Shane Rasmussen

Airs Tuesday, September 13, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, the Director of the Louisiana Folk Life Center and an Associate Professors of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, along with Matt Petty, director of the film Lighten Up and his collaborator, David Steele. They discussed the 8th annual Louisiana Studies Conference, which will take place this Weekend, September 16 & 17, at Northwestern State University.  If you’d like more information about the conference you can visit the Louisiana Folk Life Center or call the center at (318)-357-4332.

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Aired Wednesday, July 13, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 37th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, in the Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University.

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Northwestern State University’s Louisiana Folklife Center is hosting a symposium Tuesday featuring six historical military re-enactors who will discuss the cultural significance of reenactment.

Natchitoches attorney Eddie Harrington is one of the speakers. He’s coordinating the Battle of Natchitoches this weekend where soldiers will clash on Front Street.

Aired Thursday, July 18 at 12 noon.  Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 34th annual Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20 in Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit their web site at NSU Louisiana Folk Festival or call (318) 357-4332.

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Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches about the 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference which takes place Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 in Magale Recital Hall on the NSU Campus. One of the topics this year includes the life and paintings of Clementine Hunter. Information available at the Louisiana Folklife Center.

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