer for Ride New Orleans on making riders' needs heard : Indybay:

Stephanie Jackson joins WTUL News and Views in the studio to discuss Ride New Orleans’ current campaign asking elected officials and Transdev to redo their new Ferry Terminal replacement design, as it is a “Design Disaster” for riders. The campaign is pushing for the redesign to take into consideration the needs of ferry riders and to include a footbridge over the train tracks and shelter near the boarding area for folks waiting to board.

Support New Orleans transit riders and Ride New Orleans today, Wednesday, March 22nd at 4:00 pm as they rally for a design that meets the needs of New Orleans transit riders.
Fix the Design Disaster Rally will take place from 4:00-4:30 at the intersection of Canal and Convention Center Boulevard. 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 23rd, City Council will meet to decide whether or not to give RTA the permission to demolish the old Canal Street ferry building. This meeting will take place at 10:00 am at City Hall, and Ride New Orleans is urging folks to show up and make clear that the current design is one that is designed for danger, disaster, and discomfort.

posted: 3/21/2017

Dj Jaffe - Author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill - is a mental health advocate unafraid to speak the truth about the realities of untreated serious mental illness. He has been called radical by some, and a gadfly by others, but there is no doubt that his words resonate with many families unable to help their sick loved ones because the mental health system is completely dysfunctional.

It’s time to get real about serious mental illness and Dj Jaffe does just that in this interview with WTUL News and Views DJ - Under The Bus. Dj explains why, despite billions of federal dollars spent on mental illness every year, outcomes have been increases in incarceration, homelessness and death for seriously mentally ill people.

The mental health industry has abdicated it’s responsibility to treat and care for mentally ill people with the most intensive needs who refuse treatment or who lack insight that they are ill. A condition known as anosognosia. Consequently, the mental health industry relies on the criminal justice system to keep patients safe from themselves and others. Problems arise when law enforcement and the Courts lack the psychiatric and mental health expertise needed to care for patients resulting in further decompensation and damage to people whose only crime is that they got sick.

Barriers to treatment and care are identified and solutions are proposed.

Dj Jaffe will be in Baton Rouge of March 24th for the Louisiana Health Equity Summit and in New Orleans for a Healing Minds NOLA fundraiser on March 26th. Details and contact information for Dj Jaffe below:

2017 Health Summit: Advancing Policy for a Healthy Louisiana
by Louisiana Center for Health Equity
Fri, March 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM CDT
6400 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Healing Minds NOLA fundraiser brunch
Sunday March 26th, 2017
Handsome Willy’s Bar and Cafe - 218 S Robertson St, (Next to Big Charity)
11am - 2pm
Suggested Donation $10.00

Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill Hardcover – April 11, 2017

“This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry’s most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why–in spite of spending $147 billion annually–140,000 seriously mentally ill are homeless, 390,000 are incarcerated, and even educated, tenacious, and caring people can’t get treatment for their mentally ill loved ones. DJ Jaffe blames the mental health industry and the government for shunning the 10 million adults who are the most seriously mentally ill–mainly those who suffer from schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder–and, instead, working to improve "mental wellness” in 43 million others, many of whom are barely symptomatic. Using industry and government documents, scientific journals, and anecdotes from his thirty years of advocacy, Jaffe documents the insane consequences of these industry-driven policies: psychiatric hospitals for the seriously ill are still being closed; involuntary commitment criteria are being narrowed to the point where laws now require violence rather than prevent it; the public is endangered; and the mentally ill and their families are forced to suffer.

Insane Consequences proposes smart, compassionate, affordable, and sweeping reforms designed to send the most seriously ill to the head of the line for services rather than to jails, shelters, prisons, and morgues. It lays out a road map to spend less on mental “health” and more on mental “illness”–replace mission creep with mission control and return the mental health system to a focus on the most seriously ill. It is not money that is lacking; it’s leadership.

This book is a must-read for anyone who works in the mental health industry or cares about the mentally ill, violence, homelessness, incarceration, or public policy.“ 

DJ Jaffe
Executive Director
Mental Illness Policy Org.
Author, Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill
50 East 129 St., PH7
New York, NY 10035
NY Site:
CA Site:
djjaffe [at]
Follow us on Twitter: @MentalIllPolicy
Join us on Facebook: Mental Illness Policy Org.

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!

Tickets & info:

posted: 2/22/2016

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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

06:56 am
The Planets, Op 32 IV: Jupiter
Gustav Holtz
The Planets
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
06:52 am
Ma mere L'oye
Ravel: Symphonic Works
Edel Germany
06:48 am
To Music to Becalm his Fever
Ibis Camerata, Karen Neal
Sculpting Clouds
Albany Records
06:42 am
Levitation of Pianos During a Waltz
Roger Zahab
The Waltz Project Revisited
Albany Records
06:38 am
Los Colfades de la estleya
J. de Araujo
Salsa Baroque
06:23 am
Concerto in D/re/re
Igor Stravinsky
Concerto in D
RCA Victor
06:08 am
The Flight of the American Eagle
Five Symphonic Classics
05:58 am
Rider on the Plains
Virgil Thompson
Rider on the Plains
05:55 am
Have i the Right
Vampire Weekend
iTunes Sessions
05:51 am
Karriem Rigins
Headnod Suite
Stones Throw

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