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Louisiana Anthology Podcast
452. Sue Lincoln, part 1

Louisiana Anthology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022


452. Part 1 of our conversation with Sue Lincoln. Sue is a veteran and widely-respected reporter who has been covering Louisiana politics for nearly three decades. Originally from Long Beach, California, Sue's career in journalism began on the radio in Los Angeles. After moving to Louisiana, Sue earned her bachelor's degree. For ten years, from 2000-2010, she was the Assistant News Director at Louisiana Network. Sue also worked as the education reporter for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and has contributed to various state publications as a freelance journalist. But she is perhaps best known as the voice of the popular politics Capitol Access. She has also been a reporter for the Bayou Brief. This week in Louisiana history. January 16, 1962 Students at Southern Univ. begin civil rights demonstrations. This week in New Orleans history. January 16, 2006. The "Chocolate City Speech" is the nickname that some have given to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech by Mayor Ray Nagin on January 16, 2006, several months after Hurricane Katrina. This week in Louisiana.  History Tour of Natchitoches Natchitoches and the surrounding area. Natchitoches is the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase, and both the city and its surrounding towns are filled with historical sites that tell of the state's unique cultural history. Start your journey just by walking through Natchitoches itself, where you'll find charming restaurants and shops in its 33-block downtown historical downtown district. A short drive outside of Natchitoches are numerous Louisiana State Historic Sites (Fort St. Jean Baptiste and Los Adaes) and the plantations of Cane River Creole National Historical Park. Discover the top things to do in Natchitoches. Postcards from Louisiana. Jay Dufour.Listen on iTunes.Listen on Google Play.Listen on Google Podcasts.Listen on Spotify.Listen on Stitcher.Listen on TuneIn.The Louisiana Anthology Home Page.Like us on Facebook. 

Chicago Dog Walk
Thursday 1/13/22 - Abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans

Chicago Dog Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 38:17


Chief & Dante join the show to talk about the Amazon Prime Documentary "Closed For Storm". We get into the College Football National Championship, the impact Hurricane Katrina had on the New Orleans' community, Chief's fascination with the Egyptian Sphinx, and more.

We Are For Good Podcast - The Podcast for Nonprofits
216. New Year. New Mindsets for Fundraising. - Rhea Wong

We Are For Good Podcast - The Podcast for Nonprofits

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 33:33


MEET RHEA. This Brooklyn thought leader, seasoned fundraiser, and amazing podcast host is sharing how to get in the right mindset as you move into this new year of fundraising. Join us to Get Your Mindset Right for a New Year of Fundraising✌️

Midnight Train Podcast
What happened to the Jeff Davis/Jennings 8?

