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Jazz Fest Minutes
11:55 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: A Musical Journey With George Duke

George Duke, one of the most sought-after and accomplished players and producers in music.
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George Duke is one of the most sought-after and accomplished players and producers in music. He grew up in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

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WRKF
11:22 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Interviews: GOP Consultant Scott Wilfong and LA Progress's Bruce Parker

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Republican political consultant Scott Wilfong and Bruce Parker, of Louisiana Progress, debate a proposed bill that would ban lawsuits based upon gender identification or sexual orientation.

U.S. Army Col. Sherb Sintelle talks about the Army War College

Susan Hunt, with EBR Parish schools, on a collaborative school with the LSU Lab School.


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Jazz Fest Minutes
4:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: Topsy Chapman And Solid Harmony

Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
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Topsy Chapman is one of New Orleans’ most engaging and soulful singers. Her mix of gospel, blues, traditional jazz and swing proves both captivating and uplifting. And, when Topsy Chapman blends her fine voice with those of her daughters Jolynda Phillips and Yolanda Windsay in the vocal trio Solid Harmony, it’s magic.

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WRKF
1:01 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Interviews: Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Cotton, Legalizing Marijuana

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 10:04 am

Dr. Beau Kilmer, with the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, with what everyone needs to know about legalizing marijuana.

Jim talks with civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Cotton, who was a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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WRKF
1:02 am
Tue April 16, 2013

De-Institutionalizing Louisiana, Part Two: Demand vs. Expansion

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 6:01 am

In Boyce, La., St. Mary’s Residential Training School offers both residential care and educational services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

This concludes our two-part series on the state’s goal to wind down the number of individuals living in places like St. Mary’s.


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Out To Lunch
1:48 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Out To Lunch: World Trade & Home Health

Peter Ricchiuti, Amedisys' Bill Borne, and the WTC's Dominik Knoll.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The World Trade Center reaches out and Amedisys brings it home on this week’s Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.

Dominik Knoll's World Trade Center presides over $60 billion worth of trade annually through New Orleans. Bill Borne's Baton Rouge based Amedisys is one of the biggest players in US healthcare. Dominik and Bill paint a fascinating portrait of New Orleans and Louisiana in the big picture, present and future.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:10 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: Wayne Shorter — Connecting With The Beat

Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
Credit Robert Ascroft

Wayne Shorter is one of the top saxophonists and composers in jazz. It was, strangely enough, getting caught at 15 years old playing hooky from school that put him on a path into music. His punishment: enrollment in the music theory course at his Newark, NJ arts high school.

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WRKF
11:10 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Interviews: Judge Darrell White, Libertarian Michael Wolf

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 10:07 am

Jim talks with Danny Bourgeois, with the Louisiana Marathon, who was at the Boston Marathon yesterday.

Conservative activist Judge Darrell White and Libertarian Michael Wolf discuss another attempt this year to repeal Louisiana's Science Education act, which allows teaching divine creation theory in public school science classes.

Local ophthalmologist Dr. Pam Williams, discusses proposed legislation (HB 527)that would allow optometrists to perform certain ophthalmological procedures. She is opposed.

Joe Chrest and Jason Bale,  actors appearing in LSU's Swine Palace production of "All The King's Men". 


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WRKF
1:02 am
Mon April 15, 2013

De-Institutionalizing Louisiana, Part One: Waivers Vs. Facilities

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 5:54 am

Louisiana's efforts to move more individuals with developmental disabilities out of congregate living and back into the home with supports actually started pretty late compared to the rest of the country.

In the 1980s when other states were beginning to shut down their large, state-run facilities as part of the national de-institutionalization movement, Louisiana was still building. Only in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina forced the shutdown of the New Orleans metropolitan facility did the state start ramping up its de-institutionalizing efforts.

This is the first of a two-part series exploring the progress of that effort over the years since.


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French Quarter Festival
3:55 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

After French Quarter Fest: Classic And Contemporary Quarter Bars

Cocktails at Arnaud's.
Credit Krista / Flickr

Partying at French Quarter Fest can be serious work. If you’re looking to take a break there’s few places better than one of the French Quarter’s classic bars — and there’s no shortage of them.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below, along with a couple of brand-new classics to add to the pantheon. Have some favorites of your own? Add them in the comments below and we’ll update the story.

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