Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Robert Reich, the founder of the LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Despite having roots in the 1940's, the field of landscape architecture didn't really blossom until the early 1970's. Architect Lake Douglas explains the rise of his profession and how this particular branch of the LSU College of Art & Design contends with the best in the nation. 

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4:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Navy Week Events Set In New Orleans

The Coast Guard Eagle is among the tall ships to visit New Orleans for Navy Week.
US Navy

Thousands of people are expected to visit New Orleans next month for Navy Week. It’s the start of events across the country to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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New Orleans Saints
6:16 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says Saints Scandal Is "Black Eye"

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu reacted today to news that New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis are taking responsibility for the bounty program.

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The Sound of Books
5:52 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Engaging New Memoir From Three-Time Oscar Nominated Actress Piper Laurie

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten -- part one of a three-part series featuring writers who will appear at the 2012 Tennessee Williams Festival -- spotlighting the new memoir by three-time Oscar nominated actress Piper Laurie, "Learning to Live Out Loud."

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Louisiana Eats!
5:11 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

The Inimitable Andrew

Andrew Zimmern and Poppy Tooker palling around at the Crescent City Farmer's Market.

Television personality Andrew Zimmern visits the Crescent City for a cooking lesson, chats about his web series, and regales Poppy with stories about exotic lands and Bizarre Foods. 

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Author Carolyn Morrow Long and Poet Bill Lavender

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with historian Carolyn Morrow Long, author of "Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House," and poet Bill Lavender, whose new memoir-in-verse is called "Memory Wing."

4:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Cypress Saplings Planted Along Lake Pontchartrain

James Stram of Common Ground Relief instructs volunteers on planting Cypress saplings.
Eileen Fleming

About 1,000 new Cypress saplings are taking root in the Bonnet Carré spillway. The project coordinated by America’s Wetland Foundation is taking advantage of the Mississippi River silt diverted during last spring’s high water levels.

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2:56 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Winding Labyrinth Path Brings New Orleanians Peace of Mind

The Chartes Labyrinth

For thousands of years, people have walked the intricate patterns of labyrinths as a form of meditation, prayer, and spiritual journey. Here in New Orleans, Trinity Episcopal Church hosts a weekly organ and labyrinth hour open to the public.  All are welcome to walk the twisting labyrinth path at Trinity Episcopal Church, every Tuesday night, from 6 to 7 pm. Eve Abrams followed the labyrinth's ancient path to brings us this story.

The Sound of Books
1:28 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

New Book From Award-Winning Journalist Debunks "Sybil" Claims

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the new book from award-winning journalist Debbie Nathan:  "Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case."

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Curriculum of a Community: New Orleans as a Good School

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about the importance of the community in school improvement. See more, or to respond to this commentary, at

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