New Orleans Press Club Awards 2017
Best Radio Show

Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary (2017)
Haiti & New Orleans: Is the Feeling Mutual?

Tulane University New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Global South Research Grant (2017)
Research Grant for TriPod to travel abroad to Haiti to report for the documentary “Haiti & New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?”

Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards 2017
First Place, Division B, Best Writing
NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood In New Orleans History

Edward R. Murrow Awards (2) for Best Writing (2016)
The Secret Basketball Game that Desgregated Louisiana High School Sports
“The Little Company That Could: How a New Orleans Immigrant Created a Global Dried Shrimp Business” (


“Does Podcasting have An East Coast Bias?”
Cheddar, January 2, 2019

“Fodors Go List 2019”
FodorsTravel, Nov 12, 2018

“Local journalism is alive and well in New Orleans in 2018”, Jan. 12, 2018

Podcasts with local focus can help stations own their markets
Current, June 3rd, 2016

WNYC’s List of Female Hosted Podcasts, Apr 20, 2016


“Sociologist Peter Marina in Conversation with Radio Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson” – New Orleans Museum of Art 2018 Arts & Letters Series

“THE NEXT 300: TELLING NEW STORIES ABOUT NEW ORLEANS & ITS PAST” – The 2018 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

“Audio Storytelling: How Podcasts Can Build Community and Break Barriers” -The 2017 Funders’ Network Conference

“Past/Present/Podcast: The Challenges of On-Air History” – 2017 American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)Austin Panel

“Over the Airwaves:  Intersecting Audio, Storytelling, and the Creative Arts in New Orleans” – Words and Music Festival Panel

Louisiana Historical Association Conference

2018 National Humanities Conference

Renaissance Journalism Panel, Ford Foundation’s “Just Cities Narrative Project”

Haiti-Louisiana:  Making Cultural Connections in Community.-  2017 Haitian Studies Association Conference


“I love the segments WWNO provides. If anyone hasn’t listened to TriPod then you’re really missing out!” – Casey Young

“Love their program called Tripod and you have just done a terrific on that.” – Susan Laporte

“Tripod New Orleans is an excellent addition to the line up – so informative about our beautiful city and state.” – Debra Cox

“Love the national news and weekend programming, but the local programming (Hello, Tripod in particular) make the station a must listen for all New Orleanians.” –  Kristen Melton

“Tripod is one my favorites! It gives me so much inspiration to further my own knowledge!” – Erin Richardson

“I moved to New Orleans from Austin, Texas five years ago and did not know much about the city’s rich, and sometimes complicated, history. Tripod has absolutely changed that! I’ve enjoyed learning about everything from the Mardi Gras Indians to the history of canals and the city’s ties to Haiti. I look forward to future episodes and hope one day my two year old son listens and appreciates the resplendence of this amazing city.” – Sara Collins

Header image credits: Canal Street looking towards the Merry Christmas sign / The Historic New Orleans Collection, Gift of Waldemar S. Nelson, 2003.0182.71