Friday, December 27, 2019

345. Jeff Barrois on Huey Long, part 2

345. Bruce's discussion about Huey Long with Jeff Barrois, part 2. Jeff is a fellow podcaster, hosting "Good Morning Comrade," in New Orleans. He is also active in the DSA (Democratic Socialists of Americe), a union activist, and a school teacher in Jefferson Parish. Today he interviews Bruce about Huey Long, his career and politics, and we consider ways that we can tap into the Long legacy today. This interview was originally broadcast on Good Morning Comrade.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. December 28, 1862. (Old) State Capitol burned by Union Soldiers.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Roy E. Glapion, Jr. was born on December 3, 1935 in New Orleans, La. He was educated in Catholic schools in New Orleans and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in 1958. He served for 24 years in the Orleans Parish Public School System as a teacher and coach, the majority of his time spent at Carter G. Woodson and Joseph S. Clark schools. Glapion joined the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club in 1972 and soon became the club's finance chairman. At the beginning of 1998, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. While fighting the disease, he was elected King Zulu 2000, but lost his battle with cancer before he could reign. He died on December 28, 1999 and the Zulu organization honored him by allowing his reign to be posthumous, the King's float rolling empty in his memory on Mardi Gras 2000.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    December 31, 2019
    New Year's Eve In New Orleans
    Jackson Square
    New Orleans
    New Year's Eve is that happy occasion between Christmas and Twelfth Night. It’s a time to welcome in the new year with family and friends. There’s food, and – always – a band.
    For the biggest party in the city, head to Jackson Square – the Quarter is packed with festive party goers eager to count down the time until the New Year arrives.
    If outdoor celebrations and big crowds are not for you, make a reservation at one of the city’s many fine  restaurants and celebrate the evening over delectable meals and of course, lots of bubbly. Many restaurants offer special deals or packages for the evening, so make sure you check ahead to ensure the perfect night for you, your loved ones and friends.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Angelica & Wolf, Jax Brewery duet.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

344. Huey Long Discussion with Jeff Barrois, Part 1

344. Bruce's discussion about Huey Long with Jeff Barrois, part 1. Jeff is a fellow podcaster, hosting "Good Morning Comrade," in New Orleans. He is also active in the DSA (Democratic Socialists of Americe), a union activist, and a school teacher in Jefferson Parish. Today he interviews Bruce aboutr Huey Long, his career and politics, and we consider ways that we can tap into the Long legacy today. This interview was originally broadcast on Good Morning Comrade.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. December 21, 1921. Gov. P.B.S. Pinchback dies in Washington DC. Was La.'s only black governor, 84.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. December 21, 1937. Fever Therapy at the Marine Hospital. In 1927, Viennese psychiatrist Dr. Julius von Wagner-Jauregg won a Nobel Prize for his work with "fever therapy" which involved the injection of malaria-tainted blood to induce a fever which was thought to kill harmful pathogens. Ten years prior, he "cured" a patient with late-stage syphilis via this practice, which came to be considered a cure for psychotic and infectious diseases. 
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    December 2-28, 2019
    Shadows Merry Making Season
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E Main St.,
    New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-369-6446 | Fax
    Website | Email
    The plantation home will be decorated in the 19th century holiday style and the "merry making" tours will focus on family celebrations in the nineteenth century.
  4. Christmas Card from Louisiana. David Middleton reads his poem "The Shepherd: A Play."
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Friday, December 13, 2019

