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Books
6:38 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Book News: Hippies Were Dirty And Liked Music By Satanists, Louisiana Textbook Claims

Paintings adorn the "Magic Bus" on display at a museum built on the site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 9:00 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Books
5:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

WWNO and the WWII Museum Present Historian Dr. Arthur Herman

The National WWII Museum's US Freedom Pavilion.

WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II.

Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.

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Music
3:35 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Loyola Jazz Underground Series Presents Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis, from a 2010 performance at Tulane University.
Tulane University

Ellis Marsalis, the celebrated jazz musician and patriarch of his noted musical family, will head an ensemble of Loyola University jazz students Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

The program will feature classic jazz standards as well as original compositions, the university announced today. According to the announcement:

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Music
1:16 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Emerson String Quartet to Perform March 19 at Tulane

The Emerson String Quartet will perform Tuesday, March 19 at Tulane University's Dixon Hall. The concert begins at 8 p.m., preceded by a free lecture at 7 p.m. by John Joyce of the Tulane music department.

The Grammy-winning quartet will perform chamber works by Hayden, Bartok and Schumann.

Tickets are available online at www.friendsofmusic.org or at the door for $30. Tulane students will be admitted free.

New Orleans Hornets
11:35 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Anderson Lifts Hornets Over Trail Blazers, 98-96

Ryan Anderson capped a 20-point performance with a layup as he was fouled with 1.8 seconds left, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a three-game skid with a 98-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

Anderson also hit a 3 with 15.6 seconds left that gave the Hornets a 95-93 lead, but Portland rookie Damian Lillard reached the 20-point mark for a sixth straight game by draining a 3 with 11.2 seconds left.

Greivis Vasquez, who also had 20 points, then dribbled out of traffic along the perimeter and found Anderson inside for the winning bucket.

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The Lens
11:27 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Funding Crisis Looms For $14 Billion Hurricane Protection System

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Metro area residents probably know stories about consumers with big eyes and small wallets who become “house poor.” But in the years ahead they may become familiar with a new, more frightening term: “levee poor.”

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Latest News
11:18 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Slidell Woman Dies After Head-On Collision With Train

Slidell police say a 53-year-old woman died after turning onto railroad tracks and running head-on into a freight train.

Police say in a news release that Jamii Pizzitolo of Slidell had to be extricated from her car. She was flown late Friday to the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, where she died.

Police believe impairment may have contributed to the accident.

About an hour before the crash, someone called 911 to report a possible drunk driver in a gold Oldsmobile Alero. Police looked for the car but could not find it.

Red River Radio
9:30 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Shreveport Medical Students Treat 1,300 Kenyans

A group of medical school students from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport recently returned from Africa where they provided medical treatment to 1,300 people living in a remote area of Kenya. The students work through a nonprofit they formed several years ago and partner with other global mission organizations. According to Dr. Lisa Hodges, assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine, the students hold fundraisers throughout the year and purchase medicine to take with them during the month-long health mission.

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Interviews
8:47 am
Mon March 11, 2013

From Oiled Shores to the Courtroom: NPR's Debbie Elliott on the BP Oil Spill

NPR's Debbie Elliott.
Christy Haynes NPR

Debbie Elliott is NPR’s national correspondent based in Alabama. She has covered the 2010 BP oil spill, and its aftermath, since the beginning.

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Firearms
8:30 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Does New La. Amendment Trump Felon Gun Law?

Defense attorneys argue that Louisiana's new constitutional protection for gun ownership applies to felons, too.

State law makes it illegal for felons to own firearms.

But new constitutional amendment gives Louisiana residents a fundamental right to bear arms. And any law infringing on such a right must get the highest level of judicial scrutiny.

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