Friday, September 8, 2017

225. Kent Wascom, part 2

225. Listen to part 2 of our interview with Kent Wascom. Kent has written The Blood of Heaven and Secessia. These are historical novels following a family from the Florida Parishes. They follow the adventures of Angel Woolsack, the son of a frontier Baptist preacher, and his descendants against the backdrop of Louisiana history.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 10, 1935. Gov. Huey P. Long dies after assassination.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Hurricane Betsy was the first tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Basin to cause at least $1 billion (1965 USD) in damage.  It was the third tropical cyclone, second named storm, and second hurricane of the 1965 Atlantic hurricane season.  Betsy entered into the Gulf of Mexico and re-strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane on September 9. While approaching the Gulf Coast of the United States, Betsy peaked slightly below the threshold for Category 5 hurricane status. However, further intensification was halted after Betsy made landfall in Grand Isle, Louisiana later on September 9.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    4th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases
    September 7-9
    9:00 AM
    Venue information:
    Place de France Decatur Street and St. Philip Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    800-216-6499
    http://infection.conferenceseries.com/europe/
    Admission:
    http://infection.conferenceseries.com/europe/registration.php
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. This week's postcard is from Alonda de Costa, street artist.
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