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439. Shreveport Writers' Club, part 2

10/15/2021
439. Part 2 of our interview with Shreveport Writers' Club. Since 1935, the Shreveport Writers Club has been a support group for writers. SWC includes writers from all stages of life in all genres and styles of writing. Many of them are published authors, and others simply enjoy sharing their thoughts in written form with other people who love words. They meet every 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am – noon, and they welcome guests. Things To Do With Kids in North...

Duration:01:09:58

438. Shreveport Writers' Club, part 1

10/9/2021
438. Part 1 of our talk to several members of the Shreveport Writers' Club: Tiffany Pennywell, president. M. L. Dumas, D. L. Holmes, and Lawrence Walton. They and others contributed to the recent anthology, For a Shorter Social Distance Tomorrow: Selected Voices Spotlighting the Pandemic, Lockdown, and Protest Experiences of Northwest Louisiana, edited by Jeff Babineaux. Since 1935, the Shreveport Writers Club has been a support group for writers. SWC includes writers from all stages of life...

Duration:01:11:01

437. Mary Niall Mitchell

10/2/2021
437. We talk to Mary Niall Mitchell about her research into Civil War pictures of freed slave children. Union forces used pictures of white slave children who had been freed in New Orleans as propaganda and to raise money for schools for freed slave children. The Louisiana Anthology has added two articles about these children and these pictures that appeared in Harper's Magazine, "Slave Children" and "White and Colored Slaves." Mary Niall Mitchell is Raphael Cassimere Professor of History,...

Duration:01:16:16

436 Huey Long: Bogeyman or Superman?

9/24/2021
436. Stephen and Bruce discuss a couple of articles on Huey Long, and the men who wrote them. On February 13, 1935, the New Republic published two articles on Huey Long: “How Come Huey Long? 1. Bogeyman? 2. Or Superman?” Hodding Carter II wrote the article calling Long a bogeyman, and Gerald L. K. Smith wrote of Long as a superman. The articles use the usual evidence to make the usual arguments pro and con about Long. What makes them worth a second look is the identity of the authors...

Duration:01:46:52

435. Steven Shepard

9/17/2021
435. We talk to Steven Shepard about his novel. Brother Against Brother: Civil War is a historical fictional novel about the Red River Campaign of the American Civil War as it was as experienced by Captain Douglas Ivey. Captain Ivey gets assigned by his commander, General Richard Taylor, to assemble a rag tag squad of soldiers drafted from local Louisiana civilians and regular Confederate Army to conduct a recon mission south along the Red River to locate and number an invading Yankee Army....

Duration:01:06:48

434. Allendale Strong.

9/11/2021
434. We talk to some members of Allendale Strong — Roosevelt Bryant, John Perkins, and Dorothy Wiley. Allendale is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Shreveport, and home to a rich history stretching back over a century. AllendaleStrong is a learning-doing group of citizens, working together to renew our community Relationally, Economically, and Environmentally. AllendaleStrong empowers its community of willing citizens, and shares their knowledge and experiences with other neighborhoods,...

Duration:01:26:13

433. Mary Gauthier sings and talks

9/3/2021
433. Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier joins us to discuss her new memoir, Saved by a Song. Mary Gauthier was twelve years old when she was given her Aunt Jenny’s old guitar and taught herself to play with a Mel Bay basic guitar workbook. Music offered her a window to a world where others felt the way she did. Songs became lifelines to her, and she longed to write her own, one day. As an adult, she went to an open mic with a friend realized that she not only still wanted to write songs, she...

Duration:01:42:37

432. Scott Boatright, Part 2.

8/28/2021
432. Part 2 of our interview with Scott Boatright. Longtime local journalist T. Scott Boatright has become the publisher and managing editor of the Lincoln Parish Journal. Boatright, 57, brings deep family ties and more than 35 years experience in our community serving the parish through local media outlets as well as both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. “I am thrilled about this innovative opportunity to continue serving the people of Lincoln Parish, where my family roots...

Duration:01:35:16

431 Scott Boatright, Part 1.

8/20/2021
431. Part 1 of our interview with Scott Boatright. Longtime local journalist T. Scott Boatright has become the publisher and managing editor of the Lincoln Parish Journal. Boatright, 57, brings deep family ties and more than 35 years experience in our community serving the parish through local media outlets as well as both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. “I am thrilled about this innovative opportunity to continue serving the people of Lincoln Parish, where my family roots...

Duration:01:41:08

430. Katie Carmichael

8/13/2021
430. We talk to Katie Carmichael about her dissertation, "The Yat Accent in New Orleans." Katie has studied the local 'yat' accent, both its history and its impact on local culture and humor. Often, the term "Yat" refers particularly to the New Orleans accents that are "strongest" or most especially reminiscent of a working-class New York City accent, though others use the term as a regional marker, to define the speech heard in certain parts of the city and its inner suburbs. Used in these...

