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One business-development leader watching Governor John Bel Edwards outline a severe fiscal situation was Michael Hecht, president of Greater New Orleans Incorporated. He sees two problems: cash-flow and correcting the budget structure.

Via Office of the Governor:

Good evening,

Tonight I speak to you as no other Louisiana governor has ever spoken to our state, because the challenges have never been so great, nor the impacts so severe for all of us who live, work or go to school here.
Just as importantly, though, I speak to you as a fellow Louisianan, a former small business owner, a concerned husband and a father.

Crawfish season brings invitations that are as much about socializing as feasting.
Ian McNulty


Lane Lefort / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The president’s federal budget proposal includes a plan to give away money set aside to restore the Gulf Coast to other states.

Peter Ricchiuti and William Andrews, Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Cheryl DalPozzal / It's New Orleans

In New Orleans we often take pains to point out what makes us different from other places. It’s pretty common to hear comments like, “We’re not like the rest of the country” and “We’re not like the rest of the South.”

So it’s ironic that two of New Orleans’ newest icons are representative of The South, and the rest of the country. And they’re just a few blocks away from each other: The World War II Museum and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Max Moran (L) bass, Joe Dyson (C) drums, Conun Pappas (R) piano
Photo courtesy of the artists

They are billed as three of the hottest young musicians on the New Orleans jazz scene.

The Bridge Trio, presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation will perform in a free concert Saturday at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center at 1225 N. Rampart Street.  We talk with bassist Max Moran and drummer Joe Dyson.  Their latest release is The Search: Departure.

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The Historic New Orleans Collection

TriPod goes back to the days when Algiers was a stomping ground for bullfights and other forms of animal combat.

It’s a Sunday afternoon. The sun is out, you’ve already gone to church, and you’re not sure what to do next. Then you find out the ferry to cross the river to Algiers is running at half rate, on account of a sporting event. A fight. Between a bull. And a grizzly bear.

Louisiana is among 29 states which filed a lawsuit against the federal government, saying new environmental regulations are too extensive and costly.

The Supreme Court took the side of the opposing states by issuing a "stay" against the Environmental Protection Agency’s new mandates on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The states say those requirements are too hard to meet and will be bad for industry and jobs.

The new laws would require greatly reduced emissions by 2022.

On Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m., Gov. John Bel Edwards will make a live address to the state regarding what his office is referring to as "historic" budget shortfalls.

The address will air live on 89.9-FM WWNO in New Orleans, 90.5-FM KTLN in the Houma-Thibodaux region, and will stream on WWNO.org.

After the conclusion of the address, New Orleans Public Radio News Director Eve Troeh will be joined by Stephanie Grace, Political Columnist with The Advocate, live in the studio for post-speech analysis.

Pastry chef Erin Swanson of Restaurant R'evolution.
Poppy Tooker

There's romance in the air on Louisiana Eats!

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we take a trip to the very top of Louisiana, to Holly and Derek Schreiber's Sainte Terre, which hosts some of Louisiana's most romantic weddings. Situated in the small town of Benton, Sainte Terre combines Holly and Derek's culinary prowess and New York style with the devotion of a truly family-run business.

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