Louisiana News

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A first ever multicultural peace march and rally will be held this month in Nacogdoches.

Stephen F. Austin State University’s director of multicultural affairs Osaro Airen organized the event and formed a community-wide multicultural peace committee in the city. He says the event was created in response to nationwide race and culture discord heightened by media attention.

Six weeks into the new state budget, and many are worriedly asking, “Is the new budget okay?”

“That’s a big unknown,” Legislative Fiscal Analyst Greg Albrecht told the Revenue Estimating Conference Friday. “We’re going to have a high degree of uncertainty, I think, in this overall package.”


Controlling weedy vines requires determination and persistent effort over time.

My vine control advice is generally about 60% pep-talk, and about 40% technique and herbicides to use, because you really have to determine that you're going to take the hand of the problem and control the situation.

Vines are difficult to control for a variety of reasons.


Roux Radio 8/14

Aug 14, 2015

In this episode of Roux Radio: understanding our mild hurricane season, dropping in on a back yard concert, challenging the two-party system and more.


Driving down Capitol Heights in Mid-City a few weeks back, I saw a sign in front of a house. It was...a colorful sign, to say the least, and what it said intrigued me: "Live Music - Friday - 6:30 to 8:30." I decided to check it out, and what I found was not what I expected.

“It’s a neighborhood event,"  said David Henson, leader of the Adult Music Club of Baton Rouge. "It’s not really like a music venue, like a club show or anything like that where there’s going to be a crowd of rowdy people, or anything like that; but I do like (it) – this is a pretty good little house.”


Imagine yourself behind the scenes of producing a dinner theatre.  That's what you experience in Strauss Dinner Theatre's Dinner At 8, Dead By 9.

Regional health programs may apply for funding in the Living Well Foundation's fall grant cycle. Executive Director Alice Prophit says this year's focus is on healthy lifestyles.

"Programs should be directed toward children ranging from birth to 18. This includes wellness and health initiatives, including medical and mental health services," she said.

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.

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