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Nick Spitzer (2009)

Louisiana Book Talks



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-10-17

Duration: 00:32:46

Subjects: Louisiana Book Festival | Spitzer, Nicholas R. | Music | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Thomas, Irma | TOUSSAINT, ALLEN


  • Spitzer, Nick Speaker


This “Louisiana Book Talk” from the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge on October 17, 2009, features Nick Spitzer, a folklorist and the host of WWNO’s “American Routes.” He discusses: his audiobook called “American Routes: Songs and Stories from the Road,” a compilation of twelve segments from his show; post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans; the music of two of his interview guests, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas; and the diversity of Louisiana music.