Duration:01:12:05

429. Harvey Kaye, Part 2

8/7/2021
429. Part 2 of our interview with Harvey Kaye about Huey Long, FDR, and the New Deal. Harvey is an American historian and sociologist. He has written several political books including “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America”, and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms.” He has appeared as an expert on several political news shows and podcasts including “Bill Moyers Journal” and “That’s Jacqueline”. Kaye is a Professor Emeritus of Democracy & Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for...

Duration:01:31:35

428. Harvey Kaye, Part 1

7/30/2021
428. Part 1 of our interview Harvey Kaye about Huey Long, FDR, and the New Deal. Harvey is an American historian and sociologist. Kaye is an author of several political books including “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America”, and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms.” He has appeared as an expert on several political news shows and podcasts including “Bill Moyers Journal” and “That’s Jacqueline”. Kaye is a Professor Emeritus of Democracy & Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for...

Duration:01:22:42

427. Mike Bunn. West Florida

7/23/2021
427. We interview Mike Bunn about his book on West Florida, Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era. “Mike Bunn has written the first thorough history of West Florida, a British colony in America during the era of the American Revolution. Fourteenth Colony is good history and a good read, and it adds significantly to our knowledge of colonial America and the Revolutionary War.” — John Ferling. The British colony of West Florida—which once...

Duration:01:05:25

426. Coushatta Baskets, Part 2

7/17/2021
Episode 426. Part 2 of our interview with Denise Bates and Linda Langley about Coushatta Baskets and the people who make them. Louisiana Coushatta Basket Makers brings together oral histories, tribal records, archival materials, and archaeological evidence to explore the fascinating history of the Coushatta Tribe’s famed basket weavers. After settling at their present location near the town of Elton, Louisiana, in the 1880s, the Coushatta (Koasati) tribe developed a basket industry that...

Duration:01:27:26

425. Coushatta Baskets, Part 1

7/10/2021
Episode 425. Part 1 of our interview with Denise Bates and Linda Langley about Coushatta Baskets and the people who make them. Louisiana Coushatta Basket Makers brings together oral histories, tribal records, archival materials, and archaeological evidence to explore the fascinating history of the Coushatta Tribe’s famed basket weavers. After settling at their present location near the town of Elton, Louisiana, in the 1880s, the Coushatta (Koasati) tribe developed a basket industry that...

Duration:01:15:17

424. Clint Bruce. Afro-Creole Poetry.

7/2/2021
424. We interview Clint Bruce, author of Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana’s Radical Civil War–Era Newspapers:A Bilingual Edition. Collected here for the first time, seventy-nine poems published in the Civil War-era Afro-Creole New Orleans newspapers L'Union and La Tribune--most unavailable anywhere but in archives--bring to life a close-knit, politically progressive French-speaking community of artists and intellectuals whose cultural and legal legacies were monumental. The...

Duration:01:22:10

423. Ken Miller

6/25/2021
423. We talk to Ken Miller of Lafayette. He has become interested in local politics in recent years. Ken is the founder of the Blackthorn PAC, which is actively raising and spending on comprehensive media and digital campaigns to shed light on elected officials or those running for office that were in support of, or involved in, the January 6 insurrection. With your support, Blackthorn PAC will combat the treasonous disinformation and un-American behaviors continuing to do harm, destroying...

Duration:00:51:44

422. Elista Istre, part 2.

6/19/2021
422. Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Elista Istre, author of Creoles of South Louisiana: Three Centuries Strong. Elista, an avid traveler with a passion for cultures across the globe, founded Belle Heritage™ to offer consulting expertise and create cultural experiences that inspire individuals and organizations to celebrate the beauty of heritage. During her career thus far, Istre has established, directed, and supported several historic sites and museums, including Vermilionville, a Cajun...

421. Elista Istre, part 1

6/11/2021
421. Part 1 of our interview with Dr. Elista Istre, author of Creoles of South Louisiana: Three Centuries Strong. Elista, an avid traveler with a passion for cultures across the globe, founded Belle Heritage™ to offer consulting expertise and create cultural experiences that inspire individuals and organizations to celebrate the beauty of heritage. During her career thus far, Istre has established, directed, and supported several historic sites and museums, including Vermilionville, a Cajun...

Duration:01:37:48

420. Fatima Shaik. "Economy Hall."

6/4/2021
420. We talk to Fatima Shaik about her new book, Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood. "With Economy Hall, author Fatima Shaik brings to light the free Black New Orleans brotherhood that supported its community through slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, white terrorism, and the birth of jazz." "Economy Hall is a beautifully written book that draws you in from the start, telling the story of a remarkable group of men, free men of color living in New Orleans, and...

Duration:01:45:13