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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