Louisiana News

NPR Story
7:37 am
Tue April 8, 2014

History Matters: Battle of Mansfield strategy has ties to classical history

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 10:38 am

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers Gen. Richard Taylor, the mastermind behind the Battle of Mansfield and the hero of the Red River Campaign on the 150th anniversary.

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WRKF
3:02 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Higher Education: Paying More for Less

Higher Education system presidents testify in House Appropriations. (L to R) Dr. Monty Sullivan, LCTCS; Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU; Dr. Ronald Mason, SU; Dr. Sandra Woodley, UL.

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 6:23 pm

 

   The House Appropriations Committee got a different look at the cost of six years’ worth of higher education cuts Monday, as the push is on for colleges and universities to better prepare students to fill new jobs coming to Louisiana.

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WRKF
4:51 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal

Sen. Mary Landrieu spoke at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

Senator Mary Landrieu says a lawsuit against oil and gas companies is not the answer to renewing Louisiana’s gulf coast.

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Red River Radio
10:41 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Downtown Shreveport aims to fill empty storefronts with Pop UPs

Business partners Lydell Smith (left) and Jonathan Burks have submitted their application to be part of downtown Shreveport's Pop UP Project.

The city of Shreveport and the Downtown Development Authority have organized the city’s first Pop UP Project.

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WRKF
8:53 am
Mon April 7, 2014

First Bell: English Teacher Shatters Adolescent Conception of Masculinity

Tim Parrish

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 9:54 am


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WRKF
3:01 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Payday Lending: 3 Million Louisiana Loans

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 9:52 am

  You live on a limited income, paycheck to paycheck. Now your next paycheck is in jeopardy, because your car won’t start. What to do?

There’s that payday lending store around the corner, so you go take out a loan and buy a new battery for your car. You give the lender a post-dated check for the amount of the loan, plus interest and fees. The lender cashes your check after you get paid. Done deal, right?

Not always, according to David Gray with the Louisiana Budget Project.

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WRKF
6:17 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Concerning the Sex Lives of Cucurbits

Cucumber on the vine.

Many cucurbits -- vegetables that belong to the cucumber family -- can be planted in April. 


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Red River Radio
9:09 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Tartan Festival in Minden celebrates Scottish heritage in Deep South

Marcia Gordon McLaurin of Canton, Miss., celebrates her family heritage at the 2013 Tartan Festival.

A farm pasture in Minden, Louisiana, will be transformed into a Scottish festival Saturday with food, music and activities that honor the land that’s famous for bagpipes and kilts. 

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NPR Story
7:41 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Gary Borders: Words and stories sketch a portrait of home

Commentator Gary Borders longs for some originality on the streets of America. So he’s turned to language.  What you say and do may tell a lot about where you call home.

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WRKF
4:21 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Insight: Why Does Everyone in Louisiana Seem to be Up in Arms Over Common Core?

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 8:15 am

On Wednesday, Louisiana’s capitol building was full to the gills with people representing all sides of the debate over the Common Core state standards.
 
Associated Press Capitol Correspondent Melinda Deslatte helps explain all the hubbub.

 

 
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