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 86:15


www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com  Hello, you crazy, beautiful bastards. And happy new year. We hope your Christmas or whatever holiday you chose to celebrate was a great one. As you probably know, we took the week off to be with our families, and this week we're back with another banger, as the cool kids say. We are hopping back into the dark, twisted world of UNSOLVED true crime—the best and only way to serve that horrible cold dish. We know you guys love that shit, and so do we. Of course, not in a weird "sitting alone in front of my computer masturbating to unsolved terrible crimes" sort of way, but in more of a "gee-whiz Mr. Wilson, that's interesting, I'd like to learn more" kind of way. And with that out of the way, let's get into today's episode on the Jennings 8!   The Jennings 8, sometimes also referred to as the Jeff Davis 8, is a series of unsolved murders in Jefferson Davis Parish in Louisiana between 2005- 2009. And for those of you wondering, no, Moody wasn't living there yet. So he's been cleared of this one. This one.  Two of the victims had their throats slit; the other six were in such a bad state of decay that a cause of death could not be determined, but asphyxiation is thought to be the cause. Law enforcement would have you believe a serial killer was on the loose but is that really what happened? Or was something crazier going down?  Let's take a look at the unfortunate victims first.    The first body found was that of Loretta Lynn Chaisson Lewis. She was 28 and last seen on 05/17/05 in Jennings, Louisiana. Her body was found in the Grand Marais Canal 05/20/05 and floating in Grand Marais Canal's east fork, a few miles southwest of Jennings. She was partially clothed and shoeless. The advanced decomposition caused difficulty identifying and collecting evidence, and an autopsy found Loretta had no physical injuries. A toxicology report showed "high levels of drugs and alcohol" in her system, but no cause of death was determined. Investigators believe she may have been in the canal for three to four days.    The second victim, Ernestine Patterson, was a mother of four and a lifelong Jennings resident. The 30-year-old was last seen on June 16, 2005. On June 18, her body was discovered in a drainage canal off LA Highway 102. She was partially clothed, and her throat had been slit. The death was ruled a homicide, and two people were arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder but were later released due to "lack of evidence." She worked at Iota State University.   The third victim was Kristen Elizabeth Gary-Lopez. Kristen was last seen alive by friends and family on March 6, 2007. By all published accounts, Kristen was involved in a high-risk lifestyle of drugs and prostitution. Because it was not unusual to not hear from her for extended amounts of time, she was not reported missing until ten days later.   On March 18, a fisherman discovered Lopez's utterly nude body in the Petitjean Canal, a rural area near Cherokee Road right off LA 99, about 10 miles south of the town of Welsh. Investigators felt her body had been placed in that location but killed elsewhere. According to autopsy results, the cause of death for Kristen Gary Lopez is undetermined. However, toxicology results showed elevated levels of drugs and alcohol in Lopez's system. In May 2007, Frankie Richard and his niece, Hannah Conner, were arrested in connection with Lopez's death. Richard and Conner were also questioned about the other deaths before Lopez's body was found. Richard was reportedly seen with three of the victims in the last days of their lives. Charges were eventually dropped due to insufficient evidence and conflicting witness statements.   Also arrested in May 2007 was Tracee L. Chaisson. The police booked her on Accessory After the Fact charges. Chaisson was the person who reported Kristen missing. Investigators believed she knew where the body was when she made the report. Like Richard and Conner, charges were dropped against Tracee Chaisson due to lack of evidence and conflicting statements.       Whitnei Charlene Dubois, 26, was last seen on 05/10/07. Her remains were found 05/12/07 at the intersection of Bobby and Earl Duhon Roads, approximately five miles outside of Jennings, Louisiana.   According to the family, "Whitnei enjoyed listening to music, absolutely adored her daughter, was tough on the outside despite her vulnerabilities within, and left a lasting impression on all those who knew and loved her."   The nude body of Whitnei Dubois was found 05/12/07 near the intersection of Bobby and Earl Duhon Roads, approximately five miles outside of Jennings. Investigators believe she had been dead "a couple of days." Officials never determined the cause of death, but high levels of alcohol and drugs were found in her body.    Her family has doubts about the investigation into her death. Whitnei's sister Brittney Jones wonders, "why haven't we been questioned? Why haven't we been asked when was the last time we saw our sister? Where her whereabouts was? Why haven't we been asked about the evidence? Why haven't we been contacted?"   Lolita Doucet, her aunt, believes Whitnei and the other victims were dismissed as women who lived high-risk lifestyles involving drugs and prostitution.   23-year-old LaConia Shontel "Muggy" Brown was last seen on May 27, 2008. Around 2 am on May 29, a Jennings police officer discovered her body lying on Racca Road, leading to the police firing range. Although in a rural area, Brown's body was the first found within the city limits of Jennings. She would become the 5th victim of the Jennings 8. LaConia was clothed but had no shoes on. Her throat had been slit, and someone had doused her body with bleach. Brown was wearing a white, tank-top style shirt stained from white to pink. Police believed the stain to be blood and that some type of liquid had diluted it from red to pink. They discovered more evidence and potential leads in this case than in any of the previous deaths since Brown's body was found about six hours after it was left on the road.   LaConia's family stated that she may have known something horrible was about to happen to her and that she was living in fear just days before her death. She was a lifelong resident of Jennings and attended Jennings High School.   Crystal 'Shay' Benoit Zeno, 23, was last seen 08/29/08. Her remains were found on 09/11/08 near a dry irrigation canal a few miles from Jennings, Louisiana.   Crystal was employed with Sonic in Lake Arthur until May 2008, when she moved to Jennings. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, fishing, singing, and listening to music. She was a people-person, who also enjoyed spending time with friends.   According to her parents, Shay was diagnosed with bipolar at 12 and started using drugs early to cope with the illness.   On 09/11/08, hunters reported a foul smell in a wooded area to authorities. The remains of Crystal Shay were found around 3:00 pm on the LaCour Road levee, off LA Highway 1126, a few miles southeast of Jennings. Due to the advanced state of decomposition, she was not identified with DNA until nearly two months later, on 11/07/08. Her death was ruled a homicide, although the cause of death and toxicology reports have not been released to the public.   Crystal, who went by "Shay," was married and had a young daughter. She also knew many of the other victims, including Brittney Gary.   17-year-old Brittney Gary became the 7th and youngest victim. Brittney walked out of the Family Dollar Store in Jennings, never to be seen alive again; sometime after 5:30 pm that day, she was abducted. Thirteen days passed as her family, and a concerned public held out hope that Brittney was safe and would be located soon. Sadly, on November 15, 2008, her deceased body was found in a grassy area outside Jennings. According to her family, Brittney loved to swim, hang out with her friends, and listen to music. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and was a friendly and loving person. She was also trusted by the third victim Kristine Gary Lopez. She also knew several of the other victims. Necole Jean Guillory, 26, was last seen on 08/16/09. Her remains were discovered on 08/19/09 near the westbound I-10 exit in Egan, Louisiana.   She was a resident of Lake Arthur, and according to her family, enjoyed listening to music and loved being outdoors.   Necole's remains were discovered on 08/19/09 by a highway worker mowing grass. She was left between mile markers 72 & 73, near the westbound I-10 Egan exit (between Crowley and Jennings) in Acadia Parish. Mark Dawson, Acadia Parish Coroner, ruled the death of Necole murder by probable asphyxia.    According to Necole's mother, shortly before her daughter's disappearance, she'd asked her what kind of icing she wanted for her birthday cake. Necole replied it didn't matter because she wouldn't see her birthday. Unfortunately, her premonition was correct: her body was found just days before her birthday. She also confided in her Mom that police killed the other young women, and it would only be a matter of time before she ended up dead too. Holy shit! What the hell is going on down there?   Ok, so those are the unfortunate victims in the case. Did a serial killer kill them? In December 2008, Officials formed a multi-agency investigative team (MAIT) of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to solve the killings. At the time, there were seven dead women, and the reward for information leading to the guilty party's arrest was increased from $35,000 to $85,000. From the outset, the task force was searching for a serial killer. "It is the collective opinion of all agencies involved in this investigation," said then Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards, who was flanked by FBI agents, Louisiana State Police, and sheriffs from neighboring parishes at a press conference announcing the task force's inception, "that these murders may have been committed by a common offender."    In 2012 the new Jefferson Davis sheriff claimed they still had no evidence that these deaths were all related or even homicides. Now, he may be technically correct, but most find this incredibly hard to believe, given the evidence and connections. At the time, most people chalked this up to the work of a serial killer preying on sex workers. If you're interested in serial killers, you'll know that this is not unusual. Many serial killers get started by killing sex workers as they are viewed as less important and less likely to be missed. Killers believe they can easily get away with murders of women who partake in this work line because nobody cares about them. As far as suspects go, some were arrested and released, as we've mentioned earlier.     However, one man believes that this was not the work of a serial killer. Writer Ethan Brown spent several years investigating this case and had discovered some interesting things in the process.    Buckle up bitches. This is about to be a crazy ride!   In one article he wrote for medium.com, Brown says, "Over the past two years, I have obtained and reviewed hundreds of pages of task force witness interviews, the homicide case files on several of the victims, the Jeff Davis Parish sheriff's office's and Jeff Davis Parish district attorney's files on all of the victims, federal and state court records, and the complete personnel files of the cops and sheriff's deputies at the center of the case. I have interviewed friends and family of all eight victims, as well as some of the possible suspects.   The details of the Jeff Davis 8 case can be murky; the connections between victims, suspects, and police tangled. My investigation, however, casts serious doubt on the theory that the Jeff Davis 8 is the work of a serial killer."   Brown goes on to say, "One fact is clear: local law enforcement is far too steeped in misconduct and corruption—and this extends to the task force, which is dominated by detectives and deputies from the sheriff's office—to run an investigation with the integrity that the murdered women and their families deserve after nearly a decade in which no one has been brought to justice."   One reason Brown doesn't believe this was the work of a serial killer is the connections between all of the victims. Generally, serial killers kill victims who have no relation to other victims. However, the women themselves all knew one another intimately. Some were related by blood (such as cousins Kristen Gary Lopez and Brittney Gary) or lived together (Gary bunked down with Crystal Benoit in South Jennings just before being killed in 2008). They solicited prostitution at the Boudreaux Inn, a now-shuttered motel in Jennings that, with its sloping blue metal roof and nondescript white façade, could be mistaken for a storage facility. The inn was ideally situated in Jennings's heady drugs and sex trade—just off a 400-mile stretch of Interstate 10 connecting Houston to New Orleans, favored by marijuana and cocaine traffickers and prescription-pill "doctor shoppers"—and cops were there on a near-nightly basis for busts. Loretta Lewis, the first victim, was the subject of several complaints to the police based on her activity at the inn.   Brown also says, "It wasn't simply that they traded their bodies at the same address. According to my reporting, all but one of the victims—Ernestine Patterson—were associated with the same fixture of the Jennings underworld: a 58-year-old oil-rig worker turned strip-club owner named Frankie Richard. "We shared something," he said of the murdered women, his voice so raspy it sounded as though he had been gargling rocks. "When we were at the lowest point of our life, and no one wanted to have anything to do with us, we had something to do with each other. And that means something to me. Them girls were my friends no matter how fucking low my life was. And I was their friend no matter how fuckin' low their life was."   Richard described the city of Jennings when the killings began: "It was wide open… The drugs, the prostitution, the bars, the crooked cops." Since the early 1990s, there have been nearly 20 unsolved homicides, including the slain eight women, in Jefferson Davis Parish, a statistic any competent sheriff's department would regard as both a shallow clearance rate and an astonishingly high murder rate for a small area.   As for suspects, Brown had found several while going through the reports from the task force and interviewing witnesses. In 2007, Frankie Richard himself was briefly charged in the Lopez killing, but those charges were dropped after witnesses provided conflicting statements and an essential piece of physical evidence was mishandled. Richard died in 2020.    Byron Chad Jones and Lawrence Nixon (a cousin of the fifth victim, Laconia Brown) were briefly charged with second-degree murder in the Ernestine Patterson case. But despite several witnesses implicating them, the sheriff's office did not test the alleged crime scene until 15 months after Patterson's murder and found it "failed to demonstrate the presence of blood." That messed-up crime scene work contributed, in part, to the collapse of the case against the two men. According to case files, Jennings street hustlers with connections to Richard were suspected in the deaths of some of the other women.    Brown claims no credible suspects outside the Jennings drug circle have been found, yet the official narrative is still that of a serial killer.    Another strange connection is that the murdered women of the Jeff Davis 8 (aka, the Jennings 8) provided information to law enforcement about other Jeff Davis 8 victims—and then turned up dead themselves. For example, Laconia Brown (the fifth victim) was interrogated about the 2005 killing of Ernestine Patterson (the second victim). Brown, the article author, obtained by a task force report in which one witness claims that Brown, the murder victim, spotted the body of Loretta Lewis (the first victim) floating in the Grand Marais Canal before Jerry Jackson discovered her there in May 2005. In 2006, detectives investigating Lewis's murder interrogated Kristen Gary Lopez (the third victim).   "She knew what was going on," Melissa Daigle, Lopez's mother, told Brown. She trailed off, tearing up at the memory. "They were scared, them girls. I think she knew about it and was too scared to say."   Brown also claims that he discovered that all of the women at one point had been informants for local law enforcement regarding the Jennings drug trade.    When Brown confronted Sheriff Edwards with the allegation that the Jeff Davis 8 were informants, the sheriff stammered a non-denial. "I wouldn't respond," he told me. "If they were informants, I would still continue to protect their anonymity. I don't know that's the truth. I won't comment on it."   Brown writes that at the end of 2008, a Jennings prostitute warned task force investigators that Necole Guillory "might be the next victim."   Guillory was known for her street savviness, and in 2006, when she was 24, she savagely attacked a sex customer with the handle of a sledgehammer.    Brown says of Guillory," I've reviewed the parish district attorney office's case files on Guillory, and in at least six cases, the charges against her ended in a nolle prosequi (a legal term meaning "be unwilling to pursue" on the district attorney's part). Though there is no record of Guillory's cooperation—excluding a theft case in which she agreed to testify against her codefendant—snitches routinely have charges nolle prossed in exchange for their off-the-record cooperation."   "Necole knew a whole lot," said Frankie Richard, "about a whole lot."   Necoles mother Barbara would tell Brown, "She was always paranoid," "It got to the point where she did not want to go anywhere by herself," she said. "I think she could feel that they were closing in on her." With her 27th birthday approaching, Guillory refused even to entertain the idea of celebrating. "I bought some icing and cake for her birthday," Barbara recalled. "She said, 'Momma, it doesn't matter—I'm not gonna be here.'" Guillory also had her four kids placed with relatives. A task force witness supports the claim that in her final days, she "was scared of someone," but she would not say who and that she "knew who killed the girls."   Barbara believes that her daughter was murdered because she witnessed local law enforcement corruption or misconduct or worse. "She used to tell us all the time it was the police killing the girls," Barbara said. "We'd say, 'Necole, a name. Something. Write a letter and leave it somewhere. Let us know. We can help you.' No, momma. It's too far gone. It's too big. I'd rather y'all not know nothing, that way nothing can happen to y'all… She knew, she knew, she knew, and that's why they killed her."   Brown writes that several other families of victims have similar stories.    He says, "Gail Brown, a sister of the fifth victim, Laconia "Muggy" Brown, told me that just before Muggy was killed, she worriedly informed her family that "she was investigating a murder with a cop; the cop wanted to give her $500 to tell what happened." Gail put it as bluntly as Barbara Guillory: "She knew what was going on," she told me, referring to her sister's work as a cooperator. "I think it was a cop that killed my sister."   Taskforce witness interviews corroborate the Brown family accounts; one was noted as saying that "Laconia Brown told her that…three police officers were going to kill her."   According to Brown, the Jennings police force and Jeff Davis sheriff's offices have been plagued by misconduct for years.    Veterans of Jennings' streets trace the unwinding of local law enforcement back to the '70s when they say cops began getting involved in drug trafficking. But this is not merely street gossip. In March 1990, two local men burglarized the sheriff's office, making off with a staggering 300 pounds of marijuana. According to court documents, investigators interviewed one of the burglars. He named a surprising pair of accomplices—Frankie Richard and a man named Ted Gary, who was then chief deputy sheriff. (Officials brought no charges against Richard and Gary.)   From sheriff's using parish funds to purchase personal items illegally, to unlawfully and purposefully stopping cars with out-of-state plates, to improper dealings with inmates, and even the murder of one officer and his wife by another officer, things were getting pretty nuts.    In October 2003, eight female Jennings cops filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against Jennings police chief Donald "Lucky" DeLouche, a gaggle of male cops, and the City of Jennings, alleging widespread acts of sexual violence and harassment. Among the allegations in the complaint: a captain who shook his penis at female officers, saying, "You know I like to lick pussy, I can numb it all night," and forced oral sex on a female officer, as well as a lieutenant who waved a knife at a female officer, warning, "Girl, I'll cut you." In January 2013, former Jennings police chief Johnny Lassiter was hit with a battery of charges after a Louisiana State Police audit found $4,500 in cash, 1,800 pills, more than 380 grams of cocaine, and several pounds of marijuana missing from the department's evidence room.   In December 2007, Sergeant Jesse Ewing received word that two female inmates at the city jail wanted to talk about the unsolved homicides (at the time totaling four). He was stunned by what he heard: Ewing said both women told him that "higher-ranking officers" had been directly involved in covering up the murders.   Brown claims Ewing had long been wary of his fellow cops, and he feared that the audiotapes would simply vanish, just as drugs and cash had a way of disappearing from evidence. So Ewing handed the interview tapes over to a local private investigator named Kirk Menard, who rushed copies to the FBI's office in nearby Lake Charles.   Brown goes on to write, "Ewing's gambit to grab the attention of the feds backfired. The tapes ended up right back with the sheriff's office–dominated task force, and Ewing's fears of retaliation turned out to be justified. As a result, the parish district attorney charged Ewing with malfeasance in office and sexual misconduct. (One of the female inmates claimed that Ewing touched her inappropriately during the interview. Ewing denies it, and that charge was dismissed.)   Brown says, "Ewing and I sat in his trailer in the Paradise Park development in Jennings in July 2011. He is a short, wide-shouldered man with a cleanly shaved head, a graying goatee, and the bulky frame of a rugby player. Ewing decorated the trailer with little more than a TV set and a couch—a no-frills lifestyle that he blamed on employment troubles since his termination after 20 years on the job. "I felt screwed for doing the right thing," he said."   Although the tapes were never made public, Brown says he had listened to them in their entirety. He claims they provide highly specific information about the murders of two of the prostitutes—Whitnei Dubois and Kristen Gary Lopez—as well as local law enforcement's alleged role in covering up Frankie Richard's role in at least one of the killings.   The first inmate says that a prostitute named Tracee Chaisson had told her that she was there when Richard and his niece Hannah Conner killed Dubois. They'd all been getting high, and when Dubois refused Richard's sexual advances, he "got aggressive, he started fighting with her, and when she started fighting back he got on top of her and started punching her." According to the inmate, Chaisson then said that Hannah held her head back and drowned her.    The two inmates told another story about a truck and a conspiracy between Richard and a top sheriff's office investigator to destroy evidence in the Lopez case.   The second inmate said Richard put Lopez's body "in a barrel," and used a truck to transport it. The truck, she said, was later purchased by "an officer named Mr. Warren, I don't know his exact name, he bought the truck to discard the evidence."   By "Warren," the inmate meant the sheriff's office chief criminal investigator, Warren Gary. The first inmate had also spoken of Lopez's body, a truck, and an officer named Warren.   Public records would seem to corroborate the second witness' account. On March 29, 2007, Warren Gary purchased a 2006 Chevy Silverado truck for $8,748.90 from Connie Siler, a Richard associate who had just been hauled into the sheriff's office for questioning in the case of a bad check. On April 20, Gary resold Siler's Silverado for $15,500, a nearly 50 percent profit in less than one month. (Siler, in turn, used profits from the sale, $3,207.13, to pay the parish district attorney's office for the bad checks she had issued.) Gary's truck purchase was possibly illegal and definitely unethical—the Louisiana Board of Ethics fined him $10,000 in the incident. "What [Gary] did with that was wrong," former sheriff Ricky Edwards told Brown. "Buying from an inmate, that's what was ethically wrong." He insisted, however, that his office "had no clue that [the truck] was even part of evidence [in the Lopez case]. That didn't come out until way after the fact."   Brown says there is some reason to doubt this claim. According to their reports, investigators knew that Siler was one of the last to see Lopez alive. In addition, Paula Guillory, a former detective in the sheriff's office who was later investigated for her ties to the Jennings drug scene, recently spoke to Brown and told him, "We knew that Connie Siler's vehicle was probably involved."   In a town where everyone was related and where the atmosphere had the feeling of a vicious family feud, it was Paula's then-husband Terrie Guillory, the warden at the jail, who brokered the Siler truck deal, according to the ethics board report on Gary. (Note: That he shares a last name with one of the victims is not a coincidence: Necole Guillory was his cousin.)   Because of Warren Gary and Terrie Guillory, two members of law enforcement, the Lopez case lost an essential piece of physical evidence. Because of Terrie Guillory, one suspect found herself with an alibi. And because Conner refused to flip on Richard, and Chaisson had changed her story repeatedly, the charges against all of them were dropped.   Brown writes, "Put simply: The statements from the two female inmates portrayed Richard and his associates working with the sheriff's office to dispose of evidence in the Lopez case. Yet the sergeant who took the statements was forced out of his job, and the allegations were ignored by law enforcement."    A review of hundreds of pages of task force investigative reports by Brown reveals a series of witness interviews where local law enforcement was implicated in the murders. However, these allegations have never been made public.   Danny Barry, a 12-year veteran of the sheriff's office when he died in 2010 at the age of 63, was named a suspect by at least three separate task force witnesses in a single day of interrogations in November 2008. "Deputy Danny Barry would ride around on the south side with his wife," one witness said. "And they would try to pick up girls….[Barry's vehicle was] a small blue sports car…Barry would drop off his wife, Natalie, and she would get the girls. The couple would 'spike' a drink and then take the girls back to the Barrys' house…."   One witness even told investigators that "Danny Barry had a room in his trailer that had chains hanging from the ceiling and that a person could not see in or out of the room." What the fuck?   There was only one task force interview with Barry on February 25, 2009. He wasn't questioned about the abundance of allegations against him, and there hasn't been any substantive follow-up investigation.   Brown goes on to write, "As the murders in the parish crescendoed in 2009, Guillory participated in a raid on Frankie Richard's family home. This was part of a sprawling investigation by the sheriff's office into a drugs and theft ring that Richard, his mother, and Teresa Gary (the mother of the seventh victim, Brittney Gary) were later charged with running, in which guns, jewelry, and rare coins had been pilfered from residences across Jennings. Yet when Guillory turned over evidence, nearly $4,000 was missing. So the theft case collapsed under the weight of serious law enforcement misconduct."   "Guillory denies that she stole or disposed of evidence in the case. She told me that she realized the money was missing when she was cataloguing the evidence from the raid and immediately contacted her superiors. (Warren Gary, the former chief investigator who had purchased the truck allegedly used to dispose of Lopez's body, helped catalogue the evidence, which is another troubling coincidence.) She was sent home from work and, even though she offered to take a polygraph test regarding the missing money, she was promptly fired by Sheriff Edwards. "I never even gave my own side of the story," she told Brown.   Yet again, the charges against Richard were dropped. It was a break that he relishes to this day. "I'm not mad at that," Richard told Brown when he asked him about the missing evidence in his case. "In fact I thank her for doing that. If she had handled her business right, my momma would still be in jail."   Most of the murdered women seemed to know about the other prostitute killings. But at least one victim from the Jeff Davis 8 witnessed a killing at the hands of state and local law enforcement during a drug bust in Jennings that went awry.   During a drug bust brought on by a tip from a snitch, Leonard Crochet, a pill dealer, was shot and killed by Probation and Parole agent John Briggs Becton. Briggs Becton told Crochet to show his hands, and, according to a statement he gave later to investigators, Crochet "then made a sudden movement with his hands toward his belt line." Believing that Crochet was reaching for a weapon, Briggs Becton fired his departmentally issued Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun, with a single shot striking Crochet in the chest.    According to a later statement by a fellow Probation and Parole agent at the raid, Briggs Becton approached Crochet's body, muttering, "Oh shit." Briggs Becton called an ambulance to the scene, and the inhabitants at 610 Gallup were taken into custody and transported to the Jennings Police Department for questioning. Police investigators concluded that they were "unable to locate any items near Crochet's location in the residence which could have been construed as a weapon. Further, no persons inside the residence at the time of the shooting, whether law enforcement or civilian, could provide any evidence that Crochet had brandished a weapon." That July, a parish grand jury heard prosecutors make their case that Briggs Becton committed the crime of negligent homicide. However, they came back with a decision of "no true bill"—no probable cause or evidence to show that Briggs Becton had committed a crime.   Could this be the reason the Jennings 8 we're killed? It is one theory suggested by some in the parish. "The victims were being killed because they were present when Leonard Crochet was killed by the police," one witness told task force investigators. "The girls were being killed because they had seen something they were not supposed to see." Even Richard connected the Crochet killing to the murdered women: "Most of them girls was at a raid…when that Crochet boy got killed. Most of the girls that are dead today were there that night."   Brown obtained a witness list from the Louisiana State Police on the incident. He says, "it reads like a who's who of players in the Jeff Davis 8 case, including the third victim Kristen Gary Lopez, Alvin "Bootsy" Lewis (the boyfriend of the fourth victim, Whitnei Duboisi, and the brother-in-law of the first victim, Loretta Lewis), and Harvey "Bird Dog" Burleigh, who later told Dubois' older brother Mike that "I'm close to finding out who killed your sister" and was then found stabbed to death in his Jennings apartment. His murder, too, remains unsolved."   The slaying of witnesses appears to be a pattern in Jefferson Davis Parish. Soon after Crystal Shay Benoit Zeno (the sixth victim) was found in a wooded area in South Jennings in September 2008, a tip was called into the parish district attorney's office from a 43-year-old Lafayette man named Russell Carrier. Carrier said that he had seen three African-American men exiting the woods. Richard associate Eugene "Dog" Ivory, Ervin "Tyson" Mouton (who is named as another possible suspect in the Lopez homicide in the task force documents), and Ricardo "Tiger" Williams. On October 10, 2010, Carrier was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train in Jennings early in the morning. Police Chief Todd D'Albor said that "for whatever reason," Carrier laid on the tracks and was run over.   God damn, this shit is nuts!    Brown concludes his article with information about one of the leading players in the case, Frankie Richard, whom we've talked about a lot.    Brown writes of Frankie, "Though Richard was well aware that I was deeply investigating the Jeff Davis 8, he never turned me down for an interview and didn't flinch when I confronted him with my reporting—he has a knack for explaining away bad facts and constructing theories on alternative suspects." Deceased deputy Danny Barry is also a favorite. "All these girls or most of these girls was found within a three-mile radius of Danny Barry's house," Richard told Brown. "Since he been dead, nobody died. All these motherfuckers on the sheriff's department are some crooked sons of bitches."   Brown describes one interview with Frankie as follows "On an unusually warm and muggy late spring night in 2012, Richard sat shirtless, exposing his meaty upper body, on a pair of rockers on the front porch of his family home in Jennings. He has expressionless brown eyes, a thick head of black hair streaked with gray, and a salt-and-pepper goatee. He was trying very hard to project the image of a wrongly accused, down-on-his-luck, sobered-up former hustler. "I was a dope addict, a coke head, meth head, alcoholic, no-good sonofabitch," Richard told me. "But I'm determined to get my head on right. I'm one year clean from meth and 100 days clean from alcohol and cocaine after 42 years. That's a long fuckin' time for a motherfucker like me."    Brown continues, "Standing nearby, on the ground below, was an associate of Richard's, a towering African-American man in his 30s wearing baggy jeans and a white T-shirt. At one point, he interrupted the conversation to warn me that the story I'm working on will likely put me in the crosshairs of local law enforcement. "You a bold-ass little man, dog," he said. "Don't get caught in Jeff Davis Parish at night."   Brown continues about Frankie Richard:   "That Richard continues to sit atop what police files and my own reporting suggest is an empire of drugs and prostitution is no spectacular stroke of luck. He is a prized informant who, according to task force documents, has provided a steady stream of intel to investigators. (Richard was debriefed in 2008, which Brown says challenges another official narrative: that no one is talking to the multi-agency investigative team, and that all investigators have is a series of unhelpful dead ends.) He goes on to say, "Criminal activity sanctioned by high-level law enforcement is hardly uncommon; a 2011 FBI report concluded the agency gave its informants permission to break the law at least 5,658 times that year. Richard would push back against the snitch label vigorously. But, in May 2012, Kirk Menard, the private investigator, sent a pair of female witnesses who said they had tips in the killings related to Richard to the task force offices to be interrogated. "Do not worry about Frankie," one high-ranking task force investigator told the stunned women, "because he works for me." According to the witness account, the investigator added that Richard has a task force–issued cellphone. Menard forwarded me an e-mail he sent to the task force outlining his concerns about the interview. Nearly two years later, he has yet to receive a response."   Brown says that the possibility that Richard is just circumstantially connected to all of the eight murdered women has also been undermined again and again. Soon after charges against Richard in the 2007 Lopez slaying were dismissed, he and associate Eugene "Dog" Ivory—who is, according to task force witnesses, a suspect in the murder of Crystal Benoit—beat a rape case in which, according to case files, Richard allegedly told the victim, "If you tell anyone, bitch, you will end up like the others."   Brown also recounts another story relayed to him:    "One night, not long before Richard and I met, Beverly Crochet, the sister of slain drug dealer Leonard Crochet, was leaving Tina's Bar, a South Jennings haunt frequented by the Jeff Davis 8. Tracee Chaisson, the former prostitute who was once charged with being an accessory after the fact of second-degree murder in the slaying of Kristen Lopez, approached her in the parking lot. "When I was walking out with my ride," Crochet told me when we spoke several weeks later on the front porch of her home, which is just down the street from the Richard family home, "she was screaming out the car with some black people, 'You're gonna be number 9.'" Crochet said she reported the incident to the task force. She cleared her throat nervously. "I could tell you more," she said, "but I'm scared. I'm scared for my own life." The Jeff Davis 8 killings, she said, "started right after" her brother Leonard was killed. "Right after. All them girls were in there at one point. They were all in there for two days in and out."   Brown concludes his article by saying The Jeff Davis 8 case is begging for a takeover by the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. They had intervened in a now-notorious New Orleans Police Department case from 2005, where cops shot and killed innocent bystanders on the Danziger Bridge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Brown claims his investigation raises several genuine questions about the prevailing serial-killer theory of these murders. It also indicates that local law enforcement is a hindrance, not a help, to a resolution being reached. Whatever the truth, these eight women, and their surviving families, deserve a fresh inquiry by an outside investigative body.   Holy shit! What seemed like a pretty clear-cut case on the outside; Serial killer preying on sex workers turned into THAT fucking crazy story. Wow. What do you all think? Fucking nuts, huh! The case remains unsolved, and if the things Brown uncovered are accurate, we will most likely never get to the bottom of this!    Movies:    Top ten drug horror movies, keeping with the drug theme    http://www.theblood-shed.com/top-10-drug-horror-movies/

