Episode 132: Télé-Louisiane – Un Renouveau Français
French is perhaps one of the most beautiful languages. It is also a vital part of Louisiana’s history. Through the effort of some dedicated individuals looking to preserve our culture, we have the opportunity to hear more of the language and various local dialects. Because of the organization Télé-Louisiane, a language revival will be part of the history of Louisiana. Will McGrew, chief executive officer and co-founder of Télé-Louisiane, and Caitlin Orgeron, the organization’s chief operating officer, join Louisiana Life Executive Editor Errol Laborde, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to talk about promoting the language through the legislature, educational videos, the power of social media and more.
Catch their program “La Veillee,” a weekly statewide series on Louisiana Public Broadcasting spoken entirely in French and hosted by Orgeron, each Thursday at 7:45 p.m.
Vive la langue!