Congratulations to LEAN’s Executive Director Marylee Orr for being chosen as an Echievement Award winner!
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eTown Radio Show Broadcast #: 1750
Air Dates: December 13-19th
Musical Guests: Michael Doucet, Heather Re Doucet, Ann Savoy, Kelli Jones, Sonny Landreth, Cedric Watson, Jeffrey Broussard, Desiree Champagne, and The Broussard Sisters
eChievement Award: Marylee Orr
About the Show
This week, eTown returns to the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana for part two of our two-part exploratory adventure into the origins and vast musical styles native to the Louisiana area. We will take a deep dive into the producers and artists that were recently a part of the Grammy-nominated recording project produced by Joel Savoy and Josh Caffery, entitled I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country. We’ll pick up where we left off last week with music from Ann Savoy, Sonny Landreth, Michael Doucet, The Broussard Sisters and much more. All of this, plus we’ll check in with Marylee Orr, a woman who advocates for local Louisianans affected by industrial pollutants that impact their air, water, land, and life-spans.
Founded in 1991, eTown is a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on over 300 public, community and commercial stations across North America and via podcast. eTown is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience, and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as thought-provoking interviews and the presentation of the listener-nominated eChievement Award recognizing everyday people who have made a difference in their community or beyond. Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster host the show. For more information, visit www.etown.org
About the eChievement Award
One of the show’s most popular segments is the eChievement Award. Listeners from around the country send in nominations of remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond. From massive river cleanups to programs that help the homeless from neighborhood activists to national and international social and environmental organizations, eTown takes pride in celebrating the success stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary things. To learn more about the eChievement Award, visit www.etown.org.