By Laine Kaplan-Levenson
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Four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. The series highlights the tense but necessary relationship between the media and the government, and draws parallels between past moments in our country's history, and today.
||CleanKathleen Blanco And The Katrina Blame Game||Kathleen Babineaux Blanco: a carpet cleaner’s daughter from New Iberia turned school teacher turned stay-at-home mom turned…Louisiana's first female governor. In 2003, her focus was on education reform, juvenile justice, and economic development. An||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDutch Morial And The Police Strike Of 1979||In 1979, Ernest "Dutch" Morial became the first black mayor of New Orleans. He won the election with 95% of the black vote, and just 20% of the white vote. He campaigned on a platform of police reform, but it wasn’t just Dutch who wanted to re-organiz||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Garrison's Dangerous Fairy Tale||When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, people around the country quickly rejected their government's conclusion that a sole assassin committed the crime. A slew of conspiracy theories took hold, but only one conspiracy||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuey Long Vs. The Media||Listen to the Sticky Wicket podcast for free! Huey Pierce Long: you either loved him, or hated him. He had thousands of adoring fans, and fearful enemies. Long went from traveling salesman to Louisiana Governor, and then US senator, through his mastery||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: 'Sticky Wicket'||Sticky Wicket: Louisiana Politics Versus the Press is a new mini series out of WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge Public Radio that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. These||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
You did it again!
Laine, your ability to reach into the depths of history, deliver it in a way that grips your listeners, and relate it to today never ceases to amaze me. Thank you.
Ready to hear some Edwin Edwards!
I’m constantly checking for that episode. I hope it’s in the works.
And I have been ... thanks to this show. Now off to grab the other wickets.