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Feb 4, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Andrew Wegmann, part 1. Andrew shows that the introduction of concepts of whiteness, purity of blood and legitimacy of kin under the Spanish caused a transformation within the New Orleans coloured community. As generations of mixed-race men and women emerged from interracial families established during the late French Period, Spanish social and legal practices permeated the New Orleans cultural landscape. Suddenly, new ideas of racial science, mixture and...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Andrew Wegman, Spanish Louisiana, Spanish racism
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Jan 29, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 506. Part 2 of our interview with Tim Wise. Tim is a civil rights activist who worked in Louisiana. "Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, 'A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,' is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators... After graduating from college, he threw himself into social justice efforts full-time, as a Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana...
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Jan 27, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast. Episode 506. Tim Wise. Civil rights activist. part 2. 'Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators.... After graduating from college, he threw himself into social justice efforts full-time, as a Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the...
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Jan 20, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 505. Tim Wise. Civil rights activist. part 1. 'Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators.... After graduating from college, he threw himself into social justice efforts full-time, as a Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Tim Wise, Civil rights, activist, activism
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Jan 14, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 504. Part 2 of our interview with T. R. Johnson. 19th cen writers. T. R. is the editor of New Orleans: A Literary History , and the author of the new book, New Orleans: A Writer’s City . "The neighborhoods of New Orleans have given rise to an extraordinary outpouring of important writing. Over the last century and a half or so, these stories and songs have given the city its singular place in the human imagination. This book leads the reader along five...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, T. R. Johnson, New Orleans Writers
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Jan 13, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast T. R. Johnson, part 2. 19th cen writers. T. R. is the editor of New Orleans: A Literary History , and the author of the new book, New Orleans: A Writer’s City . "The neighborhoods of New Orleans have given rise to an extraordinary outpouring of important writing. Over the last century and a half or so, these stories and songs have given the city its singular place in the human imagination. This book leads the reader along five thoroughfares that define these...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, T R Johnson, New Orleans A Literary History, New...
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Jan 6, 2023 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast. Episode 503. Part 1 of our interview with T. R. Johnson. T. R. is the editor of   New Orleans: A Literary History , and the author of the new book,   New Orleans: A Writer’s City . "The neighborhoods of New Orleans have given rise to an extraordinary outpouring of important writing. Over the last century and a half or so, these stories and songs have given the city its singular place in the human imagination. This book leads the reader along five...
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Dec 30, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 502. Thomas Lecaque. Theocracy in the USA.  "In today's show, we're sharing an interview with Dr. Thomas Lecaque, focusing on Christian theocracy, violence, and what we should learn from the Crusades." This week in Louisiana history. December 30, 1791. Gov. Carondelet takes control of Louisiana. This week in New Orleans history. Last Sugar Bowl in Tulane Stadium, December 31, 1974. New Orleans-Item sports editor Fred Digby popularized the term...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology, Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Thomas Lecaque, Theocracy, Theocracy in the USA
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Dec 23, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 501. Ed Branley on mirlitons, part 2. Ed Branley, who returns to the podcast to discuss mirlitons. Mirlitons are a staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, especially in the New Orleans, but they rarely show up on restaurant menus. Listen to Ed to learn more about this delicious treat.  This week in Louisiana history. December 24, 1814. Treaty of Ghent signed ending War of 1812. This week in New Orleans history. Singer, boxer, and auto mechanic Lee...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology, Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Mirlitons, stuffed mirlitons, Ed Branley
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Dec 17, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 500th episode. Steve & I discuss the milepost and review some of the interviews from the last year. Then part 1 of our interview with Ed Branley, who returns to the podcast to discuss mirlitons. Mirlitons are a staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, especially in the New Orleans, but they rarely show up on restaurant menus. Listen to Ed to learn more about this delicious treat.  This week in Louisiana history. December 17, 1803. American...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology, Louisiana Anthology Podcast, mirlitons, chayotes, 500th episode
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Dec 9, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 499. Actor writer director Blayne Weaver. part 2. This week in Louisiana history. December 10, 1810. The area of West Florida (Florida Parishes) was annexed by the United States and Louisiana. This week in New Orleans history. Eddie Jones (December 10, 1926 – February 7, 1959), better known as Guitar Slim, was a New Orleans bluesguitarist, from the 1940s and 1950s, best known for the million-selling song, produced by Johnny Vincent at Specialty Records,...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, movies, television, entertainment industry
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Dec 2, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 498. December 3, 2022. Actor writer director Blayne Weaver. part 1. This week in Louisiana history. December 3, 1861. Union troops land on Ship Island to liberate Confederate Louisiana. This week in New Orleans history. First Electric Buses. December 3, 1929. NOPSI (New Orleans Public Service) inaugurated electric bus service on December 3, 1929, when two of these electric trolley buses began to roll on the "Southport Shuttle Route" from Oak Street...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology, Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Blayne Weaver, actor, screen writer, director,...
