Thursday, January 18, 2018

244. Pearson Cross

244. We interview Pearson Cross. Pearson served as Head of the Political Science Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2009 to 2014, and as Chair of the Council of Department Heads from 2012 to 2014. He is now Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His principal areas of teaching are State and Local politics, Southern and Louisiana politics, and Religion and politics. He is a frequent commentator on political issues at the national, state and local level. Dr. Cross received his B.A., from San Francisco State University in 1985 and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Massachusetts in 1997. He has published on topics including redistricting, elections, white supremacy, southern political culture, and the Louisiana Judiciary. He is currently working on a book about Bobby Jindal and the politics of education reform in Louisiana. 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 20, 1980 Terry Bradshaw (Louisiana), Pittsburgh Steelers, QB, named Superbowl XIV MVP.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Photographer John Norris Teunisson, born in Pike County, Mississippi on January 20, 1869, moved to New Orleans 1892. Teunisson had a long career as a photographer in New Orleans. His photographs were widely reproduced during his lifetime in tourist guides to New Orleans, in newspapers, and as postcards.
  3. This week in Louisiana. Ochsner presents the 5th Annual King Cake Festival on January 28, 2018 – a celebration benefiting babies and children at Ochsner! Held in Champions Square, join us to taste king cakes from the finest bakeries, enjoy live music and support pediatric programs!
    The King Cake Festival is FREE and open to the public.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Big Dixie Swingers on Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

243. Steven Rowan, part 2

243.  Part 2 of our interview with Steven Rowan. Steven talks to us about two works with the same title: Mysteries of New Orleans, one written by Baron von Reizenstein in German and the other by Charles Testut in French. Steven has generously allowed the Louisiana Anthology to add his translation of Testut's books to our site, along with a chapter from Reizenstein on lesbian love in New Orleans, the earliest work on explicit homosexuality in Louisiana literature.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 13 1818 Noah Ludlow opens St. Philip Street Theatre.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Danny Barker born January 13, 1909. African-America Creole guitar and banjo player, songwriter, composer, singer, author, historian, teacher, storyteller, humorist, actor, painter.  Jazz Hall of Fame member.  Recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Music Master Award and numerous other honors.  Played on more than 1,000 records of Jazz, Swing, Blues, Bebop, and Traditional.  Husband of legendary singer Blue Lu Barker.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    The Superior Jazz Trio
    Sunday, January 14
    11:30 AM CST
    Venue information:
    Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar
    4338 St. Charles Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    Phone: 504.293.3474
    Website
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce meets violinist Tanya Huang playing on Royal St. in New Orleans. 
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

242. Steven Rowan, part 1

242. Part 1 of our interview with Steven Rowan. Steven talks to us about two works with the same title: Mysteries of New Orleans, one written by Baron von Reizenstein in German and the other by Charles Testut in French. Steven has generously allowed the Louisiana Anthology to add his translation of Testut's books to our site, along with a chapter from Reizenstein on lesbian love in New Orleans, the earliest work on explicit homosexuality in Louisiana literature.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 8 1815. The Battle of New Orleans took place.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. January 6, 1870. Twelfth Night Revelers - 2nd N.O. Carnival Krewe Comus, New Orleans’ first Mardi Gras krewe, was so successful with its parade and ball that a group of enthusiastic, Carnival-struck Orleanians decided it was time to increase the enjoyment of the celebration by forming a second Carnival krewe. The name chosen was Twelfth Night Revelers, representing 12 days after Christmas (also known as Little Christmas), January 6, the official starting day of the Carnival season.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival
    Honoring the Fishing Industry
    January 12-13, 2018
    Downtown Cameron, Louisiana!
    Honored as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for the third year running! We applaud our great group of volunteers with the tremendous insight on keeping our festival being named as one of the Top 20 Events in SWLA year after year. Thank you to the patrons/fans of the festival who continue to partake in the activities year after year.
    Phone: 337-540-9449
    Website
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Big Dixie Swingers on Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
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