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Jim Soileau, a proud Cajun, is co-host of the radio show "La Tasse de Café", which is broadcast in Franglais (French and English) on KVPI from the town of Villeplatte, Louisiana. He's been on the air for more than 60 years!
Jim Soileau, a proud Cajun, is co-host of the radio show "La Tasse de Café", which is broadcast in Franglais (French and English) on KVPI from the town of Villeplatte, Louisiana. He's been on the air for more than 60 years! Gregory Plesse
By: Richelle Harrison Plesse

There's something of a French revival in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana in general, with a resurgence of interest in the Louisiana French languages and culture. The region's Francophone heritage had to fight for survival after the local authorities banned French in schools almost a century ago. But a gradual push for preservation over the last few decades has today, led to a real "French Renaissance". Richelle Harrison Plesse reports.

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