Lafayette students create podcast that chronicles historic 2016 floods

Lafayette students create podcast that chronicles historic 2016 floods

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - History students in Lafayette are diving into the recent past with a project exploring the historic 2016 floods that engulfed Louisiana.

The students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette created "UNDERWATER: Memories of the 2016 Floods," a podcast series comprising interviews that will examine topics, such as the floods impact and the community's response.

The podcast will focus on Lafayette. Future installments will feature nearby communities, including Baton Rouge and Denham Springs.

History majors Zach Henry and Mark Mallory created the podcasts. The undergraduate researchers were led by Dr. Liz Skilton, an assistant professor of history. The work is part of the Recent Louisiana Disasters Oral History Project.

Several upcoming "History Harvests" will gather more information about the 2016 floods. "History Harvests" organized by UL Lafayette public history students, cover topics designed to help broaden the understanding of the region's past.

The dates for those events are Aug. 10, in Scott and Aug. 11 in Youngsville. Harvests in Lafayette are scheduled for Aug. 12 and Sept. 22.

To learn more and listen to the first podcast in the series, head to the project's webpage.

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