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AUDIO: 'Pete & Repeat'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on "All Things New Orleans" and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told on February 26, 2015 at the Broad Theater and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Can of Worms." Here, Jeanie Riess remembers the days working for a local paper in the Mississippi Delta, and mixing work and play.