Louisiana News

Home & Garden
3:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Sowing the Seeds for a Vegetable Garden

If you don't mind the possibility of some chilly weather, you can go out and get some planting done in your vegetable garden now.


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WRKF
4:53 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Jindal Still Opposing Medicaid Expansion, Awaiting Details of Arkansas-Obamacare Deal

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 11:00 am

Gov. Bobby Jindal still opposes Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, despite the federal government having recently approved some  flexibility on the issue.

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NPR Story
2:15 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

LSU Health Shreveport physician calls for a heavy dose of H.I.V. education

A pediatric infectious disease specialist at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport says the treatment protocol for H.I.V. infected newborns will remain the same for now. According to Dr. Lisa Hodges, there's still a lot to unravel in light of recent news that a baby in Mississippi was said to be cured of H.I.V. with an aggressive load of antiretroviral drugs administered hours after birth.

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WRKF
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Interviews: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:01 pm

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"


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Science & Health
2:33 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Louisiana Has The Highest Rate Of Diabetes In The U.S.

Originally published on Sat April 6, 2013 7:40 pm

Diabetes has multiple complications. Among them are kidney failure, lower limb amputation, blindness and it is a major cause of Heart Disease & Stroke. Dr. Andriette Martin Fitch, with Ochsner on Harding Blvd in Baton Rouge, is personally involved in the areas of Diabetes & Hypertension. She sees patients daily who are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle and spends a great deal of her day sending out the message to both parents & children. Her message to parents, "If you don't want your children, your spouse or your family members to die of Hypertension or Diabetes, make a change in your diet and exercise daily."

Dr. Andriette Martin Fitch

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NPR Story
8:45 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Shreveport workshop takes up child care center licensing matters

How to open a licensed child care center is the subject of a workshop on Thursday, March 7, in Shreveport. Northwestern State University’s Child and Family Network organizes the event. The network’s resources and referral specialist Margaret Goodwin said attending this workshop should be the first step for anyone who proposes to open a child care facility.

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Interviews
11:10 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Interviews: Singer Mary Wilson

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 10:28 am

Author Jeffrey Frank discusses his new book, "Ike & Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"

Legendary singer Mary Wilson, formerly of the Supremes, talks about her career and her upcoming performance Saturday at the LSU Union Theater in "Stormy Weather", a tribute to Lena Horne.

Playwright John Biguenet talks about his play "Rising Water", about the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, running now through the 17th at LSU's Swine Palace"

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Politics
10:07 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Jindal Agrees to Tax Plan Due Date

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 11:18 am

 Governor Jindal’s administration has agreed to finish and release its proposal to overhaul the state’s tax system by the end of next week. In a reversal of the usual power-dynamic, Jindal is now yielding to pressure from legislators.

Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley, who was hand-picked by the governor sent Jindal an open letter yesterday evening pressing for the release of details of his tax overhaul. He asked that the plan be released to legislators by March 15 so that committees could properly debate it before session starts.

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Higher Education
8:31 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Agency Works to Get More College-Bound Louisianans to Apply for Federal Aid

Louisiana has a dismal track record in the number of college-bound students who fill out the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA. A Louisiana nonprofit aims to change that. Employees of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority or LELA have done dozens of FAFSA workshops at high schools across the state in recent weeks. LELA's assistant vice president of marketing, Joni Leggio, said the FAFSA priority deadline at many colleges is April 1, and now is the right time to complete the form.

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Prep Football
2:37 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Public and Selection-Admission High Schools Butt Heads Over Football Playoff Split

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:50 pm

Members of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association met Tuesday with lawmakers to discuss the recent vote to split high school football playoffs into two separate divisions; one for public schools and another for select-admission schools, such as private or parochial schools.


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