Friday, September 25, 2015

123. Interview with activist Mike Tidwell

123.  Our interview with Mike Tidwell. Mike is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. He is also an author and filmmaker who predicted in vivid detail the Katrina hurricane disaster in his 2003 book Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast. His most recent book, focusing on Katrina and global warming, is titled The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities.
  1. Sidewalk Poet Erin Lierl joins our show for a new segment, The Week in Louisiana Poetry.  For her first visit with us, whe reads her poem, "My Miracle."
  2. This week in Louisiana history. September 26, 1810. American settlers who live in western portion of Spanish West Florida, seize fort at Baton Rouge and declare region between New Orleans and Pearl River to Republic of West Florida and seek annexation to U.S.
  3. This week in New Orleans history.  Mayor Ray Nagin officially reopened the French Quarter on September 26, 2005 to business owners to inspect property and clean up.
  4. This week in Louisiana.
    Calca Chew Food Festival
    September 28, 2014
    Saint Margaret Catholic Church 
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337) 439-4585
    7 am - 3 pm
    The festival is designed for people who want to experience a taste of 'Cajun'. The music is really French, as is the food. For those who have never tasted boudin or jambalaya or have never experienced the two‑step, will find this festival a delight. Our live auction is filled with items all can afford and our silent auction is a shoppers' paradise.
    The French mass starts off the festival at 7 a.m. and during the day, visitors can enjoy games, a live auction, raffles, a petting zoo, train rides and great Cajun music and food. Admission is free. 
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