Badass Basic Bitch
Turning Trauma into Purpose with Jas Boothe

Badass Basic Bitch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 32:42


Jas Boothe is a Chicago Native, Disabled Army Veteran, Cancer Survivor, and Speaker who gave over 17 years of service to this great nation. She deployed during the Operation Iraq Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom campaigns. Her entire military career was dedicated to working with and advocating for Soldiers and their family members. In 2005, she was a single parent in the Army Reserves living in New Orleans. That spring, she learned she would soon be deploying to Iraq. During her mobilization, Boothe's life was torn apart by two significant events. In August of that year, she lost everything she owned due to Hurricane Katrina. She tried to shift her focus to her platoon that counted on her for leadership through the deployment. However, in September, she received a devastating diagnosis of aggressive head, neck, and throat cancer and could not deploy. Boothe's options were limited and posed some tough choices for her. Because of her illness, she was facing discharge from the military. But she needed complex full-time medical care, a job, and a place to live with her young son. When searching for assistance, she found there were no existing programs for female Veterans with children. Her military told her to explore welfare and social services as an option, just like every other single mother. Jas then realized that America had forgotten about the women who have served, fought, bled, and died alongside their male counterparts. She found these options unacceptable for a woman who had honorably served her country. After extensive cancer treatment, including radiation therapy that would leave life-long side effects, she was able to stay in the Reserves and immediately began looking for full-time employment and a place for her and her son to live. In 2006, she relocated to Missouri with her aunt, where she had subsequently accepted a job offer from the Army National Guard. Later in the year, she received an opportunity to return to full-time duty in Washington, DC.; nonetheless, Boothe never forgot what she and her son had been through. She became determined to ensure her fellow sister Veterans had a resource in their time of need. Jas founded Final Salute Inc in November 2010 as part of her commitment to "Never Leave a Fallen Comrade."Final Salute Inc has assisted over 7000 women Veterans and children in over 30 States and Territories. Boothe holds a BA in Mass Communications from Mississippi Valley State University and dual MAs in Human Resource Management and Management and Leadership from Webster University.Jas also features in the 2017 documentary "Served Like a Girl" (http://servedlikeagirl.com/), produced by Lysa Heslov, which follows several American women wounded in action transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Boothe is the mother of two wonderful boys, Brandon (currently serving in the United States Air Force) and Jammel Jr., and wife to a Marine Combat Veteran, Jammel R. Boothe Sr.  Jas has received the following awards for her leadership and community impact:Oprah Winfrey and Toyota Standing OvationUS Army Chief of Staff Outstanding Civilian Service AwardPeople Magazine Hero Among UsCNN HeroAmerica Red Cross Tiffany Circle - Distinguished Woman Warrior AwardRedbook Magazine - We Learn From HerDepartment of Defense Spirit of Hope AwardAmerican Veteran's Center - Lillian K. Keil Award for Women's Contributions to the MilitaryUnstoppable Mom - Live with Kelly and MichaelAll You Magazine - Be InspiredYWCA Woman of DistinctionMarie Claire Magazine - America's Forgotten HeroesVideo of the Year (Served Like a Girl) - Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessInflue

EMSconnect On Shift
Unpack your Ruck Sack with Tania Glenn

EMSconnect On Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 46:18


Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates, a clinical practice in Central TX that is focused on promoting resilience and providing critical care to first responders and veterans. As a leading national clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in creating effective programs designed to mitigate traumatic stress and to assist patients with their return to normalcy as quickly as possibleAs a licensed clinician with thirty years of experience, Dr. Glenn deployed to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, New York City in 2001, New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Dallas in 2016 for the aftermath of the attack on the Dallas Police Department. Recognized nationally, Dr. Glenn's clients include a host of Texas and Arizona Police, Fire and EMS Departments, commercial aviation, and air medical programs. She is the Clinical Director for several peer support teams with her unique perspective on special operations competencies.Dr. Glenn is a noted author with numerous books dealing with mental health, PTSD, first responders, military, and family. Additionally, she has been involved in several documentaries dealing directly with mental health trauma.