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Nov 25, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 497. We interview Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough about the book they wrote, Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest-Running Mysteries. The book "takes a fresh look at the various myths and legends surrounding one of the last great pirates. Beginning in 1805, the book traces Laffite through his rise to power as a privateer and smuggler in the Gulf, his involvement in the Battle of New Orleans, his flight to Texas, and his eventual...
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Nov 19, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast. Episode 496. Nekesha Williams. Mardi Gras Indians . Mardi Gras Indians explores how sacred and secular expressions of Carnival throughout the African diaspora came together in a gumbo-sized melting pot to birth one of the most unique traditions celebrating African culture, Indigenous peoples, and Black Americans. Williams ties together the fragments of the ancient traditions with the expressed experiences of the contemporary. From the sangamentos of the Kongolese...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Mardi Gras Indians, Aislinn Kechaert, Big Chief,...
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Nov 12, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 495. November 12, 2022. Bruce and Stephen. "Mariaze Djabe." This week in Louisiana history. November 12, 1977. Ernest Nathan Morial was elected the first black mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. This week in New Orleans history. Dutch Morial Elected Mayor. November 12, 1977. New Orleans voters elected their first African-American mayor, Ernest (Dutch) N. Morial, on November 12, 1977. This week in Louisiana. The Great Delta Tours 610 John Churchill...
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Nov 6, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 494. We interview Congressional Candidate Lessie LeBlanc. Lessie is one of the eight candidates running in the 3rd congressional district race. She’s hoping to defeat current congressman Clay Higgins. Leblanc currently works policy and organizing for the Promise of Justice Initiative. She also holds the District 42 seat on the Democratic State Central Committee and says if elected to Congress, her main focus will be reproductive rights and gun legislation....
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Nov 4, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 494. We interview Congressional Candidate Lessie LeBlanc. Lessie is one of the eight candidates running in the 3rd congressional district race. She’s hoping to defeat current congressman Clay Higgins. Leblanc currently works policy and organizing for the Promise of Justice Initiative. She also holds the District 42 seat on the Democratic State Central Committee and says if elected to Congress, her main focus will be reproductive rights and gun legislation....
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Oct 29, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 493 Tia LeBrun. Tia LeBrun was born and raised in Terrebonne Parish as a member of the United Houma Nation. Being the daughter of three generations of working-class service-industry workers, Tia imagined herself working in the same industry as a child. However, she became an educator because her teachers instilled in her the desire to inspire the next generation of Louisianans. This week in Louisiana history. October 29, 1948. Birthday of journalist Bryant...
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Oct 21, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 492. October 22, 2022. Terry Ellis, part 2. "Are You Unhappy and Not Sure Why? Reasonably Happy gets to the self-centered heart of the problem. In many ways, this book is about how to recover from the addictions all of us wrestle with. Substance addiction is the clearest example of the spiritual poverty in our culture today, but gambling, pornography, spending, and unhealthy eating also erode our spiritual awareness of God’s grace. Ultimately, we’re...
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Oct 15, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 491. Terry Ellis, part 1. "Are you unhappy and not sure why? Reasonably Happy gets to the self-centered heart of the problem. In many ways, this book is about how to recover from the addictions all of us wrestle with. Substance addiction is the clearest example of the spiritual poverty in our culture today, but gambling, pornography, spending, and unhealthy eating also erode our spiritual awareness of God’s grace. Ultimately, we’re all addicted, or...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology, Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Terry Ellis, Reasonably Happy, AA, Alcoholics...
