Art & Community

A series of podcasts and interviews focused on the work and the people that inspire us!

Halloween Exclusive! Behind the Scenes at Blood Manor!

  Check out our Halloween video exclusive BTS at Blood Manor, New York’s scariest haunted house! Special thanks to all the ghouls, goblins and ghosts who made this terrifying interview possible. Tune in if you dare!

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Acapella Magic with Madison McFerrin

Earlier this year soulful songtress Madison McFerrin swung by the WGRL studios  to demonstrate her unique approach to music and opened up about her journey in the music industry. So grateful to Madison for sharing her magical music and story with us!    

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Essential Self Love in Critical Times with Aicha Sacko and Cleo Wade

The first in our series of interviews conducted and edited by our 2019 interns in our radio mentor and big sis Nessa’s scholarship program at HOT97! In this episode Aicha Sacko and Cleo Wade discuss how self love sets the foundation for how we successfully navigate the world. In this radio journalism intensive, each of…

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Wunmi! The Nigerian Fashion, Singing and Dance Sensation

It was an incredible treat to welcome Nigerian born artist Wunmi into the studio with us to elaborate on all the cool stuff she does – music, dance and incredible style and fashion. Thank you Wunmi for sharing your culture, artistry and energy with us!

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Girl Power with Dai Burger

Our fave music superhero Dai Burger stopped by the studios for an interview on music, life as an independent artist and created a brand new WGRL theme song with us!

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Ms. Leona Tate of the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum

One of the highlights of our Civil Rights trip to New Orleans and Montgomery, Alabama last year was meeting Mrs. Leona Tate, one of The McDonogh Three. Ms. Tate was one of three African-American girls, who, at the age of six, were the first black students to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans! We…

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Big Chief Demond Melancon of the Young Seminole Hunters

It was an incredible honor to be welcomed warmly into the home and studio of master beader Big Chief Demond Melancon of the Young Seminole Hunters while in New Orleans this summer. He and his partner Alicia gave us a glimpse into the beautiful traditions and culture of New Orleans. “With a career spanning almost…

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AJ Silver – Cowboy from the Bronx!

AJ Silver, trick rider and cowboy dropped by the studio to break up some Bronx stereotypes! He even brought his lasso and bullwhips so we all got a chance to cowgirl a little at Girl’s Club. Yippee Ya Yo Ka Ay!

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Confronting Criminal Injustice

This Fall, we were blessed to work with longtime Girl’s Club collaborator and A Blade of Grass Fellow Jackie Sumell on her Solitary Gardens project in a larger event sponsored by ABOG. Big shout out to all the collaborators and ABOG for a fantastic evening – you can catch the full panel here hosted by…

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Strange! Odd! Bizarre! A Visit to Obscura Oddities and Antiques

Join us for a super creepsville field trip to New York City’s oldest oddity emporium located in a former funeral parlor! Obscura Oddities and Antiques was equal parts fascinating and horrifying! They carry medical, scientific, natural history, fraternal, circus/sideshow, and all things unusual. The shop had it’s own successful series on the Discovery/Science channel for…

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Music Box Village – a Tiny Town of Musical Wonder!

Music Box Village in our sister city of New Orleans is truly an experience where art comes alive and vibrates with song! We have had the honor of performing there in the past in a female musical history of New Orleans and are lucky to count Airlift, who run Music Box, as our NOLA family!…

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Sowing Seeds of Hope with Jackie Sumell

Jackie Sumell is an incredible artist, activist  and compassionate friend of the Girls Club. Her work seeks to expose and change the abuses perpetrated by the criminal justice system in America. We caught up with Jackie in her home town of New Orleans, at her Solitary Garden project. What resulted is more of a discussion…

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