343. Deb Jannerson, part 2

343. Part 2 of our interview with Deb Jannerson. Deb is an award-winning author of bildungsroman lit, queer romance, and poetry. Her debut YA book, The Women of Dauphine, is now available from NineStar Press. Her acclaimed poetry collections, Thanks for Nothing (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Rabbit Rabbit (Finishing Line Press, 2016), are available wherever books are sold. More than one hundred of her pieces have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including viral articles for Bitch. She lives in New Orleans with her wife and pets.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. December 14, 1814. First clash with British in War of 1812 on Lake Borgne.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. December 14, 1935. Holy bat signal, Batman! The Sky Projector Comes to Town. We're Glad it Wasn't the Death Ray. On December 14, 1935 at 5:30 p.m., a $60,000 Sky Projector ("the only apparatus of its kind in the world" according to local publications) shot images of Santa Claus at the North Pole as well as Christmas text greetings (called "Sky Grams") onto the clouds from the front of the D.H. Holmes building on Canal Street.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Christmas in the Park in Bogalusa
    December 1-25, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cassidy Park
    625 Willis Ave,
    Bogalusa, LA 70427
    985-732-6200
    Celebrate the Magic of Christmas as you stroll through Bogalusa's forested city park and view a manger scene that includes over 45,000 of the over one million colored lights and life size figures. Santa Claus visits the park every night and wants your child to remember their visit with a special photograph of them together. The park's half-mile circular road is closed to traffic so you and your family can enjoy the beauty of over one million colored lights and the music as you stroll at your own pace past the cajun village and the lake filled with jumping fish, an alligator, turtles, and a swan. Christmas in the Park brings families together with the magical celebration of lights.
    Dates of Operation: Nov 28-Dec 1; Dec 6-8; Dec 13-25
    Drive thru: 6-7 pm
    Walk thru: 7-9 pm
    Trolley for those who need it. Drive thru in case of rain.
    $4.00 Adults. $1.00 Sturdents. $8.00 per car.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Funky 544.
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Friday, December 6, 2019

342. Deb Jannerson, part 1

342. Part 1 of our interview with Deb Jannerson. Deb is an award-winning author of bildungsroman lit, queer romance, and poetry. Her debut YA book, The Women of Dauphine, is now available from NineStar Press. Her acclaimed poetry collections, Thanks for Nothing (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Rabbit Rabbit (Finishing Line Press, 2016), are available wherever books are sold. More than one hundred of her pieces have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including viral articles for Bitch. She lives in New Orleans with her wife and pets.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. December 6, 1889. Confederate President Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. December 7, 1978. Falstaff Brewery Closes. Its weather ball Goes Dark.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    December 13-15, 2019
    Festival of the Bonfires
    Christmas on the River ... Cajun Style!
    Lutcher Recreational Park
    Lutcher Avenue (LA Hwy 3193)
    Lutcher, LA 70071
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Planned Parenthood raising money in the French Quarter.
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Friday, November 29, 2019

341. Lamar White and Rob Anderson

341. Lamar White, Jr., editor of the Bayou Brief, visits again to analyze the recent elections in Louisiana. The Bayou Brief had some major scoops this year that influenced the election. Lamar and his reporters serve an important role in bringing out the truth about Louisiana politics. With him is Rob Anderson, who has run for office against Clay Higgins before.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 30, 1803. As Colonial Prefect - Pierre Laussat formally receives possession of Louisiana for France.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Charles J. Leeds was the 37th mayor of New Orleans (from November 30, 1874 – December 19, 1876).
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020
    Natchitoches Christmas Festival
    The Natchitoches Christmas festivities for 2018 begin November 17th and continue with a variety of celebrations, entertainment, tours, food, music, shopping, and of course, Santa, through January 6, 2019. Book your room today for this season of lights and festivities where Natchitoches’ elegant past meets a vibrant present!
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Jeff Barrois, DSA comrade.
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Friday, November 22, 2019

340. Ed Burcham, part 2

340. Part 2 of our interview with Ed Burcham about his life and his novel, Feathers of Faith. A young man, disillusioned by a caustic religious upbringing, strays into a self destructive lifestyle. He finds temporary peace in a religion that centers on new age mysticism and tribal ceremonies. He then finds that the spirits that now haunt him can only be driven away by the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 23, 1812. Alan Magruder and Jean Destrehan elected La.'s first U.S. senators.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Born in New Orleans on November 23, 1888, Alfred A. "Al" Bernard was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s. He was a blackface singer in minstrel shows before starting his recording career around 1916. He was one of the first white singers to record blues songs.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    December 2019
    Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights
       Families are delighted all along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. From east to west on I-20, and north to south on I-49, experience holiday lights, parades, fireworks, shopping and many exciting events in eight of our most festive cities:
       Come often, smile often, and have fun taking in the unique sights and sounds in each of the cities. Your whole family will delight in this chance to find cherished and varied experiences from one end of the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights to the other.
       Visit all the festivals in central and north Louisiana — Alexandria-Pineville, Minden, Natchitoches, Monroe-West Monroe, Shreveport-Bossier
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Aislinn Kerchaert reads her poem, "thanksgiving in new orleans."
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Friday, November 15, 2019

