Louisiana News

Stories from our partner stations around the state, including WRKF in Baton Rouge, KEDM in Monroe and Red River Radio in Shreveport.

A Shreveport synagogue that can be traced back to the late 1880s will install a new spiritual leader Sunday.

Cantor Neil Schwartz comes to Congregation Agudath Achim after serving Jewish communities in five states and Saskatchewan, Canada. Cantor Schwartz is an expert in Jewish chanting. He developed teaching software for Hebrew chanting, "Trope Trainer" and "Tefillah Trainer.”

There are magical times when one gets to witness a small piece of history being made. They are rare but stick with you. At Boston’s Fenway Park, built in 1912 and one of my favorite places in the world, I watched the Red Sox clinch a tie for the pennant in 1967, beating the Minnesota Twins. They won the next game as well to make it to the World Series for the first time since 1946, but they lost to the Cardinals in seven games. They lost again in the 1975 and 1986 World Series.

Insight: Dr. Beau Clark

Aug 14, 2015

The Lafayette theatre shootings last month brought the issues of mental health commitments and gun rights to the forefront once again. In Louisiana, coroners are often involved in initiating the process that can lead to long-term commitment. East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark speaks with Sue Lincoln about the safeguards and pitfalls of mental health protective orders.

It’s been awhile since we checked in on Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign, so let’s see how it’s going.

Last week he pitched in the minor league game of GOP contenders, on Fox News.

“I won two landslide elections. I made big changes. I think our country is tired of the politicians who simply read the polls and fail to lead,” Jindal said during that debate.

Summer vacation is gone and family conversations have turned to talk of the new school year.

Seated in the living room of their home in Sterlington, Katie hears what her children look forward to heading back to class. 12-year-old Matthew is ready to catch up with friends. “I’m looking forward to new classes, meeting some new friends,” he says.

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham says Israeli officials have set aside political differences in opposing President Barack Obama's proposed agreement with Iran. 

Abraham, currently on a visit to Israel met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog to discuss the plan.  "They agree that this is a historic mistake for Israel to be under this deal," said Abraham.

Dozens of ninth graders at Longview High School will get a very early jump on college coursework when school begins Aug. 24.

A new site for Texas’ Early College High School program is a partnership between Longview High School and LeTourneau University in Longview.

LeTourneau will expose students to its prominent aviation program. The Longview High students will take some college courses at LeTourneau – up 60 credits over the next four years, according to LeTourneau’s vice president for enrollment management Terry Dale Cruse.

When former state representative Damon Baldone walked into the Terrebonne Parish Registrar’s office on Monday, he didn’t think he was doing anything unprecedented. 


 Aired Wednesday, August 12, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Ginger and Richard Folmer about their upcoming performances in “Love Letters” by A.R Gurney, 

A federal rule that revises which bodies of water are subject to the Clean Water Act will take effect Aug. 28. Some Louisiana farmers are concerned that the new Clean Water Rule is overreaching.

The biggest change is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is defining ditches, according to LSU Ag Center water policy economist Naveen Adusumilli. Any ditch that is part of a tributary or connected to a previously jurisdictional waterway would now have to be in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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