Friday, November 27, 2015

132. Lamar White wraps up the governor's race.

 132. Lamar White joins us to wrap up the Louisiana governor's race. Regular listeners know that Lamar has been our friend for a long time, and he joins us as an activist and a journalist who supports progressive causes in Louisiana.  Best known for his CenLamar blog, Lamar has recently completed his law degree in Texas and returned to Louisiana to pursue his PhD in journalism at LSUToday we discuss the election of John Bel Edwards as the next governor of Louisiana, along with other current political issues in Louisiana.
  1. Erin Lierl, the Sidewalk Poet, joins us to tell us about Black Friday in New Orleans and to read us a poem about when the money arrives.
  2. This week in Louisiana history. November 30, 1803. As Colonial Prefect - Pierre Laussat formally receives possession of Louisiana for France.
  3. This week in New Orleans history. Tulane vs. LSU. November 28, 1931.  The "Battle for the Rag" was a rivalry game played by the LSU Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave, played nearly every year since its inception in 1893, with the last of ninety-eight games being played in 2009. The winning team was awarded a satin trophy flag known as the Tiger Rag at LSU and the Victory Flag at Tulane.  The cover from the Saturday, November 28, 1931 program shows that the game was played at Tulane Stadium that year.  Tulane defeated the Tigers 34-7.  By doing so, Tulane became the only major undefeated, untied team to win the Southern Conference championship.  Under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Green Wave went on the play in the 1932 Rose Bowl, losing to the USC (University of Southern California) Trojans 21-12.
  4. This week in Louisiana.
    Christmas New Orleans Style
    December 1 - 31, 2014
    Various locations - New Orleans, LA 70130
    Month‑long holiday celebration featuring over 100 events, held throughout New Orleans, including free concerts at the historic St. Louis Cathedral, cooking demonstrations, historic home tours, Celebration in the Oaks, a riverfront bonfire festival and cruises aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Also, Enjoy an authentic taste of New Orleans at the city's finest restaurants with Reveillon Dinners. Special hotel rates are also offered.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

131. Erin Lierl and Angela the Spritual Counselor

131.  Part one of Bruce's interview with Erin Lierl, the sidewalk poet.  If you are walking through the French Quarter and find yourself on Royal St. between St. Peter St. and Pirate Alley, you may see Erin Lierl. Bruce met Erin this summer and interviewed her for the podcast. Erin writes poems by commission — you can ask her to write on a topic, and she will write a poem in return for a voluntary donation.  For the past several weeks, Erin has been joining us on the podcast to share her poetry with our wider audience.  Bruce also interviews Angela, the spiritual counselor, while she reads his cards in Jackson Square.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 21, 1648. Rene Robert Cavelier LaSalle born in Rouen France.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Dedication of the Kenner Library. November 21, 1966.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Mistletoe and More Show
    November 28 - December 30, 2014
    Bossier Civic Center
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    Our show features an array of home furnishings, seasonal decor, personalized items, bath and body, tasty treats, women's and children accessories, handmade and fashion jewelry, and so much more. Our show is affordable for everyone. Join us for a day of shopping with the finest exhibitors from three states.
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Angela the Spiritual Counselor

Friday, November 13, 2015

130. A Scribe Called Quess?

130. We interview poet a Scribe Called Quess?  Michael “Quess?” Moore is a poet, educator, and an actor in that order. His writing and work with youth as a poet led him to the classroom where he most recently spent four years as an English teacher. He is a founding member of Team SNO (Slam New Orleans), New Orleans’ first slam poetry team since Hurricane Katrina, and the only national championship team the city has ever produced having won competitions in 2010, 2012 and 2013. His accomplishments with Team SNO have earned him honors from the Mayor of New Orleans as well as from City Council. He’s also a member of VOIC’D (Voices Organized in Creative Dissent), a collective of actors spawned by Junebug Productions with a focus on social justice, whose last production, “Lockdown,” received critical acclaim and sold out audiences several nights in a row. He has produced a self-titled CD, “A Scribe Called Quess?” and his debut book of poetry, Blind Visionz, can be found at
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 15, 1730. Gov. Perier and French defeated the Natchez Indians.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On November 14, 2008, the new slot-machine facility opened for operation at the Fair Grounds.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    A Christmas Extravaganza
    November 22 - 23, 2014
    Kees Park - Pineville, LA
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Friday, November 6, 2015

129. Roy Guste.

129.  We interview Roy Guste. In many ways, Roy is New Orleans history. Descendent of the earliest Louisianians who came here to settle the land with Iberville and Bienville, he is also a fifth generation member of the Antoine's Restaurant family, great-great grandson of its founder Antoine Alciatore, and former director of that restaurant. He has written numerous books about food and Antoine's Restaurant.  Roy's most recent book deals with the history and lore of America's oldest family-owned restaurant: Antoine's Restaurant Since 1840, 175th Anniversary Celebration. Roy is currently a photographer of the New Orleans life and architecture. A native New Orleanian and 36-year resident of the French Quarter, Roy Guste is a true son of the city. Roy studied architecture at both LSU and Tulane Universities, Psychology and French language at Loyola University, French language and culture at L'Universite de Grenoble in the French Alps, as well as cuisine at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. Roy is author of 10 cookbooks, principally New Orleans and Louisiana cuisine, including Antoine's Restaurant Cookbook, The Restaurants of New Orleans Cookbook, The Bean Book, Gulf-Coast Fish, The Tomato Cookbook, and The 100 Greatest Dishes of New Orleans Creole Cooking. He has acted as editor for other restaurant cookbooks and written The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre, Little, Brown, Publishers, which is a photographic guide to the most beautiful courtyard gardens in the French Quarter. His upcoming work is entitled The New Orleans Cookbook, to be published by WW Norton, New York & London, which is the entirety of history and the recipes of all that is Creole New Orleans cuisine.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 7, 1848. Louisianian Gen Zachary Taylor elected as President of the United States.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Born in New Orleans on November 7, 1912 and a lifelong resident, Lloyd Alfred "Hap" Glaudi attended Jesuit where he first picked up the nickname "Hap" because of his jovial demeanor. Local broadcaster Ron Brocato reported that Glaudi financed his high school education through winnings at the Fair Grounds -- long-shot bets suggested to him by a bookie. A graudate of  Loyola, Glaudi's first professional job was for the New Orleans Item newspaper. During his 25 years with the Item, he became feature sportswriter for high school sports. Beginning in 1964, he was lead sportscaster for WWL-TV.  He publicly prodded predominately white Jesuit High School and then predominately African-American St. Augustine High School to play each other in high school basketball in 1965, which is credited by some to have ended the local racial divide in high school sports. A Hap Glaudi Scholarship is now offered by his alma mater. Hap and his wife Millie had three daughters.  He passed away on December 29, 1989 at the age of 77.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    89th Annual Festival of Lights
    November 21, 2015 - January 6, 2016
    Front Street
    Natchitoches, LA
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