Thursday, April 19, 2018

257. Mark Bologna, part 2

257. Part 2 of our conversation with Mark Bologna, host of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast. We were excited to find another podcast with a similar focus to ours. "My name is Mark Bologna and I’ll be your guide on this journey. I was born and raised in New Orleans, and specifically in Gentilly, a neighborhood just down the road from Lake Pontchartrain in the heart of the city. I love my hometown and can’t wait to share it with you!" Mark would like to hear from you and help you plan your trip to the Big Easy. Find out more here.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April 21, 1804. Gov. Laussat, last French Gov., leaves Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. According to the Amistad Research Center, The Reverse Freedom Rides of 1962 were a deliberate parody of the Freedom Rides organized by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the previous year. Also called the Freedom Rides North, African American "participants" in the Reverse Freedom Rides were offered free one-way transportation and the promise of free housing and guaranteed employment to Northern cities. George Singelmann of the Greater New Orleans Citizens' Council orchestrated the Reverse Freedom Rides, which served as the Citizens' Councils' means of testing the sincerity of Northern liberals' quest for equality for African Americans. This attempt to embarrass Northern critics of the Citizens' Councils was a way of, in Singelmann's words, "telling the North to put up or shut up." Public outcry against the Reverse Freedom Rides was swift and direct, with groups such as the Urban League of Greater New Orleans leading the chorus of disapproval. WDSU Radio released a statement in April 1962, that typifies the response: "WDSU believes the Freedom Bus North movement is sick sensationalism bordering on moronic."
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Jazz Fest 2018!
    April 27-May 6, 2018
    The 48th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
    New Orleans Fair Grounds
    1751 Gentilly Boulevard
    New Orleans, LA
    This is the #1 music festival in New Orleans, with over a week's worth of world-class entertainment. This year's entertainment includes Sting, Sturgill Simpson, Steel Pulse, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Ron Carter Trio, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jon Cleary, Samantha Fish, Davell Crawford, Jake Shimabukuro, Wayne Toups, Luther Kent & Trickbag, Bobby Rush, Leslie Odom Jr., Eric Lindell, Sidi Toure of Mali, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, and many more.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Boston Becca plays violin on Royal St.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

256. Mark Bologna, part 1

256 Part 1 of our interview of Mark Bologna, host of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast. We were excited to find another podcast with a similar focus to ours. "My name is Mark Bologna and I’ll be your guide on this journey. I was born and raised in New Orleans, and specifically in Gentilly, a neighborhood just down the road from Lake Pontchartrain in the heart of the city. I love my hometown and can’t wait to share it with you!" Mark would like to hear from you and help you plan your trip to the Big Easy. Find out more here.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April 15, 1795. The Pointe Coupee Slave Rebellion.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. April 16, 1718. Official date of founding of New Orleans.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
    Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st 2018
    Along the Bank of the Bayou Teche
    Downtown Historic Franklin, Louisiana
    We invite you to the Fifteenth Annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, April 20th and 21st 2018 in beautiful downtown Franklin. Franklin, located in the heart of St. Mary Parish along the banks of the Bayou Teche, is noted for its beautiful antebellum homes, quaint bed and breakfasts, and majestic live oaks. The city is surrounded by expansive cypress tupelo swamps, the unique and expansive Atchafalaya Basin. The area has a rich natural heritage, with a bountiful list of species readily available for the wildlife fancier. Among those is the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus ). Please browse our website for information about the festival including the activities, live music, black bear education and all of the other events to be held and please remember to tell your friends!
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Stretch Adams sings and plays the banjo in the Vieux Carre. 
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Friday, April 6, 2018

