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Lunch Louisiana Style - $25.00

Join Chef John Folse and his friends as they explore the history of Louisiana's culinary traditions in this entertaining and informative program. Learn about the indigenous foods of our state and how to prepare one of Louisiana's premiere dishes, GUMBO!!!

Making Waves: Louisiana’s Radio Story - $25.00

Meet the voices and characters of Louisiana's radio waves-people like New Orleans Rhythm and Blues disc jockeys "Dr. Daddy-O" and "Poppa Stoppa," and country greats Frank Page and Hank Williams from the popular radio program The Louisiana Hayride. Listen and learn about WWL's big band sounds from the Roosevelt Hotel's Blue Room with Leon Kelner and His Orchestra and The Dawnbusters with radio star Margie O'Dair. From Acadiana comes the sounds of Rendezvous Acadienne from The Liberty Theater in Eunice and Revon Reed's broadcasts from Fred's Lounge in Mamou. Visit the studios of public radio's American Routes with producer and host Nick Spitzer plus many more. Making Waves: Louisiana's Radio Story combines rarely seen photographs and archival recordings with powerful videography and interviews with veteran announcers, radio program producers and listeners and lovers of that ever-lasting and growing medium we call radio.

McLeod Lecture Series: Louisiana Politics & the Fourth Estate: Behind the Scenes - $25.00

A Behind the Scenes Look with Press Secretaries and Reporters on the Capitol Beat The lecture's focus is on the impact of the statewide media on the governor, the legislature and state government of our current generation. Veteran statehouse journalists and former gubernatorial press secretaries gather to share their insider's perspectives on how government operates in Baton Rouge. Beth Courtney, the President of LPB and a former capitol correspondent in her own right, moderates the discussion. The annual lecture series honors the late Bill McLeod. Each year the series will focus on timely, as well as the historical, aspects of Louisiana politics and efforts to promote a climate of good government. All research materials, records, and artifacts pertaining to the annual lecture become a part of the McNeese Library Archives.

McLeod Lecture Series: Louisiana’s Influence in Washington: Sen John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston - $25.00

From Huey Long and his son Russell to Allen Ellender, Louisiana has had a tradition of powerful United States Senators. Former U.S. Senators John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston discuss their time in Congress and how the political system works. The show was taped at the Central School in Lake Charles. This is the fourth program of the McLeod Lecture series at McNeese University. Former Blanco Communications Director Bob Mann is the moderator.

Mon Cher Camarade - $25.00

Mon Cher Camarade tells the story - never before told - of the French-speaking Cajun soldiers in WWII. Hundreds of French-Louisiana Cajuns served as interpreters for their field commanders and several of them were secret agents who passed as locals to work with the French underground. This documentary blends an original music sound track, 35mm film footage and HD interviews with stunning archival footage from the National Archives in a storytelling fashion that puts the storytelling where it belongs - on the shoulders of those veterans.

Money $marts - $25.00

Money Smarts is a half-hour video targeted at high school juniors and seniors, as well as young adults in post-secondary settings or just entering the workforce. This fast-paced program introduces the viewer to basic financial literacy concepts and gives an overview of developing a budget, savvy use of credit cards and the importance of saving. The program addresses several Louisiana content standards and benchmarks.

The format of Money Smarts combines studio segments with graphics, location footage and interviews and banking and credit specialists. The program was funded by the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge in honor of Ken Uffman, Past President and CEO Emeritus of the Bureau, and current Chairman of the JumpStart Coalition for Young Adults.

Money Smarts is designed as supplementary tool for teachers, credit counselors and community volunteers to use to initiate students into the need for personal financial literacy. It can be used in its entirety, or can be broken into short segments to introduce topics and bring about discussion.

The National D-Day Museum Grand Opening Ceremonies - $25.00

The Grand Opening Ceremonies for the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans are captured in this exciting video.

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection (Director’s Cut) - $25.00

Through a small tribe known as "the People of Many Waters," we offer an alternative way of recalling Native American history - Chitimacha history. These Native Americans are among the first people of Louisiana, heirs of an unbroken 8,000 year past in their native coastal region of the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana. Living off the bounty of one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture while losing its ancestral territory to forces other than conquest. Through Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection, we journey into sacred places of the Basin with author and keeper of his family's oral tradition Roger Stouff, a fisherman descended from "a long and distinguished lineage of fishermen within a nation of fishermen," as he provides native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this important and often overlooked people.

Opera Louisiane Gala - $25.00

Metropolitan Opera stars and Louisiana natives Paul Groves, Elizabeth Futral, Jeffrey Wells, and Lisette Oropesa performed at this once in a lifetime concert. The cast also included special guest star Susan Graham, New York City Opera performer Matt Morgan and baritone Lucas Meachem. The cast sang arias and Broadway favorites in this special concert to launch the new Opéra Louisiane company in Baton Rouge.

Outreach for Training for Firefighters and Safety Educators - $25.00

Every year thousands of Americans risk personal injury, property damage and loss of life due to fire and other natural disasters. Firefighters and safety educators serve as vital resources to their communities in helping avoid these risks.

The two series, Facts on Fire! and Situation:Disaster!, produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, were designed to provide valuable information to targeted and general audiences on how to protect themselves, their families and their property from fire and seven other natural disasters.

The two programs, Using the Facts on Fire! Series for Outreach and Using the Situation:Disaster! Series for Outreach, demonstrate how firefighters and safety educators can most effectively incorporate segments from the two series into a community presentation.

Hosted by Sonny Cudd, a firefighter with the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute and a co-host of Facts on Fire!, these two "how-to" programs illustrate the versatility and user-friendly design of the two series and help firefighters better plan for their next community outreach event.

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