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NOLA FOR LIFE Channel 99

The NOLA FOR LIFE channel broadcasts original and existing content to educate and inform citizens of the efforts to reduce the number of murders in New Orleans. Exclusively programmed for New Orleans Access Television (NOA-TV) Cox Channel 99, the content highlights information about the initiative through the airing of speeches, public service announcements, and relevant committee hearings. The content also features individuals, community and corporate organizations who are working together to change the culture of violence in New Orleans. 


Creating Opportunities

In support of the NOLA FOR LIFE Channel, the Office of Cultural Economy partnered with the Greenhouse Collective to employ local filmmakers to produce stories for the NOLA FOR LIFE channel. Local filmmakers videotape, edit and produce content. Additionally, the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) identified two additional production crews funded through a $6,700 grant from the Office of Cultural Economy. Both partnerships prepare participants for jobs in the film industry by providing real world experience in videography and editing. 

The NOLA FOR LIFE channel also features shorts from 28 students, ages 15-16, participating in the 2-Cent Summer Session hosted at Xavier University. The media arts camp charged students in five groups to create engaging video projects under the five pillars of the NOLA FOR LIFE plan.


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NOLA for Life Channel 99

Available on Cox Cable.





Channel 99 Programming

  • Voices of Men-reflections from former Judge Calvin Johnson and Hyatt Regency General Manager Michael Smith

  • The Game Changers-profiles of the Hot 8 Brass Band, Ryan Dalton and Son of A Saint leader Sonny Lee

  • My Mother’s Voice-Reflections of four New Orleans mothers who have lost their sons to gun violence

  • The Lens Is My Weapon-follows New Orleans entrepreneur Brandan Odums as he returns to NOA-TV to share lessons about his path with a high school aged students

  • The Filmmaker’s Corner-featuring John Richie, Tamara Jackson of Silence is Violence and August Collins of the Youth Empowerment Project discussing the first part of Richie’s film

  • Breaking the Chains-an unscripted six part docuseries about the impact of murder in our community featuring  Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans mother Patrina Peters and Ryan Dalton