New Orleans, LA – The Jane Austen Foundation strives to celebrate the life and works of a unique and cherished writer with a Literary Festival in Mandeville. Jollaine Schear talks to the organizers of the festival about some of the events and the significance of keeping this writer's memories alive.
New Orleans, LA – There's a weekly event in St. Tammany Parish that appeals to food lovers and local music fans. Jollaine Schear takes us to the Covington Farmer's Market to explore this popular Northshore venue.
New Orleans, La. – Jackson delivered a rousing call to more than 300 SUNO students and supporters to tell the Board of Regents that they won't accept the merger. He says the majority-black institution of SUNO is critical to the community, and he says the 15-member board has only one newly appointed black member.
"An all-white Board of Regents who hired a white consultant who recommended that you shouldn't exist anymore. We must fight for justice."
New Orleans, La. – U-S Customs and Border Protection is expanding the number of airports that can offer flights to Cuba. Service had been restricted to Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Armstrong Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says an application to serve Cuba was made in February.
"We actually have some Census data that shows we actually have the fourth-largest Cuban population for travel."
New Orleans, La. – The Cajun folklorist Barry Jean Ancelet is credited with a maxim that goes like this: in Acadiana your favorite boudin is always from the purveyor closest to home, while your favorite crawfish is invariably found rather far away.