Media Coverage of Concerts for Indigent Defense: New Orleans 2017

March 10, 2017   Gambit Weekly feature article, Concerts for Indigent Defense to put Spotlight on Louisiana’s Public Defense Crisis, announces the event, highlighting the musicians’ and producers’ efforts to raise awareness among the community.  Article at:

March 14, 2017   WWL-TV New Orleans Morning Show, featuring five different songs by Concerts for Indigent Defense performer Caren Green, and interview segment with Concerts for Indigent Defense co-producer John Thompson.

March 16, 2017  NPR New Orleans affiliate WWNO’s All Things New Orleans, a 10-minute conversation about Concerts for Indigent Defense with founder and co-producer Stephen Saloom and Orleans Public Defenders’ Lindsey Hortenstine.   Listen to the broadcast:

March 17, 2017  WBOK-AM 1270’s “The Conscious Hour” with radio host Chuck Perkins, “engaged and enraged with the black community, aware of his community’s history, of past and present oppressions, compassionate towards the youth but despairing too.”  20 minute interview with Concerts for Indigent Defense co-founder Stephen Saloom, concluding with invitation to come back to explore the issues more deeply.  Returned for one-hour in-studio discussion with Chuck on May 4, 2017.

March 17, 2017 – WHIV-FM and,  hour-long interview on Chris Lane’s Eat, Pray, Fight with Concerts for Indigent Defense co-producers John Thompson and John Moore, and Lindsey Hortenstine of Orleans Public Defenders.

March 18, 2017 – WWL-TV Evening and Late Evening News programs,  segment on the production of Concerts for Indigent Defense: New Orleans, taped at Wonderland Production Studios.

March 20, 2017  – Louisiana Weekly, “New Orleans multicultural news source since 1925,”published an article entitled Study: Blacks comprise majority of defendants who are wrongfully convicted after the outreach to its editors brought the report to their attention.