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Oct 7, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 490. Christina Georgacopoulos. Huey Long and the Lying Newspapers. Part 2.  "Huey Long’s use of the phrase “lyingnewspapers” to discredit negative publicity is commonly cited as evidence of his negative relationship with the mainstream press, but he did not always hold a hostile view toward newspapers. Before the press turned against him during his enemies' attempt to impeach him as governor in 1929, newspapers were one of his central tools for...
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Sep 30, 2022 Bruce R Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 489. Christina Georgacopoulos. Huey Long and the Lying Newspapers. Part 1. "Huey Long’s use of the phrase “lyingnewspapers” to discredit negative publicity is commonly cited as evidence of his negative relationship with the mainstream press, but he did not always hold a hostile view toward newspapers. Before the press turned against him during his enemies' attempt to impeach him as governor in 1929, newspapers were one of his central tools for...
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Sep 24, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode We talk to Angie Maxwell about her book, The Long Southern Strategy , with an emphasis on the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisiana. "The Southern Strategy is traditionally understood as a Goldwater and Nixon-era effort by the Republican Party to win over disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the GOP, the party abandoned its past support for civil rights and used racially coded...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology, Louisiana Anthology Podcast, The Long Southern Strategy, Southern Baptists,...
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Sep 16, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast 487. Zella Palmer. Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard, 1869-2019. Creole cooking. Zella Palmer , educator, food historian, author, and filmmaker, serves as the Chair and Director of the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture. Palmer is committed to preserving the legacy of African-American, Native American, and Latino culinary history in New Orleans and the South. Palmer curated The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Zella Palmer, Creole cooking, cooking history,...
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Sep 12, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stepehn Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 486. We talk to historian Nathalie Dessens. Natalie is a French historian of Louisiana and French colonialism. Nathalie wrote the book, Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans . Nathalie is a professor of American history at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès. "In Creole City , Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a period of rapid expansion and dizzying change. Exploring previously neglected aspects of...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Nathalie Dessens, French Louisiana history,...
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Sep 9, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Nathalie Dessens. French historian of Louisiana and French colonialism. Nathalie wrote the book, Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans . Nathalie is a professor of American history at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès. "In Creole City , Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a period of rapid expansion and dizzying change. Exploring previously neglected aspects of the city's early nineteenth-century...
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Sep 2, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 485. Chris Michaelides. Louisiana short stories translated from French.Dr. Chris Michaelides, University of Louisiana Monroe Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences, and Associate Professor of Modern Languages, recently completed a 10-year project to produce a critical edition of selected works by 19th-century African American writers from Louisiana. His book, Favorites of the Gods: An Anthology of Short Fiction by New Orleans Creoles...
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Aug 26, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast 484. Mercedes Schneider on school 'reform'.  “'Corporate reform' is not reform at all. Instead, it is the systematic destruction of the foundational American institution of public education. The primary motivation behind this destruction is greed. Public education in America is worth almost a trillion dollars a year. Whereas American public education is a democratic institution, its destruction is being choreographed by a few wealthy, well-positioned individuals...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Mercedes Schneider, Education reform
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Aug 19, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 483. We talk to Tison Pugh about his Confederacy of Dunces article entitled, "Systemic Racism, Queer White Privilege, and the Carnivalesque Humor of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces."  This week in Louisiana history. August 20, 1853. 'Black Day' 269 people died in New Orleans of Yellow Fever. This week in New Orleans history. NICHOLLS, Francis Tillou, attorney, soldier, governor, jurist. Born, Donaldsonville, LA, August 20, 1834. This...
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Aug 12, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 482. August 13, 2022. Ted Schirmer part 2. Defiance . In the '70s, even twenty years after Brown v. Board of Education, LSU was still refusing to give up its racist past. While most students attending LSU were primarily focused on obtaining a better life through getting a college degree, some could not turn their backs on injustice. The students who fought at Ted's side were not the wealthy fraternity or sorority members. They were from middle to lower-middle...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Ted Schirmer, Defiance, LSU, racism at LSU, LSU...
