Friday, August 11, 2017

221. Jason Hackworth. Faith Based, part 1

221. Part 1 of our interview with Jason Hackworth on neoliberalism and the Christian response to Katrina. His book Faith Based explores how the Religious Right has supported neoliberalism in the United States, bringing a particular focus to welfare—an arena where conservative Protestant politics and neoliberal economic ideas come together most clearly. Through case studies of gospel rescue missions, Habitat for Humanity, and religious charities in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jason Hackworth describes both the theory and practice of faith-based welfare, revealing fundamental tensions between the religious and economic wings of the conservative movement.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. August 13, 1717. Philippe d'Orleans accepts the resignation of Crozat and his charter.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  On August 13, 1794, the members of the Cabildo were convoked in extraordinary session by the Governor Carondelet to discuss means for repairing the levee and meat market which were damaged by the river during a hurricane on the night of the 10th instant. They decided to hear an opinion of Don Gilberto Guillemard, Major of the Post, and Don Carlos Laveau Trudeau, Surveyor, which will be discussed at the next session of the Cabildo. At the next meeting, it was agreed that repairs to the market should be started at once, with Don Francisco de la Barre to supervise the work. The levee to be in charge of the Major, and the work submitted to bids.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Delcambre Shrimp Festival
    August 16th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
    Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds
    401 Richard St.,
    Delcambre, LA 70528
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    Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds
    Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a Shrimp Cook-off, queens pageants', fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.
  4. Postcard from Louisiana. Bruce and Laura Janelle McNight attend the Uptown Swingers Second Line Parade on June 25. This ended the parade season for 2016-2017.  The 2017-2018 season will start in August 2017. Don't miss the fun!
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