128. We interview blogger Lamar White about Louisiana's fall election. Lamar recently completed his law degree in Texas and has returned to Louisiana to pursue a Ph.D. in journalism at LSU. On top of all his studies, Lamar finds time to keep up his reporting on Louisiana politics; his scoops frequently make state-wide and nation-wide news. Lamar is joined by his friend Cayman Clevenger. Also, after John Bel Edward's victory in the primary, we are re-broadcasting our interview with him from last spring.
- Erin Lierl, the Sidewalk Poet, reads her poem, “I Lived inside an Eggshell.”
- This week in Louisiana history. October 29, 1768. Ulloa was
order out of the Louisiana Colony by the Superior Council.
- This week in New Orleans history. Josephine Louise Newcomb,
born in Baltimore on October 31, 1816 to Mary Sophia
Waters and Alexander Le Monnier, received her education in
Baltimore and in her father's native France. After her
mother died, Le Monnier went to live in New Orleans, where her
older sister Eleanor Anne and brother-in-law William Henderson
had settled. There, Le Monnier met Warren Newcomb, and
the couple married in Christ Church Cathedral on December 15,
1845. The couple moved to Louisville, KY, and had a son,
Warren, Jr., who died shortly after his birth in 1853. They
later moved to New York, where Josephine gave birth to their
second child, Harriott Sophie Newcomb, on July 29, 1855.
Harriott Sophie died in 1870 at the age of 15. Through
Josephine's philanthropy, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
at Tulane University was established as a memorial to her
- This week in Louisiana.
Southdown Fall Marketplace
November 7, 2015
Southdown Plantation House
991 Grand Caillou Rd.
Houma, LA 70363
$5.00 entrance fee per person, children under 12 free. Additional charges for food, drinks, and museum tours. Most extensive show in the Houma area and an established community event for more than 30 years. Family‑friendly atmosphere. Food court run by museum volunteers.
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