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WYES CONTINUES ITS SERIES ABOUT THE LOCAL IMPACT OF COVID-19

When we can plan to head to festivals again? Tune in to find out. 

Premiered Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:30pm;

repeats Saturday, April 24 at 2:30pm and Sunday, April 25 at 7:30am  

LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: FESTIVALS

April is the month when we usually head to festivals for music and food and fun, but not this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has once again caused plans to change. The latest LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL looks into when we can plan to head to “Festivals” again.

Producer and host Marcia Kavanaugh is joined by panelists: Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and FoundationDon Marshall and President & CEO French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Emily Madero to discuss the schedule for return of the festivals. Also featured is Director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy Lisa Alexis who explains how the city is working with organizations in planning upcoming events.

This is the tenth episode in the series LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL. To view all episodes in this series, scroll down.


Meet the host and panelist for LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: FESTIVALS

Series Host:

Host Marcia Kavanaugh

WYES Community Projects Producer and INFORMED SOURCES host, Marcia Kavanaugh, will moderate the discussion.

Program Panelist:

Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of the City of New Orleans Health Department

 Don Marshall
Executive Director 
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation

Emily Madero
President & CEO 
French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

Michael Hecht

Lisa Alexis 
Director
Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy 
Photo Credit: Biz New Orleans


 

Ninth Episode:

The Metro Economy

In the ninth episode, panelists share the impact COVID-19 has had on the local economy.

Eighth Episode: 

Living in the New Normal: Good Neighbors

In the eighth episode, take a look at how people have come together to help those most in need.

Seventh Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Vaccine Timeline

In the seventh episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, learn more about the state's plans to distribute the vaccine and when most residents expect to be vaccinated.

Sixth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Hospitality Industry Impact

In the sixth episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, hear how community groups are coping The program premiered on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Fifth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Hospitality Industry Impact

In the fifth episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, learn how restaurants, hotels, area musicians and the tourism industry have handled the challenges brought on by the pandemic. The program premiered on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Fourth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Race for a Vaccine

In the fourth installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, local health experts and researchers discuss the latest on the vaccine and treatment of COVID-19. The program premiered on Thursday, October 8, 2020.


Third Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Higher Education

In the third installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, WYES connects with local higher education experts to bring viewers a closer look at the pandemic’s effect regionally. The program premiered on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Second Episode:

Living in the New Normal Educating Our Children

In the second installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, education experts discuss what options are going to be available for students, parents and teachers as the new school year starts. The program premiered on Thursday, July 30, 2020.


 

Original Episode:

Living in the New Normal

The first episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL focused on how to stay healthy during this uncertain time. The program premiered on Thursday, June 25, 2020.