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AUDIO: 'Don't mess with the longshoremen'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on "All Things New Orleans" and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told at Fortier Park on September 19, 2013. The theme of the evening was "Thrown." Journalist Jim Asher told of an almost brutal physical altercation while covering the longshoremen unions in Philadelphia during the 1980s.