This is the last full day of the WWOZ fund drive. It is one of New Orleans' greatest treasures, if you ask me. I went up to the studios on North Peters today to pledge my support. I honestly walked right into the studios and talked to the DJs and on-air personalities. If you have the money to spare, I would encourage you to support them, as well.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.