Thursday, January 16, 2014

15. Interview with Wiley Hilburn.

15.  We were saddened to learn today of the passing of Wiley Hilburn, Ruston native and North Louisiana journalist.  We knew Wiley for years as both a friend and a colleague, and have watched his career as both a journalist and a teacher.  Equally comfortable talking to governors and regular people, Wiley wrote about what he knew, and he knew North Louisiana.  Last summer, Bruce and Steve caught up with Wiley at the Ruston Huddle House, and we talked to him about his youth, his career as a journalist, governors he interviewed from Uncle Earl Long to Bobby Jindal, moonshiners, voodoo, burning crosses, and his work teaching journalists at Louisiana Tech.  We are re-posting this podcast for folks who miss him and want to hear him tell his story in his own words. 

Listen in iTunes.           
Listen in Stitcher.
The Louisiana Anthology Home Page.
Like us on Facebook.