Friday, July 18, 2014

61. Interview with spoken word poet Gian Smith

61. Part one of our interview with spoken word poet Gian Smith. He is also the creator of the YouTube series "Open Mike,"  as well as a founding member of the Melanated Writers Collective.
  1. This week in Louisiana history.  July 21, 1920 First Airmail delivery in South, Shreveport to Homer
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  July 19, 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald is fired from the Reily Coffee Company "...because his work was not satisfactory and because he spent too much time loitering in Adrian Alba's garage next door (at 618 Magazine Street), where he read rifle and hunting magazines."
  3. This week in Louisiana.  July 24-26.  Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo The oldest fishing tournament in the United States with children's activities and music. The pavilion opens each day at 11 a.m. with food, merchandise and educational exhibits, and music in the evening. Children's crab races take place at 2:00.
    Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion
    Grand Isle
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