255. Pamela Tyler, part 2

255. Part 2 of our interview with Pamela Tyler about women's suffrage in Louisiana. In Silk Stockings & Ballot Boxes, Pamela Tyler examines the activities of organized upper- and middle-class women in New Orleans in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on their behavior in the political arena. Tyler traces the path of women's political activities, from their indirect political influence and women's clubs, to their direct integration into the larger political process. In her narrative, she examines the post-suffrage alternatives that southern women faced in their quest for inclusion in the political arena.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April, 7 1682. LaSalle and Tonti reached mouth of Miss. River.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Major League Baseball pitcher Edward Francis Lafitte was born at 319 Bourbon Street on April 7, 1886.   He played for the Detroit Tigers (1909–12), the Brooklyn Tip-Tops (1914–15), and the Buffalo Blues (1915).  His college days were spent pitching for the Georgia Techbaseball team (1906 and 1907) and as a starter in the first intercollegiate basketball game played by Georgia Tech. He died on April 12, 1971 at the age of 85.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    35th Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
    DeQuincy Railroad Museum Park
    400 Lake Charles Avenue
    DeQuincy LA, 70633
    April 12-14, 2018
    Bands:
    Collin Raye, Southwest Jazz, Rosedown Rockers, Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeko Krush, Gyth Rigdon, and Collin Raye.
    All entertainment is free!!
    Enjoy the day with great music and family fun!
    Full Schedule
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Buku Broux plays the Kora in Jackson Square.
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

254. Pamela Tyler, part 1

254. Women's History Month. Part 1 of our interview with Pamela Tyler about women's suffrage in Louisiana. In Silk Stockings & Ballot Boxes, Pamela Tyler examines the activities of organized upper- and middle-class women in New Orleans in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on their behavior in the political arena. Tyler traces the path of women's political activities, from their indirect political influence and women's clubs, to their direct integration into the larger political process. In her narrative, she examines the post-suffrage alternatives that southern women faced in their quest for inclusion in the political arena.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 30, 1870. 15th amendment gave Blacks the right to vote.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Rosa Freeman was born March 31, 1911, to Alfred Bird “A.B.” Freeman and Ella West. Coca Cola heiress and racial pioneer Rosa Freeman Keller worked tirelessly throughout her long life for those less fortunate than herself, particularly New Orleans’s African American residents. Though her elite social background made her perhaps an unlikely social activist, Keller helped lead the fight for the integration of public schools and transportation facilities in New Orleans.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Lao New Year Celebration
    March 24th, 2016 - April 1st, 2018
    Lanexang Village
    7913 Champa Ave,
    Broussard, LA 70518
    337-364-3403
    Website
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Joe Shedlo plays guitar on Royal St.
  5. Postcard from Louisiana, part 2. Michelle Erenberg and Robin Barber from Lift Louisiana invite people to attend a Advocacy Day in Baton Rouge on April 11 to demand equality for women. 
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

253. Melanie Oubre, part 2

253. Women's History. Part 2 of our interview with Melanie Oubre. Emerge Louisiana recruits and trains women to run for office. Emerge Louisiana launched in 2017 as the premier campaign-training program for Democratic women in the state. Emerge inspires women to run for public office, and hones their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office throughout the state. Emerge Louisiana is one of 23 other state affiliates that are part of the national organization, Emerge America.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 25, 1793. Pope Pius VI established the Diocese of Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Broad Street Overpass. March 24, 1953.  "New Orleans traffic, once blocked by obsolete old canal and numerous railroad tracks, now moves smoothly over S. Broad Overpass in center of city. This is one of 11 grade separation structures completed to date in New Orleans' integrated Union Passenger Terminal and grade separation program. Other projects are now now under construction."
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Pyrate Week
    March 30-April 8, 2018
    From the last weekend of March through the first weekend of April every year, the citizens of New Orleans celebrate NOLA Pyrate Week - 10 days of swashbuckling, art, music, food, events and general camaraderie among the Pyrates of Louisiana - past & present - and their mates from around the globe!
    Click here for the full schedule. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrh!
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Aislinn Kerchaert writes some Mystical Poetry for the Louisiana Anthology. You can find her on Royal St. in New Orleans.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

