Friday, March 14, 2014

43. Interview with Isabel Wilkerson

43.  Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson joins us to discuss her book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, which depicts the move of African-Americans away from the Jim Crow South to the north and west.  We focus on the experience of Dr. Robert Foster, who moved from Monroe, LA to California in search of opportunities to practice his profession.  We also learn more about the experience African-Americans had living in north Louisiana in the 1950s.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. Winter 1713-1714. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis founded Natchitoches.
  2. This week in Louisiana.  March 20-23, 2014
    Louisiana Crawfish Festival/Redfish Cup
    8201 W. Judge Perez Dr.
    Chalmette, LA 70043
    504-271-0537 | 504-329-6411
    The Crawfish Festival will be held on Thurs. - Sun. at Torres
    Park. There will be live music, rides, games, food and lots of
    good crawfish.
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