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Sticky Wicket

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

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Sticky Wicket

Sticky Wicket

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

6
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16
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Four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. The series highlights the tense but necessary relationship between the media and the government, and draws parallels between past moments in our country's history, and today.

Latest Episodes

Kathleen Blanco And The Katrina Blame Game

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco: a carpet cleaner’s daughter from New Iberia turned school teacher turned stay-at-home mom turned…Louisiana's first female governor. In 2003, her focus was on education reform, juvenile justice, and economic development. And halfway into her first and only term, it looked like she had a good chance at re-election. But that all changed, with Hurricane Katrina.

29 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Kathleen Blanco And The Katrina Blame Game

Dutch Morial And The Police Strike Of 1979

In 1979, Ernest "Dutch" Morial became the first black mayor of New Orleans. He won the election with 95% of the black vote, and just 20% of the white vote. He campaigned on a platform of police reform, but it wasn’t just Dutch who wanted to re-organize the NOPD – they were organizing themselves. They wanted a union, pay increases, and better working conditions. Soon after Dutch took office, the police wasted no time. They staged their first strike, in history. Their bargaining tool? Mardi Gras.

29 MIN2018 DEC 12
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Dutch Morial And The Police Strike Of 1979

Jim Garrison's Dangerous Fairy Tale

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, people around the country quickly rejected their government's conclusion that a sole assassin committed the crime. A slew of conspiracy theories took hold, but only one conspiracy theorist transferred his theories into actual arrests. Jim Garrison, District Attorney of New Orleans, was media savvy, and skillfully attracted TV cameras, reporters, and supporters with his giant claims. In 1967, the world watched Garrison insist

29 MIN2018 NOV 28
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Jim Garrison's Dangerous Fairy Tale

Huey Long Vs. The Media

Listen to the Sticky Wicket podcast for free! Huey Pierce Long: you either loved him, or hated him. He had thousands of adoring fans, and fearful enemies. Long went from traveling salesman to Louisiana Governor, and then US senator, through his mastery of the media. Then once in power, he waged a war against it. He rose in popularity through his anti-establishment speeches at rallies and on the radio, and spoke directly to rural and poor people, campaigning for income caps and ‘sharing the

29 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Huey Long Vs. The Media

Coming Soon: 'Sticky Wicket'

Sticky Wicket: Louisiana Politics Versus the Press is a new mini series out of WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge Public Radio that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. These relationships have always been love/hate in the Pelican state. Click on the player above to hear the trailer, and tune in Tuesday, November 13th at 630 p.m. to hear the first episode live on WWNO. Follow Sticky Wicket on instagram at @stickywicketpod . --

2 MIN2018 NOV 11
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Latest Episodes

Kathleen Blanco And The Katrina Blame Game

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco: a carpet cleaner’s daughter from New Iberia turned school teacher turned stay-at-home mom turned…Louisiana's first female governor. In 2003, her focus was on education reform, juvenile justice, and economic development. And halfway into her first and only term, it looked like she had a good chance at re-election. But that all changed, with Hurricane Katrina.

29 MIN2018 DEC 19
Comments
Kathleen Blanco And The Katrina Blame Game

Dutch Morial And The Police Strike Of 1979

In 1979, Ernest "Dutch" Morial became the first black mayor of New Orleans. He won the election with 95% of the black vote, and just 20% of the white vote. He campaigned on a platform of police reform, but it wasn’t just Dutch who wanted to re-organize the NOPD – they were organizing themselves. They wanted a union, pay increases, and better working conditions. Soon after Dutch took office, the police wasted no time. They staged their first strike, in history. Their bargaining tool? Mardi Gras.

29 MIN2018 DEC 12
Comments
Dutch Morial And The Police Strike Of 1979

Jim Garrison's Dangerous Fairy Tale

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, people around the country quickly rejected their government's conclusion that a sole assassin committed the crime. A slew of conspiracy theories took hold, but only one conspiracy theorist transferred his theories into actual arrests. Jim Garrison, District Attorney of New Orleans, was media savvy, and skillfully attracted TV cameras, reporters, and supporters with his giant claims. In 1967, the world watched Garrison insist

29 MIN2018 NOV 28
Comments
Jim Garrison's Dangerous Fairy Tale

Huey Long Vs. The Media

Listen to the Sticky Wicket podcast for free! Huey Pierce Long: you either loved him, or hated him. He had thousands of adoring fans, and fearful enemies. Long went from traveling salesman to Louisiana Governor, and then US senator, through his mastery of the media. Then once in power, he waged a war against it. He rose in popularity through his anti-establishment speeches at rallies and on the radio, and spoke directly to rural and poor people, campaigning for income caps and ‘sharing the

29 MIN2018 NOV 14
Comments
Huey Long Vs. The Media

Coming Soon: 'Sticky Wicket'

Sticky Wicket: Louisiana Politics Versus the Press is a new mini series out of WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge Public Radio that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. These relationships have always been love/hate in the Pelican state. Click on the player above to hear the trailer, and tune in Tuesday, November 13th at 630 p.m. to hear the first episode live on WWNO. Follow Sticky Wicket on instagram at @stickywicketpod . --

2 MIN2018 NOV 11
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Coming Soon: 'Sticky Wicket'
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