252. Melanie Oubre, part 1

252. Women's History Month. Part one of our interview with Melanie Oubre, who works with Emerge, Louisiana. Emerge Louisiana recruits and trains women to run for office. Emerge Louisiana launched in 2017 as the premier campaign-training program for Democratic women in the state. Emerge inspires women to run for public office, and hones their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office throughout the state. Emerge Louisiana is one of 23 other state affiliates that are part of the national organization, Emerge America.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 17, 1791. Baron de Carondelet de Noyelles is appointed governor-general of Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. According to Buddy Stall, on March 17, 1930, the first "coffee break" in the United States occured when the "managers of the Delta Steamship Company, then the Mississippi Steamship Company, summoned their 80 employees in the Hibernia Bank building and initiated a daily 3:30 p.m. coffee recess. Company scouts had found the custom to be very well-received in Brazil and adopted the idea for its New Orleans office. The tradition started by the shipping company spread like wildfire, and in a short time completely saturated the entire metropolitan area, which only goes to prove good news travels fast."
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Louisiana Crawfish Festival
    March 22 – 25, 2018 
    St. Bernard Parish Government Complex site
    Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
    8200 West Judge Perez Dr.,
    Chalmette, Louisiana
    The Louisiana Crawfish Festival is located in Beautiful and Historical St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana which is rich with heritage, moss covered oak trees, creole tomatoes, Louisiana Bayous, shrimp boats, oyster luggers, oil refineries, and is a fisherman’s haven. St. Bernard Parish is the home of the Battle of New Orleans site over-looking the mighty Mississippi River
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce meets the Tip Jar Junkies on Royal St. 
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

251. Michelle Erenberg. Lift, LA

251. Women's History Month. Our interview with Michelle Erenberg. Michelle cofounded Lift Louisiana to advocate for reproductive rights. She has worked as a policy advocate, community organizer, and coalition coordinator for more than a decade. Her past work experience includes community organizing for Planned Parenthood in New Orleans, coordinating a diverse coalition of environmental, community and faith-based organizations across the Gulf Coast in response to the 2010 BP oil spill, and analyzing and educating the public about policies and public engagement opportunities related to ecological and community recovery and restoration. Since 2009, she has served on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section as NCJW’s Louisiana Policy Advocate, a nationally appointed position, as well as Vice President of Public Affairs and Education. Erenberg has a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from the University of New Orleans.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. March 10, 1864. Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks begins in Red River Campaign.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. The New Orleans Lyceum and Library Society had its origins in the 1844 ordinance passed by the Second Municipality Council. The library opened on March 10, 1846 with 3,400 books in its collection; by 1858 it held over 10,000 volumes. Originally located in temporary quarters, the Lyceum Library moved into the new municipality hall (now Gallier Hall) when its rooms in that building were ready for occupancy.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Steel Magnolias
    Saturday, March 10
    Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
    325 Minor St.
    Kenner, LA 70062
    504.461.9475
    Website
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to a high school brass band in Jackson Square.
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Friday, March 2, 2018

250. Lisa Walker and Reilly Sullivan, part 2

250. Women's History Month. Part 2 of our interview with Lisa Walker and Reilly Sullivan, who join us to talk about Alice Dunbar Nelson. Poet, essayist, diarist, and activist Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to mixed-race parents. Her African American, Anglo, Native American, and Creole heritage contributed to her complex understandings of gender, race, and ethnicity, subjects she often addressed in her work. Her first book, Violets and Other Tales (1895), was published when she was just 20. A writer of short stories, essays, and poems, Dunbar-Nelson was comfortable in many genres but was best known for her prose. One of the few female African American diarists of the early 20th century, she portrays the complicated reality of African American women and intellectuals, addressing topics such as racism, oppression, family, work, and sexuality.  
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 3, 1820. Slavery outlawed within the Louisiana Purchase territory north of 36°30' latitude.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. The Washington Post printed on March 3, 1909, "The news comes from Louisiana that large areas of that State heretofore devoted to the growing of cotton will be planted to cane, because the boll weevil has wrought such havoc on the former crop. If this pest shall be the occasion of a diversity of farm crops at the South his presence in the cotton field will not prove an unmixed evil."
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    New Orleans Bourbon Festival
    March 8th, 2018 - March 10th, 2018
    Contemporary Arts Center
    900 Camp St.,
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    504-525-9444
    Website
    Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that knows how to host a party. Now couple that with a historic relationship to Bourbon, world-renowned food, music and culture. The result – the SECOND annual New OrleansBourbon Festival – March 8, 9, and 10, 2018!
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Big Dixie Swingers on Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
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Friday, February 23, 2018

