Friday, August 15, 2014

65. Interview with Jason France, Writer of the Crazy Crawfish Blog

65.   We interview Jason France, the creator of the Crazy Crawfish education blog.  Jason is a former Louisiana Department of Education Employee and nationally recognized privacy and public education activist.  Jason is also running for a seat on the BESE board. You can also read some of his blog posts at the Louisiana Anthology.
  1. This week in Louisiana history.  August 16, 1814 US gunboats attack Barataria, destroying all ships and pirate contraban. A few months later, they would be allies in the Battle of New Orleans.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  Mayor Mitchell Joseph "Mitch" Landrieu born August 16, 1960 is the former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.
  3. This week in Louisiana.  August 21-22  Fete Rouge A celebration of food and wine hosted by Baton Rouge Epicurean Society. Thursday's 7-course award dinner (paired with wines) features live entertainment, and Friday's Food and Wine Fete includes over 200 wines to taste plus a chef's competition, raffles and live entertainment. Admission: $200 Thursday; $50 Friday.
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    4278 Constitution Ave.,
    Baton Rouge,  LA
    225.773.4889.
  4. August 15 No. I.  Copy of a letter from vice-admiral Cochrane to Mr. Monroe
    August 19 No. IIIBy lieutenant-colonel Edward Nicholls, commanding his Britannic majesty's forces in the Floridas.
    Natives of Louisiana! on you the first call is made to assist in liberating from a faithless, imbecile government, your paternal soil: Spaniards, Frenchmen, Italians, and British, whether settled or residing for a time, in Louisiana, on you, also, I call to aid me in this just cause: the American usurpation in this country must be abolished, and the lawful owners of the soil put in possession. 
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