Lafayette http://wwno.org en States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back http://wwno.org/post/states-push-prison-sentence-overhaul-prosecutors-push-back Some red states like Louisiana and Texas have emerged as leaders in a new movement: to divert offenders from prisons and into drug treatment, work release and other incarceration alternatives.<p>By most counts, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:58:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 64108 at http://wwno.org Photos From The 28th Annual Festival International http://wwno.org/post/photos-28th-annual-festival-international <p>Festival International de Louisiane, the annual exploration and celebration of world music in the heart of Acadiana, transformed the city of Lafayette into a five-day entertainment showcase this past week.</p><p></p><p>The free festival featured six music stages, street musicians, arts and crafts, workshops, food, drinks and much more.</p><p>"What do I like about Festival?" wondered local resident Karl Schott. "It's open. You can pop your head into a local establishment for a little A/C or a different drink. And you run into everyone you know."</p><p>We sure did.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:18:46 +0000 Jason Saul 59578 at http://wwno.org Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert http://wwno.org/post/brass-bed-tiny-desk-concert It wasn't an easy road to the Tiny Desk for the four guys from Louisiana who make up <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/171818679/brass-bed">Brass Bed</a>. Their tour, for the band's debut album <em>The Secret Will Keep You</em>, was plagued from the start: Singer Christiaan Mader had the flu, there was a death in the family and multiple dates had to be canceled. Their van was broken into and their instruments stolen. So when they heard that a big snowstorm was headed for D.C. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:45:32 +0000 Robin Hilton 55914 at http://wwno.org Lafayette Highlights 73 Restaurants In Eat Local Push http://wwno.org/post/lafayette-highlights-73-restaurants-eat-local-push The city of Lafayette has launched its eat local campaign. EatLafayette is in its ninth year of promoting the mom-and-pop restaurants that have put Lafayette on the map as a foodie town. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:16:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 37713 at http://wwno.org Photos: Highlights From The 27th Annual Festival International http://wwno.org/post/photos-highlights-27th-annual-festival-international <p>The 27th annual <a href="http://www.festivalinternational.com/" target="_blank">Festival International</a> took over downtown Lafayette this past weekend, featuring scores of musicians and crafts artists from all over the world and packing the streets with revelers.</p><p>WWNO was there, and brought back these highlights.</p><p><em>Festival International's Official Lineup Video:</em></p><p>http://youtu.be/XZRY1KFHFjo</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:41:30 +0000 Dionne Grayson 34297 at http://wwno.org 60-Second Weekend: Life Beyond the Fairgrounds http://wwno.org/post/60-second-weekend-life-beyond-fairgrounds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the last weekend in April, which for many means one thing (<a href="http://wwno.org/programs/jazz-fest-minutes" target="_blank">especially to Fred </a></span><a href="http://wwno.org/programs/jazz-fest-minutes" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Kasten</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">), and while we’re counting down for the gates of the Fair Grounds to open wide, let us not forget all that continues to live and breathe outside the racetrack gates. Here are some great things to do before, after, or (gasp) during this weekend’s main attraction:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:59:07 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 34020 at http://wwno.org Lafayette DA: Crime Likely Limited in His Office http://wwno.org/post/lafayette-da-crime-likely-limited-his-office <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson says he does not believe anyone else in his office was knowingly involved in the bribery scheme that his former secretary and office administrator admitted to earlier this week.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27198 at http://wwno.org UL-Lafayette Seeks New Defensive Coordinator http://wwno.org/post/ul-lafayette-seeks-new-defensive-coordinator <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth says he's seeking a replacement for defensive coordinator Greg Stewart.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:16:51 +0000 The Associated Press 26716 at http://wwno.org DHH probes Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens http://wwno.org/post/dhh-probes-lafayette-association-retarded-citizens <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State investigators say one client of the Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens developed a bowel obstruction and another developed an antibiotic-resistant staph infection because association employees did not administer medicine properly.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:21:02 +0000 The Associated Press 19263 at http://wwno.org Isaac: Lafayette Parish emergency declaration http://wwno.org/post/isaac-lafayette-parish-emergency-declaration <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel has signed an emergency declaration for Lafayette Parish, and non-essential government workers have civil leave Wednesday.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:52:55 +0000 The Associated Press 18758 at http://wwno.org