Friday, February 5, 2016

142. Robert King of the Angola Three

142.  Robert King of the Angola Three was in solitary confinement for almost 30 years.  We talk to Robert about his early life, his imprisonment and activism in Angola, and his life since his release. We start today's episode with a quote from a young Samuel Clemens about his first Mardi Gras.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 5, 1817. Jean Lafitte died in battle off coast of Honduras.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Born in New Orleans on February 6, 1944, Wilson Turbinton (known as Tee and Willie Tee) arranged, co-wrote and led the band on the Wild Magnolias' self-titled 1974 debut album. The popularity of that recording, and the subsequent They Call Us Wild introduced the Mardi Gras Indians' street-beat funk to the world.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Alexandria Mardi Gras
    February 7th, 2016
    707 Main Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-442-9546 | 800-551-9546
    Experience Mardi Gras family style! The weekend begins with a Friday afternoon Classic Cars and College Cheerleaders  parade followed by the Taste of Mardi Gras. Saturday is the Children's Parade, and Sunday is the Main Parade. Routes and more information is available at
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