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The podcast about Louisiana literature, history, and culture, from its roots until now.

Louisiana Anthology Podcast Bruce R. Magee & Stephen Payne

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The podcast about Louisiana literature, history, and culture, from its roots until now.

    388. Juliane Braun, part 1

    388. Juliane Braun, part 1

    388. Part 1 of our interview with Juliane Braun about her new book, Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans. The stages of antebellum New Orleans did more than entertain. In the city’s early years, French-speaking residents used the theatre to assert their political, economic, and cultural sovereignty in the face of growing Anglo-American dominance. Beyond local stages, the francophone struggle for cultural survival connected people and places in the early United States, across the American hemisphere, and in the Atlantic world. Moving from France to the Caribbean to the American continent, Creole Drama follows the people that created and sustained French theatre culture in New Orleans from its inception in 1792 until the beginning of the Civil War. Juliane Braun draws on the neglected archive of francophone drama native to Louisiana, as well as a range of documents from both sides of the Atlantic, to explore the ways in which theatre and drama shaped debates about ethnic identity and transnational belonging in the city. Francophone identity united citizens of different social and racial backgrounds, and debates about political representation, slavery, and territorial expansion often played out on stage. This week in Louisiana history. October 24, 1827. Gov. Henry S. Thibodaux died in office from what is believed to be an abscessed liver. This week in New Orleans history. Mitch Landreu was elected as State Representative, 90th Representative District on October 24, 1987. This week in Louisiana. Yellow Rails and Rice Birding Festival October 29th, 2020 - November 1st, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jeff Davis Parish 100 Rue de l'Acadie Jennings, LA 70546 337-821-5521 Website The Yellow Rails & Rice Festival is designed with fun in mind, and the primary goals are to provide participants with a unique venue to see Yellow Rails and, at the same time, bring birders and farmers together to emphasize the value to birds of the area’s “Working wetlands.” Postcards from Louisiana. Dat Funk Brass Band next to Café du Monde. Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

    387a. Martin Lemelle for Congress

    387a. Martin Lemelle for Congress

    387a. Martin Lemelle for Congress. We interview Martin Lemelle about his campaign to be the Congressman from the 5th District of the great state of Louisiana. Martin Lemelle is truly a son of the great state of Louisiana; a native of Lincoln Parish with familial roots in St. Landry Parish, educated in public and state schools here in Louisiana, served in the Louisiana higher education system for the past four years and is now standing up to take action to provide the 5th Congressional District the leader and solutions it deserves. “The 5th Congressional District deserves a person who’s ready for the long-term; Someone who will invest in this state, implement data-driven solutions that results in growth, and serve as a unifier to bring everyone to the table to move the district and Louisiana forward” A Louisiana Education System ChampionA graduate of Grambling State University (GSU), Lemelle most recently returned to his alma mater in 2016 to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. During his tenure, the University has:Received three years of clean audit opinions with no findingsSeen a 100 percent improvement in its fiscal health scoreRefinanced existing student housing debt that resulted in an annual savings of $1.4MSecured $25M in capital outlay for the construction of a new library.Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

    387. Mary Barile, part 2

    387. Mary Barile, part 2

    387. Part 2 of our interview with Mary Barile, author of The Irish Rogue. Mary Barile is a writer and historian, and the author of fourteen books about antiques, history, and the paranormal. She is also an award-winning playwright, with readings and productions from The Kennedy Center to just-off-Broadway. Mary is dedicated to bringing the past to life. She has a PhD in theatre history and teaches playwriting, public speaking, and theatre history at the college level. This week in Louisiana history. October 19, 1803. Louisiana Purchase Treaty ratified by senate by a vote of 24-7. This week in New Orleans history. WRNO radio first hit the airwaves on the air October 17, 1967.  Although its previous slogan was "We're the Rock of New Orleans," the station's call letters stand for "Westbank Radio New Orleans." This week in Louisiana. Visit Poverty Point Reservoir State Park 1500 Poverty Point Parkway Delhi, LA 71232 1-800-474-0392 povertypointres@crt.la.gov    The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of water sports and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.    The fish and wildlife species inhabiting or migrating through the reservoir are numerous. Anglers can fish the lake year round for largemouth bass, black crappie, blue gill and channel catfish. The region falls within the Mississippi Flyway for many winged species. Depending on the season, visitors will see cormorants, ducks, geese and pelicans.    Overnight guests can choose from two-bedroom waterfront cabins, spacious lodges with loft bedrooms, or RV camping. A water playground in the campground area provides a place for our younger visitors to beat the heat.     A nature trail winds along a off-shoot of Bayou Macon. Special attention should be given to any Louisiana black bear sightings on or near the reservoir. The eastern edge of the park, along Bayou Macon, contains attractive bear habitat and visitors are cautioned to keep all exterior cabin areas and day-use areas cleared of accessible food products and refuse. Bear-proof containers are provided for waste disposal throughout the park. Postcards from Louisiana. José Torres-Tama at Take 'em Down NOLA. Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