339. Ed Burcham, part 1

339. Part 1 of our interview with Ed Burcham about his life and his novel, Feathers of Faith. A young man, disillusioned by a caustic religious upbringing, strays into a self destructive lifestyle. He finds temporary peace in a religion that centers on new age mysticism and tribal ceremonies. He then finds that the spirits that now haunt him can only be driven away by the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 16, 1768. Antoinio de Ulloa leaves Louisiana by force on a French ship from Balize to Havana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. November 16, 1862. "Servant of  Slaves" Henriette Delille Passes Away at the Age 50 A New Orleans lady, born in 1813 to a wealthy Frenchman and a quadroon free woman of color, who rejected the social norms of her times is now the first U.S. native-born African American religious leader whose cause for canonization was officially opened by the Catholic Church.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    November 28 - December 31, 2019
    Christmas in Roseland
    American Rose Center
    8877 Jefferson Paige Rd.
    Greenwood, LA 71119
    318-938-5402
    The American Rose Center is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas. Featuring thousands of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas Cards to the Community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express train and tons of fun for the whole family! Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop and our concession stand during your visit. Hot chocolate, corn dogs and funnel cake! Christmas in Roseland is a participant in the Holiday Trail of Lights tour! Please note that Christmas in Roseland is a walking event only and no carts are available.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Jackson Square. Duet.
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Friday, November 8, 2019

338. Winston Ho, part 2

338. Part 2 of our interview with Winston Ho about Asian history in New Orleans. Winston is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of New Orleans (UNO), specializing in early twentieth-century China and Chinese American history in New Orleans. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and Chinese language from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, under the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. He has previously studied at the Mandarin Training Center (MTC) at National Taiwan Normal University, Beijing Language and Culture University (BCLU), the University of Mississippi, the University of New Orleans, and Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. Mr. Ho has taught Chinese at the Academy of Chinese Studies in New Orleans and at St. Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans. Mr. Ho is the son of Taiwanese parents and a native of New Orleans.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 9, 1862. Gen. Butler declares all property of disloyal citizens of Lafourche Parish to be confiscated.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. November 9, 2006. Preservation Hall Receives the National Medal of Arts.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    November 11, 2019
    Atchafalaya Basin Festival
    Henry Guidry Memorial Park
    103 Park Drive
    Henderson, LA 70517
    Gumbo cooking contest, car & truck show, arts & crafts, music, kids' stage, live auction.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bourbon St. brass band.
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Friday, November 1, 2019

337. Winston Ho, part 1

337. Part 1 of our interview with Winston Ho about Asian history in New Orleans. Winston is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of New Orleans (UNO), specializing in early twentieth-century China and Chinese American history in New Orleans. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and Chinese language from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, under the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. He has previously studied at the Mandarin Training Center (MTC) at National Taiwan Normal University, Beijing Language and Culture University (BCLU), the University of Mississippi, the University of New Orleans, and Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. Mr. Ho has taught Chinese at the Academy of Chinese Studies in New Orleans and at St. Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans. Mr. Ho is the son of Taiwanese parents and a native of New Orleans. 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. November 2, 1896. Cornerstone of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd was laid in Lake Charles.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. November 2, 1948. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library Opens on St. Charles Avenue.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Saturday, November 9, 2019
    7th Annual Bayou Beer Fest
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Southdown Plantation House
    1208 Museum Dr.
    Houma, LA 70360
    Get ready for the 7th Annual World Famous Bayou Beer Festival!
    Enjoy hundreds of craft and specialty brews from all of Louisiana's craft breweries.  Food by Cannata's. Event begins at 11am with reveille, 21 gun salute, National Anthem and more!
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bourbon St. band playing on Lundi Gras.
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Friday, October 25, 2019

