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WRKF
5:32 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Republican Realignment: What Happens to the LAGOP

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 6:48 am

Republicans have reason to be wary of their newfound power in the state Senate, having recently gained a two-thirds supermajority. Some political analysts say too much power can backfire.


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WRKF
10:22 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Republican Realignment: Why Politicians Switch Parties

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 1:45 pm

State Sen. Rick Ward is dropping out of the race for Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District. According to The Times-Picayune, Ward's changed his mind because the position would require too much time away from his children. This decision comes three weeks after announcing his candidacy, and a month after switching to the Republican party in mid-July.

Many accused Ward of switching parties because he wanted to run for the higher seat. Ward said he switched because the "R" behind his name would better represent his views.

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WRKF
8:29 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Republican Realignment: How Populism, Catholicism Affect LA, Then and Now

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 9:04 am

On Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Rep. John Bel Edwards delivered what The Times-Picayune called an animated speech at a Democratic rally, aiming to distance himself from Republican Governor Jindal's practices. Edwards doesn't have to try hard: he's opposed nearly every one, if not all, of the Governor's initiatives since they both assumed office in 2008.

Edwards is a leader of the minority party. Republicans have two-thirds supermajority control over the Senate (thanks to a few recent aisle-jumpers), a majority in the House, and every statewide office other than US Sen. Mary Landrieu's seat. 


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Love NOLA
8:43 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Love NOLA: Coming Home From Katrina

Brett Will Taylor
Jason Kruppa

You know, sometimes I think we're only here, in this crazy love affair we call "life," to find our way home.

Not just that place we go to bed each night. But that space where we belong. Where we can be ourselves. Where we can live our truth. 

It’s not always an easy journey. Just ask Miles.

He’s a man I met early one June morning at a corner store in Tremé. Both of us were hungry — he for pancakes, me for a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. As we waited for the cook to work his magic, we did what you do in New Orleans. We started talking.

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New Orleans Saints
7:15 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Legendary Saints Game Announcer Jerry Romig Reflects On His Career

Jerry Romig at his home, holding his Saints Hall of Fame trophy and a copy of the Aug. 16 Baton Rouge Advocate editorial celebrating his career.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

Friday night's pre-season Saints game against the Oakland Raiders was a landmark event.

Not for the players on the field, so much as for the man in the announcing booth.

Jerry Romig has called more than 440 Saints games, in his 44-year history with the team, and this one was his last. Now, his son Mark Romig will take over the job.

Romig is a veteran broadcaster beyond football, having played key roles at WDSU and in the co-founding of New Orleans public television station WLAE.

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Red River Radio
10:56 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Louisiana Film Prize narrows to 20 finalists

Twenty filmmakers have advanced in the Louisiana Film Prize contest vying for a $50,000 prize that will be handed out in October. It is the second year of the short film contest that is expected to draw 3,000 movie buffs to downtown Shreveport for the festival weekend.

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Community
8:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Listening Post: Voices From A Central City Porch

A Central City resident speaks her mind at the Listening Post
Eve Troeh

This month WWNO launches a new project called The Listening Post. With the help of local artist Jacques Duffourc, we’ve made three portable recording stations that can move around the city. We’ll host occasional events where anyone can sit down to talk.

And we’ll… well… listen.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
2:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Terence Blanchard: A Voice For The Trumpet

Credit Bob Travis / Flickr

Listen to Gwen & Terence Blanchard

When the microphone switches on, some people freeze. They can’t think of a thing to say. But Terence Blanchard relaxes. 

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Out To Lunch: Bevolo & Beignets

Burt Benrud, Drew Bevolo and Peter Richiutti.
Credit Elizabeth Hudson / It's New Orleans

Drew Bevolo's family founded and has owned Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights since 1945. Burt Benrud's family business, Café du Monde, started up in the 1860s. These two standard bearers of New Orleans' enduring icons talk about the present, the future, and entrepreneur NOLA Pie Guy on this week's Out to Lunch.

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Music
11:08 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Summer Songs: Clarinetist Remakes 50 Cent

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

Now we continue our Summer Songs series. Gwen Thompkins, the host of Music Inside Out on WWNO in New Orleans, is introducing us to a handful of contemporary artists who've taken some old classics out for a new spin. This week, she tells us about an unlikely pairing with New Orleans favorite Michael White.

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