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298. Kalamu ya Salaam, part 1

Released Friday, 1st February 2019
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298. Part 1 of our interview with Kalamu ya Salaam (born March 24, 1947) is an American poet, author, filmmaker, and teacher from the 9th Ward of New Orleans. A well-known activist and social critic, Salaam has spoken out on a number of racial and human rights issues. For years he did radio shows on WWOZ. Salaam is the co-founder of the NOMMO Literary Society, a weekly workshop for Black writers.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 5, 1883. First train service from New Orleans to California
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Earth, Wind, & Fire's Al McKay is born February 2, 1948. Guitarist, songwriter, producer, former member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the recipient of five Grammy Awards, Al McKay was born in New Orleans on February 2, 1948.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    February 8th, 2019
    6:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel
    315 Clyde Fant Pkwy,
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    Krewe des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal will be held at Sam's Town Casino and Hotel in Shreveport on Friday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. Adult admission is $80. The event is black tie, with a cash bar and a band to entertain after the presentation.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce & Kerr listen to a jazz trumpet in Jackson Square.
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