Read My Lips – Cool Conversations with Creatives
Creativity Affirmations for Your New Year!

Read My Lips – Cool Conversations with Creatives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 60:00


akaRadioRed welcomes four inspiring creatives. Surviving a near-fatal car accident, Australian rock singer Michele Blood created positive Affirmation Songs that resonated with millions worldwide. She has co-written and created 80+ books, music CDs, audio programs, TV shows, and videos on positive thought. Shawndra McWhorter has been communicating with animals since 2000. She has done animal rescue work in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, Chile, Peru and around the US. Author of What They Want Us To Know: Messages of Hope, Meaning and Unity From the Animal Kingdom. Fed up with her fear of public speaking, Linda Ugelow devised a system to get over it for good. She has emceed a TEDx event in Hungary and produced / hosted the “Women Inspired” TV show. Author of Delight In The Limelight: Overcome Your Fear of Being Seen and Realize Your Dreams. Dr. Vicki Matthews is a Naturopathic Physician and Relationship Coach with a medical degree, BA in psychology and MBA in Consumer Behavior/Marketing. After a stint in the business world, she returned to medicine, but from a natural, more holistic approach. Join us for Read My Lips: Creativity Affirmations for Your New Year!

Writers and Company from CBC Radio
Sarah Broom on family bonds and the meaning of home in her award-winning memoir, The Yellow House

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 58:02


In her National Book Award-winning memoir, Sarah Broom explores the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans in 2005, putting her mother's house at the centre of her story. She joined Eleanor for this conversation in 2020.

Freakonomics, M.D.
18. When Is a Natural Disaster Good for Your Health?

Freakonomics, M.D.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 27:47


A clever study tracking the survivors of Hurricane Katrina came to a bold conclusion: when it comes to your health, place is destiny. So how can the benefits of healthier places be spread to everyone?

Supermom Rehab
Episode 113: Overcoming challenges to growing your mission-driven business w/ Dr. Catherine Woodhouse

Supermom Rehab

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 50:55


As an entrepreneur, you have the freedom to create a space that you not only fit in but are called to build. That's why episode 113 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about overcoming challenges to growing your business!Make sure to get our Funding Your Healthcare Vision workshop bundle is for women healthcare professionals who want to learn how to easily fund, build and grow their own social enterprise, whether for-profit or nonprofit, to transform the healthcare system through building a healthcare space, organization, consulting, or any combination of these.Dr. Woodhouse is a triple board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Bariatric Medicine. As a Commissioned Corps officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, she crisscrossed the country for 8 years providing medical care to a wide variety of medically underserved communities and serving during Hurricane Katrina. After completing her active-duty obligation, she continued locum work in a large hospital-based employed private practice system. As such, she has been a proud professional locum physician for over 20 years. A joyful and thriving burnout survivor, she loves helping occupationally stressed women physicians realize the power they possess over their life's work.In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, my guest Dr. Catherine Woodhouse shares the importance of having patience with yourself as you enter into this next phase of your life or business and practical advice to follow as you start your entrepreneurial journey. What You'll Learn From This Episode:Relinquishing control over and putting faith in the things that are out of your hands while focusing on the elements of your business you CAN control. Why you might be feeling fear of success just as much as a fear of failure and a mindset shift you can practice to change your perspective.Three important practices that are essential when shifting into entrepreneurship.Answering the question surrounding the possibility of scaling what you already have.The power and impact of finding a coach and a community of like-minded women to elevate you to the next level in your business. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don't forget to text PODCAST to 516-855-3557Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at https://melaninmedicine.buzzsprout.com/CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERECONNECT WITH DR. CATHERINE WOODHOUSE: LinkedInWebsiteLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Business Made Simple by Donald MillerBuilding a StoryBrand by Donald MillerGet Rich Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Dear Literature
027: Buddy Reads: Multiply/Divide

Dear Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 62:48


Vanessa and Alyssa discuss Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal by Wendy S. Walters (Sarabande Books). CN: Racism (anti-Black), enslavement, classicism, gentrification, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, violence (gang, gun, police), death Linktree: https://linktr.ee/dearlitpod Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Simon & Schuster) CN (so far): Racism (anti-Black, including use of slurs), enslavement, Jim Crow, murder, violence, spousal abuse, drug use (mostly meth and prescription drugs), child neglect, abandonment, incarceration, terminal illness (cancer), animal death Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Milkweed Editions) CN: Anti-Asian racism The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (Erewhon Books) CN: Death, suicide, violence (including gun violence), gore, medical trauma, manipulation and gaslighting, graphic language We Won't Move: A Living Archive "A Cyborg Manifesto" by Donna Haraway “Why Don't American Schools Value Creativity?” by Erin Crosby-Eckstine (Catapult) CN: Mention of emotional abuse in an intimate partner relationship, anti-Black racism, institutional oppression Imani Barbarin (Crutches&Spice) “Starting Testosterone During Ramadan Led Me to the Sacred in My Trans Self” by Zeyn Joukhadar (Catapult)

Dialogue with Marcia Franklin
Author Sarah Broom: The Yellow House

Dialogue with Marcia Franklin

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 29:40


Sarah Broom unpacks her National Book Award-winning memoir, “The Yellow House,” which chronicles the devastating effects that decades of neglect and bureaucratic amnesia have had on her childhood neighborhood of New Orleans East. The book also pays homage to the house she and her 11 siblings grew up in, which was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, but which lives on in Broom's prose. Don't forget to subscribe, and visit the Dialogue website for more conversations that matter. Originally Aired: 12/24/2021 The interview is part of Dialogue's series “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference” and was taped at the 2021 conference. Since 1995, the conference has been bringing together some of the world's most well-known and illuminating authors to discuss literature and life.

Motley Fool Money
Carl Quintanilla's Path to CNBC, Chris Diamantopoulos on “Silicon Valley” and Searching for Unicorns

Motley Fool Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 38:37


One week before our “2022 Preview” show, Chris Hill takes a step back from stocks to share two conversations. Carl Quintanilla may have been distracted as a college student, but he knew that media was in his future. From a small newspaper to The Wall Street Journal, from print journalism to TV, from reporting to anchoring, he's demonstrated a willingness to try new things and take on challenges like reporting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Chris Diamantopoulos gets recognized on the street for playing over-the-top billionaire Russ Hanneman in HBO's comedy series “Silicon Valley”. He shares how he got started investing, why he's enjoying being a judge on the investing reality show “Unicorn Hunters”, and feeling the weight of history as one of the few people to voice Mickey Mouse.

20 Minute Leaders
Ep686: Abbey Onn | Executive Director, Nevo Network

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 22:14


Abbey builds networks and believes that cohort based experiences can be transformative. She has spent the better part of the last 20 years creating programs that impacted hundreds of students and fellows' personal and professional journeys, whether it be putting a roof on a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina or directing leadership fellowships at Duke and Harvard. Since moving to Israel in 2015, Abbey has built two nonprofits that impact the Israeli tech ecosystem. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Nevo Network, a professional development fellowship that helps Olim (new immigrants) amplify their tech careers in Israel, and is backed by Michael Eisenberg (Aleph VC). 

We Chat Divorce Podcast
43. Divorce From A Legal Perspective with Elise Buie

We Chat Divorce Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 34:34


This week we have Elise Buie, founder of Elise Buie Family Law Group, to give us her professional opinion on the best ways to approach a divorce in order to start a better life post divorce.  In this episode we hear about: How a divorce could be the start of a better life, not the end of your best life Elise's experience with her clients and how some have blossomed into millionaires How to make the best long term decisions for your children The difference in making objective decisions and avoiding fear based decisions Elise Buie is the Founder Elise Buie Family Law Group, helping families live their best lives as they transition through divorce or other family changes. Her practice involves all aspects of family law: preparation of postnuptial and separation agreements, parenting plans, child support, simple and complex financial cases, relocation, and blended families.   Elise Buie, Esq. is a passionate, creative, problem-solving family law attorney who creates solutions, not obstacles. After evacuating her hometown of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and surviving a divorce, Elise landed in Seattle and founded her law firm. Elise's practice involves all aspects of family law, guided by a collaborative philosophy and her deep understanding of complex parenting issues. Elise opened her firm during a period of personal adversity. Now in a period of global adversity, Elise's firm has experienced its most significant growth yet, which she attributes primarily to her driving force and mantra: "I can do it." To connect with Elise:  Website: https://elisebuiefamilylaw.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elise-buie/ You can find blogs, articles, and more divorce resources on our website at mydivorcesolution.com!   The We Chat Divorce podcast (hereinafter referred to as the “WCD”) represents the opinions of Catherine Shanahan, Karen Chellew, and their guests to the show. WCD should not be considered professional or legal advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. Views and opinions expressed on WCD are our own and do not represent that of our places of work. WCD should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever.  Listeners should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. No listener should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information on WCD without first seeking legal advice from counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on WCD. Unless specifically stated otherwise, Catherine Shanahan and Karen Chellew do not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on WCD, and information from this podcast should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. The third-party materials or content of any third-party site referenced on WCD do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of Catherine Shanahan or Karen Chellew. WCD, CATHERINE SHANAHAN, AND KAREN CHELLEW EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. If you would like to obtain a typed transcript of this podcast episode, please email us at hello@mydivorcesolution.com. Please be sure to include the episode name in the transcript email request. Thank you!

Answers for the Family - Radio Show

Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living Show Guest: Robert Jensen In Personal Effects, the owner of the world's leading disaster management company chronicles the unseen world behind the yellow tape and explores what it means to be human after a lifetime of caring for the dead. From the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, and the Bali bombings, to the 2004 South Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, and the Grenfell Tower Fire, Jensen has been at the practical level of international incidents, assisting with the recovery of bodies, identifying victims, and repatriating and returning their personal effects to the surviving family members. He is also crucially involved in the emotional recovery that comes after a disaster: helping guide the families, governments, and companies involved, telling them what to expect, and managing the unmanageable. Personal Effects is an unsparing, up-close look at the difficult work Jensen does behind the yellow tape and the lessons he learned there. It tells Jensen's own story on how he came to this line of work, how he manages the chaos that is his life, and the personal toll the repeated exposure to mass death brings, in becoming what GQ called “the best at the worst job in the world.” Inspiring and heartwarming, Personal Effect is the story of survival and the importance of moving forward, Jensen allows his readers to see over his shoulder as he responds to disaster sites, uncovers the deceased, and cares for families to show how a strong will and desire to do good can become a path through the worst the world can throw at us.