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Aug 5, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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481. Ted Schirmer part 1. Defiance . In the '70s, even twenty years after Brown v. Board of Education, LSU was still refusing to give up its racist past. While most students attending LSU were primarily focused on obtaining a better life through getting a college degree, some could not turn their backs on injustice. The students who fought at Ted's side were not the wealthy fraternity or sorority members. They were from middle to lower-middle class families and the working poor. It was Ted's...
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Jul 29, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast 480. Jed Dobson on Samuel Clemens. Mark Twain wrote Life on the Mississippi , a memoir about his time as a cub river boat pilot. Twain's version of the Mississippi River has colored the way the nation looks at the river. Jed discusses the difference in the way Clemens looked at Mardi Gras when he was in his 20s versus the more negative account in Life on the Mississippi , when he was in his late 40s. This week in Louisiana history. July 30, 1812. William Charles Cole...
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Jul 22, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 479.  Katy Morlas Shannon 2. Katy Morlas Shannon received her Bachelors in English and Masters in History from Louisiana State University. She has been a professional historian for over fifteen years and has dedicated her career to uncovering the stories of the enslaved on plantations lining Louisiana’s River Road. Her work includes crucial early research for Whitney Plantation, an exhibit at Laura Plantation entitled “From the Big House to the Quarters:...
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Jul 22, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 479. Katy Morlas Shannon 2. Katy Morlas Shannon received her Bachelors in English and Masters in History from Louisiana State University. She has been a professional historian for over fifteen years and has dedicated her career to uncovering the stories of the enslaved on plantations lining Louisiana’s River Road. Her work includes crucial early research for Whitney Plantation, an exhibit at Laura Plantation entitled “From the Big House to the Quarters:...
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Jul 16, 2022 Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Katy Morlas Shannon, Antoine of Oak Alley
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast 478 Katy Morlas Shannon. part 1. Katy Morlas Shannon received her Bachelors in English and Masters in History from Louisiana State University. She has been a professional historian for over fifteen years and has dedicated her career to uncovering the stories of the enslaved on plantations lining Louisiana’s River Road. Her work includes crucial early research for Whitney Plantation, an exhibit at Laura Plantation entitled “From the Big House to the Quarters:...
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Jul 15, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcst 477.5. This is a special political episode where we talk to Peyton Michelle. On July 12, 2020, Peyton became the first openly transgender woman to win political office in Louisiana, as Big Easy Magazine was the first to report. Her seat on the Democratic State Central Committee isn’t technically a public office, but it will allow her to help shape party policy. She did also have to win election in the 46th District, a rural and conservative area outside of...
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Jul 8, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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477. Joe Abraham Part 2. Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation . Right wing populists increasingly draw attention around the globe, but the attention is misdirected. The real problem is not the the authoritarian, but the authoritarian personalities who follow him. If people do not blindly follow and obey the despot, he is irrelevant. Why do we attach ourselves to demagogues and mountebanks? Why do we defend even their most obvious hypocrisies and lies? The...
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Jul 1, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 476. Joe Abraham part 1. Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation . Right wing populists increasingly draw attention around the globe, but the attention is misdirected. The real problem is not the the authoritarian, but the authoritarian personalities who follow him. If people do not blindly follow and obey the despot, he is irrelevant. Why do we attach ourselves to demagogues and mountebanks? Why do we defend even their...
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Jun 24, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 475. Husband-and-wife team John William Corrington & Joyce Hooper Corrington were the authors of the screenplay for Battle for the Planet of the Apes . John had a background in writing poetry and novels before he and his wife Joyce - both professors in New Orleans, John in English and Joyce in Chemistry - moved on to movie screen-writing in the late 1960s. Among their screenplays were The Omega Man (1971), starring Charlton Heston - the second of his...
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Jun 17, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 474. Michael Martin & Janet Allured. Part 2. Firsthand Louisiana: Primary Sources in the History of the State brings to its readers a companion to the study of Louisiana’s history. Compiled for the first time in a single book, the dozens of important, interesting, devastating, and entertaining firsthand accounts cover Louisiana’s history from 1682, when Sieur de La Salle claimed the land for the French, up through recent controversies over the removal...
