Steven Riel Preview

Steven Riel is joining us next week. We were lucky enough to meet him at the Rassemblement in Orono and knew right away we wanted him on the show. Steven is a poet and the author of Fellow Odd Fellow his first full collection of poetry. His third Chapbook, Postcard from P-town was the runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Franco-American literary e-journal Résonance.

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Episode 15 – Robert Perreault Interview

This week’s guest is considered by many to be the greatest Franco-American storyteller in New Hampshire. Robert Perreault is an Author, Historian and Professor and he was nice enough to sit down with us at the Rassemblement in Orono. Jesse talks to Robert about growing up in Manchester, some of the work he did after college and they’ll talk about the Irish vs the French in Manchester. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!

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Robert Perreault Preview

This week’s guest is considered by many to be the greatest Franco-American storyteller in New Hampshire. Robert Perreault is an Author, Historian and Professor and he was nice enough to sit down with us at the Rassemblement in Orono. Jesse talks to Robert about growing up in Manchester, some of the work he did after college and they’ll talk about the Irish vs the French in Manchester. Please join us next week for this fantastic episode.

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Episode 14 – John Tousignant

Our guest this week is John Tousignant, the Executive Director of the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH. For years he’s been working day in and day out helping to promote the Franco culture, so we wanted to have him on to tell his story. Some of the things Jesse and John talk about are how John grew up in a house that didn’t speak French and you’ll learn about all the non-profits he’s worked with through the years. We hope you enjoy the episode.

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John Tousignant Preview

From the first episode Jesse has been saying there’s been a renaissance happening in the Franco-American scene in the Manchester area. Next week’s guest is one of the people responsible for that. John Tousignant is the Executive Director of the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH and works day in and day out helping to promote the Franco culture. They’ll talk about everything from how John grew up in Concord, NH in a non-French speaking household and you’ll find out about all of the important non-profits he’s worked with in the past. You can also follow the Franco-American Centre on Facebook.

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Episode 13 – Tonya and Ray Shevenell Interview

This week’s episode is our first round table film discussion. We have Tonya and Ray Shevenell on to talk about the documentary The Home Road. Tonya directed the film and Ray is the “Star”. The film is about how Ray retraced his Great Great Grandfather’s trip from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford, Maine. The Film is an exploration of family, history and family and how a journey into the unexpected inevitably leads to home. Tonya also talks about her upcoming projects, including an exclusive announcement of an upcoming book. Since we have two guest this week, Jesse welcomes Mike to the co-host chair. We hope you enjoy the discussion about this important documentary.

Tonya has made The Home Road available to watch for free online. Click here to watch it.

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Tonya and Ray Shevenell Preview

Next week’s episode is going to be a fun one for a couple of reasons. It’ll be the first time we’ll have two guests and so it’d only make sense to have two hosts. Jesse will share hosting duties with Mike and they’ll welcome Tonya and Ray Shevenell to the show. Tonya is the director of the documentary The Home Road and Ray, her father, is the self-described “Star”. The short description of The Home Road is, A 74-year-old Maine man retraces the journey of his pioneering, 19-year-old great-great-grandfather, who left his home in Canada in 1845. Join us next week as we talked to Tonya and Ray all about this amazing film and how the story still resonates today.

Tonya has recently made The Home Road free to watch online. Click here to watch it online or you can order the DVD here.