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Exchange Exemplar: The Big Easy In All Its Glory (And Warts)

Derek Bridges, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13515466
A jazz funeral in New Orleans.

For a city of three syllables (sometimes two), New Orleans has a lot of nicknames: The City That Care Forgot, The Northernmost City of the Caribbean, The Big Easy.

The nicknames are just one clue to the city's colorful history, a story told by journalist and NOLA resident Jason Berry in City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300.

The birthday was three years ago, and we return to our 2019 interview to refresh the fascinating facts and stories.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.