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Jun 10, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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473. Part 1 of our conversation with Michael Martin & Janet Allured. Part 1. Firsthand Louisiana: Primary Sources in the History of the State brings to its readers a companion to the study of Louisiana’s history. Compiled for the first time in a single book, the dozens of important, interesting, devastating, and entertaining firsthand accounts cover Louisiana’s history from 1682, when Sieur de La Salle claimed the land for the French, up through recent controversies over the removal of...
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Jun 4, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 472. Bruce talks to several members of the Louisiana Tech chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. "Young Democratic Socialists of America is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a national organization of recognized campus chapters and several hundred activists. We are students organizing in our universities, colleges, and high schools to fight for the immediate needs of workers and students while...
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Jun 3, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 471.5. Lamar White visits us for our anniversary episode. We mostly discuss Huey Long, but we talk about other stuff too.
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May 28, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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471. May 28, 2022. Anniversary 10 for website / 9 for podcast. The Louisiana Anthology has reached almost 9,000,000 words and 230 authors. This year we also migrated the anthology to its new home, http://louisiana-anthology.org/. Hopefully by our next anniversary, our first print book will be out — Liberty in Louisiana, by James Workman. It is the oldest surviving play about Louisiana, out of print since 1804. Over the last year, we have added a number of works to the web site. The most...
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May 20, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Stacey Simmons. "Enough!" "I have always had big ideas. I have always tried to solve big problems. In 2002, I completed a PhD in Urban Studies with a focus on modern day witch hunts. I examined how communities use local and national media to craft stories with archetypal good guys and bad guys in order to get information out there that fits the dominant social narrative.  I completed my research after spending several years in the...
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May 13, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 469. Sybil Gage, part 2. Born and raised in New Orleans Sybil Gage had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world. The “Little Dynamo” is slinky in sequins, and funky in fishnets and has become the darling of the East Coast from New Orleans (Old U.S. Mint Theater) to New York City (Triad Theater W. 72nd St. Broadway). Witness “Sybil Gage and Her Mighty...
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May 6, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 468. Sybil Gage, Part 1. Born and raised in New Orleans Sybil Gage had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world. The “Little Dynamo” is slinky in sequins, and funky in fishnets and has become the darling of the East Coast from New Orleans (Old U.S. Mint Theater) to New York City (Triad Theater W. 72nd St. Broadway). Witness “Sybil Gage and Her Mighty...
Topics: Louisiana Anthology Podcast, Louisiana Anthology, Sibyl Gage, New Orleans singer, jazz singer,...
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Apr 30, 2022 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 467. Jeremy Reynolds, part 2. River Pirates. River Pirates. he School of Theatre’s next production, “River Pirates and the Treasure of Pointe Coupee,” written by Dr. Jeremy Reynolds and directed by Mark D. Guinn will be holding auditions from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Arthur W. Stone Theatre, located in Howard Auditorium. Performances for “River Pirates and the Treasure at Pointe Coupee” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 26-30 and at 2 p.m. May 1 in Stone...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 466. Jeremy Reynolds, part 1. River Pirates. he School of Theatre’s next production, “River Pirates and the Treasure of Pointe Coupee,” written by Dr. Jeremy Reynolds and directed by Mark D. Guinn will be holding auditions from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Arthur W. Stone Theatre, located in Howard Auditorium. Performances for “River Pirates and the Treasure at Pointe Coupee” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 26-30 and at 2 p.m. May 1 in Stone Theatre. This...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 466. Jeremy Reynolds, part 1. River Pirates. he School of Theatre’s next production, “River Pirates and the Treasure of Pointe Coupee,” written by Dr. Jeremy Reynolds and directed by Mark D. Guinn will be holding auditions from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Arthur W. Stone Theatre, located in Howard Auditorium. Performances for “River Pirates and the Treasure at Pointe Coupee” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 26-30 and at 2 p.m. May 1 in Stone Theatre. This...