249. Lisa Walker and Reilly Sullivan, Part 1

249. Black History Month. Part 1 of our interview with Lisa Walker and Reilly Sullivan, who join us to talk about Alice Dunbar Nelson. Poet, essayist, diarist, and activist Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to mixed-race parents. Her African American, Anglo, Native American, and Creole heritage contributed to her complex understandings of gender, race, and ethnicity, subjects she often addressed in her work. Her first book, Violets and Other Tales (1895), was published when she was just 20. A writer of short stories, essays, and poems, Dunbar-Nelson was comfortable in many genres but was best known for her prose. One of the few female African American diarists of the early 20th century, she portrays the complicated reality of African American women and intellectuals, addressing topics such as racism, oppression, family, work, and sexuality.  
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 24, 1843. Bossier Parish created out of Natchitoches District, named for Pierre E. Bossier.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. February 24, 1857. The First Mardi Graw Krewe Parade: the Mystic Krewe of Comus. Comus, the god of revelry, became the first New Orleans Mardi Gras parade with a theme, floats bearing masked riders, parade route and a list of members who participated, on Feb. 24, 1857. The parade came about in a sense because of misfortune, or, better yet, misconduct.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Soul Fest is one of New Orleans biggest celebrations of African American history.
    March 3rd, 2018 - March 4th, 2018
    Audubon Zoo
    6500 Magazine St.,
    New Orleans, LA 70118
    800-774-7394
    Website
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce meets the Gospel Soul Singers in the French Quarter.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

248. Jeremy Simien, part 2

248. Black History Month. Part 2 of our interview with Jeremy Simien. Jeremy studies the history of Louisiana's Free People of Color. He has also gathered a large collection of their personal possessions, especially pictures and portraits. Les gens de couleur libres were people of variant degrees of African descent who were either born free, liberated, or purchased their own freedom during the antebellum period. In their height, these people of African descent accounted for 1/5th of the population of New Orleans, owned 13 of the property in the Vieux Carré or “French Quarter” and had an 80% literacy rate. This important group consisted of planters, skilled tradesman, inventors and real-estate developers/speculators.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 17, 1801. Thomas Jefferson elected 3rd president after tying Aaron Burr and winning the tie-breaking votes in the House of Representatives.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. The New Orleans 1885 Mardi Gras [February 17] was extraordinary. On the streets were large numbers of international visitors connected with the [World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial] Exposition, several Central American Indian groups, and some fifty to sixty Plains Indians from the [Buffalo Bill] Wild West Show, including four chiefs, all of whom were likely on the street in native dress. For [locals of African descent, particularly groups who took to masking as Indians,] Mardi Gras translated nicely into a freedom celebration, a day to commemorate their own history and spirit, to be arrogant, to circumvent the hostile authorities, to overturn the established order, and now and then to seek revenge." From Mardi Gras Indians (Pelican Publishing Company, 1994), by 'Michael P. Smith.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Prospect 4 Exhibition "The Batture" by Jeff Whetstone
    February 17-25, 2018
    UNO St. Claude Gallery
    2429 St. Claude Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70117
    Phone: 504.280.6493
    Website
    The UNO St. Claude Gallery is hosting "The Batture," an exhibit by photographer Jeff Whetstone that explores the economies and ecologies that exist along the banks of the Mississippi River near New Orleans. “The batture is the land the river owns. It is a thin strip of weeds, trees and mud between the edge of the Mississippi River and the tall, hardened levees that contain its floods,” said Whetstone. “The batture is ephemeral. It disappears with the river is high and reemerges when the tide falls, swept and changed. It is a cyclical land, untied to human time and unclaimed; a temporary alluvial wilderness.”
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Big Dixie Swingers on Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