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
HH#452: Terror and joy during Hurricane Katrina with Mitchell Johnson

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 29:40


Today's guest is Mitchell Johnson, who works at The Austin Stone as a college director! Mitchell was just 12-years-old when he was caught in the middle of one of the worst natural disasters in the U.S.: Hurricane Katrina. He shares about his experience of not yet knowing how severe the situation was, and within moments the entire first floor was submerged in water. It took four days to be rescued and he had to be separated from his mom so she could seek help. He walks us through his journey from waiting to be rescued on a bridge to being taken to safety in Wichita Falls, Texas. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A.T. Stewart Ministries
God's Message to America Through Hurricane Katrina

A.T. Stewart Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 42:00


Just Swingin' It
Special Guest: Hurricane Katrina

Just Swingin' It

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 94:45


Welcome back to another edition of "Just Swingin' It." On today's episode we are joined by special guest technical analysis swing trader Katrina and we discuss EVERYTHING. No topic is off limits. No description could summarize the conversation, because we covered everything. There was some audio issues and poor audio in portions so stick with us. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Do your HW and share this show with at least 5 friends. Be sure to check out Katrina's Twitter and YouTube channel to learn all about technical analysis and charting, see the link below. Like.Rate.Review.Share.Subscribe.Comment.GetInvolved. Keep Swingin' It!! Follow Us At: Official: @Swinginit (Twitter), Just Swingin It (YouTube) Katrina: @katbaker2017 (Twitter), Charting With Katrina (YouTube) Fat Baby Funds: @fatbabyfunds (Twitter), www.fatbabyfunds.com (Financial Blog) Chris: @chrismcbride_12 (All Platforms) Jon: @burrellinvests (Twitter) If you know someone that is an experienced/beginner trader, or is in finance, business, or real estate that you think fits our show email us their information at keepswinginit@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justswinginit/support

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
CNN Chief Business Correspondent and Anchor Christine Romans and Philosopher of Science and Author Professor Lee Mcintyre Episode 391

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 118:05


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more also please donate to GiveWell.org/StandUp and start a store or shop at Shopify.com/Standup Today's show opens with an almost 45 minute new recap then we get to my conversation with Christine Romans  who is CNN's Chief Business Correspondent and anchor of Early Start with Laura Jarrett weekdays from 4 am to 6 am ET. She won an Emmy award for her work on the series "Exporting America" about globalization and outsourcing American jobs overseas, and is author of three books: Smart is the New Rich: If You Can't Afford it—Put it Down (Wiley 2010) How to Speak Money (Wiley 2012) and Smart is the New Rich Money Guide for Millennials (Wiley March 2015). Romans is known as CNN's explainer-in-chief of all things money. She covers business and finance from the perspective of American workers and small business owners, translating what budgets and bailouts and economic data mean for families. Romans brings an award-winning career in business reporting. In 2014, she crossed the country reporting for her series, "Is College Worth it." In 2010, Romans co-hosted "Madoff: Secrets of a Scandal," a special hour-long investigative report examining disgraced financier Bernard Madoff and how he perpetrated one of the largest investor frauds ever committed by an individual. In 2009, her special "In God We Trust: Faith & Money in America" explored the intersection of how our religious values govern the way we think about and spend our money. Her series of reports "Living Dangerously" illustrated the risks and precautions for the nearly 30 percent of America's population living in the path of an Atlantic-coast hurricane. In "Deadly Hospitals," she examined how hospitals spread dangerous infections and what patients can do to protect themselves. Romans joined CNN Business News in 1999, spending several years reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Romans was the anchor of CNNfn's Street Sweep tracking the market's boom through the late 1990s to tragedy of Sept. 11 attacks. She anchored the first democratic elections in Iraq's history from CNN Center in Atlanta. She has covered four hurricanes and four presidential elections, and was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for its Hurricane Katrina coverage and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. The National Foundation for Women Legislators has honored her with its media excellence award for business reporting and the Greenlee School of Journalism named her the 2009 James W. Schwartz award recipient. ------------------------- My second guest today starts at 1:02 Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an Instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He has taught philosophy at Colgate University (where he won the Fraternity and Sorority Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy), Boston University, Tufts Experimental College, Simmons College, and Harvard Extension School (where he received the Dean's Letter of Commendation for Distinguished Teaching). Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, he has also served as a policy advisor to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and as Associate Editor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.McIntyre is the author of How to Talk to a Science Denier (MIT Press, 2021), Philosophy of Science (Routledge, 2019), The Sin Eater (Braveship, 2019), The Scientific Attitude (MIT Press, 2019), Post-Truth (MIT Press, 2018), Respecting Truth (Routledge, 2015), Dark Ages (MIT Press, 2006), and Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences (Westview Press, 1996). He is the co-editor of four anthologies: Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science (MIT Press, 1994), two volumes in the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science series: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline (Springer, 2006) and Philosophy of Chemistry: Growth of a New Discipline (Springer 2014), and The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science (Routledge, 2017). McIntyre is also the author of Explaining Explanation: Essays in the Philosophy of the Special Sciences (Rowman and Littlefield/UPA, 2012), which is a collection of twenty years' worth of his philosophical essays that have appeared in Synthese, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Teaching Philosophy, Perspectives on Science, Biology and Philosophy, Critica, Theory and Decision, and elsewhere. Other work has appeared in such popular venues as the New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Statesman, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and the Humanist. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page  

SoCal Restaurant Show
Show 454, December 4, 2021: Adam Bell, Founder, dataTV with a Travel Commentary Part One

SoCal Restaurant Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 12:39


Adam Bell, the founder of dataTV established in 1996, is the “SoCal Restaurant Show's” accomplished, long-time web designer, webmaster and all-around social media guru. He relocated to Los Angeles from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. NOLA icon, … Continue reading → The post Show 454, December 4, 2021: Adam Bell, Founder, dataTV with a Travel Commentary Part One appeared first on SoCal Restaurant Show.

High-Tech Sunday
High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 48 - CDR Desmond Walker

High-Tech Sunday

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 54:20


CCG Media presents High-Tech Sunday. On today's episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Rayondon Kennedy and Lango Deen sit down with Prospective Executive Officer of USS BAINBRIDGE and 2022 BEYA STEM Conference Career Achievement in Government awardee, CDR Desmond Walker, for a conversation on the Path of a Black Naval Officer. CDR Walker has served on USS BATAAN, where he received the Humanitarian Service Medal after support of Hurricane Katrina humantarian assistance and disaster relief. Later, the Commander served on USS CARL VINSON, where he excelled at anticipating problem areas in management of 26 assessable chemical and radiological programs. Ashore, CDR Walker served as a Nuclear Programs Manager, Section Head for Amphibious Warfare In-Service Readiness, and most recently, the Executive Assistant to Commander, Second Fleet / Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk. CDR Walker has received numerous recognition awards, such as the NNOA CAPT Sallee Kafer Mentoring Award in 2017 and NNOA Doris Miller Award in 2018 for his efforts in improving the connection between accession, retention and mentorship of Naval Officers. Keep up with CDR Walker via the following social media links: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter   Career Communications Group's High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever, this weekly program is produced by and for CCG's community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook page, Women of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.  

Wake Up Call
93. #FEMSQUIRE Series: Seattle Attorney Elise Buie, Esq.

Wake Up Call

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 82:09


If there's a lawyer who knows how to favorably ride out the storm, that's Elise Buie. After completely abandoning life as she knew it during Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans-raised attorney had to relocate more than once with her children, all while homeschooling, being a stay-at-home mom, and going through a divorce at the time. From rural Georgia, then to Minnesota, and finally, to the Pacific Northwest, she's had to learn to adapt and get used to life outside of her beloved New Orleans. And even though it was tough (the food, Mardi Gras, hospitality!), she's doing so wonderfully. She is now happily married and gets to enjoy her blended family thanks to the attention she pays to her work-life balance. But her personal life isn't the only thing that's successfully adapted to these rapidly changing times. Her law firm, Elise Buie Family Law, has exceptionally grown these past couple of years amid the pandemic. Time will fly as you bask into Elise's positive energy while she talks about reinventing her life and career, and the hard things she's had to endure in life, including the sequel of Hurricane Katrina, losing a family treasure, and her divorce story. This episode is definitely a mood booster and a reminder that every cloud has a silver lining. Included in this conversation: The thrilling experience of growing up in New Orleans Living through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath The one thing she wishes she had taken with her before evacuating Her love for Southern cuisine Relocating to places with entirely different cultures Why she chose not to return to live in New Orleans for the best Why she made the decision to divorce the person she was financially reliant on Her divorce story Reintegrating herself into the workforce after several years as a stay-at-home mom The most important skill a divorce attorney should have The way family law relates to psychology Finding love again and remarrying The reason why her husband's family and hers blended so well Putting your children first Her personal growth throughout the years Being able to control your negative thoughts How she successfully co-parents The beginning of her booming law firm Listen to Elise's podcasts (Parenting Buie and Maximum Mom) here: https://elisebuiefamilylaw.com/resources/podcasts/ Learn more about Elise's law firm here: https://elisebuiefamilylaw.com/ Follow Elise on Instagram here: @elisebuie https://www.instagram.com/elisebuie/ Follow Elise Buie Family Law here: @elisebuiefamilylawgroup https://www.instagram.com/elisebuiefamilylawgroup/ Find her on Facebook: @elisebuiefamilylaw https://www.facebook.com/elisebuiefamilylaw Follow me on social media here: Instagram @theprev https://www.instagram.com/theprev/ Facebook @wakeupcallthepodcast https://www.facebook.com/wakeupcallthepodcast Twitter @ThePrevite https://twitter.com/theprevite You can also watch episodes of Wake Up Call on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjlkBJChmRfcu4l-kLs2Rwg If you think you would be an awesome guest on Wake Up Call, DM me on Instagram!

Black Love: The Interviews
April and Troy Lawrence

Black Love: The Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 49:02


CW: Abuse, Drug Use.This episode deals with heavy topics as noted in the content warning. Please do not listen to this episode if you find either of those topics triggering. ---April and Troy come from very different backgrounds. Troy was heavily involved in the drug game while April was involved in church. Even when everyone tried to convince April to give up on Troy, before and during marriage, she stayed with him because of her faith in God. Outside of Troy's affiliation with the drug life, the two also struggled with infidelity and abuse. However, knowing that there was a reason God had placed April in Troy's life, that was enough for her to keep fighting for the relationship and eventually Troy gained his own relationship with God. The Lawrence's also discuss the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 while living in Louisiana and how that was an added stressor on the relationship and their family dynamic as a whole. Though they've been through a lot, they somehow continue to find a way to push forward. ======== Looking for more Black Love Podcast Network Podcasts? Check out  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today for free from your favorite app store! Connect with us:@blacklove on Instagram@blacklovedoc on Facebook@blacklovedoc on Twitter

American Metamorphosis

During the pandemic, a lack of trust in government has made it harder to solve problems. A new episode of American Metamorphosis, the podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio within The Atlantic, and BCG, explores what we can do about it. Jorge Fanjul and Kevval Hanna, of BCG's Centre for Public Impact, explain why trust in government is near historic lows. Khalil Shahyd of the Natural Resources Defense Council describes how participatory democracy boomed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. And BCG's Rajive Mathur explains how public officials can repair America's fractured social contract.

