Louisiana News http://wwno.org en Leaves of Three, Let it Be http://wwno.org/post/leaves-three-let-it-be <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Poison Ivy" data-attribution="Credit LSU AgCenter" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/PoisonIvy.JPG" alt="" /><p>Poison ivy is abundant during the summer in urban, suburban, and rural landscapes. To deal with poison ivy, first of all you have to be able to recognize it.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/071214_BayouGarden_PoisonIvy.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:41:00 +0000 Dan Gill 64327 at http://wwno.org FRIDAY: Craig Freeman, Hal Marcovitz, Jennifer Mayer http://wwno.org/post/friday-craig-freeman-hal-marcovitz-jennifer-mayer Click below to listen to today's show:<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_071114_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64282 at http://wwno.org Insight: Protection from Discrimination for LGBT People in Baton Rouge Too? http://wwno.org/post/insight-protection-discrimination-lgbt-people-baton-rouge-too New Orleans passed a so-called "fairness ordinance" in 1999, banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation. <a href="http://blog.nola.com/politics/print.html?entry=/2013/12/fairness_ordinance_shreveport_lgbt_gay_la.html" target="_blank">Shreveport</a> followed suit last year. Later this month, the Baton Rouge Metro Council is slated to consider an <a href="http://theadvocate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=w0BiPSnsMUfzk7Wj2nkK0JM5tm0Zxrvol3sywaAHBAnzd3OpEt2NmtrL5SKqvqqRE0$uXvBjavsllACLNr6VhLEUIm2tympBeeq1Fwi7sIigrCfKm_F3DhYfWov3omce$8CAqP1xDAFoSAgEcS6kSQ--&CONTENTTYPE=application/pdf&CONTENTDISPOSITION=Fairness%20Ordinance.pdf" target="_blank">ordinance</a> to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, veteran status, and, yes, gender identity and sexual orientation. But here it looks to be a tougher sell.<p>Rebekah Allen, city hall reporter for&#160;<em><a href="http://theadvocate.com/home/9578346-125/br-council-to-consider-anti-discrimination" target="_blank">The Advocate</a>, </em>discusses the dynamics at play.&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/071114_Insight_RebekahAllen.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 64252 at http://wwno.org THURSDAY: Author Chuck Klosterman; Musician Nick Abraham; Investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts http://wwno.org/post/thursday-author-chuck-klosterman-musician-nick-abraham-investigative-reporter-gus-garcia <div>New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman joins us on the phone this morning with a summary of his latest novel, "I Wear the Black Hat" -- where he addresses the modern understanding of villainy.</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Nick Abraham is in studio next who tells the story of his life as a priest and subsequent nervous breakdown upon the revelation that he is gay. Nick seeks support from the metro council for a tolerance ordinance -- which he says would make the case that we are not a discriminating society. Abraham is also the lead singer of, "The Nick Abraham Xperience" which performs tonight at the Indigo.</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Gus Garcia-Roberts, investigative reporter, has co-authored a book which dives "into the story behind the story" of the dozens of baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez, who were supplied PEDs from the Biogenesis clinic. "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" uncovers all sorts of extremely bizarre details about A'Rod. Garcia-Roberts shares some of those with Jim on this morning's show.</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_071014_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a></div><div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64197 at http://wwno.org What Was I Thinking for July 10, 2014 http://wwno.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-july-10-2014 Commentator Brian O'Nuanain&#160;looks back at the post Presidential contributions of past Presidents and wonder, what will our current President do when he leaves the Oval Office.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201111/Brianpic_200_1.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2014/07/WWIT071014.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen again here </a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KDAQ-FM. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:37:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 64187 at http://wwno.org WEDNESDAY: Pitcher Denny McClain; LSU School of Mass Comm Dean Jerry Ceppos; Rev. Alan Cutter http://wwno.org/post/wednesday-pitcher-denny-mcclain-lsu-school-mass-comm-dean-jerry-ceppos-rev-alan-cutter <div>Star Detroit Lions pitcher Denny McClain calls in to discuss various topics of the game of baseball including the controversy surrounding "uppers" taken by players (allegedly) back in his day.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Jerry Ceppos &#160;is up next, Dean of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication --- who Jim says knows things about "most things."&#160;Ceppos is in studio to discuss the future of print and the "news war" between Advocate owner John Georges and Times Picayune owners, Newhouse Family.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>&#160;</div><div><p>Alan Cutter is a Presbyterian reverend who served in the US Navy from 1969-1975. He was also diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in June 2010. He is a proud spokesperson for The 3rd Annual Parkinson's Conference which is being held Saturday July 19th at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_070914.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a></div><div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:43:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64129 at http://wwno.org 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 TUESDAY: Biographer Leo Honeycutt http://wwno.org/post/tuesday-biographer-leo-honeycutt Jim ponders the upcoming Louisiana elections which are less than four months away. He discusses past elections, who's running now, and all topics regarding the November elections.<p>Biographer Leo Honeycutt&#160;joins Jim in the studio to discuss his latest project: an Edwin Edwards screenplay. Leo talks about giving up working for the office of Buddy Caldwell to pursue and finish the Edwin Edwards screenplay he's been working on for two years. According to Leo, the screenplay is beyond "talks" at this point, and is very close to becoming a reality.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/JES_070814_4.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Jim Engster 64061 at http://wwno.org History Matters: Louisiana should treasure Poverty Point http://wwno.org/post/history-matters-louisiana-should-treasure-poverty-point-0 Poverty Point, near Epps, is in the running to become a World Heritage site. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 64053 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Public Square: Pot or Not? - The Decriminalization Debate http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-public-square-pot-or-not-decriminalization-debate <div><strong>Airs Sunday, July 13 at 6 p.m.&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mandatory drug sentences cost Louisiana taxpayers millions of dollars to incarcerate people charged with simple possession of marijuana. Would a&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization? Or does Louisiana - which ranks among the top ten states for&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">drug use - need further reinforcements in its battle against this “gateway drug”? Louisiana Public Square explores the pros and cons of legalization on “Pot&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or Not? The Decriminalization Debate.”</span></div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 editor 64034 at http://wwno.org