336. General Russel L. Honoré

336. We listen to an address by General Russel L. Honoré. Beloved in Louisiana as the hero of Katrina, he now spends his time working to address the effects of climate change in Louisiana. As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. A decorated 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness, Gen. Honoré now shares his no-nonsense approach to addressing climate change.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 26, 1804. Gov. Claiborne's first wife, Elizabeth Lewis of Nashville and his daughter, died today from yellow fever and are buried in St, Louis Cemetery #1.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. October 26, 1911. Mahalia Jackson, one of America's greatest gospel singers, was born in New Orleans.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Nov 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, Dec 7-8.
    Louisiana Renaissance Festival
    46468 River Road
    Hammond, LA 70401
    Falconry show, jousting, royal high tea, craft beer, wine, whiskey, rum, mead, bourbon. Weddings, birthday parties, student days, Celtic weekend, time travelers & family weekend, scavenger hunt, romance, and fireworks.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Jenny Yanez, host of Islam in the Crescent City on WHIV.
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Friday, October 18, 2019

335. Anya Groner

335. Our interview with Anya Groner, who teacher creative writing at NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Art. NOCCA is the regional, pre-professional arts training center for high school students in Louisiana. It opened in 1973 as a professional arts training center for secondary school-age children. Located in New Orleans, it provides intensive instruction in culinary arts, creative writing, dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), and visual arts while demanding simultaneous academic excellence.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 19, 1803. Louisiana Purchase Treaty ratified by senate by a vote of 24-7.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. October 19, 2005. Café du Monde repened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    October 17-20, 2019
    83nd International Rice Festival
       Come enjoy the food, parades, musical entertainment, various contests such as Jr. King & Queen Contest, Rice Queen Contest, International Rice Eating Contest, Rice and Creole Cookery Contest, Accordion and Fiddle Contest, International Rice “Poker” Run, Classic Car Show, Rice Grading Contest, Rice Threshing Demonstration and 5K Run Walk and an amazing carnival for all ages.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Craig and Ruby sing "All of Me."
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Friday, October 11, 2019

334. Henry Walther

334. Our interview with Henry Walther, President of the College Democrats of Louisiana. Walther says his first initiatives as the new president of the statewide chapter are to guide new college chapters as they begin to structure their respective organizations. “From the state federation level, I think we should still give a lot of flexibility to school chapters, because I go to school in New Orleans, and I don’t know what’s happening in Lafayette,” Walther said. “My main goal is just going to be able to provide additional support, especially for new chapters. They’re just getting started. That’s kind of our number one priority for this academic year.”
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 12, 1886. A hurricane stuck Johnson's Bayou in Cameron killing between 50 and 100 people.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. October 5, 1961 opening of the Playboy Club in New Orleans.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    October 19, 2019
    2:00-6:00 pm
    Shreveport Brew Festival
        Experience an afternoon sampling internationally acclaimed and domestically micro-brewed ales, pilsners, stouts and everything in between at this 11th annual event. In addition to more than 100 beers to sample, BREW patrons will experience live music, college football games on big-screen TVs, and delicious samples of signature dishes from some of Shreveport’s most popular restaurants.
    Email info@shreveportbrew.com.
    $60.00 per person.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Maude Caillot on Royal St. while Lisa Walker waits for me to hurry up.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

