Friday, September 16, 2016

174. Welton Gaddy, part 1

174. Part 1 of our interview with Welton Gaddy.  The Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy hosts the State of Belief podcast.  He is also the retired president of Interfaith Alliance, a national, non-partisan grassroots organization that celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Dr. Gaddy currently serves as the Pastor for Preaching and Worship at Northminster (Baptist) Church in Monroe, Louisiana, and he is the author of over 20 books addressing religion in American life.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 17, 1712. Antoine Crozat receives royal charter giving exclusive trading rights to Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. September 17, 1902.  Louis Nelson was born on September 17, 1902 at 1419-21 Touro Street.  During the 1920s, he played with Buddy Petit, Kid Rena, and Kid Harris' Dixieland Band.  During the late 1920s he joined the Sidney Desvigne Orchestra. which played for white audiences at the New Orleans Country Club and the Southern Yacht Club. During the Depression, he became first chair in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) band.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival
    September 23rd, 2016 - September 24th, 2016
    Lamar Dixon Expo Center
    9039 S St. Landry Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737
    Lamar Dixon Expo Center
    The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is hosted at Lamar Dixon Expo Center right in the heart of Ascension Parish. This festival combines hot air balloons, entertainment, music, food, fun and surprises. Families can enjoy a weekend jam packed with fun for all ages.
  4. Postcard from New Orleans
    Georgie and the Boys Trio
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