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New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-02-13

Duration: 00:08:11

Subjects: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront | Performing arts | Performing arts high schools | Arts in education | High Schools | Education | ART


  • Coheley, Blake Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Branford Interviewee
  • Connick, Harry, Jr. Interviewee
  • Parker, Mary Jane Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Ellis Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Wynton Interviewee
  • Pierce, Wendell Interviewee
  • Carter, James Interviewee
  • Wedberg, Kyle Interviewee
  • Jackson, Ariel Interviewee
  • Kent, Morgan Performer
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the February 13, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), a public high school dedicated to the visual and performing arts open to all students in Louisiana. An introductory video includes interviews with students, teachers, alumni, and supporters of the school, including Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Connick, Jr. Next, school president Kyle Wedberg and student Ariel Jackson join Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford for an in-studio interview. Wedberg discusses the history of the school and the upcoming summer sessions for middle and high school students. Jackson talks about her experience at NOCCA and shares a few pieces of her artwork. Lastly, student Morgan Kent, a clarinetist, performs a piece of classical music. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford