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A Taste of New Orleans
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As they get ready for their 2-hour live broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival on April 10th at 11am ET, Tonya and Ian will give you a taste of the true flavor of New Orleans. First, you’ll meet indie soul singer/songwriter Theresa Andersson who stops by to talk about how life in New Orleans has influenced her music and how she merged the culture of New Orleans with that of her home country of Sweden within her music. Then, you’ll learn about a national treasure—The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park from Park Ranger Bruce Barnes. Finally, you’ll meet Dawn Logsdon, Director of the PBS documentary Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. Dawn will discuss how this historic suburb that was an integral part of the fabric of New Orleans and the HBO series that will be modeled after her documentary. As a final note, Tonya and Ian will launch their new name, WORLD FOOTPRINTS, on Saturday from New Orleans and they invite you to join their journey to travel purposefully and leave positive footprints one step at a time.
Episode Segments:
 
Singer/songwriter Theresa Andersson
Theresa Andersson shares the story about her remarkable journey from Sweden to New Orleans. She’s now one of the city’s best-known artists & sang Glory Bound, the song that sent the Saints onto victory at the Superbowl.
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The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Jazz music was born at the start of the 20th Century in New Orleans. The cultural history of the people and places that helped shape the development of Jazz is being preserved by The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Park Ranger Bruce Barnes joins Ian and Tonya to talk about this cultural treasure.
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Documentary Director Dawn Logsdon
Dawn Logsdon is the Director of the PBS documentary Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. Dawn joins Tonya & Ian to discuss how this historic suburb that was an integral part of the fabric of New Orleans and the HBO series that will be modeled after her documentary.
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Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story Of Black New Orleans
Lolis Eric Elie, a New Orleans newspaperman, takes us on a tour of the city – his city – in what becomes a reflection on the relevance of history folded into a love letter to the storied New Orleans neighborhood, Faubourg Tremé.

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Located in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, the park's temporary visitor center at 916 N. Peters Street offers diverse opportunities to learn about the history and culture of New Orleans jazz.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Theresa Andersson
Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre; these are the traditional building blocks of pop music. Yet although you will find them in abundance on Hummingbird, Go!, the new album by Theresa Andersson hardly sounds like conventional pop. That's because the New Orleans singer-songwriter chose to approach her craft from different perspectives before she even began composing. "I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting," Andersson explains. "I worked on shapes, forms, and textures, scents and colors. Elements which are more earthy and organic inspired me." She would walk along the Mississippi River, or relax in her garden. As ideas emerged, she caught them in her butterfly net – or rather, on her laptop – and let them converge, then blossom.

Click here to visit her website