The Survival Podcast
Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion with Silvia Johnson – Epi-2902

The Survival Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 79:59


Sylvia Johnson is a long term listener to the Survival Podcast. She saw the need for prepping after Hurricane Katrina, but didn’t know where to start. She began binge listening to the Survival Podcast after a job layoff and is … Continue reading →

Fidelity P.O.W.E.R. Plug Podcast for Women in Business
EP052: The Money Doctor Can Breathe New Life Back into Your Finances

Fidelity P.O.W.E.R. Plug Podcast for Women in Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 30:35


When our body is sick we go to the doctor, right? Well, when our financial life isn't healthy shouldn't we go to a money doctor? We don't always like to admit it but every business owner, every individual, and every family has had financial challenges. Then, add the impact of the pandemic, and money management has become even more challenging.  In this episode of the P.O.W.E.R. Plug Podcast Host, Mary Foley speaks with Mildred Dillon, a New Orleans CPA who helps small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with money management, tax planning, bookkeeping, and more. In 1997, Mildred left corporate America to become a CPA and set up her practice. After Hurricane Katrina, she created her trademarked Money Doctor system. Then, when the pandemic hit, Mildred took the Money Doctor system to a whole new level. She shares how to keep our finances healthy.  Listen and Learn: Clean up the relationship you have with money Change your mindset about money Owning the power to transform your money Make decisions that financially move you forward Attract next level opportunities  Discover where your money is going Ditch your budget and create a spending plan Tips and tricks for entrepreneurs for business and personal reporting Tax deductions and savings Why you should trust your intuition about money YourMoneyDr.com @yourmoneydr on social media 

The Kathryn Zox Show
Allana Pratt

The Kathryn Zox Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 0:30


Kathryn interviews Author, Speaker Allana Pratt.Cuffing season can be defined as a time of the year, usually the colder months, when singles look for a short term romantic partner to nestle in with for the winter. While we are still socially distant, we need not be disconnected, as the past couple years of isolation has made it more essential than ever for singles to create thriving relationships they can count on. They are looking for safety in a setting where meaningful connections can blossom. Intimacy Expert Allana Pratt shares unique strategies to navigate cuffing season in a whole new empowering way! She hosts the podcast “Intimate Conversations” and has been featured on GoodMenProject, Huffington Post, People Magazine, Forbes, CBS, ABC and FOX. Kathryn also interviews Author Robert A. Jensen. You have seen Robert A. Jensen?you just never knew it. As owner of the world's largest disaster management company, Kenyon International Emergency Services, he has spent most of his adult life responding to tragedy. From the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, and the Bali bombings, to the 2004 South Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, Jensen has been at the practical level of international incidents, assisting with the recovery of bodies, identifying victims, and repatriating and returning their personal effects to the surviving family members. He is also crucially involved in the emotional recovery that comes after a disaster. He shares a rare glimpse into the difficult work he does behind the yellow tape and the lessons learned. Jensen also tells his own story?how the personal toll repeated exposure to mass death brings - becoming what GQ called 'the best at the worst job in the world.

Easy, Killer: A True Crime Podcast
#11: The Unfortunate Tale of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall

Easy, Killer: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 95:19


Welcome back for season 2, killers! In our season premiere, Hayley tells Brandy the story of two troubled souls who fell in love during Hurricane Katrina, but fell apart quickly thereafter. The details of this case are extremely gruesome, listener discretion is highly advised. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/easykillerpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/easykillerpodcast/support

The Non-Prophets
The Non-Prophets 20.48 11-28-2021 Cynthia McDonald, The Afro Humanist, Jena Miyu, and Malty

The Non-Prophets

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 78:39


This week on The Non-Prophets, Cynthia, Jena and Malty welcome a new guest to the show, The Afro Humanist, on a series of topical news from the motherland where the state of Nigeria open delegations with Egypt to combat religious extremism. At the top of the show, we have an NP Update on Ex-Bishop Novell. He has found new employment.. as a “farmer” of sorts. Eyewitness accounts surface about the tragic slayings of cult parishioners following the death of a cultist leader from Jamaica. In the final segment, there is a “Step in the Right Direction” as a fraudulent church is forced to pay back FEMA money after making false claims following Hurricane Katrina.Articles DiscussedSegment 1 [10:31]: Looking Back: “Ex-Bishop Exports Pig Semen.. Oh My!”Main Article: “Ex-Bishop Finds New Job”http://tiny.cc/exbishopseamen Additional References:“Spanish Bishop Quits for Erotica Writer”http://tiny.cc/bishopanderoticwriter “Cardinal Pleads for Bishop's Privacy”http://tiny.cc/BishopprivacyNP CLIP: from Segment #2 of The Non-Prophets, Episode 20.39 “Ex-bishop in love with a colorful sinner” http://tiny.cc/NPYT2039Segment 2 [41:18]: “Religious Tolerance to Fight Extremism”Main Article: “Nigeria, Egypt Attempt to Fight Extremism” http://tiny.cc/Nigeriaegyptfight Additional References:“Islam: Religion of Violence”http://tiny.cc/islamnparticle“Complicated Conflict in Nigeria”http://tiny.cc/conflictinnigeria “Impact of Shari'a Law on non-Muslims”http://tiny.cc/shariaonnonmuslims “Nigerian Singer's Death Sentence”http://tiny.cc/singersentencetodeath Segment 3 [1:07:00]: “Because the Cultist Pastor Said So”Main Article: “Cultist Pastor Demands Beheading of Woman” http://tiny.cc/cultbeheadingAdditional References:“Cult Leader Dies in Car Crash”http://tiny.cc/cultleaderdies “Shun Religious Cults and Leaders”http://tiny.cc/shuntheleadersSegment 4 [1:22:45]: Step in the Right Direction: “Pay Back for Your Sins”Main Article: “Archdiocese Pays for False Katrina Claims” http://tiny.cc/payingfakekatclaims Additional References:“Fraudulent Churches in the US”http://tiny.cc/fakechurches

waterloop
waterloop #122: Going Green In New Orleans

waterloop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021


Managing water in New Orleans is a challenge because of the city's unique hydrology, system of pipes and pumps, and intense rainfall events. Instead of relying only on traditional gray infrastructure, the city is embracing the use of green infrastructure to contain water, reduce flooding, transform public spaces, and beautify neighborhoods. The approach is discussed in this episode with Meagan Williams, Stormwater Program Manager for the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works. Meagan also shares her own journey, from being motivated to help find solutions after Hurricane Katrina devastated her city as a teenager to becoming an engineer in college and now an advocate for green approaches. She talks about the Pontilly Neighborhood Stormwater Network project that reduces flood risk and beautifies green spaces in the Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods neighborhoods.waterloop is a nonprofit media outlet. Learn more at waterloop.orgwaterloop is made possible in part by grants from the Walton Family Foundation and Spring Point Partners. waterloop is sponsored by Hydraloop, the innovative water recycling system for homes and businesses. Use water twice with Hydraloop. Learn more at hydraloop.com waterloop is sponsored by High Sierra Showerheads, the smart and stylish way to save water, energy, and money while enjoying a powerful shower. Use promo code Loop20 for 20 percent off at highsierrashowerheads.com​​​

The Determined People Podcast
Interview With Rick Bologna

The Determined People Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:08


On my YouTube Channel, The Determined People Podcast, you can hear the story of one man getting his family out of New Orleans because Hurricane Katrina was coming. We hear of tragedies and think, "Wow, I'm glad that's not happening to me." But the harsh reality is, bad things can happen to any of us. Any time. Watch Rick share his story of navigating through uncharted territory to lead his family through their greatest crisis. The Determined People Podcast on YouTube.

Locked On Saints - Daily Podcast On The New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints Legend Deuce McAllister Talks Taysom Hill Contract, Trevor Siemian, Domecoming

Locked On Saints - Daily Podcast On The New Orleans Saints

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:13


New Orleans Saints legend Deuce McAllister joins the show to discuss the Saints' injury woes, Trevor Siemian vs. Taysom Hill, sharing Mark Ingram's record breaking moment with him, and some of the most important moments of his career like Domecoming. "The opportunity to go on and play with the Saints was pretty special." Deuce McAllister recalls his journey to the NFL and New Orleans after watching them on Sundays growing up in Mississippi and dives in on the Saints' current quarterback situation. How Trevor Siemian performed thus far and whether or the Saints should considering Taysom Hill moving forward makes sense. "I would not be surprised, if Taysom is healthy enough, for him to get a shot, you know obviously, at that quarterback position." McAllister also shares his experiences during the Domecoming, return to the Superdome game following Hurricane Katrina and the meaningfulness of that moment for the community of New Orleans. "It was a homecoming." As the Saints gear up to face the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving day, there have been a lot of updates since the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. To get you all caught up on everything you need to know before the final injury report releases, it's time to run through the injury report such as updating the status of running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, roster moves like return of Kevin White, and whether or not the addition of WR and former Navy QB Malcolm Perry could be an immediate contributor after arriving in New Orleans on Tuesday. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Saints Podcast on these platforms… 

BUZZARD VIEW MANOR
Thanksgiving Horror Kristy.

BUZZARD VIEW MANOR

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 25:34


At Buzzard View Manor we remind listeners you have a place here at the Manor. The holidays aren't easy or a joyful time for some. You aren't forgotten. This film we represent is Directed by Oliver Blackburn Stars Haley Bennett as Justine, Ashley Greene as Violet, Lucas Till as Aaron Filmed in New Orleans on the campus of Tulane University Released on Lifetime but was soon added to Netflix The film is both an isolation horror film and cult horror; the storm also brings up memories of Hurricane Katrina. The cult targeted women they saw as "Kristy", the embodiment of a perfect woman in the eyes of God. Why target a Kristy? Justine was no helpless lady; she was a skilled swimmer and had a good science background. She was able to use chemicals to burn one of the attackers, so she was good at chemistry. Does the cult target college women? How big is this cult? With her ability to build weapons and implements to defend herself, it can be said that she McGuyvered her way to victory. Strangely the actor who plays her boyfriend is the title character in the recent McGuyver tv series.   The ending suggests Justine is now hunting this cult. 

Marked Safe: A Disaster Podcast
You're Automatically Haunted: Lighthouse Disasters

Marked Safe: A Disaster Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:58


This week, Melanie does a cemetery crawl, Brianne gets inspired by pettiness beyond the grave, alligator feet present a setback for the anti-smoking lobby, green beans ruin the day, Melanie victim blames and slut shames sheep, and lightkeepers are all haunted.Content warnings: cemeteries/graves/decomposition, drugs, Hurricane Katrina deaths, drowning, boat capsizing, structural fire, burn injuries, adult jokes, depression/psych meds.Links:13 Jan 1886, 416 Tales that Make these Historic Lighthouses Unexpectedly Interesting31 Aug 2019, A9A Rock and a Hard Place: Storms, Death and Madness at the Smalls LighthouseCopp's Hill Burying GroundDeath of a Keeper on the EddystoneEddystone LighthouseFake news and MacfaddenFlannan Isles LighthouseGeorge WorthylakeGuardians of the LightsHenry Hall (lighthouse keeper)Iconography of gravestones at burying groundsPackard Humanities Institute: The Papers of Benjamin FranklinSmalls LighthouseThe disappearances of the lighthouse keepers on Eilean MorThe eerie disappearance of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepersThe enduring mystery of the disappearance of Eilean Mor lighthouse keepersThe Lighthouse TragedyThe mysterious disappearance of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers.The tragedy of Smalls Lighthouse

Drop In CEO
Konstantinos Apostolopoulos: Creating a Roadmap to Resilience

Drop In CEO

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 31:09


On this episodes Konstantinos Apostolopoulos discusses the waves of worldwide challenges that inspired him to help others navigate change. During this conversation Deb and Kon discuss how to find the right talent, even in times of transition, the importance of nurturing talent to help your organization stay resilient, and how to personally prepare yourself to lead others in times of adversity.  Konstantinos Apostolopoulos is the Founder & CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a Human Capital Management consulting group that provides performance improvement and training solutions to help organizations develop their people, improve business results, and benefit from a comprehensive Talent Management strategy. He is also the coauthor of the timely book, “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters.” As a Thinkers 360 Global Top-50 thought leader, he is a regular contributor to popular industry and cultural publications, such as Management-Issues, Achievers Engagement Blog, and Thrive Global. Konstantinos is a recognized speaker and sought-after expert in performance and change management that has worked with leaders in North America and Europe, sharing fresh ideas and best practices that engage his audience and empower participants to take the next bold step forward in their professional and personal life. Drawing on many years of experience as a consultant and award-winning coach, Konstantinos has been helping organizations manage their transformational change efforts while preparing their leaders to execute their strategy and handle difficult transitions. As a young man in Greece, he experienced firsthand the devastation left behind by natural and economic disasters. As an adult, he was fortunate to help play a small part in the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Today he helps others navigate the challenges brought by major events in their lives. When not working with business leaders, “Coach Kon” gives back to his community by developing young soccer players in local, state, and Olympic Development Programs. After all, sports are a great way to teach important life skills!   You can connect with Kon in the following ways: Website: https://www.freshbizsolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachkon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kon_Ap Join the 30 Day Roadmap to Resilience Challenge by November 22nd here: https://bit.ly/Kon30DayChallenge Be sure to contact Coach Kon at kon@freshbizsolutions.com for your 50% discount to the challenge.   Are you a CEO dealing with change? Part inspiration, part strategy, I've created this resource for CEO's who leading their team through a rapid transition and looking for a resource and guide to help them stay confident, focused, and a mentor for others. You can download it here: https://mailchi.mp/coviellocm/the-ceos-compass See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Laura Flanders Show
Climate Change Journalism: Moving Frontline Communities from the Sideline to the Center

