Friday, May 26, 2017

210. Lamar White. Alexandria History

210. We talk to Lamar White, activist and journalist, about the history of his hometown, Alexandria. Lamar runs the CenLemar blog.  He is also in the process of starting The Bayou Brief, which will be the first and only statewide, non-profit, progressive, all-digitial publication, exclusively focusing on Louisiana
  1. This week in Louisiana history. May 29, 1948. The Desire streetcars stopped running.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Vice-President Hubert Humphrey earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from LSU in 1940. From 1939 to 1940 he taught there as an assistant instructor of political science. He was born on May 27, 1911 in Wallace, South Dakota.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    STAR Tournament
    May 27th, 2017 - September 2nd, 2017
    State Wide
    P.O. Box 86458,
    Baton Rouge, LA 70879
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    State Wide
    The CCA STAR tournament, attracts more than 13,000 anglers and there is over $500,000 in prizes and spans the entire coast of Louisiana. Boundaries are from Texas/Louisiana line to Louisiana/Mississippi line with over 30 weigh stations across the state. It will run from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 27th) to Labor Day (Sep 4th). For more information you can check out
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