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Lecture Series

Lecture Series

A diverse array of informative, entertaining, and interesting discussions on a variety of topics- from the Civil War in the Florida Parishes to Serial Killers and the Geography of Natural Disasters.

Some of the lectures in the series:

  • 74 Days a Nation, Sam Hyde
  • 1927 Flood to Katrina, Michael Kurtz, Teaching American History Series
  • A Being So Gentle, Patricia Brady
  • A Conversation with Valerie Martin, Valerie Martin
  • A Holocaust Survivor's Testimony, Irving Roth
  • A Reading, Olympia Vernon
  • Reading: "A Savage Wisdom", Norman German
  • A Wilderness So Immense, John Kulka
  • African-American Holidays, Ron Traylor
  • Alan Nolan Considered: Robert E. Lee, Charles Roland, Civil War Symposium (2003)
  • Alexander von Humboldt, Gerard Helferich
  • Amazing Place, This New Orleans, Roberts Batson
  • An Evening with Rick Bragg, Rick Bragg
  • An Insider's Guide to Publishing, Thomas Keith, Valerie Martin
  • Arts in Louisiana, Mitch Landrieu
  • Astronaut "Hoot" Gibson, Robert "Hoot" Gibson of NASA, Fanfare 2009
  • Average is Just Not Good Enough, Ken Carte, "Coach Carter"
  • Bashing Maggie: Margaret Thatcher, Bill Robison
  • Betty Werlein Carter & The Hammond Daily Courier, Rebekah Ray
  • Big Muddy River of Stars, Alison Pelegrin
  • Bill Evans, A Retrospective, Ron Nethercutt
  • Black and White: Florida Parish Newspapers in the 1920's, Reginald Span, Teaching American History Series
  • Blackball, Randy Sanders, Teaching American History Series
  • Brains vs. Brawn: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, & Scientific Baseball, Babe Ruth vs. Ty Cobb, Randy Sanders
  • The Civil Rights Movement and Southern Democrats of the 1970's, Keith Finley
  • Cholera and Spanish Influenza, Keith Finley, Teaching American History Series
  • Climate, Geography, Southern History: The Influence of Non-Human Factors, John Boles
  • Confederate Naval Operations, Gene Still
  • Crazy Like a Fox: Earl Long, Michael Kurtz
  • Creative Writing Workshop, Laura Joh Rowland
  • Creoles in Louisiana, Thiomas Fick
  • Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean
  • Delaying the Dream, Keith Finely
  • The Devil is in the Lyrics, Dr. Joe Burns
  • Different Mountain, Different Moon, Charles Elliott
  • Earl K. Long, Michael Kurtz
  • Earth Day, Paul Keddy and Don Schwab
  • Edith Sommerville, Denelle Cowart
  • The Enigma of Charles Finley, Roger Launius
  • The English Bill of Rights, Bill Robison
  • The Enron Scandal, Sherron Watkins
  • Environmental Challenges in Early Louisiana, Charles Elliott
  • Female Assassins and Suicide Bombers, Margaret Gonzalez-Perez
  • Femicide, Tara Mann
  • First Lady, Patricia Brady
  • The First Rock-n-Roll Record, Joe Burns
  • Food and Community, "Queen of Creole Cuisine", Leah Chase
  • Geography of Natural Disasters, Gerald McNeil and Molly McGraw, Teaching American History Series
  • Getting the Dirt Out: Female Investigative Reporting in the 20th Century, Carole Madere
  • Globalization of Women, Margaret Gonzales-Perez
  • Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot , Bill Robison
  • Halloween, Bill Robison
  • Hellhound on My Trail: The Life, Legend & Legacy of Robert Johnson, Bill Robison
  • High Noon Fiction, Jack Bedell, Norman German
  • High Noon Fiction, Alison Pelegrin & Bev Marshall
  • His Blue Period, Valerie Martin
  • Hodding Carter, Hodding Carter
  • Holidays: Civic Holidays, Ron Traylor
  • Holidays: Christmas and Easter, Bill Robison
  • How We Live: Past, Present, Roy J. Quezaire, Jr.
  • Hurricanes and Manchac Ghost Towns, Roman Heleniak
  • Idols, A reading by author Tim Gautreaux
  • Into a Cauldron of Fire: Louisiana Troops at Sharpesburg, Ted Alexander, Civil War Symposium (2003)
  • Issues Affecting Jefferson Davis, Stephen Davis, Civil War Symposium (2004)
  • Italians in Louisiana, Anthony Margavio
  • James Livingston Business Ethics Lecture (2003), U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin
  • James Livingston Business Ethics Lecture (2005), John Dimling, Chairman, Nielsen Media
  • James Livingston Business Ethics Lecture (2006), La. State Treasurer John N. Kennedy
  • James Livingston Business Ethics Lecture (2008), "Ethics in Insurance", C. Allen Bradley
