Voices from the Bayou

Voices from the Bayou

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 724 , Segment 3

Episode: How Americans Judge Tax Reform, How Amazon Innovates, Voices from the Bayou

  • Jan 12, 2018
  • 16:03 mins

Guests: Clarence Nero, Professor of Creative Writing, Baton Rouge Community College; DeLisa Brown, Recent Graduate, Baton Rouge Community College The summer of 2016 was traumatic for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was there that Alton Sterling, a black man, was fatally shot by a couple of white police officers in a convenience store parking lot. Video of the shooting sparked angry protest locally, and around the country. A few weeks later, a black man shot and killed three police officers and wounded three others at a Baton Rouge shopping mall. And shortly after that, historic flooding inundated the city. The intensity and trauma of that summer for Baton Rouge is at the center of a collection of essays written by students at Baton Rouge Community College. The title of their book is “Voices from the Bayou.”

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