Friday, March 3, 2017

198. Michael McHale

198. We interview Michael McHale, 1st Vice Chair, Louisiana Democratic Party.We talk about Democratic prospects in Louisiana, and about how average citizens can become involved. He has been active in Democratic politics all of his life. He has been on the Democratic State Central Committee since 1996. And has served as 1st Vice Chair since 2008. Before that Michael served as President of the Young Democrats of Louisiana and Executive Vice President of the Young Democrats of America. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1992, 1996 and 2008. He is a practicing attorney in Lake Charles and has been for 15 years. He is a graduate of Southern University Law Center and Northwestern State University.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 6, 1867. General Philip Sheridan arrives in New Orleans to command the Fifth Military District (Louisiana and Texas) during Reconstruction.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On March 5, 1837, The Picayune described "dead rats, dogs horses, etc, etc, etc, with which our city abounds."
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Shadows Plein Air
    March 11th, 2017 - March 18th, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    317 E Main St,
    New Iberia, LA 70560
    Plein air painters will be outdoors in the Shadows-on-the-Teche gardens, along Main Street, on Avery Island and possibly other areas for visitors to view. Art will be on exhibit at the Shadows Visitor Center in mid April. Additional details are available on the Shadows website.
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