  • James Wilcox, A Reading from "Modern Baptists", Fanfare '11
  • Jefferson's America, Jefferson's Louisiana, Gene Smith, Teaching American History Series
  • King Tutankhaman,Roy Blackwood
  • Lincoln and the Constitution, La. Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne
  • Lincoln and His Generals, Harry Laver
  • Lincoln and Habeas Corpus, Ron Traylor
  • Lincoln's Louisiana Connection, Charles Elliott
  • Lindbergh Kidnapping, Michael Kurtz
  • Leadership of Ulysses Grant, Harry Laver
  • Louisiana Women Authors in Fact & Fiction, Patricia Brady and Beverly Marshall
  • Louisiana Writers:Reading the South, Bev Marshall, Alison Pelegrin
  • Louisiana's British West Florida, Robin Fabel, Teaching American History Series
  • Louisiana's Coastal Ecology, Richard Condrey
  • Louisianians at Shiloh, James Hollingsworth, Deep Delta Civil War Symposium (2010)
  • Madness in History, Jeffrey Bell and Benjamin Price
  • Madness in Movies and Music, Jason Landrum, Joe Burns
  • Mann's Foray: A Grierson-Type Raid That Failed, James Hollingsworth, Civil War Symposium (2005)
  • Maria Montessori, Women's History Month 2008
  • Mary Reilly: A Community Read Discussion, Natasha Whitton
  • Monsters at the Movies, Bill Robison
  • Mr. Jefferson's Women, Diane Winston
  • Music & Literature: The Story of Louisiana, La. Sec. of State Jay Dardenne
  • Mything in Action, Craig Saucier
  • Native American Women, John Kukla
  • Newspapers in Florida Parishes during 1920s-1940s: Black & White, Reginald Spann
  • Newswriting, Annenberg Series
  • Nostradamus, Bill Robison
  • One Dead in Attic, Chris Rose
  • Our Environmental Destiny, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Paul is Dead, Joe Burns
  • P.G.T. Beauregard, Thomas Schott
  • Pierson Family of Bienville, Deep Delta Civil War Symposium
  • Pioneers in Art, Amy Morris, Irene Nero
  • Pontchartrain and Power, Charles Elliott
  • Power of Puritan Women, Amy Acosta
  • Prosperity and Peril in the Piney Woods, Reginald Span
  • Raising their Voices: Women Composers of the French Revolution, Katherine Kolb
  • Reconstruction in the Cane Fields, John Rodrigue
  • Regionalism Post-Katrina (Parts One and Two)
  • Robert E. Lee's Gambling Habits, Harry Laver
  • Segregation's Friends, Keith Finley, Teaching American History Series
  • School Desegregation in Louisiana, Charles Elliot
  • Serial Killers, Michael Kurtz
  • Solar Fusion, Dan McCarthy
  • Somthing for Anything, A reading by author Tim Gautreaux
  • Sportfishing with Cameron, Norman German
  • Status of Women in Louisiana, La. Representative Diane Winston
  • Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements and Public Policy, Paul Paskoff
  • Stem Cell Research, Pete Petrakis and Mary White
  • Steps to Live By, Robin Roberts and Tim Burns
  • Swamp Survival, Roman Heleniak and Al Dranguet
  • Tennessee Wiliams: A Scholarly Panel, Robert Bray, Thomas Keith & Annette Saddik
  • The Confederate Defeat, Sam Hyde, Civil War Symposium (2006)
  • The Confederate Home Front, Charles Roland, Civil War Symposium (2006)
  • The Day the Music Died, Joe Burns
  • The First Amendment, Barbara Forrest
  • The History of Frankenstein, Bill Robison
  • The Legacy of Holocaust Survivors: One Artistís Journey, Dorit Pittman
  • The Perfect Storm, John Barry
  • The Real Queen Elizabeth I, Bill Robison
  • Those Naughty Women of Storyville, Juliette H. O'Connor
  • Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Wizards, Bill Robison
  • Who Killed JFK?, Michael Kurtz
  • The Wisconsin Raiders, Sam Hyde
  • Women and War, Margaret Gonzales-Perez
  • Women and the Holocaust, Monika Flaschka
  • Women in Politics, La. State Senator Julie Quinn
  • Women in Science, Mary White
  • Woman of Auschwitz, Judith Fai-Podlipnik
  • Women: Nationally, Locally, and Politically, Diane Winston
  • Women's Style of Communication: Can We Talk?, Karen Fontenot
  • Worse Than Slavery, Sam Hyde, Teaching American History Series
  • Yellow Fever Epidemics, Sam Hyde, Teaching American History Series

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Winner

  • 2008 COMMUNICATOR AWARD- "Award of Distinction" for "Paul is Dead" (Information program)
  • 2008 COMMUNICATOR AWARD- "Award of Distinction" for "The Story of Louisiana Through Books and Music" (Information program)