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412. E. L. "Bubba" Henry discusses the 1973 Constitutional Convention.

4/10/2021
412. We interview E. L. "Bubba" Henry about The Last Constitution, which covers the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1973. Jeremy Alford collaborated with Bubba Henry to write this account. The delegates to Louisiana’s 1973 Constitutional Convention were an unruly bunch of policy pirates who charted their own course. Their generation swept aside the deeply rooted influences of Huey P. Long’s legacy and replaced it with the kind of independent spirit that permeated American culture and...

Duration:01:37:26

411. Hardette Harris, North LA Cooking, part 2

4/3/2021
411. Part 2 of our interview with Hardette Harris on North Louisiana Cooking. Chef Harris is originally from Minden, Louisiana and was recently named by Louisiana Life Magazine as a “2017 Louisianian of the Year.” She also has a recurring column called “Up North” in the Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine and is a recipe contributor to LOLA Magazine. As a private chef, Chef Harris has provided a number of services to private individuals, busy corporate VIPs and executives. “My love for home...

Duration:01:15:34

410. Hardette Harris, part 1

3/26/2021
410. Part 1 of our interview with Hardette Harris about North Louisiana Cooking. Chef Harris is originally from Minden, Louisiana and was recently named by Louisiana Life Magazine as a “2017 Louisianian of the Year.” She also has a recurring column called “Up North” in the Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine and is a recipe contributor to LOLA Magazine. As a private chef, Chef Harris has provided a number of services to private individuals, busy corporate VIPs and executives. “My love for...

Duration:01:09:14

409. Ron McFarland, part 2. "Evangeline."

3/19/2021
409. Part 2 of our interview with Ron McFarland about his research on Evangeline. "Ye who believe in affection that hopes, and endures, and is patient, Ye who believe in the beauty and strength of woman's devotion, List to the mournful tradition still sung by the pines of the forest; List to a Tale of Love in Acadie, home of the happy." Generations of readers have now accepted the call of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to join his heroine Evangeline in her search for Gabriel, the lover she...

Duration:01:37:24

408. Ron McFarland, "Evangeline," part 1.

3/12/2021
408. Part 1 of our interview with Ron McFarland about Evangeline. "Ye who believe in affection that hopes, and endures, and is patient, Ye who believe in the beauty and strength of woman's devotion, List to the mournful tradition still sung by the pines of the forest; List to a Tale of Love in Acadie, home of the happy." Generations of readers have now accepted the call of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to join his heroine Evangeline in her search for Gabriel, the lover she was separated...

Duration:01:38:23

407. Maddie Lafuse, part 2.

3/5/2021
407. Part 2 of our interview with Maddie Lafuse about Marie Laveau. Marie Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, herbalist and midwife who was renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827–c. 1862) also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism as well as Louisiana Voodoo. The Audubon Golf Trail Listen on iTunes. Listen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on Stitcher. Listen on TuneIn. The...

Duration:01:02:03

406. Maddie Lafuse on Marie Laveau

2/26/2021
406. Maddie Lafuse talks to us about Marie Laveau. Part 1. Marie Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, herbalist and midwife who was renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827–c. 1862) also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism as well as Louisiana Voodoo. Fairview-Riverside State ParkListen on iTunes. Listen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on Stitcher. Listen on TuneIn. The...

Duration:01:14:53

405. John DeSantis on the Thibodaux Massacre

2/19/2021
405. As part of our Black History Month emphasis, Jeffrey Barrois from Good Morning Comrade joins us to interview John DeSantis about his book, The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike. On November 23, 1887, white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an...

Duration:01:19:33

404. Mark Charles Roudané

2/12/2021
404. We interview Mark Charles Roudané about the New Orleans Tribune and l'Union newspapers. Mr. Roudané explains: “My roots are in Africa, France, Haiti, and Louisiana. My 4th great paternal and maternal grandmothers were enslaved in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). Both had children with French colonists. Their descendants lived as free people of color in Louisiana, including Jean Baptiste Roudanez, the publisher of the New Orleans Tribune, and Louis Charles Roudanez, the newspaper’s founder...

Duration:01:47:23

403. Maggie Collins

2/5/2021
403. Our interview with Maggie Collins about her novel, Celestial Blue Skies. In Belle Place, Louisiana, where the sugarcane grows a mile high to the bright blue sky, Celeste struggles with her mentally ill mother, Tut, and works with her grandmother Maymay to hold the Creole Bastille family together. African American Heritage Trail Listen on iTunes. Listen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on Stitcher. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology...

