FCL News 7/7 & Susan Poulin Preview

Melody lets us know what articles and virtual events are coming up. Then you’ll hear about next week’s guest Susan Poulin. You might have seen Susan’s Ted Talk or you know her alter ego, Ida LeClair. Susan is an amazing writer and performer and we’re honored to have her on the show next week! 

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Episode 37 – HotMess Poutine Food Truck with Renee McMaster

This week Jesse talks to Renee McMaster, owner of HotMess Poutine Food Truck. Renee talks about how she grew up in Quebec, worked construction in Florida to running a food truck in New Hampshire. You can follow HotMess Poutine on Facebook and Instagram.

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FCL News 6/23 & Renee McMaster Preview

Melody is back this week to let us know about what blogs and virtual events to check out. Then we have our bonus question with next week’s guest Renee McMaster, owner of Hot Mess Poutine Food Truck. Hot Mess Food Truck is part of the Poutinefest Roadshow, you can learn more about that event on last week’s episode!

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Episode 36 – NH PoutineFest Roadshow with Tim Beaulieu

This week we’re joined by the founder of NH PoutineFest, Tim Beaulieu. Tim joins us to talk about the PoutineFest Roadshow, a new event that will help us support the businesses that have helped with PoutineFest during this different time. Jesse will also talk to Tim about other projects he’s involved in.

Tickets for the PoutineFest Roadshow can be bought here. Check out the Le rêve de Gagnon Facebook Group here. My French-Canadian Family page can be found here!

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Episode 35 – Museum of Work and Culture with Anne Conway

This week Jesse talks to the Director of the Museum of Work & Culture Anne Conway. In 2017 Anne was inducted into the American-French Genealogical Society Hall of Fame. Jesse and Anne will talk about some of the exhibits that you’ll see when you visit them Museum. They’ll also discuss the Franco Route Project.

The Museum is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please be sure to check out the calendar of events since most programs have been moved to an online format and new programs have been created.

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FCL News 6/2 & Anne Conway Preview

Melody keeps you up to date on the latest blogs and virtual events to check out and Jesse introduces next week’s guest, Anne Conway, Director of the Museum of Work & Culture.

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Episode 34 – Réveil – Waking up French Director Ben Levine

This week we are joined by the director of Réveil – Waking up French, Ben Levine. This documentary asks all the questions we’ve been asking while working on this podcast. Jesse talks to Ben about how Réveil came to be and what he learned while working on it. If you haven’t seen this documentary we can’t recommend it enough! You can buy a copy here!

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FCL News 5/19 & Ben Levine Preview

Melody is back to let you know about all the Blog and Virtual Meetups happening and then Jesse returns to preview next week’s episode with Filmmaker Ben Levine. Ben is the director of the brilliant Documentary Réveil – Waking up French. For the bonus question, Jesse gets to ask Ben something that’s been on his mind since his Junior year of High School. For a limited time you can watch Réveil online here.

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Episode 33 – I Remember… Je Me Souviens Author Jeanne Douillard

This week’s guest Jeanne Douillard the author of I Remember…Je Me Souviens. She’s been researching about the French in New England for over 25 years. Jesse and Jeanne will talk about some of the research she’s worked on and explore “The Silent Presence” and ways to be not so silent anymore. Click here for the list of Artists and Places that Jeanne recommends.

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Jeanne’s Recommendations

BOOKS

Rendezvous at the Straits Vol 1 and 2 by Timothy J. Kent (the French in Upper MI)

The Franco-Americans of New England by Yves Roby (translated by Mary Ricard); French edition: Les Franco-Américains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre par Yves Roby

A Great and Noble Scheme by John Mack Farragher (book on Acadians)

1491 by Charles G. Mann

The Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Captors and Captives by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney (1704 Deerfield Raid)

Frenchmen to Peasants by Leslie Choquette

The French-Canadian Heritage in New England by Gerard Breault

American Ghosts by David Plante (a memoir)

Doctor Sax by Jack Kerouac (contains lots of old French)

Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx

Steeples and Smokestacks edited by Claire Quintal

Quiet Presence by Dyke Hendrickson (about the French in New England)

Not a Catholic Nation: The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s by Mark Paul Richard

A Distinct Alien Race by David Vermette

I Remember…Je Me Souviens… by Jeanne Douillard

Heliotrope – a compendium of 100+ women writers edited by Rhea Coté Robbins

Mystery novels by Louise Penny: Inspector Armand Gamache series

Songs Upon the Rivers by Robert Foxcurran, Michel Bouchard, Sébastien Mallette

MUSIC

Québec music:

   La Bottine Souriante www.bottinesouriante.com

   Le Vents du Nords www.leventdunord.com

   Mme Bolduc (Google: Mme Bolduc)

   Josée Vachon (www.joseevachon.com

  Genticorum (www.genticorum.com)

   La Volée d’Castors (www.vdc.qc.ca)

Acadiens music:

   Barachois (Google: “Barachois band) traditional Acadiens music

  Grand Dérangement  www.grandderangement.com

   Les Méchants Macquereaux (Google: Les Méchants Macquereaux) 

   Blou www.blou.ca/

   Cajun music:

   Beausoleil (www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil)

   La Bande Feufollet (www.feufollet.net)

   Breaux Frères (www.beauxfreres.com)

   L’Angélus (www.langelus.com)

CONTACT ME with questions or to order books

Jeanne Douillard

Email: silentpresence1@gmail.com

Blog: silentpresence1.wordpress.com