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Radio Guest List—National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana—July 15, 2017

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This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from a place where interactive exhibits and history come to life—the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Peter explores the repercussions of the laptop ban and the pushback the Department of Homeland Security is facing from the European Union and airlines themselves. Stephen Watson, Executive Vice President and COO of The National WWII Museum, sits down with Peter to talk about how the museum has changed its approach after Hurricane Katrina, and details the museum’s work to tell the real story of WWII. Doug MacCash, Entertainment Editor at The Times-Picayune, discusses the vast art scene and staggering number of galleries in New Orleans. He also talks about post-Katrina New Orleans and the city’s future—including Bourbon Street and his favorite local jazz clubs. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the National World War II Museum, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

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Stephen Watson, Executive Vice President and COO of The National WWII Museum, discusses the museum’s desire to tell the real story of World War II, how the museum changed its approach after Hurricane Katrina, and the way its reliving history with the fastest boat in the Navy during the war.

Burton E. Benrud, President of Cafe Du Monde, shares the cafe’s history and the momentum behind the family business that helped them flourish through eight years of post-Hurricane Katrina recovery.

Chris Lusk, Executive Chef at the Caribbean Room in the Pontchartrain Hotel, dishes about the worldly influences behind the cuisine at the restaurant—where visitors will ironically find no Caribbean food—and how they pay homage to the local cultures and food. He also discusses his famous pie that isn’t pie: baked Alaska with ice cream.

Doug MacCash, Entertainment Editor at The Times-Picayune, discusses the vast art scene and staggering number of galleries in New Orleans. He also talks about post-Katrina New Orleans and the recovery that is paving the way for the city’s future, Bourbon Street, and his favorite jazz clubs around the city.

Keith Spera, Music Editor at the New Orleans Advocate, shares some of the city’s hidden club gems and where to find brass band funk. He also discusses native artists and the New Orleans signature sound.

Sue Strachan, Social Scene Editor at The Times-Picayune, talks about the city’s post-hurricane reinvention and what someone who parties for work does for fun. She also reveals that New Orleans has no real off-season: the city is parties, parades, and events galore.

John Besh, Restaurateur, Author, and James Beard Award Winner, discusses supporting the communities and restaurant scenes. He talks about post-Katrina New Orleans and the creative energy that is transforming both the hospitality and city.

Jack Stewart, Senior Writer at Wired Magazine, discusses the electronics ban and how it affected him personally traveling to LAX from Heathrow Airport. He also talks about solutions, like machines that detect explosives, and how redesigning the airport check-in area is a viable solution in the long run.

Susan Cahill, Author of The Literary Guide to Ireland and The Streets of Paris, discusses writing a guide book by walking the streets. She also talks about the layers in the book: how much information there is to be found and finding the true stories behind well-known history.

By Alessandra Bea and Mara Marski for PeterGreenberg.com

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