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  • 01:16

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After- Vince Vance: Perspectives

    in Books

    Vince Vance of the international recording group Vince Vance and the Valiants have been an icon of New Orleans for 39 years.


     


    They are considered the Number One Party Band… Worldwide!  Vince has built a reputation as a master entertainer and the hardest working man in Show Business.  From wild beginnings on Bourbon Street to two trips to the White House, their audience interactive shows have dazzled millions.

    Their song, “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the #1 most-requested seasonal hit for 16 years consecutively!  The video was chosen by CMT the #6 All-Time Merriest Video!
     


    During the 5th Anniversary of Katrina, Vince recorded “I am New Orleans”…a fabulous testimony to the spirit of the city and her people.  Check out the video at:


     


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V86xxTm8-ek


     


    Join us for a great show, live from New Orleans as we spend a couple of hours with Vince.  Vince will share some songs from his most recent CD, “I'll Never Love This Way Again,” as well as share some poetry from his new book, “The Hard Letters,” Hopefully my co-host Gretchen will be joining us as well!


    Author Cary Black is the author of “Katrina: A Freight Train Screamin’.”  The book tells the real story of the worst natural disaster to hit the United States.  It chronicles the stories of the people who were on the ground savings lives, the people who were reaching out to rescue the millions of abandoned animals, and the people who survived and heroically came back, dug in, and rebuilt their lives from the chaos.  The stories reflect the thoughts of regular folks having to fight for their lives and finding heroism in their souls as they struggled to deal with the enormity of the storm.

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After - Pets and Storms

    in Books

    Call in or ‘log in’ Tuesday Evening May 5th at 8:00 p.m. eastern and 7:00 p.m. central time, 6:00 p.m. mountain time, and 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.


    Welcome to the Heroes of Katrina: 10 Years After


    Pets and Storms


    The demographics and statistics are amazing.  There are 2.5 animals (cats/dogs…etc. for every American home).


    When a population of almost a million evacuates an area and is forced to leave their pets behind…the result is 2.5 million animals…homeless…ownerless…destitute.  This was the situation during and after Hurricane Katrina.  Indeed the animal issue was largely overlooked by all the rescuing agencies Federal and otherwise.


    After Katrina, the animal population was largely overlooked within the rescue and aid infrastructure.  All of the guests on Tuesday's show were on the ground and dedicated to the rescue of the animals left behind.


    With hurricane season starting June 1st, this show is timely and hopefully can be used as a resource for the animal lovers of the Gulf Coast.


    Please join us this very special evening as we welcome our returning guest, Award Winning Author Jenny Pavlovic.  We will discuss an extremely important topic....preparing our beloved pets for a hurricane.  Jenny Pavlovic, animal rescuer and author of the award winning book, “The 8 States of Hurricane Kate,” will share very valuable advice and insight regarding the necessary precautionary measures needed to safeguard our furry friends and all animal creatures BEFORE a hurricane strikes. Hurricane season is fast approaching - June 1 through November 30, 2015. It's not too early to listen and learn what to do in advance. Please don't wait until it's too late. Feel free to call in and share, comment, question, discuss with Jenny.

  • 00:26

    Pride and Ownership: Remembering Katrina

    in Management

    In Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Chief Rick Lasky talk to Marrero Estelle (LA) Fire Department Deputy Chief Blake Hunter and Captain Gus Tierney about the 10 year annivesary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm's effects on the fire service in the region, and more.

  • 00:30

    "KATRINA" THE STORM IS NOT OVER!

    in History

    KATRINA!....THE STORM IS NOT OVER!


    AUGUST 29TH 2005 THE LEVEY BROKE IN


    NEW ORLEANS CAUSING A FLOOD THAT KILLED OVER 1000 PEOPLE AND DESTROYED MANY NEIGHBORHOODS....


    NOW 10 YEARS LATER?????????????????????


    LET DISCUSS....


    on   "TRUTH HEALS"


    30 minutes of nothing but the truth.....the whole truth.......share  it....


    speak it....hear it.....