247. Jeremy K. Simien, part 1

247. Black History Month. Part 1 of our interview with Jeremy Simien. Jeremy studies the history of Louisiana's Free People of Color. He has also gathered a large collection of their personal possessions, especially pictures and portraits. Les gens de couleur libres were people of variant degrees of African descent who were either born free, liberated, or purchased their own freedom during the antebellum period. In their height, these people of African descent accounted for 1/5th of the population of New Orleans, owned 13 of the property in the Vieux Carré or “French Quarter” and had an 80% literacy rate. This important group consisted of planters, skilled tradesman, inventors and real-estate developers/speculators.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 10, 1763. The Treaty of Paris gave Louisiana Colony to Spain.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. The port of New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi were ceded to Spain on February 10, 1763, by Article 7 of the Treaty of Paris.
  3. This week in Louisiana. Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, will next be celebrated in Louisiana on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Included here is a list of highlights of the extensive Mardi Gras carnival season scheduled in Louisiana during 2018, focusing on long-running Krewes and those with widespread appeal. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the brass band Baby David and the Freeloaders in the Buckshot Bourbon St. Drinkery.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

246. David Cappello, part 2

246. Part 2 of our interview with David Cappello about his bookThe People's Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, and the Making of the Modern Retail World. The People’s Grocer is a business-based biography of John G. Schwegmann, founder of a legendary New Orleans’ supermarket chain and the most innovative and courageous retailer of the postwar era. Virtually unrecognized in retail history, visionary Schwegmann pioneered the modern big-box concept. Even more important, his 1951 Supreme Court victory over “fair trade” laws played a key role in legalizing discount pricing. A marketer extraordinaire, Schwegmann’s offbeat and controversial ads and shopping bags came to symbolize the Crescent City. As a fierce consumer crusader, his fiery passions ultimately drove him into politics.

  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 3, 1753 Kerlerec arrives to take over Louisiana Colony
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Mardi Gras/Carnival Day can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9 (depending on the date of Easter).
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    57th Annual Saddle Tramp Riders Club, Inc.
    Traditional Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras Run
    Come Celebrate this Cajun Tradition with us on Feb 10th & 11th, 2018 in Church Point, LA. 
    For up to the Minute Updates on our Event Visit us at:
    For More Info Call 337-227-8023   
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Big Dixie Swingers on Frenchman Street in New Orleans. 
  5. Postcards from the Resistance. The Louisiana branch of the Poor People's Campaign is holding a news conference in Baton Rouge on Monday, February 5, 9:30-10:30 am at the Louisiana State Capitol Building.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

245. David Cappello, part 1

245. Part 1 of our interview with David Cappello about his book  The People's Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, and the Making of the Modern Retail World. The People’s Grocer is a business-based biography of John G. Schwegmann, founder of a legendary New Orleans’ supermarket chain and the most innovative and courageous retailer of the postwar era. Virtually unrecognized in retail history, visionary Schwegmann pioneered the modern big-box concept. Even more important, his 1951 Supreme Court victory over “fair trade” laws played a key role in legalizing discount pricing. A marketer extraordinaire, Schwegmann’s offbeat and controversial ads and shopping bags came to symbolize the Crescent City. As a fierce consumer crusader, his fiery passions ultimately drove him into politics.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 27, 1730 Jean Paul
    LeSueur leads 500 Choctaw Indians against the Natchez Indians
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On January 28, 2013 the
    Loyola Avenue streetcar line opened, running for 0.8 mi on
    Loyola Avenue in the Central Business District from New
    Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) to Canal Street. The
    total length of the Loyola Avenue Line is 1.6 miles.
    Construction started in August 2011, and the line was opened
    in time for New Orleans' hosting of Super Bowl XLVII.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera
    Saturday, January 25-28
    2:30 PM CST
    Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
    616 St. Peter St.
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    Phone: 504.522.2081
    Website
    This 1894 opera centers on a Middle Eastern pasha who
    craved spicy food. Enraged by the blandness of fare provided
    by his royal kitchen, the pasha threatened to chop off the
    head of his French chef (actually a masquerading Irishman).
    The chef frantically searched the city for seasonings and ran
    into a blind beggar who gave him a mysterious potion. The
    concoction turned out to be Tabasco brand pepper sauce. Its
    piquant flavor satisfied the pasha and saved the day.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Percy
    Harrison Band on Royal St. in New Orleans.
  5. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce and Stephen talk to Debbie
    Hollis and Lindsay Brown at the Women's March in Shreveport on
    January 20, 2018.
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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
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