Bayoulands TALKS From KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas, this is a collection of our favorite interviews from the radio documentary series Bayoulands, a program that has aired on KVLU since 2016 and explores the people and places of southeast Texas.For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: www.kvlu.org.
Bayoulands TALKS

Bayoulands TALKS

From KVLU

From KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas, this is a collection of our favorite interviews from the radio documentary series Bayoulands, a program that has aired on KVLU since 2016 and explores the people and places of southeast Texas.For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: www.kvlu.org.

Most Recent Episodes

Stephanie Dwyer

For this episode, we're sharing a conversation from the very first episode Bayoulands in 2016... an interview Jason M. Miller did with artist Stephanie Dwyer upon the unveiling of her bottle tree sculptures in the children's garden at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas. Our thanks to artist Stephanie Dwyer. The children's garden at Shangri La recently opened back up to visitors so you can see bottle trees for yourself. For more information about visiting Shangri La, go to: shangrlagardens.org. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. Please remember to share and subscribe to Bayoulands TALKS wherever you find your podcasts. You can also listen on NPR One along with other podcast offerings from KVLU public radio. You can find us on social media platforms at "91.3 KVLU Public Radio" on Facebook and "bayoulands" on Instagram. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

Ellen Rienstra

For this episode we're sharing we're sharing a conversation with local historian Ellen Rienstra about some of the immigrants who first settled southeast Texas including a largely forgotten settlement... the Kishi Colony. In 1982, an official Texas Historical Marker was dedicated at the site of the Kishi Colony near the intersection of FM 1135 and the Kishi irrigation canal seven miles southeast of Vidor. You can learn more about the Kishi Colony online at hirasaki (spelled h-i-r-a-s-a-k-i.net/Family_Stories as well as the Handbook of Texas Online at tshaonline.org/handbook... and for more stories relating to the history of Orange County and the surrounding area, check out the book The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty by Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles. Our thanks to Ellen Rienstra for sharing this story. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. Please remember to share and subscribe to Bayoulands TALKS wherever you find your podcasts. You can also listen on NPR One along with other podcast offerings from KVLU public radio. You can find us on social media platforms at "91.3 KVLU Public Radio" on Facebook and "bayoulands" on Instagram. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

Charlie Stagg

For this episode, we're sharing a conversation between guest contributor Will Stark and artist and visionary architect Charlie Stagg. Best known for his 'Glass Bottle House' in Vidor, Texas, a domed cathedral built from repurposed bottles, cans, and cement, Stagg was also a drawer, painter, and sculptor who's spiraling DNA-Helix-like works have been displayed in museums and art installations all over the world. This interview was conducted in 2009 prior to Charlie Stagg's death in 2012 and aired for the first time, anywhere, on Bayoulands in 2016. Following the interview with Charlie Stagg, is a short interview Jason M. Miller did with Lynn Castle, Director of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, which was also featured in the Charlie Stagg segment of Bayoulands in 2016. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. Our thanks to Lynn Castle and Will Stark for their contributions to this episode. For more information about the Art Museum of Southeast Texas visit amset.org. You can listen to past episodes of the Bayoulands radio series at: https://www.lamar.edu/kvlu/programming/local-programs/bayoulands.html. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

Don Meehan

For Episode 4, we're sharing an interview Jason M. Miller did with recording engineer, songwriter and musician Don Meehan upon his induction into the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame in 2017. For more information about the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame visit: museumofthegulfcoast.org. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. You can listen to past episodes of the Bayoulands radio series at: https://www.lamar.edu/kvlu/programming/local-programs/bayoulands.html. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

Holly George-Warren

For Episode 3, we're sharing an interview from one of our guest contributors, Micah Leigh. In January of 2020, Micah spoke with Janis Joplin biographer Holly George-Warren about the life and legacy of one of the most iconic female artists of our time. Holly George-Warren is an award winning author of 16 books including Janis: Her Life and Music. You can learn more about Holly at hollygeorgewarren.com. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas, by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. You can listen to past episodes of the Bayoulands radio series at: https://www.lamar.edu/kvlu/programming/local-programs/bayoulands.html. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

Maxine Johnston

For Episode 2, we're sharing an interview Shannon Harris did with preservationist and champion of the Big Thicket National Preserve Maxine Johnston. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2019 for a feature on Lamar University's homecoming festivities and later aired on the Bayoulands radio documentary series in 2020. To learn more about the Big Thicket National Preserve, go to: https://www.nps.gov/bith/index.htm. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. You can listen to past episodes of the Bayoulands radio series at: https://www.lamar.edu/kvlu/programming/local-programs/bayoulands.html. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

Kelly Asbury

For Episode 1, we're sharing an interview Jason M. Miller did with acclaimed animator, illustrator, author and film director Kelly Asbury in June of 2019 for the radio documentary series Bayoulands. The interview was conducted just one year before Kelly lost his years-long battle with cancer. Bayoulands TALKS is produced in the studios of 91.3 KVLU Public Radio in Beaumont, Texas by Shannon Harris and Jason M. Miller. For more information and to stream KVLU online visit: kvlu.org. You can listen to past episodes of the Bayoulands radio series at: https://www.lamar.edu/kvlu/programming/local-programs/bayoulands.html. Photo credit: Jason M. Miller

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