333. John-Paul Young, part 2

333. Part 2 of our interview with John-Paul Young. Caddo Commission District 4. Runs a farm and a restaurant. Long term mosquito reduction — We can combat mosquitoes more safely with natural sprays, better water management, and repellent plants that don’t harbor pests. Humane animal shelter — We should transition to a no-kill shelter while expanding neuter/spay programs and responsible adoption and ownership programs. Smart water use — Water is the new oil, a scarce and valuable commodity. We can cheaply develop systems to capitalize on our ample rainfall and participate in the growing regional water market. Agricultural Wealth — Caddo possesses a huge land area but no home grown food supply, and food is the number one bought-and-sold thing on Earth. We have all the resources we need for a smart and profitable food system and the improved health, income, and jobs that come with it. Fiscal Responsibility for the Future — Spending more than we bring in will deplete our reserves and ruin our credit. We need policies to control spending and remain solvent for the long term. Juvenile Justice — We must make necessary expansions of our award-winning Juvenile Justice Center while watching building and operational costs closely. I’m running for Caddo Commission in District 4, where I live and own a business, to have a seat at the table and push for policies like these that promote the public good.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 4, 1864. The New Orleans Tribune began publication. The Tribune was one of the first daily newspapers produced by blacks.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. 11 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 1983. Pontchartrain Beach Closed.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    October 18-22, 2019
    46th Andouille Festival
    St. John Community Center / Thomas F. Daley Park
    2900 Hwy. 51 
    LaPlace, LA
    Andouille pagent, Andouille run, Sunday Gospel Stage, Lil Smokies stage / kid's tent, 2nd line parade, Friday Dollar Night
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Royal St. singer.
  5. Postcards from the Campaign Trail. Sydney Veazie. Works as a financial intern for John Bel Edwards. At the rally.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

332a. Lori Callais

332a. Our interview with Lori Callais, candidate for State House District 71, east of Baton Rouge. As a retired teacher I know that a strong workforce starts with providing a high quality education to every student in Louisiana. This means fully funding our public schools, paying and treating our teachers as professionals and stopping our over-reliance on standardized testing. On October 12th, #VoteForTheTeacher.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

332. John-Paul Young, part 1

332. Part 1 of our interview with  John-Paul Young part 1who is running for Caddo Commission District 4. Runs a farm and a restaurant. Long term mosquito reduction — We can combat mosquitoes more safely with natural sprays, better water management, and repellent plants that don’t harbor pests. Humane animal shelter — We should transition to a no-kill shelter while expanding neuter/spay programs and responsible adoption and ownership programs. Smart water use — Water is the new oil, a scarce and valuable commodity. We can cheaply develop systems to capitalize on our ample rainfall and participate in the growing regional water market. Agricultural Wealth — Caddo possesses a huge land area but no home grown food supply, and food is the number one bought-and-sold thing on Earth. We have all the resources we need for a smart and profitable food system and the improved health, income, and jobs that come with it. Fiscal Responsibility for the Future — Spending more than we bring in will deplete our reserves and ruin our credit. We need policies to control spending and remain solvent for the long term. Juvenile Justice — We must make necessary expansions of our award-winning Juvenile Justice Center while watching building and operational costs closely. I’m running for Caddo Commission in District 4, where I live and own a business, to have a seat at the table and push for policies like these that promote the public good.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 28, 1868. The Opelousas Massacre occurred in Louisiana in which an estimated 200 to 300 black Americans were killed.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On September 28, 1998, Hurricane Georges, a Category 2 storm made landfall in Mississippi. Some 500,000 residents in Louisiana evacuated from low-lying areas. Mayor Marc Morial declared a state of emergency to allow federal assistance into the state. After nearly 1.5 million people were urged to evacuate coastal areas, officials described the evacuation as likely the largest ever achieved. The Superdome was opened as an evacuation shelter.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Alligator Festival
    September 27-29, 2019
    Please join us for the Annual Alligator Festival at the Westbank Bridge Park in St. Charles Parish. The festival is our main fundraiser and helps us fund college scholarships for local youth. Come join us and pass a good time!
    Arts & Crafts
    Great Food
    Live Music
    Thrill Rides
    Alligator Stomp
    Golf Tournament
    Pageant
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Coya sings a Cuban song on Royal St. at night.
  5. Postcards from the Campaign Trail. Zoe Williamson.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

331a. Muriel Laws

331a. Our interview with Muriel Laws. Running for District 6, Livingston Parish Council. "I have put my determination into fixing roads, resolving drainage problems and restoring recycling services in our district by securing 500 signatures to support the initiative. Going door-to-door gave me the chance to speak with residents across their kitchen tables, learning about their priorities, their daily struggles and the improvements they wish to see in their communities. As a result of these efforts, I was able to speak before our Council several times, which provided me with the opportunity to broadcast these issues to a wider audience through various news outlets. The experience of working with, and learning from, my neighbors, family and friends sparked the idea to run for Parish Council in October 2019 to continue my goal to effect change on the local level."

