Louisiana Culture

SWBTV: Rebuilding Louisiana webisode 1

This is a documentary web series based on a trip 15 students from the Jersey City area (many from New Jersey City University) took to help Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana in 2007, two years after the hurricane.

We drove down from New Jersey to NOLA and spent a week gutting homes, cleaning entire neighborhoods and feeding underprivileged families devastated in the Buras and lower ninth ward. We also spent quality time with kids in the “450”, the largest trailer park in Louisiana – named for the 450 families residing there.

Originally, it was going to be produced as a full length documentary. But upon the advice of a filmmaking friend, I’ve decided to launch it online in 5 minute webisodes. This format creates an opportunity to open dialogue about what’s happened in Louisiana and what needs to be done on multiple levels.

This project and many others are just part of an effort via The NOLA Preservation Society to educate the youth locally and across the globe about the significance of music, art, culture and history of New Orleans (NPS).

NPS is already educating children in Jersey City through the Boys Club of America and local schools so that they may understand how Louisiana contributed to American culture, the similarities to their neighborhoods, and to show children how they can express their social viewpoints creatively.

In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to the feed at http://www.swb.blip.tv so that you’re notified of new webisodes as soon as they’re uploaded.

Open up some dialogue on the Louisiana situation, because it can happen anywhere, anytime.

Be well and enjoy the show.

Maxim Almenas


Duration : 0:5:43

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Posted by mark - October 22, 2016 at 5:03 am

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*SHOCK* Louisiana culture at risk? Angry Time Magazine reporter says don’t be depressed about that!

MSNBC, July 29, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

Rather interesting behavior by a ‘reporter’ who uses BP employees and federal contractors as sources. (at 0:52 in)

(Headline takes place at 4:30 in)

Duration : 0:6:33

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Posted by mark - October 14, 2016 at 1:03 am

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is there any good sources for mardi gras festival in louisiana?

I am president of French culture. the topic this week is Louisiana. i was wandering if there were anything cool to know about culture like Mardi Gras.


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Posted by mark - September 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm

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Sesame Street film – Louisiana Zydeco music

Even though I don’t live there, I love this music.

Duration : 0:2:14

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Posted by mark - September 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm

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Louisiana’s coastal adventures – find something for everyone

Louisiana coastal tourism offers a unique adventure that is part Americana, and part exotic and wild with a healthy dose of Louisiana culture. Find out about world class fishing and other adventures visit visitlouisianacoast.com today and ask about our Louisiana coast adventure guide.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Posted by mark - September 17, 2016 at 9:56 am

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Whould you move to Louisiana?

We are a military family about to exit the military due to an injury. SO now we have to figure out where to move. My husband has family in Louisiana & want us to move there. I am a northern girl, so I am a bit hesitant. What are you thoughts of Louisiana? Schools, education, culture, family life. everything things that go into where you live & what helps you grow into the person you are?

I have a child that is going into the 5th grade that is in all the gifted programs & a infant. I just don’t want to make the wrong choice.
if you answer is yes or no, please state why .
I think its northwest LA, Jefferson Davis Parish, near Lake Charles

No, I wouldn’t…

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Posted by mark - September 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

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What is the difference between yesterday and tomorrow?

Dateline : New Orleans, Louisiana
August 29, 2005

When the levees break…
Oh the humanity
Water Water
Where’s my daughter
About my wife
Another life
Now swan song
Homes one night
Construction site
Looting Shooting
History culture
Death the vulture
Memories floating by
Grown children cry
So much lost then
Unknown cost when
The levees break

What a difference a day makes


Is today not yesterdays tomorrow?
EP – Indeed it is.

They should of printed this on the front page of the Times-Picayune,
and tattooed on Brownie’s butt…..

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Posted by mark - September 14, 2016 at 8:36 am

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is counter culture open on Sundays in ruston louisiana? (only answer if you live in louisiana)?

plz i need to know now

no it isn’t

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Posted by mark - September 2, 2016 at 3:21 am

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***LOUISIANA RESIDENTS*** What is your opinion of the grants for grads program?

I’ve read a lot and did a some research, now I would like to know the opinion of the citizens. The Grants for Grads Program is established in recognition that many Louisiana’s residents relocate from Louisiana upon completion of their college careers due to a perceived lack of economic opportunity. Homeownership reflects a commitment to remain in Louisiana and continue the tradition and culture of the state.

The grants for grads awards any Louisiana resident who has received an associate, baccalaureate, masters/postgraduate degree on or after January 1, 2008 and was:

As a LA resident I have been very aware of the outflow of LA college graduates. I have never heard of this program, but I see the need for it and I will definitely look into it.

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Posted by mark - August 29, 2016 at 12:56 am

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Have you ever been to Louisiana? What is your opinion of the state?

What did you SEE or DO or EAT that helped form your opinion of the state??? What part did you visit? I have heard that Northern Louisiana is not really “Louisiana” culture for what the state is know for. What was your favorite part of this state?? Thanks, any help is appreciated, I am doing research.

Ain’t ever been there

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Posted by mark - August 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm

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