Friday, September 23, 2016

175. Welton Gaddy, part 2

175.  Part 2 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 27, 1902. New Orleans streetcar employees strike for 8-hr days and 25 cent per hr. minimum wage.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  September 24, 1981. Dr. Edward William Alton Ochsner dies. Born in Born, Kimball, South Dakota on May 4, 1896, Edward William Alton Ochsner came to New Orleans to practice as a professor of Surgery, Tulane University in 1927 -- a position he held until  1961.  One of the first to identify cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer and heart disease, he was one of the founders and director of surgery of Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital from 1942 to 1966.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Tierce: Artists of Louisiana Francophone Cultures
    Sept. 24th, 2016 - November 19th, 2016
    Alexandria Museum of Art
    933 Second Street,
    Alexandria, LA 71301
  4. Postcard from New Orleans
    Royal St. Duet.
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