Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the acclaimed new biography of New Orleans music legend and icon Ernie K-Doe by writer, producer, folklorist and drummer Ben Sandmel: Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to uphold his own ruling of the unprecedented suspensions he’s handed to Saints Coach Sean Payton and others in the bounty scandal. A sports law expert at Tulane University says there’s little else that can be done to avert the punishment.
A documentary about the late pianist James Booker is in the works; Richard McCarthy wins an award from Southern Living; and the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans want to make the Seder a more socially conscious event.
Dianne Reeves is one of the world's finest jazz singers, and through the years she has hired a lot of New Orleans musicians for her bands — including Herlin Riley, Chris Severin, David Torkanowsky — and these days, pianist Peter Martin and bassist Reginald Veal, who will be featured in her quintet at Jazz Fest.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place.
The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will continue to "closely and carefully monitor hydrologic conditions" in the areas and determine if and when the water use restrictions should be removed.
A new look at Census information shows a substantial link between the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas. Researchers are seeing a potential “super region” including the Houma-Thibodaux area emerging as a strong economic force.