Friday, July 14, 2017

217. Jack McGuire, part 1

217. Part 1 of our interview with Jack McGuire about Earl Long. Jack's new book Win the Race or Die Trying: Uncle Earl's Last Hurrah tells the story of the last year of Long's life and the campaign that he waged and won by sheer force of will. He won the election (and a sizable bet he placed on it) but was dead in just over a week. Win the Race or Die Trying captures the essence of Earl Long by chronicling the desperate, death-defying campaign he waged to redefine his legacy.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. July 17, 1795. First bishop of New Orleans, Don Luis Cardenas, arrives in Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. July 17, 1974 the U.S. Custom House at 423 Canal Street was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    38th Natchitoches / NSU Folk Festival
    July 14th, 2017 - July 15th, 2017
    Prather Coliseum
    Northwestern State University Campus
    220 S. Jefferson St.,
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    318-357-4332 | 800-259-1714
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    Prather Coliseum
    Northwestern State University Campus
    This two-day,  multi cultural celebration of heritage and folk art features authetic food from different cultures, Cajun music and dancing, demonstrations, unique folk art exhibits inside A/C Prather Coliseum. Both days is full of musical entertainment featuring Zydeco, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Country and Soul. The festival is host the State Fiddle Championship on Northwestern State University Campus. 
  4. Postcard from Louisiana. We listen to street singer Stoker on Royal Street in New Orleans.
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