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 465. Wesley Harris, part 2. Our friend Wesley has not only been in local law enforcement for decades, he has also become a local historian investigating Lincoln Parish and North Louisiana. His books include Ruston, Neither Fear Nor Favor, Fish out of Water, Burglary for the Patrol Officer, The Roundup: The Military, the Marshals, and Political Shenanigans in Claiborne and Lincoln Parishes, 1874, William R. Meadows: Slave, Soldier, Symbol . Join us as we...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 464. Wesley Harris, part 1. Our friend Wesley has not only been in local law enforcement for decades, he has also become a local historian investigating Lincoln Parish and North Louisiana. His books include Ruston, Neither Fear Nor Favor, Fish out of Water, Burglary for the Patrol Officer, The Roundup: The Military, the Marshals, and Political Shenanigans in Claiborne and Lincoln Parishes, 1874, William R. Meadows: Slave, Soldier, Symbol . Join us as we...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Part 2 of our talk with Jari Honora about researching genealogy in New Orleans and Louisiana. Jari is a genealogist working in New Orleans helping connect people to their past. He provides genealogical and historical research services to the general public. He specializing in families and institutions in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. According to Mark Roudané, "Mr. Honora has thoroughly researched my Roudanez family history, providing me with...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Part 1 of our talk with Jari Honora about researching genealogy in New Orleans and Louisiana. Jari is a genealogist working in New Orleans helping connect people to their past. He provides genealogical and historical research services to the general public. He specializing in families and institutions in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. According to Mark Roudané, "Mr. Honora has thoroughly researched my Roudanez family history, providing me with...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 461. Part 2 of our talk with Emily Toth, Emily, a Robert Penn Warren Professor of English and Women's Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, is a scholar, novelist, advice columnist, and feminist activist.She earned her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. Toth's scholarly work includes over 300 articles and papers about academic mentoring, Louisiana literature and culture, women's humor, and music; biographies of the American women writers...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 460. March 12, 2022. Emily Toth, Kate Chopin, part 1.Emily Toth, a Robert Penn Warren Professor of English and Women's Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, is a scholar, novelist, advice columnist, and feminist activist. She earned her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. Toth's scholarly work includes over 300 articles and papers about academic mentoring, Louisiana literature and culture, women's humor, and music; biographies of the...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 459. Lynda Woolard. Louisiana Lefty. "Lynda Woolard’s political life started with Barack Obama, in a campaign and advocacy relationship that lasted from his 2007 announcement to his 2013 inauguration. She was then recruited by Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson to create and run their grassroots mobilization effort, Team Blue Dat, until Governor John Bel Edwards’ election in 2015. In 2017, she joined the Resistance, and organized...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Matt Haines. The Big Book of King Cake . Finally, a book about king cake! "'I once ate more than eighty king cakes in a single Carnival,' author Matt Haines proudly remembers, demonstrating his dedication to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition. 'So you can imagine how amazed I was to learn there has never been a coffee table book dedicated to king cakes!' The Big Book of King Cake  changes that with beautiful photography of more than one hundred and...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 458. Matt Haines. The Big Book of King Cake . Finally, a book about king cake! "'I once ate more than eighty king cakes in a single Carnival,' author Matt Haines proudly remembers, demonstrating his dedication to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition. 'So you can imagine how amazed I was to learn there has never been a coffee table book dedicated to king cakes!' The Big Book of King Cake  changes that with beautiful photography of more than one hundred...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, part 2."I am a Louisiana girl born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I grew up a devout catholic, listening to zydeco music, eating gumbo and speaking Creole French, a typical southwestern Louisiana upbringing. I completed my undergraduate education at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans and my graduate work at Louisiana State University. Currently I am an Associate Professor of History at Xavier University of...