Duration:01:41:34

402. Thomas Ruys Smith on Sam Clemens at Mardi Gras

1/30/2021
402. Thomas Ruys Smith discusses Sam Clemens and Mardi Gras. "On March 8 1859, a 23 year old trainee steamboat pilot named Samuel Clemens, a month away from getting his full pilot’s license, arrived in New Orleans after a week’s voyage down the Mississippi from St. Louis. But when the young man who would soon become Mark Twain stepped off the Aleck Scott, looking forward to some rest and recuperation in the South’s premier city, he was unprepared for the spectacle that met his eyes: he had...

Duration:01:29:40

401. Timothy Bartel. "Evangeline." Part 2.

1/24/2021
401. Part 2 of our interview with Timothy Bartel about Evangeline. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline was a bestseller in nineteenth-century America, inspiring generations of readers with a heroine who overcomes colonial violence and exile in her romantic and spiritual quest across America. Long ignored by modernist scholars, Evangeline is finally getting the critical attention it deserves. Drawing on original research in Longfellow's scholarly manuscripts, Bartel explores the...

399. David and Ashley Havird, part 2

1/8/2021
399. Part 2 of our interview with David and Ashley Havird. They joined us to read and discuss some of their poetry. The Havirds are poets from Shreveport in North Louisiana. David, Professor Emeritus of English at Centenary, has published several collections of poetry, including Map Home (2013) and Penelope’s Design (2010). His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Texas Review, Yale Review, and online at Poetry Daily. Ashley Mace Havird has published...

398. David and Ashley Havird, part 1

1/2/2021
398. Part 1 of our interview with poets David and Ashley Havird. David and Ashley join us to read and discuss some of their poetry. The Havirds are poets from Shreveport in North Louisiana. David, Professor Emeritus of English at Centenary, has published several collections of poetry, including Map Home (2013) and Penelope’s Design (2010). His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Texas Review, Yale Review, and online at Poetry Daily. Ashley Mace Havird has...

397. Katy Morlas Shannon, Part 2

12/25/2020
397. Part 2 of our interview with Katy Shannon about her book on L'Abeille. The New Orleans Bee contains extensive excerpts from the first year of publication of the city’s most influential French-language newspaper. It captures this diverse city in its formative years authentically and with an immediacy that can be provided only by a primary source. Discover the New Orleans of today present even in the city’s past. Katy Morlas Shannon received her Bachelors in English and Masters in...

396. Katy Morlas Shannon

12/18/2020
396. Part 1 of our interview with Katy Shannon about her book on L'Abeille. The New Orleans Bee contains extensive excerpts from the first year of publication of the city’s most influential French-language newspaper. It captures this diverse city in its formative years authentically and with an immediacy that can be provided only by a primary source. Discover the New Orleans of today present even in the city’s past. Katy Morlas Shannon received her Bachelors in English and Masters in...

395½. Lamar White. Election Wrapup, 2020.

12/18/2020
395½. We talk with our friend Lamar White, Jr., about the 2020 election in Louisiana. Lamar has written a biography of Carlos Marcello entitled Big Daddy of the Big Easy. Lamar is also the founder and editor of Bayou Brief. "We are Louisiana's first and only statewide, non-profit, member-supported, and digitally-focused news publication. The Bayou Brief was conceived in January of 2017 and born seven months later. We are focused on telling the stories of the politics and the people of the...

394. Hans Sternberg & James Shelledy, part 1

12/4/2020
394. Part 1 of our interview with Hans Sternberg & James Shelledy. We Were Merchants.The words “Goudchaux’s / Maison Blanche” conjure up a wealth of fond memories for local shoppers. At this landmark Louisiana department store, clerks greeted you by name; children received a nickel to buy a Coke and for every report-card A; families anticipated the holiday arrival of the beloved puppet Mr. Bingle almost as much as Santa; teenagers applied for their first job; and customers enjoyed...

Duration:01:20:12

393. Tylyn Anson, Part 2

11/27/2020
393. Part 2 of our interview with Tylyn Anson about Gay Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Queer, trans filmmaker from the south, and MFA graduate in Film Production from the University of New Orleans, with extensive experience both on set and in post-production, having worked on over 20 films. I have released several short films that she wrote, directed, and edited, including: 7 Stages of the Closet (2013), Enough for Love (2014), and If Not Now (2015). Tylyn's work focuses on queer characters,...

Duration:01:34:04

392. Tylyn Anson, part 1

11/21/2020
392. Part 1 of our interview with Tylyn Anson about the history of Gay Mardi Gras. Queer, trans filmmaker from the south, and MFA graduate in Film Production from the University of New Orleans, with extensive experience both on set and in post-production, having worked on over 20 films. I have released several short films that she wrote, directed, and edited, including: 7 Stages of the Closet (2013), Enough for Love (2014), and If Not Now (2015). Tylyn's work focuses on queer characters,...

Duration:01:33:44