Friday, January 1, 2016

137. Laura Janelle McKnight, Part 1

137. Join us for part 1 of our interview with Laura Janelle McNight.  Laura is a “freelance booze writer for NOLA.COM. Founder of the Gumbo Party. We are pro-roux, anti-lettuce, pro-choice: Seafood or Chicken & Sausage, cher?”  That makes her an expert on having a good time in New Orleans.  You can find her articles in the New Orleans Times Picayune and their online site, NOLA.COMShe also has allowed the Louisiana Anthology to cross-post one of her articles, “Grieving For The Pies I’ve Never Eaten, about the Hubig’s Pies factory fire.
  1. This week in Louisiana history.  January 2, 1811. U.S. Rep. Julien Poydras declared Louisiana's right to become a state.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Beautiful Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church located on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and General Taylor Street was was erected in 1875, with the first services celebrated January 2, 1876. The original name, St. Charles Avenue Methodist Church, was changed to its present name in 1887 in honor of Robert W. Rayne, a New Orleans merchant who paid for more than half the cost of construction. He did so in honor of his son, who was killed in the Civil War.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Battle of New Orleans Commemoration
    January 8th, 2016 - January 9th, 2016
    Chalmette National Park
    8606 West St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043
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