Rassemblement Recap and Patrick Lacroix Preview

This week we are doing something a little different with our preview episode. This year’s NH PoutineFest sold out in under nine hours, if you missed out on tickets fear not! Jesse and Mike talk about an upcoming contest for two free tickets to Poutinefest. Then Jesse and Mike recap their trip to UMaine Orono to the annual Rassemblement. Jesse then talks about David Vermette’s talk at the Dana Center. Next week’s guest is Patrick Lacroix and Jesse will let you know some of the highlights of that episode and the bonus clip is about how to pronounce his name correctly.

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Episode Four – David Vermette Interview

Our full interview with David Vermette is now available and we hope you’ll love it. 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 AmazonBarnes & Noble and your Local Independent Book Store). David talks about where he’s from, how the idea of the book was formed and a few stories in the book that are important and are finally being told.

Just a reminder that if you are within driving distance of Manchester, NH David will be giving a talk Friday May 3rd at the Dana Center at Saint Anslem College at 6pm. The talk is titled Fears of Conspiracy: How were FC Immigrants Received in NE. David is a fantastic storyteller and this talk shouldn’t be missed. This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Franco-American Centre.

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David Vermette Preview

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.

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Episode Three – Susan Pinette Interview

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!

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Susan Pinette Preview

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.

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Episode Two – Juliana L’Heureux 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.

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Juliana L’Heureux Preview

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.

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