The Laura Flanders Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 29:06


Support the show by becoming a member as a monthly supporter at Patreon.com/theLFShow  We do not accept corporate or government funding.  We rely on you!  Full Episode Notes are posted at Patreon.com/theLFShow for members and non-members.Could a city reduce violent crime by planting more trees? How will the culture of work adapt to the climate crisis? What will increased flooding in the Global South do to U.S. immigration patterns? In this month's edition of Meet the BIPOC Press, guest hosts Sara Lomax Reese and Mitra Kalita from URL Media are back with a panel of journalists whose reporting explores these questions and more. They center Black and Brown people in their reporting on the environment and the climate crisis. From Philadelphia, to Haiti, to Bangladesh, to the American Gulf Coast, their conversation draws connections among a vast array of frontline communities, the crises they face, and the tools they're using to respond. Then, Laura joins Sara and Mitra to reflect on how integrating the environment into policy could give us better solutions to society's biggest challenges. Guests:S. Mitra Kalita (Co-Host), CEO & Co-Founder, URL Media; CEO and Publisher of Epicenter, NYCSara Loma-Reese (Co-Host), Co-Founder, URL Media;  President and CEO of WURD RadioKo Bragg, Race & Place Editor, ScalawagGarry Pierre-Pierre, Founder and Publisher of The Haitian TimesCharles Ellison, Managing Editor of ecoWURD and Executive Producer/Host of “Reality Check” on WURD

Katie Couric
From Hurricane Katrina to COP26: How to be a stubborn optimist in the face of the climate crisis

Katie Couric

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 32:34


Over the past two weeks, world leaders and delegates from nearly every country have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, for COP26. This annual summit on climate change will attempt to update the 2015 Paris agreement with accelerated action, higher targets and more ambitious cuts to carbon emissions -- our “last and best chance” at fighting climate change. In this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie looks back at the big weather events she has reported on and talks to her friend and weather forecaster Dave Price about how coverage of and interest in climate change has shifted over the years. We also hear from two experts on the front lines of the climate crisis, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, co-founders of Global Optimism and co-hosts of the Outrage + Optimism podcast. Christiana and Tom were both integral in getting the seminal 2015 Paris agreement to an agreement and they share what's at stake if we can't curb emissions as well as practical actions we can all make right now.  For more information on climate science, the climate crisis and what you can do, check out “The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis,” by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, and listen to their podcast, Outrage + Optimism. Tri-staters, you can catch Dave Price at 11am and 4pm on your local NBC channel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Matter of Facts
Episode 47: Veteran's Day: Remembering Service and Sacrifice

Matter of Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 22:02


Bonus episode from the Matter of Facts Podcast. Phil is a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Hurricane Katrina. Andrew counts many family and close friends among the veteran community. Today we take a moment to remember those that served, and how we can honor their sacrifice.

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend
Crystal Cojones: The Return of Nostradamus? with Astropsychologist and Celebrity Astrologer Dr. Turi

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 115:58


If you enjoy this podcast, please rate this show and leave a review! Even a few words can help. Just go to ratethispodcast.com/openloopsTo catch Open Loops LIVE, make sure you follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OpenLoopsPodLike Open Loops? Buy Greg a cup of coffee here to show your supportGabby Petito, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Covid....Dr. Turi claims he predicted them all.  And if Ivana Trump, Peter Fonda, Gary Busey, Denis Haysbert, John Gray and David Icke trust his counsel....well?  Sound like the best season of VH1's The Surreal Life ever? Or Greg's dream bachelor party guest list?  Either way, he wanted to be included in that group and Dr. Turi more than delivers the goods!  Listen in as Dr. Turi predicts world events for the months of November and December, as well as next year, the next five years, and even the events of the next 50!  Like the great prophet Nostradamus, Dr. Turi was born and raised in Provence, France. He is a world-famous UFO contactee, cancer survivor and Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as a captivating speaker, author of many books and his profound Cosmic Wisdom continues to astonish skeptics and believers alike.How accurate is the prophecy of the Draco? Listen in to find out....Dr. Turi's Links:www.drturi.comwww.cosmiccodedrturi.ning.comThe new 2022 Nostradamus Dragon Forecast For All Signs: https://www.drturi.com/product-category/ebooks/nupdf20Dr. Turi's Other Books:  https://www.drturi.com/product-category/ebooks/Watch Dr. Turi's highly-supported UFOs movie on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088Q3YQ81/r 

Patient Convert Podcast
Changing Medicine Starts with Creating Your Voice w/ Vinod Dasa MD #160

Patient Convert Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 30:43


Want to make a change in the field of medicine? It all starts with creating your voice. This is the wisdom Dr. Vinod Dasa took on as he became the co-founder and chief medical officer for an innovative start up, SIGHT Medical and helped co-found a new medical education and connection platform called DOC.SOCIAL. Before that, Dr. Dasa completed his undergraduate and medical school in the 7 year combined degree program in New York and was part of a fellowship internationally recognized as one of the pioneers in total knee replacement surgery. After completing his fellowship he and his wife, decided to begin their careers as faculty at LSUHSC to help rebuild post Katrina where he developed surgical techniques to allow outpatient opioid free total knee replacement and pioneered the use of cutting edge technologies such as iovera.    Dive right into the episode with Dr. Dasa and let's unpack his story and how he was able to impact the world of medicine by first creating his voice.   [00:01 – 02:38] Taking on Unique Experiences by Diving into the Deep End I introduce our guest Dr. Vinod Dasa Bio  Dr. Dasa gives a bit of background Education, residency and fellowship  Recruited to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina  Learning unique lessons while on the field    [02:39 – 14:19] Introducing an Enhanced Recovery Model for All Practices Dr. Dasa breaks down how he achieves opioid free knee replacement Changing from regional to spinal anesthesia A move closer to the adductor canal block  How using the technology iovera has helped in the surgical space Paying attention to details in the patients post-op  The process of going opioid free in mid-2020 There is a path to enhanced pain control for any field  How Dr. Dasa helps other doctors around the country innovate  Working with companies through talks and lectures  The challenges with incentives to go this route in the healthcare industry How the opioid free model affects collegiate level athletics Enhanced recovery protocols can be used for everyone  Why it's safe - targeting only key nerves [14:20 – 26:32] Changing Medicine Starts with Creating Your Voice Dr. Dasa gives advice for busy physicians looking to diversify their careers You have to broaden your skill set You have a unique opportunity to leverage your assets Different ways you can finance your ideas  Leverage you relationships Start getting your name out there Leverage social media to share thoughts  People need to know who you are, where you are, how you think How Dr. Dasa has built up his thought leadership Think about the audience your platform will reach  Avoid running faster around the hamster wheel by getting specific  How to create your voice  People are looking for sincerity in your message It's not hard to get your voice out there - just start  Be yourself people can read through the BS Give the ‘Why' behind why something needs to be fixed [26:33 – 30:42] Closing Segment Connect with other innovations from Dr. Dasa SIGHT Medical - driving optimal performance in the OR Doc.Social - Healthcare connected Links below  How to connect with Dr. Dasa Links below  Final words  Stay tuned for more. Links available below.   Tweetable Quotes: “Enhanced pain control, enhanced recovery without the need for opioids and narcotics... It's out there… I promise you, if you can do it for knee replacements, you can do it for just about anything.” - Dr. Vinod Dasa “I think physicians have to think and broaden their skill set beyond just the exam room or the OR… Physicians are in a very unique position, they can leverage a lot of different assets to their benefit.” - Dr. Vinod Dasa “That's why I think that digital platforms are huge to create a voice and create an identity… We have a voice and we have a seat at the table.” - Dr. Vinod Dasa   Resources Mentioned:  SIGHT Medical Doc.Social   Want to connect with Dr. Dasa? You can find him on LinkedIn and Doc.Social. Teach, heal and discover by visiting https://www.lsuhs.edu/ and learning more.    Subscribed Yet? Now you can! Subscribe to the Patient Convert Podcast and never miss a new episode! Subscribe for emails or using your favorite podcast app via Email, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or visit my website https://kelleyknott.com/    Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram     What We Do Check out our Healthcare Marketing Agency – Intrepy Healthcare Marketing Check out our physician liaison training platform – Physician Liaison University Leave a Rating & Review for Other Listeners! I hope that you have found this episode and any others you have listened to to be helpful in your growth as a healthcare marketer or practice owner. Please consider leaving a review on one of the channels above. The best way to do that is to rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave us a brief review! You can do the same on Stitcher as well. Your ratings and reviews help get the podcast in front of new listeners. Your feedback also lets me know how I can better serve you. Thanks for listening. Kelley Knott

New Books Network
Chris McLaughlin, "Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs" (UP of Mississippi, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:23


On August 29, 2005, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States devastated the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. Like many others in America and around the world, Chris McLaughlin watched the tragedy of Katrina unfold on a television screen from the comfort of her living room on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In the devastation afterwards, almost 2,000 people and an estimated 250,000 animals had perished. Miraculously, many pets did manage to survive. But in the months that followed the hurricane, thousands of them were fending for themselves in the ruins of devastated neighborhoods. They roamed the streets in feral packs or struck out alone. Their plight triggered a grassroots rescue effort unlike any this country had ever seen, and while relief organizations such as the Red Cross were tending to the human survivors, and movie stars and celebrities were airlifting food and endorsing seven-figure checks, a much smaller and meagerly funded effort was underway to save the four-legged victims. With no prior experience in disaster response and no real grasp of the hell that awaited them, scores of animal lovers, including McLaughlin, made their way to the Gulf Coast to help in any way they could. Including photos from four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Carol Guzy, Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs (UP of Mississippi, 2021)spans the course of two years as McLaughlin and others ventured into the wreckage of the Gulf Coast to rescue the animals left behind. McLaughlin tells the moving stories of the people she met along the way, both those who lost everything to the hurricane and those working beside her rescuing and transporting animals away from the neglected, derelict conditions in which they barely survived. Within this story of tragedy and cruelty, suffering and ignorance, Mississippi Barking also bears witness to selfless acts of bravery and compassion, and the beauty and heroics of those who risked everything to save the animals that could not save themselves. Chris McLaughlin is founder and executive director of the Animal Rescue Front. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in earth sciences, she lives in Massachusetts with two cats. This is her first book. Morris Ardoin is author of STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN BOY (2020, University Press of Mississippi), which was optioned for TV/Film development in 2021. A communications practitioner, his work has appeared in regional, national, and international media. He divides his time between New York City and Cornwallville, New York, where he does most of his writing. His blog, Parenthetically Speaking, can be found at www.morrisardoin.com. Twitter: @morrisardoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Chris McLaughlin, "Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs" (UP of Mississippi, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:23