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, part 1. Changing narratives about the Civil War and Reconstruction. "I am a Louisiana girl born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I grew up a devout catholic, listening to zydeco music, eating gumbo and speaking Creole French, a typical southwestern Louisiana upbringing. I completed my undergraduate education at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans and my graduate work at Louisiana State University. Currently I am an...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Tiffany Jones. Doubledeemuva. Part 2. "Hey Playa! Are you tired of listening to mainstream media? Do you want to hear facts not fiction? If so, join me Doubledeemuva with the Blaqurate news where I am black and the news is always petty as hell but accurate. On this podcast I go beyond the headlines to find out what's really going down. I cover politics, current events, social justice and so much more. Are you ready to sip the Real Tea with me!!!!"...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 254. Tiffany Jones, Part 1. Tiffany Jones, who also is known as Doubledeemuva. "Hey Playa! Are you tired of listening to mainstream media? Do you want to hear facts not fiction? If so, join me Doubledeemuva with the Blaqurate news where I am black and the news is always petty as hell but accurate. On this podcast I go beyond the headlines to find out what's really going down. I cover politics, current events, social justice and so much more. Are you...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 453 Sue Lincoln, part 2. Sue Lincoln is a veteran and widely-respected reporter who has been covering Louisiana politics for nearly three decades. Originally from Long Beach, California, Sue’s career in journalism began on the radio in Los Angeles. After moving to Louisiana, Sue earned her bachelor’s degree. For ten years, from 2000-2010, she was the Assistant News Director at Louisiana Network. Sue also worked as the education reporter for Louisiana...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast. Episode 452. Sue Lincoln is a veteran and widely-respected reporter who has been covering Louisiana politics for nearly three decades. Originally from Long Beach, California, Sue’s career in journalism began on the radio in Los Angeles. After moving to Louisiana, Sue earned her bachelor’s degree. For ten years, from 2000-2010, she was the Assistant News Director at Louisiana Network. Sue also worked as the education reporter for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 451. Lamar White. The death of Huey Long. Our friend Lamar White has recent written a series of major articles on the final days and death of Huey Long . Using his research skills as both a reporter and a lawyer, Lamar closely examines the testimonies and physical evidence regarding the assassination of the Kingfish. He concludes that the initial account was substantially correct, and that Huey Long was killed by Carl Weiss, Sr. Listen today to hear Lamar go...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 450 Ashley Steenson, part 2. Ashley has been researching Teddy Roosevelt in Louisiana. He came here frequently to hunt, and he set up the first national park in Louisiana, Breton Island Reservation, on November 31, 1905. "I’m a PhD student in American intellectual and political history (1850-1950) at The University of Alabama. I completed my MA in history at the University of Mississippi in May 2020. My research considers the connections between...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 449. Episode 449. December 25, 2021 Ashley Steenson. Teddy Roosevelt in Louisiana, part 1. I’m a PhD student in American intellectual and political history (1850-1950) at The University of Alabama. I completed my MA in history at the University of Mississippi in May 2020. My research considers the connections between political ideologies in the South and the Northeast, primarily during the early twentieth century. I received a graduate minor in gender...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 448. Bob Mann, part 2. Bob has a new memoir, Backrooms and Bayous: My Life in Louisiana Politics . State history, behind-the-scenes stories, funny anecdotes, and life lessons come together to form Robert Mann's indelible memoir about his life and career alongside some of the most powerful lawmakers in the South. Offering an in-depth, personal perspective of working in government, Mann shares the lives of major politicians and how they affected his own...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 447. Bob Mann, part 1. Bob has a new memoir, Backrooms and Bayous: My Life in Louisiana Politics . State history, behind-the-scenes stories, funny anecdotes, and life lessons come together to form Robert Mann's indelible memoir about his life and career alongside some of the most powerful lawmakers in the South. Offering an in-depth, personal perspective of working in government, Mann shares the lives of major politicians and how they affected his own...
