252. Women's History Month. Part one of our interview with Melanie Oubre, who works with Emerge, Louisiana. Emerge Louisiana recruits and trains women to run for office. Emerge Louisiana launched in 2017 as the premier campaign-training program for Democratic women in the state. Emerge inspires women to run for public office, and hones their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office throughout the state. Emerge Louisiana is one of 23 other state affiliates that are part of the national organization, Emerge America. This week in Louisiana history. March 17, 1791. Baron de Carondelet de Noyelles is appointed governor-general of Louisiana. This week in New Orleans history. According to Buddy Stall, on March 17, 1930, the first "coffee break" in the United States occured when the "managers of the Delta Steamship Company, then the Mississippi Steamship Company, summoned their 80 employees in the Hibernia Bank building and initiated a daily 3:30 p.m. coffee recess. Company scouts had found the custom to be very well-received in Brazil and adopted the idea for its New Orleans office. The tradition started by the shipping company spread like wildfire, and in a short time completely saturated the entire metropolitan area, which only goes to prove good news travels fast." This week in Louisiana. Louisiana Crawfish Festival March 22 – 25, 2018 St. Bernard Parish Government Complex site Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center 8200 West Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, Louisiana The Louisiana Crawfish Festival is located in Beautiful and Historical St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana which is rich with heritage, moss covered oak trees, creole tomatoes, Louisiana Bayous, shrimp boats, oyster luggers, oil refineries, and is a fisherman’s haven. St. Bernard Parish is the home of the Battle of New Orleans site over-looking the mighty Mississippi River Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce meets the Tip Jar Junkies on Royal St. Listen in iTunes. Listen in Stitcher. Listen on Google Play. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.