On August 29, 2005, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States devastated the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. Like many others in America and around the world, Chris McLaughlin watched the tragedy of Katrina unfold on a television screen from the comfort of her living room on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In the devastation afterwards, almost 2,000 people and an estimated 250,000 animals had perished. Miraculously, many pets did manage to survive. But in the months that followed the hurricane, thousands of them were fending for themselves in the ruins of devastated neighborhoods. They roamed the streets in feral packs or struck out alone. Their plight triggered a grassroots rescue effort unlike any this country had ever seen, and while relief organizations such as the Red Cross were tending to the human survivors, and movie stars and celebrities were airlifting food and endorsing seven-figure checks, a much smaller and meagerly funded effort was underway to save the four-legged victims. With no prior experience in disaster response and no real grasp of the hell that awaited them, scores of animal lovers, including McLaughlin, made their way to the Gulf Coast to help in any way they could. Including photos from four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Carol Guzy, Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs (UP of Mississippi, 2021)spans the course of two years as McLaughlin and others ventured into the wreckage of the Gulf Coast to rescue the animals left behind. McLaughlin tells the moving stories of the people she met along the way, both those who lost everything to the hurricane and those working beside her rescuing and transporting animals away from the neglected, derelict conditions in which they barely survived. Within this story of tragedy and cruelty, suffering and ignorance, Mississippi Barking also bears witness to selfless acts of bravery and compassion, and the beauty and heroics of those who risked everything to save the animals that could not save themselves. Chris McLaughlin is founder and executive director of the Animal Rescue Front. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in earth sciences, she lives in Massachusetts with two cats. This is her first book. Morris Ardoin is author of STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN BOY (2020, University Press of Mississippi), which was optioned for TV/Film development in 2021. A communications practitioner, his work has appeared in regional, national, and international media. He divides his time between New York City and Cornwallville, New York, where he does most of his writing. His blog, Parenthetically Speaking, can be found at www.morrisardoin.com. Twitter: @morrisardoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in American Studies
Chris McLaughlin, "Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs" (UP of Mississippi, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:23


On August 29, 2005, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States devastated the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. Like many others in America and around the world, Chris McLaughlin watched the tragedy of Katrina unfold on a television screen from the comfort of her living room on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In the devastation afterwards, almost 2,000 people and an estimated 250,000 animals had perished. Miraculously, many pets did manage to survive. But in the months that followed the hurricane, thousands of them were fending for themselves in the ruins of devastated neighborhoods. They roamed the streets in feral packs or struck out alone. Their plight triggered a grassroots rescue effort unlike any this country had ever seen, and while relief organizations such as the Red Cross were tending to the human survivors, and movie stars and celebrities were airlifting food and endorsing seven-figure checks, a much smaller and meagerly funded effort was underway to save the four-legged victims. With no prior experience in disaster response and no real grasp of the hell that awaited them, scores of animal lovers, including McLaughlin, made their way to the Gulf Coast to help in any way they could. Including photos from four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Carol Guzy, Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs (UP of Mississippi, 2021)spans the course of two years as McLaughlin and others ventured into the wreckage of the Gulf Coast to rescue the animals left behind. McLaughlin tells the moving stories of the people she met along the way, both those who lost everything to the hurricane and those working beside her rescuing and transporting animals away from the neglected, derelict conditions in which they barely survived. Within this story of tragedy and cruelty, suffering and ignorance, Mississippi Barking also bears witness to selfless acts of bravery and compassion, and the beauty and heroics of those who risked everything to save the animals that could not save themselves. Chris McLaughlin is founder and executive director of the Animal Rescue Front. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in earth sciences, she lives in Massachusetts with two cats. This is her first book. Morris Ardoin is author of STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN BOY (2020, University Press of Mississippi), which was optioned for TV/Film development in 2021. A communications practitioner, his work has appeared in regional, national, and international media. He divides his time between New York City and Cornwallville, New York, where he does most of his writing. His blog, Parenthetically Speaking, can be found at www.morrisardoin.com. Twitter: @morrisardoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Environmental Studies
Chris McLaughlin, "Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs" (UP of Mississippi, 2021)

New Books in Environmental Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:23


On August 29, 2005, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States devastated the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. Like many others in America and around the world, Chris McLaughlin watched the tragedy of Katrina unfold on a television screen from the comfort of her living room on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In the devastation afterwards, almost 2,000 people and an estimated 250,000 animals had perished. Miraculously, many pets did manage to survive. But in the months that followed the hurricane, thousands of them were fending for themselves in the ruins of devastated neighborhoods. They roamed the streets in feral packs or struck out alone. Their plight triggered a grassroots rescue effort unlike any this country had ever seen, and while relief organizations such as the Red Cross were tending to the human survivors, and movie stars and celebrities were airlifting food and endorsing seven-figure checks, a much smaller and meagerly funded effort was underway to save the four-legged victims. With no prior experience in disaster response and no real grasp of the hell that awaited them, scores of animal lovers, including McLaughlin, made their way to the Gulf Coast to help in any way they could. Including photos from four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Carol Guzy, Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs (UP of Mississippi, 2021)spans the course of two years as McLaughlin and others ventured into the wreckage of the Gulf Coast to rescue the animals left behind. McLaughlin tells the moving stories of the people she met along the way, both those who lost everything to the hurricane and those working beside her rescuing and transporting animals away from the neglected, derelict conditions in which they barely survived. Within this story of tragedy and cruelty, suffering and ignorance, Mississippi Barking also bears witness to selfless acts of bravery and compassion, and the beauty and heroics of those who risked everything to save the animals that could not save themselves. Chris McLaughlin is founder and executive director of the Animal Rescue Front. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in earth sciences, she lives in Massachusetts with two cats. This is her first book. Morris Ardoin is author of STONE MOTEL – MEMOIRS OF A CAJUN BOY (2020, University Press of Mississippi), which was optioned for TV/Film development in 2021. A communications practitioner, his work has appeared in regional, national, and international media. He divides his time between New York City and Cornwallville, New York, where he does most of his writing. His blog, Parenthetically Speaking, can be found at www.morrisardoin.com. Twitter: @morrisardoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies

Nobody Told Me!
Robert Jensen: ...how to deal with the worst the world can throw at us

Nobody Told Me!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 29:52


Think about any major disaster in the world over the past 30 years and our guest, Robert Jensen, was probably on the scene and personally involved for days, months or even years afterward. Robert is the chairman of Kenyon International Emergency Services, which provides crisis management response to hundreds of businesses and governments. Robert has spent most of his adult life responding to major disasters like the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haitian earthquake and the 2004 South Asian tsunami. He is the author of a gripping new book, "Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me about Caring for the Living". ****** Thanks to our sponsors of this episode! --> Maxine's Heavenly Cookies: the most delicious plant-based, gluten-free, vegan, low sugar cookies! We love all of their flavors, especially Mint Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Chocolate Chunk! Go to http://www.maxinesheavenly.com/nobody and use promo code 'nobody' to get 25% off your order. --> Lumineux: plant and mineral hygiene products like Lumineux's famous toothpaste and whitening products are changing the game. They taste just as good and we were wowed by the research into why using their strategy works so well. Just in time for the holidays: enjoy 15% off your first purchase by going to http://www.oralessentials.com and using promo code 'Nobody'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Today's Top Tune
Leo Nocentelli: ‘Give Me Back My Loving'

Today's Top Tune

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 3:16


Legendary funkmeister Leo Nocentelli started out by backing Otis Redding when he was just 14 and went on to become an original member of The Meters, penning hits like “Cissy Strut” and the Mardi Gras anthem “Fire On The Bayou.” But Nocentelli also recorded an album in the early ‘70s that was believed to be lost forever — until now. “Another Side” was recorded in New Orleans, lost in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and found over a decade later in a swap meet in Southern California. Today we're lucky to hear what we can consider a timeless classic by a giant, “Give Me Back My Loving.”  

Dream Chasers Radio
Co-Host of The MortgageWISE Radio Show Randy Chambliss on Mortgage and money

Dream Chasers Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 23:00


https://www.lahousingauthority.org/our-company/ Randy Chambliss (NMLS# 145175) is the Executive Director of Louisiana Housing Authority, Corporate Mortgage Branch Manager with Geneva Financial, Real Estate Developer, Financial Educator, Speaker, and Co-Host of The MortgageWISE Radio Show and Video Podcast. Mr. Chambliss comes from being an at-risk youth growing up in the city of New Orleans, struggling teenage father, being homeless in 2005 doing Hurricane Katrina to buying his first home and investment property in 2006 (at the young age of 26) to building and managing a multi-million dollar financial & real estate organization.   As an established real estate and mortgage expert, Mr. Chambliss has become a trusted housing advocate in the communities he serves. He is a proud husband and father, so he firmly believes that a strong relationship with the Most High God and family are the most important parts of his life. In addition, he believes that mindset development, financial education, and homeownership, can be an essential part of building generational wealth.  Mr. Chambliss has been a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator since 2008, so he has been around the real estate and mortgage industry and is well versed in all the changes that have come and gone.

Authentic Talks 2.0
Episode 195 | There Must Be Balance, Your Life Matters | Guest: Jean Turner

Authentic Talks 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 44:55


Meet Coach Nurse Jean Turner, who is the Founder and CEO of Spirit of A Warrior Life Enterprise, The Author of There Must Be Balance, Your Life Matters, Podcaster, International Speaker. Jean shares her Why and shares her experience with Cancer and in this episode 4 words come up and I want you to write them down and follow the instructions for this week. There are some takeaways, see what you can take from this episode to help in your life. ***********Connect with Jean Turner************WEBSITE:https://www.spiritofawarrior.life/abouthttps://jean-turner-rn-chc.square.site/***************ABOUT JEAN**********************************************************Helping others achieve and maintain optimum wellness is the mission of Jean Turner, RN. Her knowledge and profound proficiency have laid the foundation for her to be the accomplished and highly sought-after author, speaker, Holistic Health Nurse Coach, and wellness expert that she is today. With a 25-year Army career (that includes service in the Iraqi War and providing nursing support to the people of New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina), Jean has taken a warrior's approach at inspiring others to be good stewards of their health.As such, she provides life-changing resources and services through media, published materials and workshops for all ages. She is the host of “Health Chat with Coach Jean,” Radio Show on 1570 WIGO AM Atlanta and a world-wide syndicated podcast featured on Positive Power XXI Media and available on Apple Podcast, iHEART, Pray.com, Spotify and Spreaker.com. She is a licensed minister and is a founding leader of her church's Health and Wellness Ministry. Additionally, she is a Blog Contributor for “Black Dawn Journal” Weblog, and she is a Partner in Health with Proactive Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, McDonough Georgia where she contributes bi-weekly blogs for their patient newsletters.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jean's commitment to the well-being of others is reflected in fitfoxy50 & BEYOND-, her signature wellness and lifestyle management program that is geared to the specific health changes and challenges that naturally come with turning “The Big 5-0!” In 2018, the support she offers others hit close to home as she experienced a “suddenly” moment that changed her life. This “suddenly” moment further fortified her primary focus on self-care for optimum wellness for those living with chronic illness, disease (particularly those undergoing chemotherapy treatments), and how the practice of self- care greatly impacts health outcomes and one's personal success. Jean is the author of “The Spirit of a Warrior: Jean's Self-Care Journey Through Chemotherapy” (which comes with a journal) as well as the journals, “My 7-Day Self-Care Journey to Healthier Habits”, “Recognize, Release, & Refocus” and “The Detox Advantage”. Her newest works, “A Time to Testify: The Remix” and “His Story, Her Story, God's Glory” released Spring 2020. She also looks forward to releasing a docuseries titled after her book, “Spirit of a Warrior”.Jean is a loving wife, mother, and lovingly referred to as "G-Ma" by her grandkids. In her spare time, the former marathon runner enjoys reading and traveling. To learn more about Jean, visit her online at www.spiritofawarrior.life.**************************************************************************************CONNECT WITH HOST:Email: shanta@authentictalks2.comwebsite: authentictalks2.comwebsite:aymbeyondthephysical.com

The Daily
New Orleans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 25:31


After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans, leaving destruction in its wake, comparisons with Hurricane Katrina were made.There are, however, big differences between the two disasters — namely that the city, in the 16 years since Katrina, has heavily invested in flood defenses. But on the ground, there is little cause for celebration.What has happened in the aftermath of Ida and what does the increasing frequency of climate extremes mean for a city like New Orleans?Guest: Richard Fausset, a correspondent covering the American South for The New York Times.Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: Hurricane veterans were stunned by Ida. “It's never been as bad as it is this time,” said Jesse Touro, who was rescued from Jean Lafitte after riding out storms in town for the past 12 years.As hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana faced the prospect of punishingly hot weeks ahead without electricity, officials have urged those who had fled before the onslaught of Hurricane Ida to stay away indefinitely as the long slog of recovery begins.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.