Documentary filmmaker Jon Bowermaster has a fine blog up today about Louisiana’s relationship with oil and water. Bowermaster has been working on a film set in the Bayou State for the past two years, exploring the connections between man and the water. It begins, he says, with one oil spill, in the Mississippi River, and now, just as he was wrapping it up, he had to come back to update the film, SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories, with footage of the current disaster in the Gulf.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.