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Coco Robicheaux in New York City

Coco Robicheaux at LaGuardia Airport, New York City, November 2005

Sad news from New Orleans: musician Coco Robicheaux died on November 25.

I spent some time with Coco in New York City in late 2005. He landed there for a while after Hurricane Katrina. He was a beguiling man. A friend said, “It sounds like he was a museum of himself.” That’s a good way to put it.

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December 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm 4 comments

The Disaster Tab

With the natural disasters on the rise, any business with a “global presence” ought to think about its global exposure to hurricanes, earthquakes, and other calamities.

Some businesses are better prepared than others, as I found in this feature from the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of One, the magazine for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

December 2, 2011 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

The Roots of Inequality

Can a region’s philanthropic and civic leaders combine forces to eliminate racial inequality? The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change wants to give it a try in Baltimore, and they hosted a three-day seminar in October 2011 to get it started. I was there, and before I left, I recorded this interview with the organizers for Maryland Morning.

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November 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Music at Walter Reed

Ten years after the September 11 attacks, musician Carolyn Surrick reflects on performing every Friday at Walter Reed for wounded soldiers.[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-985564.mp3]

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November 8, 2011 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Duck Hunting on the Chesapeake

After stumbling upon a chapter about the Chesapeake in a 1947 book about waterfowl hunting, I went down to Cambridge with Maryland Morning intern Erin Gleeson to see how the bay had changed since then, and how duck hunting had changed with it.

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November 8, 2011 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Redistricting Rorschach

Maryland's 7th Congressional District, or a burning sailboat?

When Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s Redistricting Advisory Committee released its suggested Congressional map in October 2011, the districts looked an awful lot like inkblots. I took Districts 3 and 7 out on the street for some impromptu Rorschach tests. From Maryland Morning.

November 8, 2011 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Noise Welcome at This Library

When film and television music supervisors need background music on the cheap, they turn to music libraries, who have pre-recorded music searchable by keywords like “dark” and “groovy.” It’s not meant to be listened to intently, but in the 1970s, some libraries were turning out irresistable avant-garde funk. Learn more in this piece from Studio 360.

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November 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

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- A much prettier website with my journalistic highlights is at lawrencelanahan.com.
- Disappearing Ink released its first album, "There Is No Time and Nothing's Been," in December 2014. It's available on iTunes.
- After almost five years at WYPR, I'm back to freelancing. Editors can reach me at llanahan@gmail.com.
- The Art of Social Critique: Painting Mirrors of Social Life includes my chapter "New Possibilities and Old Limitations of Political Art in The Wire."
- You can still buy my 2004 self-titled EP.

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