This week we have the David Vermette preview episode and we have to be honest, this is a really big deal for us. David is the author of the hugely important and influential book A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife (available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your Local Independent Book Store). From the very beginning of the project, we identified that David is someone we really wanted to connect with. In the bonus episode we learn that David is also a singer and we get to hear one of his performances. Follow David on Twitter and YouTube.
This week our full discussion with Susan Pinette is here. Susan is the Director of Franco-American Programs at the University of Maine Orono. Some highlights of the conversation are what current UMaine students think of Cultural Identity, what classifies as French-Canandian Literature and they discuss the annual event Rassemblement held in Orono. This year Rassemblement is April 26th – 28th and we will be there to make a presentation about the podcast. We hope you enjoy the episode!
This week we have the preview of our discussion with Susan Pinette. Susan is the Director of Franco-American Program at the University of Maine Orono. Next week’s interview covers what current UMaine students think of Cultural Identity, what makes something French-Canadian literature and the annual event Rassemblement held in Orono. For the bonus clip Jesse asks about pork pie…and it doesn’t go as planned. Enjoy the preview and check back next week for the full interview.
This week we have our full interview with Juliana L’Heureux. Juliana is a prolific writer who has published a new article every week for over thirty years. While thinking up ideas for the show Jesse came across an article she recently wrote titled “What to Call Ourselves”. He thought it would be a fantastic starting point for an interesting conversation. Read more of her blogs for the Bangor Daily News here. Also follow her Maine Writer blog.
This week Jesse introduces our next guest Juliana L’Heureux. Juliana has been writing a new article every week for over thirty years. She recently wrote an article titled “What to Call Ourselves” and Jesse thought it would be a fantastic starting point for an interesting conversation. For a bonus clip he asks how to properly pronounce her name and she explains the meaning of her name. Check back next week for the full interview.
This week we have the full interview with Tim Beaulieu. Tim is a trustee at the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH, and the Event Organizer of NH PoutineFest. He was recently named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty list. Tim discusses how he rediscovered his French-Canadian roots and dives into two upcoming events, NH PoutineFest and the Franco-American Heritage Game. You can follow NH PoutineFest on Twitter and Facebook.”
Tickets to PoutineFest go on sale Saturday March 23rd. Click here to buy tickets
This week we have a preview of our episode with Tim Beaulieu. Tim is a trustee at the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH, and the Event Organizer of NH PoutineFest and was recently named to the Union Leaders 40 under 40 list. Tim also corrects Jesse how to properly pronounce his last name and why that’s so important to him. You can also follow NH PoutineFest on Twitter and Facebook
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