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Bayou to Beltway: February 2, 2022

Authors Dr. Claire Manes and Dr. Marcia Gaudet talk about Carville and Leprosy on Bayou to Beltway (KRVS 88.7 FM) Wednesday at 1:30.

Bayou to Beltway speaks with two distinguished scholars about Carville and the long history of leprosy in Louisiana. Dr. Gaudet's book is Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America and focuses on the culture of 20th Century leprosy victims and the history of leprosy in America and at Carville. Dr. Maynes has a more personal focus to her story as her grandfather was a patient at Carville and it was through the exploration of his letters home that she came to know about this condition and gained insight into her family.

The focus is on Carville and leprosy as experienced in Louisiana with Dr. Marcia Gaudet and Dr. Claire Manes on Bayou to Beltway at 1:30 Wednesday on KRVS FM (88.7) at 1:30 pm. Or, go to to catch the podcast anytime (after broadcast)