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How to talk to your kids about human trafficking, by Stephanie Hepburn

This is a special edition of Confetti Park. Stephanie Hepburn is a writer living in Louisiana. She is a weekly and monthly contributing writer to the New Orleans Times-Picayune and regularly contributes to other news outlets. Her most recent book, Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight, was released by Columbia University Press […]

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Music Medley: Trains and Sheep

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana.

This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Choo Choo Boogaloo – Buckwheat Zydeco […]

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Interview: Jayna Morgan & the Swing Setters swing kids music

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Ray interviews jazz vocalist Jayna Morgan about her newest New Orleans band, the Swing Setters, a fun, energetic group that plays kids music jazz-style! (Is this a great name for a jazz band that plays kids music, or what?!) The Swing Setters truly fill a void in the New Orleans live […]

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Mr. Okra and Katy Ray.

Have you seen the Okra Man?

Have you seen the Okra Man around New Orleans? Mr. Okra is a fruit and vegetable vendor who travels the city of New Orleans vending from his truck. His unmistakable call over his P.A. system—“I have cantaloupes! I have tomatoes!”—can be heard from blocks away, and people await him on their front porches so they can buy […]

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