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446. Part 2 of our conversation with Stephen Winick, of the Library of Congress. In 1902, on a prairie in southwest Louisiana, six members of a farming family are found murdered. Albert Edwin Batson, a white, itinerant farm worker, rapidly descends from likely suspect to likely lynching victim as people in the surrounding countryside lusted for vengeance. In a territory where the locals were coping with the opening of the prairies by the railroad and the disorienting, disruptive advances of the...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 445. Part 1 of our conversation with Scott Winick, of the Library of Contress. In 1902, on a prairie in southwest Louisiana, six members of a farming family are found murdered. Albert Edwin Batson, a white, itinerant farm worker, rapidly descends from likely suspect to likely lynching victim as people in the surrounding countryside lusted for vengeance. In a territory where the locals were coping with the opening of the prairies by the railroad and the...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 444. November 20, 2021. Christy Green, part 2. M. Christian Green is a scholar, teacher, researcher, writer, and editor working in the fields of law, religion, ethics, human rights, and global affairs.  She holds  religious ethics. Her research interests include law and religion, human rights, religious freedom, religion and world affairs, and global ethics.  This week in Louisiana history. November 20, 1922. Louisiana governor John M. Parker conferred...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 443. November 13, 2021. Christy Green, part 1. M. Christian Green is a scholar, teacher, researcher, writer, and editor working in the fields of law, religion, ethics, human rights, and global affairs. She holds degrees from Georgetown University in history and government, Emory University in law and theology, and the University of Chicago in religious ethics. Her research interests include law and religion, human rights, religious freedom, religion and world...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Episode 442. November 6, 2021. Melissa Daggett. New Orleans spiritualism. Part 2. Please join us when historian Melissa Daggett discusses her book, Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey . Modern American Spiritualism blossomed in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s. Because of its diversity and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans provided fertile ground to nurture...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 441. Melissa Daggett. New Orleans spiritualism. Part1. Please join us when historian Melissa Daggett discusses her book, Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey . Modern American Spiritualism blossomed in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s. Because of its diversity and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans provided fertile ground to nurture Spiritualism, and many se?ance circles...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 440. Evan Faulkenbury. “‘Monroe is Hell’: Voter Purges, Registration Drives, and the Civil Rights Movement in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana,” Evan Faulkenbury is an associate professor of history at SUNY Cortland . His courses and research focus on the civil rights movement, public history, and United States history. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016. His book, Poll Power: The Voter Education...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast 439. Episode Shreveport Writers' Club, part 2. 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. This week in Louisiana history. October...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Shreveport Writers' Club, part 1. For a Shorter Social Distance Tomorrow: Selected Voices Spotlighting the Pandemic, Lockdown, and Protest Experiences of Northwest Louisiana . Tiffany Pennywell, president. M. L. Dumas, editor, D. L. Holmes, Lawrence Walton. 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 437 Mary Niall Mitchell. Pictures of freed slave children. Mary Niall Mitchell is Raphael Cassimere Professor of History, Interim Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies,  and Director of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. She is the author of  Raising Freedom's Child: Black Children and Visions of the Future after Slavery  (NYU Press, 2008) and has published line for Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 436. September 25, 2021. 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 themselves. Carter was a New Deal...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 435. Steven Shepard. Civil War 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 434. 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 433. September 4, 2021. 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 432. August 28, 2021. Scott Boatright, part 2. 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode Scott Boatright, part 1. 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 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,[1] though others use the term as a regional marker, to define the speech heard...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast. 429. Harvey J. Kaye (born October 9, 1949) 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 428 - Harvey J. Kaye (born October 9, 1949) 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 425. Denise Bates and Linda Langley. Coushatta Baskets, part 2. 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 bolstered the local tribal...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 425. Denise Bates and Linda Langley. Coushatta Baskets, part 1. 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 bolstered the local tribal...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 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...
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 423. 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...
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Jun 19, 2021 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast. Episode Elista Istre, part 2.  Dr. Elista Istre, 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 & Creole Heritage and Folklife Park in...
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Jun 11, 2021 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 422. Elista Istre, part 1. Dr. Elista Istre, 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 & Creole Heritage and Folklife Park in...
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Jun 4, 2021 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast Episode 420. Fatima Shaik. 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...
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May 28, 2021 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Anthology Podcast 8th Podcast / 9th Anthology Anniversary Episode. We bring back Lamar White to talk about the last year at the Louisiana Anthology and the Bayou Brief, the state-wide online news site run by Lamar. This week in Louisiana history. May 29, 1948. The Desire streetcars stopped running. This week in New Orleans history. On May 29, 1977, the First Annual Superdome KOOL Jazz Spectacular featured Aretha Franklin, Al Green, The Spinners, and The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Jimmie...
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May 21, 2021 Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne
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Louisiana Antholog Podcast Episode 418. Nathan Rabalais. Folklore Figures of French and Creole Louisiana . "In Folklore Figures of French and Creole Louisiana, Nathan J. Rabalais examines the impact of Louisiana’s remarkably diverse cultural and ethnic groups on folklore characters and motifs during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Establishing connections between Louisiana and France, West Africa, Canada, and the Antilles, Rabalais explores how folk characters, motifs, and...
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