Friday, November 9, 2018

285. Candy Nugent

285. We interview Candy Nugent of the Snyder Museum in Bastrop. Located on spacious, beautifully landscaped grounds, the 1929 brick home of Charles and Esther Snyder was developed into the Snyder Museum and Creative Arts Center by the members of the Morehouse Historical Society in 1972. In addition to the original home two other buildings are located on the property, the Carriage House and the Garden Room with adjacent patio. The Carriage House includes a permanent exhibit of historic farm implements as well as a horse drawn hearse and country store. The Garden Room and patio, through the efforts of Clarklea Garden Club was built in the late 1990’s to be used as a rental venue for weddings, social events and community functions.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 10, 1845. John Slidell of New Orleans appointed Minister to Mexico.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On November 10, 1797, Don Gilberto Guillemard, Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Army and Commander of the post, informed the Cabildo (the Spanish governmental body in New Orleans) that by order of El Baron de Carondelet he had made the plan for the construction of the Cabildo Building, and was directing its construction.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Tbipac (Tunica-Biloxi Indians Political Action Committee)
    Fall BBQ Throwdown and Trade Days
    Paragon Casino RV Resort
    711 Paragon Place
    Marksville, Louisiana 71351
    November 22, 2018
    BBQ Throwdown
    A Food Festival-Cook-off organized by Tbipac. We will have crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 1 food booth. This event will also include: classic car show, christmas extravaganza.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to singer Myoshen in the Musicians' Village in New Orleans.
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Friday, November 2, 2018

285. Antoine Pierce, part 2

285. Part 2 of our interview with Antoine Pierce, Baton Rouge activist. "I am a public servant who is passionate about the socioeconomic growth, development, and unity of my community. I believe in a beautiful city with...
  • consistent economic development
  • technologically advanced modes of transportation
  • an infrastructure that accommodates growth and addresses traffic congestion
  • smoke free indoor air and pollution free outdoor air
  • crime free communities
  • workplaces with hiring practices that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
"These things don’t just exist in an Utopian society. I believe that Baton Rouge can be that city! This can be our reality!"
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 4, 1967. John McKeithen re-elected to his second consecutive term.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Born on November 3, 1936  in New Orleans,  Earl John Robinson was a Major League Baseball outfielder who who played from 1958 to 1964 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Point Barre Cracklin Festival
    November 9-11, 2018
    Serving as the main annual fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club, the Port Barre Cracklin Festival was first held in 1985. This original gathering was a quaint one day celebration held at the boat launch near the intersection of 3rd Street, Bayou Road and Boggs Street. Offering a small selection of rides and games, a couple vendor booths and the essential Cracklin Cookoff, this introductory festival boasted a couple hundred attendees. Since that fateful start over 30 years ago the Port Barre Cracklin Festival has evolved into a major cultural and social event for both the city of Port Barre and St. Landry Parish as a whole, attended by thousands of locals and tourists each year.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to Maude Caillat at the Musicians' Village in New Orleans, LA.
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