posted: 5/15/2017

On Thursday May 11, 2017 - New Orleans residents opposed to jail expansion and criminalizing mentally ill people voiced their concerns at a City Council Criminal Justice Committee hearing.

New Orleans is the world’s most incarcerated cities and has struggled for years to reduce it’s jail population. While the City and residents had reached an agreement a few years ago to cap the jail size at 1,438 beds, 2 new proposals on the table would increase the number of beds by about 300. Approximately 100 of those beds are slated specifically for inmates who have difficult to treat mental illnesses.

A recent article published in the Times Picayune describes the many challenges that would need to be overcome in order to provide appropriate care to mentally ill inmates. 1 in 3 New Orleans inmates take mental health drugs, jail monitors say

Those who attended the meeting in the City Council Chamber heard the proposals and then weighed in. Their voices are captured in the selected audio that has been edited down to 30:30.

Note: The full 2hr38min video is available for viewing here

posted: 5/3/2017

Free Yeimi Galindo Madrid: Marching on May Day for Sanctuary for All:

WTUL News & Views met with Chloe Sigal, Organizer for the Congress of Day Laborers/Congreso de Jornaleros, and William Diaz, a Congreso member, to talk about Yeimi’s story, William’s story, current anti-immigrant legislation, and the system of mass incarceration that is terrorizing and destabilizing our communities. 

-Listen to the conversation HERE-

Yeimi was a victim of domestic violence in Honduras and was forced to flee to the United States. She may be eligible for immigration relief in the United States on these grounds. Her partner Luis was arrested by ICE just a few months ago. Yeimi and Luis are currently being held in separate Immigration Detention Facilities, leaving their one and three year old daughters parentless. The community is fighting for the freedom of Yeimi and her reunion with her family.

“Most of all I want people to know that we’re human beings and that our families also matter. We say that children are the future of our nation and then we do things like these, and you never know how a child is going to recover from that- if they’re going to recover, if they’re going to bounce back. And what I would like people to imagine is just a different life- a different world- in which all communities- whether you’re white or a person of color- can live harmoniously, and how much different that would be and how much better that would be.” -William Diaz, Congreso member

Currently, there is a pair of anti-immigrant bills in the state legislature—HB 676 and HB 525—which seek to further criminalize immigrant reconstruction workers and family members for political gain.

Issues affecting the immigrant community are tightly bound to the prison industrial complex and criminal justice system. Congreso organizers and members are calling for the support of the original Justice Reinvestment Task Force criminal justice reform legislative package, which aims to restore Louisiana’s dignity, public safety, and tax base.

“In spite of a wave of terrifying workplace and community raids by the Trump administration—such as the series of ICE raids that ensnared local parents Yeimi Galindo Madrid and Luis Rodriguez, leaving their one and three year old US citizen daughters alone—and local plans for a new jail building, estimated to cost $97 million on top of another $40 million city investment in surveillance and criminalization, New Orleans workers are not giving in to fear or tempering their movements for justice. Rather, they are uniting to expand upon New Orleans’ policies separating immigration enforcement from law enforcement, fighting for legislation to dismantle Louisiana’s mass incarceration and deportation systems, and working with local clergy and community members to call for investments in human dignity and expanded sanctuary for all in New Orleans.” (Congress of Day Laborers, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice)

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See Yeimi and her family during happier times


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: 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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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.
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