Editor’s Note: Last night, an original audio documentary produced by local mediamaker Eve Abrams premiered on WWNO. “Along St. Claude” is a seven-part radio piece compiled of dozens of interviews Abrams conducted with downtown-area residents — past and present — about the changing St. Claude corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. What’s changing? What did it used to be like? What’s it like now? Hear how New Orleanians feel about these big, timely questions that affect us all, and start with Part I:
Part 1: What’s in a Name
Downtown New Orleans goes by lots of names: Marigny, Bywater, St. Claude, St. Roch, the 9th Ward. But a lot of these names are relatively recent inventions. How do these names form our identities? How do they separate and divide us?
People in Part 1: Steve Nuccio, Keith Weldon Medley, Nick Scramuzza, Julian Doerr Mutter, Kathy Hall, Richard Campanella, Miss Saint Claude, John Andrews, Beth Butler, Emily Atterbury, Daniel Eaglin, Augusta Elmwood, Joanne Moret, Nick Faust, Michael Markey, Susan Brady, Jonathan Rhodes.
Music in Part 1: “Where Ya From?” by The Stooges; theme music by Greg Schatz
Hear the radio documentary in its entirety on WWNO.