Bayou to Beltway: June 19, 2019

Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Liz Skilton, of the UL History Department talking about her book Tempest: Hurricane Naming and American Culture, on Bayou to Beltway, 12:30 Wednesday and 5:30 Saturday.

This week Bayou to Beltway talks with historian and author Dr. Liz Skilton about her recent book, Tempest: Hurricane Naming and American Culture. Dr. Skilton's book focuses on the connection between hurricanes and popular culture, matching the history of naming hurricanes with trends in American society including disaster fiction, the Cold War, the feminist movement, and increasing technological mastery of the environment. Our interview focuses on the hurricanes that have impacted this area like Betsy, Harvey and Katrinia while talking about those whose impact extends across America (Camille and Sandy).

If you're interested in hurricanes and their connection with American culture, listen to this engaging interview with author and historian Dr. Liz Skilton on KRVS 88.7 fm right after Out to Lunch. Bayou to Beltway broadcasts at 12:30 Wednesday and 5:30 Saturdays. Also available on podcast at (Thursday)