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Steven Scaffidi

Steven Scaffidi on why authors should self-publish their books—and advice on how to do it!

In this episode of Confetti Park, we connect with the creative mind of Steven Scaffidi, a veteran of the entertainment industry. For decades Steven has worked in film and television—writing, directing, and producing. Based out of New Orleans, Steven has deep connections to the industry in South Louisiana, but his work extends nationally as well....
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Storytime: Can We Take A Road Trip? By Papa Dude

Summertime means road trips! In this episode of Confetti Park, we take a road trip with Papa Dude and his best friend Charlie Crab. They take us on a trip across America, and we to get visit some of the most interesting and fun places the continental United States has to offer. Who is Papa...
                             
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Valerie James Abbott on the shocking realization that her two-year-old had hearing loss

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Hobgood Ray interviews Valerie James Abbott, a mother whose journey with her own daughter’s hearing loss inspired a children’s book called Padapillo. Parents should be aware that hearing loss in young children can go undetected for quite a while. Do you know the signs? “My daughter Bridget passed...
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Storytime: Why He Carried the Turkey by James Baldwin

Happy Thanksgiving! Something we all should be thankful for is that in this world, there are good people everywhere. Kindness and civility, thoughtfulness and helpfulness, these are qualities that exist in people in every town, city, and country. In this episode of Confetti Park Storytime, we hear the tale of “Why He Carried the Turkey,”...
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Storytime: The Loup Garoup

Loup garoups are also knows as rougarou in Louisiana, and most famously as werewolves. It’s almost Halloween, the time of year when the doors between the living world and the spiritual world are open wide. Soon we will observe Allhallowtide, when we remember the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. It’s...
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Storytime: Samuel Morse, That’s Who! by Tracy Nelson Maurer

In this episode of Confetti Park Storytime, you’ll hear the fascinating and fun story of the inventor Samuel Morse, who used electricity to power the telegraph and who invented Morse Code. Way back in the 1800s, he was teaching the world how to do instant messaging! Tracy Nelson Maurer is the author of this fun...
Katy Hobgood Ray nominated for Best of the Beat

Nominated for the Best of the Beat Awards!

My husband David Ray and I just released an album called I Dream of Water. I am so proud to say that we’ve been nominated for two “2019 Best of the Beat” Awards from OffBeat Magazine. I Dream of Water has been nominated for Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album. And I’ve been nominated as Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Artist. I am absolutely blown...