    386. Mary Barile, part 1

    386. Mary Barile, part 1

    386. Part 1 of our interview with Mary Barile about her play, The Irish Rogue. She based this play on Liberty in Louisiana by James Workman, the earliest known play about Louisiana. Mary is a writer and historian, and the author of fourteen books about antiques, history, and the paranormal. She is also an award-winning playwright, with readings and productions from The Kennedy Center to just-off-Broadway. Mary is dedicated to bringing the past to life. She has a PhD in theatre history and teaches playwriting, public speaking, and theatre history at the college level. This week in Louisiana history. October 10, 1974. Cindy K. Bell became first woman LA. State Trooper. This week in New Orleans history. Jazz drummer Edward Joseph Blackwell, born in New Orleans on October 10, 1929, played in a bebop quintet during the 1950s with pianist Ellis Marsalis and clarinetist Alvin Batiste. He is known as one of the great innovators of the free jazz of the 1960s, fusing New Orleans second line style and African rhythms with bebop. This week in Louisiana. Vintage Market Days of Southeast Louisiana October 16th, 2020 - October 18th, 2020 Florida Parishes Arena 1301 NW Central Ave., Amite, LA 70422 985-401-1950 Website Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues. Postcards from Louisiana. Lauren Sturm. Sunrise Song (Royal St). Listen on iTunes Listen on StitcherListen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

    385. Huey Long vs Willie Stark

    385. Huey Long vs Willie Stark

    385. Every Man a King vs All the King's Men. Last spring, Bruce taught an upper-level course in Louisiana literature. This week, we're airing a class discussion on Huey Long in his autobiography, Every Man a King, vs Willie Stark in Robert Penn Warren's  All the King's Men.This week in Louisiana history. October 4, 1792. Under Gov. Carondelet, the first theatre opened in Louisiana on St. Peter St., N.O. This week in New Orleans history. James Gallier Sr. Perishes in Hurricane, October 3, 1866. Was an architect. He died along with his second wife Catherine Maria Robinson, on October 3, 1866, when the steamer Evening Star, on which they were travelling from New York to New Orleans, sank in a hurricane at Cape Hatteras off the Georgia Coast. This week in Louisiana. Red River Revel Arts Festival October 3rd, 2020 - October 11th, 2020 Festival Plaza 101 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 71101 318-424-4000 | Fax Website | Email This popular art and music festival features nine days of food, live music, children's activities, and some the finest visual and performing arts experiences from local and regional artists. Postcards from Louisiana. Quess @ Take 'em Down NOLA. Listen on iTunes Listen on StitcherListen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren

    384. Maurice Ruffin

    384. Maurice Ruffin

    384. Maurice Ruffin returns to the podcast to talk about his new novel. We Cast a Shadow: A Novel is the story of a black lawyer in a version of the American South. We are dropped into a future where the country is even more willing than now to follow its worst, most racist inclinations. He wants to protect his son by getting him "demelanization" surgery. This week in Louisiana history. September 27, 1902. N.O. streetcar employees strike for 8-hr days and 25 cent per hr. minimum wage. This week in New Orleans history. Edwin P. Compass, III resigned as Chief of Police on September 27, 2005. Compass, who earlier said he was organizing a tribunal to handle the cases of 249 officers who left their posts without permission during Hurricane Katrina, did not give any reason for his resignation. This week in Louisiana. Tangipahoa Parish Fair September 30th, 2020 - November 4th, 2020 Tangipahoa Parish Fair Grounds 404 Reid Ave., Amite, LA 70422 800-542-7520 Website Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Pioneer Town, Indian Village, School Exhibits, Carnival Rides and Livestock Show. Come on out for a "Good ole Time"! Postcards from Louisiana. Captain Buckles. Royal Frenchman Hotel Bar. Listen on iTunes Listen on StitcherListen on Google Play. Listen on Google Podcasts. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

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