Friday, September 20, 2019

331. Debbie Hollis, part 2

331. Part 2 of our interview with Debbie Hollis, candidate for Senate District # 37. Debbie Hollis has served the NWLA region for decades, working in economic development, social services, and the nonprofit sector. She has 20+ years of experience in community volunteerism and leadership, project creation & management, and political/community engagement. As a creative professional, she is adept at innovative problem-solving and collaborating with diverse groups of people. It's time for Northwest Louisiana to elect an Independent Progressive Senator to our State Legislature. She is a founding Board member of Works In Progress Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier OWL Sexuality Education Program, and the N.O.W. – Shreveport/Bossier Chapter. She is a longtime contributor/advisor for the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 21, 1779 The Battle of Baton Rouge September 21 ends British hopes of controlling the Mississippi Basin. The Spanish governor of Louisiana Bernardo de Galvez has moved upriver from New Orleans with a force of Spaniards, Frenchmen, Germans, Acadians, free blacks, Indians, and Americans. He tricks British forces under Lieut. Col. Dickson at Fort New Richmond into thinking he is preparing an attack from the east, he opens fire at dawn with a roundshot volley from the south, and the British surrender within a few hours.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. September 21, 1873. "Papa Jack" Laine is born. Born on this date in 1873, George Vital "Papa Jack" Laine was a pioneering band leader in New Orleans in the years from the Spanish-American War to World War I. He is often credited with being instrumental in the development of jazz music as his Reliance Brass Band was the first to fuse European, African and Latin music together. The earliest jazz musicians can be traced back to playing within the Reliance Brass Band or being influenced from those who had.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    October 10-13, 2019
    Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
    Girard Park
    Lafayette, LA
    Louisiana Craft Fair, food and drink, Festival de Musique, Atelier & Jam Tent, Culture sur la table, la place des petits.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. The Russell Welch hot quartet at the French Quarter Fest.
  5. Postcards from the Campaign Trail. Brian Salvatore.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

330a. Belinda Davis

330a. Our interview with candidate Belinda Davis. A recent Emerge alumna, she is running for Louisina House District #70 in Baton Rouge. With lifelong roots in the community of Baton Rouge and an unwavering commitment to public education and making government more accountable to taxpayers, Belinda believes in a better future for District 70 — and Louisiana.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

330. Debbie Hollis, part 1

330. Part 1 of our interview with Debbie Hollis, candidate for Senate District # 37. Debbie Hollis has served the NWLA region for decades, working in economic development, social services, and the nonprofit sector. She has 20+ years of experience in community volunteerism and leadership, project creation & management, and political/community engagement. As a creative professional, she is adept at innovative problem-solving and collaborating with diverse groups of people. It's time for Northwest Louisiana to elect an Independent Progressive Senator to our State Legislature. She is a founding Board member of Works In Progress Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier OWL Sexuality Education Program, and the N.O.W. – Shreveport/Bossier Chapter. She is a longtime contributor/advisor for the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 14, 1874. The White League defeats the New Orleans Metropolitan Police in the Battle of Liberty Place.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. September 14, 1975. Superdome Opening Activities. September 14, 1975, the Superdome continued to celebrate its grand opening, with appearances by Bob Hope, Telly Savalas, Dorothy Lamour, Karen Valentine, and Raquel Welch. The Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker band, Wet Willie, the Charlie Daniels band, the O'Jays, the Isley Brothers, the Temptations, Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus also performed.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival
    September 20, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Lamar Dixon Expo Center
    9039 St. Landry Ave.,
    Gonzales, LA 70737
    225-450-1009
    Music, BBQ competition, children's village, and carnival.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Joe Shedlo on Royal St.
  5. Postcards from the Campaign Trail. John Paul Young.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

