Live broadcasts, interviews and radio segments, which originally aired between 1949 and 1958, by Vernon “Dr. Daddy-O” Winslow for “Jivin’ with Jax” on WWEZ-AM New Orleans are now available online via the Tulane University Digital Library. These recordings represent the emergence of Black radio in New Orleans, while featuring Winslow’s work as the first African American radio disc jockey on New Orleans airwaves. They are included in the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a division of Tulane University Special Collections.https://tulane.it/dr-daddy-o
When Hurricane Ida arrived 16 years to the day after Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, a narrative quickly emerged that it would be the Katrina of the 2020s. Fortunately, the improvements made to New Orleans’ flood protection system more than a decade and a half ago changed this storyline.