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Uncovering the Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Join us as author Fatima Shaik uncovers the rich hidden history of a free Black brotherhood that was almost lost forever.   Read more

New Orleans History
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Ladies of Laura: A Southern Plantation Run by Women

By Kathleen Walls

We think of southern ladies of yore as deferring to their gentlemen about anything concerning business. Not so with the ladies of Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Starting with Nanette Prud’Homme in 1808, the strong Creole women of this family managed the business of their sugar plantation in a masculine-oriented … Read more   Read more

New Orleans History
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Beyond New Orleans French Quarter

Remembering Chef Leah Chase (Jan. 6, 1923 – June 1, 2019). The spirit of New Orleans is showcased in the people we met and the places we visited for this show.  At the time of this taping the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing recovery of the Big Easy … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Experiences History
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New Orleans’ Hidden Black History

New Orleans has been the backdrop of many dark chapters in American history, but perhaps none so shocking as the slave rebellion of 1811.  We will explore the history of America’s largest slave revolt with author Daniel Rasmussen who organized his research in his book, American Uprising:  The Untold Story … Read more   Read more

New Orleans History Literature & Music

New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2012 – Hour 2

World Footprints broadcast center at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans.  From left to right:  Mark Romig, Kelly Schulz, Tonya Fitzpatrick, Ian Fitzpatrick, Ed Cole.  (c) World Footprints MediaIn the second hour of our French Quarter Festival 2012 broadcast we will keep the good times rolling, Mark Romig, President … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Volunteer Travel Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2012 – Hour 1

In our first hour of the 2012 French Quarter Festival broadcast we will celebrate our 5th anniversary of LIVE broadcasts from New Orleans by sharing sound bites from the previous years. You’ll recognize prior guests and the comedy relief they offered on past shows; guests like Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals Food & Drink
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A Taste of New Orleans

New Orleans has so much to offer and we’ll introduce a few more of the city’s treasures including 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 … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Food & Drink
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2010 – Hour 2

World Footprints Radio continues with its special broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. Stevie McKee will talk about the 7th Ward and Faubourg Treme, an historic neighborhood recently made famous by HBO. Then we’ll be rockin’ with the “Mick Jagger of the Marsh” and Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2011 – Hour 2

Mardi Gras Indian costume in the New Orleans African-American Museum.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickWorld Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this hour we will share more "must see" museums, including the New Orleans African-American Museum.  We'll also speak to a … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals History
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2011 – Hour 1

The FQF crowd at Jackson Square in New Orleans.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickWorld Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this broadcast we'll introduce you to All-Star musicians, Trumpeter Connie Jones and Clarinet player Tim Laughlin. Connie & Tim grace the … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals Literature & Music
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James Carville and Mary Matalin on New Orleans; living along Paris’s rue des Martyrs

The best way to experience a city is through the eyes of a local.   We’ll travel to New Orleans and walk along Paris’s rue des Martyrs with the people who know them best. Democratic consultant James Carville says that New Orleans is defined by its culture and way of life … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Insights Off the Beaten Path Literature & Music
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Exploring New Orleans’ Laura Plantation and the Faubourg Treme neighborhood

Laura Plantation.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickLouisiana's Creole culture and a famed New Orleans' neighborhood share the spotlight on today's show.  Our Creole cultural exploration takes us just outside New Orleans to the Old Mississippi River Road where we'll share the story of a Creole family and a plantation named Laura–voted "Best … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Experiences Off the Beaten Path History
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History and Voodoo (Hour 2)

World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival (FQF) 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.  This second hour of our FQF broadcast explores the unique history of New Orleans with two prominent professors from the University of … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Off the Beaten Path Religious Travel Events & Festivals History
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Exploring the Houmas House Plantation & New Orleans history

Today’s show will find World Footprints traveling to the crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, revisiting a dark chapter in American history, and uncovering the best that New Orleans has to offer. The Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana is an antebellus plantation and sister property of the famous Greenbrier Resort in Virginia. … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Family Travel History
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2013 – Hour One

Photo of Jackson Square courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitors BureauWorld Footprints celebrated in style for our 6th annual French Quarter Festival broadcast from the Big Easy in 2013! Our LIVE broadcast earned us a distinguished award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.  We are pleased to share the … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals