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Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England. This is our story. Welcome to the French-Canadian Legacy Podcast.
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Episode 23 - 2020 Preview

Episode 23 - 2020 Preview

2020-01-0700:27:13

This week Jesse and Mike talk about their plans and goals for 2020. Our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast The Blog - https://fclpodcast.com/blog
Jesse gives you an update on what's going in the Franco-American scene around New England. He talks about popular events and blog events. Then Mike will let you know about next week's special episode. Thoughts on the Past — and the Future — from Eight 100-Year-Old Mainers - https://downeast.com/history/centenarians/ Ethnic Politics in Rhode Island: The Case of the Franco Americans - http://smallstatebighistory.com/ethnic-politics-rhode-island-case-franco-americans/ Franco-American Esther Duflo Wins the Nobel Prize in Economics - https://france-amerique.com/en/franco-american-esther-duflo-wins-the-nobel-prize-in-economics/ Teachers 2.0: An Online French-American High School - https://france-amerique.com/en/teachers-2-0-an-online-french-american-high-school An “Impending Race War” in Canada? Victorian Englishman “Explains” Québec to the U.S. - http://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2019/12/impending-race-war-in-19thc-french-canada.html Ethnic Anxiety and the Race Problem - http://querythepast.com/ethnic-anxiety-race-problem/ A French-Canadian Christmas - https://www.tfcg.ca/french-canadian-christmas-traditions Celebrating tourtieres by sharing traditions - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/12/20/franco-american-news-and-culture/celebrating-tourtieres-by-sharing-traditions/ Bender’s French-Canadian Holidays - http://querythepast.com/bender-french-canadian-holidays/ Robert Sylvain plays Mémère's Notebook - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/robert-sylvain-plays-memere-s-notebook--2#/ Public Events at Le Club Calumet - http://www.calumetclub.com/publicactivites.html FAC Event Center - https://www.facnh.com/events-list/ Oral History Workshop with Oral Historian Molly Graham - https://usm.maine.edu/franco-american-collection/oral-history-workshop-oral-historian-molly-graham Valley Talks: SOS - Save our Stadium - https://www.facebook.com/events/2282635378507699/ The French Cultural Center of Boston -https://frenchculturalcenter.org/upcoming-events/
We wanted to have a special episode about Christmas so we invited Juliana L'Heureux back to the show to talk to us about the holiday. She'll give us a language lesson about how to say Merry Christmas and tell us about her Noël theory. She'll also talk about the history of Pork Pie aka Tourtière. At the end you'll hear Josée Vachon's version of Jesse's favorite Christmas song. We hope you have an amazing holiday and enjoy listening to this fun episode. Noel - A four letter word with a universal translation - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2018/12/14/franco-american-news-and-culture/noel-a-four-letter-word-with-a-universal-translation/ Juliana's Recipe Collection - https://www.mainewriter.com/recipes/
This week’s guest is Sandra Goodwin. She’s the host of Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. Sandra started the podcast in 2013 and she’s almost to episode 100. Jesse and Sandra will talk about how she got into Genology in 1992 and the differences between Genology today and back then. She’ll give some tips about how to start your own research. Maple Stars and Stripes Website - maplestarsandstripes.com/ Maple Stars and Stripes Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/maplestarsandstripes/
Next week we're honored to have Sandra Goodwin of the Maple Stars & Stripes Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. She'll tell us some tips about getting into Genealogy and talk about how she got into it. Link to Blog Articles and Events - https://fclpodcast.com/2019/12/10/french-canadian-legacy-news-links-12-10/(opens in a new tab) Maple Stars and Stripes Website - https://maplestarsandstripes.com/ Maple Stars and Stripes Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/maplestarsandstripes/
The city of Biddeford, Maine has come up in past episodes, so we decided to talk to someone in the know. Alan Casavant is the mayor of Biddeford and he’ll talk to Jesse about the past, present and future of this historic city. Biddeford Maine Official Site - https://www.biddefordmaine.org/ Office of the Mayor - https://www.biddefordmaine.org/2276/Office-of-the-Mayor
Alan Casavant Preview

Alan Casavant Preview

2019-11-2600:08:06

Jesse lets you know about the best blog posts to read and what upcoming events are going on in the Franco-American world then Mike previews next week's episode with Mayor Alan Casavant of Biddeford Maine. Check below for all the links Jesse mentioned. Blog Links - Were 19th Century Canadians Bad Farmers? - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2019/11/were-19th-century-canadiens-bad-farmers.html?fbclid=IwAR0P2K25OdKqWYBc8CAcUDOMLNlkrcCrXkAjgU_r0-R7LJbJXDHEtkkWrYg Non-stereotypical Occupations of Franco-American Women in 1900 - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2019/11/occupations-of-franco-american-women-1900.html Revolutionary War Veteran Who Eked Out a Living as a Poor Squatter - http://myall.bangordailynews.com/2019/11/12/home/the-revolutionary-war-veteran/ Finding Francos in Le Forum (1988) - http://querythepast.com/finding-francos-forum-1988/ Finding Francos in Le Forum (1980) - http://querythepast.com/finding-francos-forum-1980/ History questions about les habitants during American Revolution - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/11/21/franco-american-news-and-culture/history-questions-about-les-habitants-during-the-american-revolution/ Franco-American history about business entrepreneurs - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/11/15/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-american-history-about-business-entrepreneurs/ Event Links - Prêt-à-parler - https://www.facnh.com/events/pret-a-parler-3-2019-12-03/ Conversation Cafe - https://www.facnh.com/events/conversation-cafe-2/ Marché de Noël - French Holiday Gift Market - https://frenchculturalcenter.org/events/marche-de-noel-2019/
This week we're joined by Lise Veronneau. Lise is the Director of community relations and international affairs for Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain region and earlier this year she was knighted by the government of France and joined the French National Order of Merit. She also talks to Jesse about the Sister City Project between Burlington VT and Honfleur, which she’s the chair. Sister City Charter Signing Ceremony - https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/sister-city-charter-signing-honfleur-france Vermont's French Connection Article - https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/03/05/history-space-vermonts-french-connection/98739474/ Things you didn't know about Lise Veronneau - https://www.aflcr.org/lise-veronneau/
This week we try something a little different. You'll still get the preview of next week's episode but Jesse will also talk about Events, Blogs and other news going on in the French-Canadian world. Next week we’re honored to have on a member of the French National Order of Merit. Lise Veronneau is the Director of community relations and international affairs for Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain region. She’ll tell Jesse what that experience was like and you’ll learn about Burlington Vermont and it’s sister city Honfleur. Links that Jesse Mentioned - Query the Past, Finding Francos in Le Forum (1975) http://querythepast.com/finding-francos-forum-1975/ Franco-American News and Culture, How the Salem Witch Trials ended - an unlikely French connection https://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/10/31/franco-american-news-and-culture/how-the-salem-witch-trials-ended-an-unlikely-french-connection/ Parlez-Vous American?, The Haunting of French Louis https://myall.bangordailynews.com/2019/10/31/home/the-haunting-of-french-louis/ Salem State University Digital Commons https://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/fchc/? Maple Stars and Stripes, Canadian Colonial Censuses, 1666-1762+ https://maplestarsandstripes.com/mss-088-canadian-colonial-censuses-1666-1762/ Franco-American Centre (NH) Beaujolais Nouveau Gala https://www.facnh.com/events/2019-10th-anniversary-beaujolais-nouveau-gala/ Résonance https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/resonance/ French Cultural Center of Boston, Being Napoleon screening https://frenchculturalcenter.org/events/cine-club-de-lalliance-being-napoleon/ Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical society events http://www.vtgenlib.org/general/upcomingClass.php Alliance-Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region social hour https://www.aflcr.org/event/aflcr-social-hour-at-hilton-garden-inn-2/
Jason Newton, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Labor Relations, Law and History at Cornell, joins us to discuss his article “These French Canadian of the Woods are Half-Wild Folk": Wilderness, Whiteness, and Work in North America, 1840–1955. The article is available online so check it out and then join us for an interesting discussion about the history of French-Canadians and the Logging industry. Read the Article Online - https://www.academia.edu/25472306/_These_French_Canadian_of_the_Woods_are_Half-Wild_Folk_Wilderness_Whiteness_and_Work_in_North_America_1840_1955 Other Articles by Jason - https://cornell.academia.edu/JasonNewton Cornell Staff Bio - https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/jason-newton
Jason Newton Preview