    Until Then,


    Stay True and Blessed


    Yours Truly,


    Teri Littlejohn

  • 02:06

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After- Rev Lura Lisa...The Spirituality of Katrina

    in Books

    The entire premise of our show is based upon where all are now after the train wreck of Katrina...10 years ago.   Many have experienced the miracles of destiny....bringing them to new spaces not even imagined before the storm.  Lives have changed...Circumstances have changed and, in the end, we are faced with a different world to which we may have gained comfort within...only to be torn asunder by the game-changer: Hurricane Katrina!


    Life hits us with circumstances that sometimes seem insurmountable.  When a catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, comes and inserts herself into the very essence of our being responding to such is naturally traumatic and devastating.  However, in the end, at least from my experience, all things happen for a reason....and the divinity that has created us as human beings allows us opportunities for growth through such times.


    This radio blog show has always been mostly about the good stuff that has changed human lives as a result of the storm.  Tonight, we will talk about how calamity in our lives can transform us to heights that, perhaps, we never would have imagined otherwise.


    Lura Lisa, a spiritual leader for Unity Association of Churches will join us this evening to give her perspective on the storm as well as to provide inspirational guidance to those folks who have suffered turmoil, PTSD, or other negatives associated with the storm.


    This show will be inspirational to all who have experienced the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.....whether for better and/or worse.  Or frankly the upsets that ocurr in human lives...It doesn't have to be a storm...We all have things that happen outside of ourselves that impact us...Let look at this wit open eyes and open hearts...


    Wishing all well...and bidding you Namaste in your lives...

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: 10 Years After - Firefighter Jim Prince, There and Back...

    in Books

    Jim Prince, a native of Central Michigan with over 20 years of fire and rescue service experience spent about 6 months in New Orleans first as a Volunteer Firefighter then as a Logistics Generalist for FEMA.


    Jim will recount his experiences in the shattered region and provide fascinating insight into events and occurrences.


    Jim had some amazing experiences with FEMA in various ways which he will share.  On this show we will focus on aspects of the infrastructure, how the federal/state/local resources may have been better deployed…and provide significant insight into the balance of the three key governmental entities.


    Cary and Gretchen will be hosting…we encourage folks to call in and share their feelings…See ya there!


    If you don’t like FEMA…call in…ask some questions or share your anger…Call in and lets crawl into the controversy…necessary or not…open discussion is a catharsis…let’s get ‘er done!


    Author Cary Black wrote an epoch novel of American heroism called Katrina: A Freight Train Screamin’.  The book tells the real story of the worst natural disaster to hit the United States.  It chronicles the stories of the people who were on the ground savings lives, the people who were reaching out to rescue the millions of abandoned animals, and the people who survived and heroically came back, dug in, and rebuilt their lives from the chaos.  The stories reflect the thoughts of regular folks having to fight for their lives and finding heroism in their souls as they struggled to deal with the enormity of the storm.


    The book tells these peoples stories in a way that makes the reader realize how far reaching the depth of this tragedy was...Never to be forgotten

  • 01:26

    Heroes of Katrina: 10 Years After: Vincent's...a Survivors Story of Success

    in Books

        Vincent’s Italian Cuisine was founded in 1989 by native New Orleanian Vincent Catalanotto.  From a large, close Sicilian family, Vincent grew up eating wonderful food prepared by his parents who were both great cooks.  Vincent learned to love and appreciate food at an early age, and then spent most of his life working in the service industry, fueling his passion for the restaurant business while allowing him to hone his innate ability to create fabulous meals and to make people happy.


    Vincent opened the first of his successful neighborhood restaurants in 1989.  The “little Italian place on the side street” quickly became Metairie’s hidden jewel.  Vincent developed a menu that showcases the finest and freshest ingredients available (in fact, there are no walk-in coolers or freezers at Vincent’s - produce, seafood, meats and cheeses are delivered fresh daily!)


    Vincent opened a new restaurant in 1997 on St. Charles Avenue near the Riverbend, much to the delight of the Uptown community, which has since embraced Vincent’s Italian Cuisine as their favorite neighborhood restaurant.


        The Vincent’s restaurants endured the ravages of Katrina and bounced back in excellence.  Today they are considered the best Italian restaurants in New Orleans…and some claim the best Italian restaurants in the country.  We love the abiance and hospitality.


