Major Joseph Cassanova, born in New Orleans, served in the Louisiana Air National Guard from 1959 to 1990. His 31-year career with the 159th Tactical Fighter Group included service in Alaska, the Arctic, Europe, Washington, DC and many other areas. He was involved in operations for the Cuban Missile Crisis and Desert Storm and has received various medals for his service. He is currently a resident of Mandeville.
Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", gives a presentation about his book and the related book "Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love, and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald by Judyth Vary Baker. (Runtime 2:13:57)
Hear an exclusive live performance by the Grammy nominated Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers. Also included is a lecture by band member Louis Michot on CRIA (Cultural Research Institute of Acadiana Seed Bank). (Runtime: 27:46)
Learn all about "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade" exhibit from our Adult Programming Coordinator, Jillian Garner Boudreaux. You'll hear about what to expect and how you can view the exhibition and attend related programs. Also on this episode, historian Eva Semien Baham, PhD presents a lecture on African Americans in our parish. The lecture covers from the early origins to the present and how critical and important events shaped our community. (Runtime 1:28:33)
Author John Lee reads an excerpt from his book Our Sleepless Nights: Surviving Katrina and Burying Miss Vera. The story of neighbors helping neighbors in their time of need in the aftermath of 2005's devastating Hurricane Katrina.
This episode features the latest presentation by History Professor and Historian Dr. Eva Semien Baham. This program is titled "Marching to Zion: Faith in Forging Legacies and Lessons" and it focuses on African American religious history. It draws from local church history and places them in the context of both regional and national experiences of African Americans and the work of religious groups which left strong and abiding legacies and lessons. (Runtime 56:14)