Jason Newton Preview

2019-10-2900:03:42

Jason Newton, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Labor Relations, Law and History at Cornell, joins us next week to discuss his article “These French Canadian of the Woods are Half-Wild Folk": Wilderness, Whiteness, and Work in North America, 1840–1955. The article is available online so check it out and check back next week for an interesting article about the history of French-Canadians and the Logging industry. The Article (Scroll down to read) - https://www.academia.edu/25472306/_These_French_Canadian_of_the_Woods_are_Half-Wild_Folk_Wilderness_Whiteness_and_Work_in_North_America_1840_1955 Other Articles by Jason - https://cornell.academia.edu/JasonNewton Jason's Staff Bio - https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/jason-newton
This week Jesse is joined by Lise Pelletier and they discuss Acadian History. Lise is the director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and even though she grew up with no knowledge of Acadian history she’ll discuss how she learned about it through literature. This week's episode deals with some difficult topics, but they are stories that are very important to tell. Online Acadian Archives - www.umfk.edu/archives/ Lise Staff Bio - www.umfk.edu/directory/bio/lise-m-pelletier/
Lise Pelletier Preview

Lise Pelletier Preview

2019-10-1500:03:44

Lise Pelletier joins us next week to discuss Acadian history. Lise is the director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and even though she grew up with no knowledge of Acadian history she’ll discuss how she learned about it through literature. Next week's episode deals with some difficult topics, but they are stories that are very important to tell. Online Acadian Archives - https://www.umfk.edu/archives/ Lise Staff Bio - https://www.umfk.edu/directory/bio/lise-m-pelletier/
Our guest this week is Steven Riel. We were lucky enough to meet him at the Rassemblement in Orono and knew right away we wanted him on the show. Steven is a poet and the author of Fellow Odd Fellow his first full collection of poetry. His third Chapbook, Postcard from P-town was the runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Franco-American literary e-journal Résonance. Résonance Website - https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/resonance/ Steven's Website - https://www.stevenriel.com/ Fellow Odd Fellow - https://www.amazon.com/Fellow-Odd-Steven-Riel/dp/0985529237
Steven Riel Preview

Steven Riel Preview

2019-10-0100:03:47

Steven Riel is joining us next week. We were lucky enough to meet him at the Rassemblement in Orono and knew right away we wanted him on the show. Steven is a poet and the author of Fellow Odd Fellow his first full collection of poetry. His third Chapbook, Postcard from P-town was the runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Franco-American literary e-journal Résonance*. Steven's Website - https://www.stevenriel.com/ Résonance - https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/resonance/ Fellow Odd Fellow on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Fellow-Odd-Steven-Riel/dp/0985529237 * I'd like to apologize for how I pronounce Résonance in the episode. I tried my best and still struck out hard.
This week’s guest is considered by many to be the greatest Franco-American storyteller in New Hampshire. Robert Perreault is an Author, Historian and Professor and he was nice enough to sit down with us at the Rassemblement in Orono. Jesse talks to Robert about growing up in Manchester, some of the work he did after college and they’ll talk about the Irish vs the French in Manchester. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do! New Hampshire Humanities Bio - www.nhhumanities.org/presenters/robert-b-perreault Amazon Author's Page - www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Perreault/e/B001H6IKNK New Hampshire Humanities Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/newhampshirehumanities/
Robert Perreault Preview

Robert Perreault Preview

2019-09-1700:06:14

This week’s guest is considered by many to be the greatest Franco-American storyteller in New Hampshire. Robert Perreault is an Author, Historian and Professor and he was nice enough to sit down with us at the Rassemblement in Orono. Jesse talks to Robert about growing up in Manchester, some of the work he did after college and they’ll talk about the Irish vs the French in Manchester. Please join us next week for this fantastic episode. New Hampshire Humanities Bio - https://www.nhhumanities.org/presenters/robert-b-perreault Amazon Author's Page - https://www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Perreault/e/B001H6IKNK New Hampshire Humanities Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/newhampshirehumanities/
Our guest this week is John Tousignant, the Executive Director of the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH. For years he’s been working day in and day out helping to promote the Franco culture, so we wanted to have him on to tell his story. Some of the things Jesse and John talk about are how John grew up in a house that didn’t speak French and you’ll learn about all the non-profits he’s worked with through the years. We hope you enjoy the episode. Franco-American Centre Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/centrefrancoamerican Franco-American Centre Website - https://www.facnh.com/
John Tousignant Preview

John Tousignant Preview

2019-09-0300:04:22

From the first episode Jesse has been saying there’s been a renaissance happening in the Franco-American scene in the Manchester area. Next week’s guest is one of the people responsible for that. John Tousignant is the Executive Director of the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH and works day in and day out helping to promote the Franco culture. They’ll talk about everything from how John grew up in Concord, NH in a non-French speaking household and you’ll find out about all of the important non-profits he’s worked with in the past. Franco-American Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/centrefrancoamerican Franco-American Website - https://www.facnh.com/
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Thomas MacMillan

love the podcast!

May 15th
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Thomas MacMillan

great podcast!

Apr 21st
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