Friday, January 23, 2015

88. Interview with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

88.  We interview author and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.  Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz has devoted her life to advocating for the rights of women, Native Americans, and indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere.  She joins us to discuss her most recent book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. We focus our discussion on some of the unintended consequences of the Battle of New Orleans for the Native Americans who would have to deal with Andrew Jackson after he became President.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 24 1936 Doug Kershaw born in Tiel Ridge, Louisiana
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  Aaron Neville was born in New Orleans on January 24, 1941.  An R&B and soul singer and musician, he has had four top-20 hits in the United States (including three that went to number one on Billboard's adult contemporary chart and one that went to number one on the R&B chart) along with four platinum-certified albums. He has also recorded with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers and is the father of singer/keyboards player Ivan Neville.
  3. This week in Louisiana. "Praying for a Miracle: The Catholic Church and the Battle of New Orleans"
    Old Ursuline Convent
    1100 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    Now through May 30, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
    Artifacts and documents related to the Battle of New Orleans, in which the Americans led by Andrew Jackson defeated the British in 1815.
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