329a. Dr. Brenda Leroux Babin

329a. Our interview with Dr. Brenda Leroux Babin at the Emerge fundraiser. "I am running for Louisiana State Senate District #20 because I have faith in our people, hope for our future, and love for our Bayou Region. As a coastal scientist, I will work to ensure continued funding for restoring our coast, protecting our homes, our businesses, and our way of life. As an educator, I will inspire hope for our schools, enacting legislation that will return respect to our classrooms. As a businesswoman, I will strive to protect the jobs of those in the Bayou Region. I am one Busy Bee working to preserve our culture and our way of life. On October 12 remember to vote #BabinForTheBayou."

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

329. Brian Salvatore, part 2

329. Part 2 of our interview with Brian Salvatore. Brian is a chemistry professor and head of the Chemistry Department at LSU-S. He is running for the 5th District seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. His campaign platform focuses on improving education throughout the state, fair taxation policies, responding to the environmental crisis, and rebuilding the state's infrastructure.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 7, 1892. Jack Dempsey KOed by Gentleman Jim Corbett in N.O.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. September 7, 1963 First NFL Exhibition Game in New Orleans at Tulane Stadium. An NFL double-header exhibition special is played at Tulane Stadium in the first-ever racially integrated seating event in the stadium’s history. The Cowboys defeated the Lions in game one 27-17, and the second game had the Bears defeating the Colts 14-7. Some 51,218 fans attended.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    September 25-29, 2019
    78th Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
    Boulingy Plaza
    New Iberia, LA
    Art show, garden / flower show, sugar cookie contest, 4-H livestock show, Lowery Carnival Company, Street Fair, sugar cane exhibit, Fais-do-do, fireworks
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Carl LeBlanc at the French Quarter Fest.
  5. Postcards from the Campaign Trail. Debbie Hollis.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

328a. Daryl Joy Walters

328a. Postcards from Louisiana Emerge, which is training progressive women to run for office in Louisiana. Tonight Bruce talks to Daryl Joy Walters. Shreveport. House District 3. Daryl Joy Walters is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and a specialized certificate from Yale University’s Women’s Campaign School. Also she holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton, Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ
    Outside of her academic success, Joy’s life is dedicated to being holistically involved in her community and state. Currently, she is a Democratic State Central Committee Member. She works to shape restorative justice policy from a theological aspect.
    Joy previously served five years as the Vice President of Communications to the Young Democrats of Louisiana.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

328. Brian Salvatore, part 1.

328. Part 1 of our interview with Brian Salvatore. Brian is a chemistry professor and head of the Chemistry Department at LSU-S. He is running for the 5th District seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. His campaign platform focuses on improving education throughout the state, fair taxation policies, responding to the environmental crisis, and rebuilding the state's infrastructure.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. August 31, 2005. The American Red Cross announces that Hurricane Katrina has become their largest relief effort ever.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. August 31 and September 1, 1969.  30,000 Attend the New Orleans Pop Festival. Two weeks after Woodstock, on Labor Day weekend of 1969's "Summer of Love", music festivals were held throughout the United States and Canada. An estimated 30,000 young people trekked to the Louisiana International Speedway in Prairieville on August 31 through September 1, 1969.  
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    September 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Pollination Celebration
    Hammond Research Station
    21549 Old Covington Hwy.
    Hammond, LA 70403
    Come spend the day at the beautiful Hammond Research Center, where Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter co-host a day filled with educational, information, and hands-on activities to all things Pollination. Come learn about Bees, Monarchs and Milkweeds, Managing Pests Safely, Insects, Mammals, and Birds as Pollinators, Pollinator Plants, Pollinators Roles in Food Production, Herb Gardening for Pollinators, Mason Bees, Planting Natives to Attract Pollinators, Hummingbird Feeder Making, Honey Tasting, Honey Cooking Demonstration, Hummingbird Banding, Capturing Pollinators in Photography and Art. Plant Sales, Crafts, Foods and so much more. $5 per vehicle for parking no other fees.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Doreen the clarinet queen.
  5. Postcards from the Campaign Trail. Glen Cornell.
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