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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