123. Mike Tidwell is founder and
director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots
nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the
impacts and solutions associated with global warming in
Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. He is also an author
and filmmaker who predicted in vivid detail the Katrina
hurricane disaster in his 2003 book Bayou Farewell: The
Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast.
His most recent book, focusing on Katrina and global
warming, is titled The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather,
Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal
Sidewalk Poet Erin
Lierl joins our show for a new segment, The Week in
Louisiana Poetry. For her first visit with us, whe reads
her poem, "My Miracle."
This week in Louisiana history. September 26, 1810. American
settlers who live in western portion of Spanish
West Florida, seize fort at Baton Rouge and declare
region between New Orleans and Pearl River to Republic of West
Florida and seek annexation to U.S.
This week in New Orleans history. Mayor Ray Nagin
officially reopened the French Quarter on September 26,
2005 to business owners to inspect property and clean
This week in Louisiana.
Calca Chew Food Festival
September 28, 2014
Saint Margaret Catholic Church
Lake Charles, LA 70601
7 am - 3 pm
The festival is designed for people who want to experience a
taste of 'Cajun'. The music is really French, as is the food.
For those who have never tasted boudin or jambalaya or have
never experienced the two‑step, will find this festival a
delight. Our live auction is filled with items all can afford
and our silent auction is a shoppers' paradise.
The French mass starts off the festival at 7 a.m. and during
the day, visitors can enjoy games, a live auction, raffles, a
petting zoo, train rides and great Cajun music and food.
Admission is free.