Arts & Culture

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of the Atom, Follow the Dollar, News from The Land of 15,000 Princes, The Apologies of the Week, The Appresidentice, News of the Warm and more.

Regrets, I've Had a Few

Jul 31, 2020
Alfonso Lacayo
Jason Falchook

Alfonso Lacayo gets a bad haircut.

Noreen King's fib goes too far.

David Watson Mwabila questions his culture's perception of disability

Megan McNally makes an assumption about her grandmother.

Nadia Hakim remembers her last time in Iran.

Robert Hallett gets a call from NASA.

American Routes Shortcuts: Warren Storm

Jul 31, 2020
Warren Storm
American Routes

Warren Storm, Cajun elder from Abbeville, Louisiana, is a drummer, singer, and pioneer of swamp pop, the style that combines R&B, country, Cajun, and Creole music. Storm’s family name is Warren Schexnider. He learned drums and guitar from his father at twelve, and then filled in at a gig with the Rayne-Bo Ramblers. Warren joined fellow Abbeville swamp pop musician Bobby Charles Guidry in seeking out rhythm and blues artists. Warren has played with many groups, but his enduring association is with saxophonist and vocalist Willie Tee Trahan and the Cypress Band.

In this week’s Bookmark, host Susan Larson catches up with Loyola University creative writing professor Lindsay Sproul (pronounced SPRAWL), author of the debut novel for young adults,  "We Were Promised Spotlights."

In this week's BookMark, host Susan Larson catches up with novelist Samantha Downing, who's making publishing news with a film sale of her first novel, "My Lovely Wife"; a second novel, "He Started It,"  just out; and a seven-figure deal for her next three books.