        Gretchen and I have discovered Vincent’s and it has become a home away from home…Vincent greets us by name, and takes care of us as if we were part of the family…We enjoy the hospitality at minimum, on biweekly basis.


     


     

  • 01:08

    Gary Rivlin and Katrina: After The Flood

    in Politics Progressive

    On the August 19, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:


    Are participation trophies good for children or do they promote a sense of "entitlement". NFL players James Harrison took away participation trophies that had been given to his children and the internet has applauded. But are they right? Are such trophies bad for kids? Or are opponents of these trophies just manufacturing arguments with no proof to back them up?


    The race for election is getting more hectic every day. Now some people are trying to be Ted Cruz birthers. Most of their arguments are false. However, I will go into one argument that could actually be problematic if true.


    Then in the bottom half of the hour I will be discussin the book Katrina: After The Flood with author Gary Riviln. Praised by such people as Michael Eric Dyson and John Barry, the book is an important read to see how race and racial issues revealed themselves in the early days prior to the storm.


    Those topics, headlines, tweet of the week, and more this Wednesday at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That's Right.


    Remember to support the show and help it grow you can contribute at the Liberal Dan Radio GoFundMe page.


    And if you are listening after the live broadcast you can always leave your comments on the show thread at LiberalDan.com.

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After-Al Johnson and Dave and Rose...NOLA musicans

    in Books

    It was in December 1959 that Alvin Lee Johnson (born June 20, 1939) entered Cosimo Matassa’s recording studio.  He emerged from the studio on Governor Nicholls Street with what would be a belated hit song and a new name, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson.  Joe Ruffino produced the recording session for his Ric label and Carnival Time eventually joined Professor Longhair’s Go to the Mardi Gras and Big Chief, and the Hawkettes’ Mardi Gras Mambo as classics of the New Orleans Mardi Gras.


    Johnson, like so many New Orleans musicians, grew up in the city’s Ninth Ward where he played trumpet and piano.  Born in 1939, he was influenced early on by Sugar Boy Crawford, Fats Domino, and Smiley Lewis.


    Alvin Johnson, best known for his famous song, "Carnival Time," has been a New Orleans Mardi Gras icon for over 40 years. A Rhythm & Blues performer, Al is a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival veteran and has worked with the likes of Aaron Neville, Oliver Morgan, Bobby Lonero as well as (the late Tommy Ridgley, Jessie Hill, Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo & Ernie K-Doe) 


    Al has performed on the "Louisiana Jukebox" TV program and been the star of a highly successful Louisiana Lottery Mardi Gras campaign. Al has also been the subject of numerous articles in Mardi Gras Guide, New Orleans Magazine, Offbeat Magazine, The Louisiana Weekly, The Times Picayune, and Gambit Weekly.


    Also on the show, we have an amazing local New Orleans team...."Dave and Rose"...these fine local musicians will share their music and perspective regarding the 10 years after Katrina... Please join us for a fest of great music and perspective from NOLA musicians...

  • Beyond Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans' French Quarter

    in Travel

    In the echo of Hurricane Katrina, World Footprints  will explore a sample of the multiple treasures that can be found in New Orleans.  We will share a wonderful conversation with Chef Leah Chase of Dokie Chase restaurant fame.  Chef Leah is an iconic figure in New Orleans.  She was the inspiration behind Tiana, the principle character in the Disney Animated Picture Princess and the Frog.  Then World Footprints will take listeners through two little known musuems, the Free People of Color museum and the African-American museum.  Other stops on this audio trip include a tour through Treme and a visit to the famed Carosel bar in the Hotel Monteleone. New Orleans is a treasure trove of wonderful museums, rich history and cultural gumbo and today’s show will explore just a few of the treasure today.

  • 00:29

    Ms. Katrina Walker coming to "Conversations Of A Sistah"

    in Radio

    Now an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Motivational Speaker, Katrina Walker converted what she knows verses what she's experienced, into a motivational tool of success. Her Tennessee based RainbowKidz Learning Center is currently expanding into a national brand. Ms. Walker is the product of "anything's possible".


    Join "Conversations Of A Sistah" host Ms. Tracy L. Bell on the next "Conversations Of A Sistah" as she sits down with Ms. Walker to talk about her road of success from "Victim to Victor"!