Louisiana News

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10:20 am
Tue August 20, 2013

TUESDAY: Parents Discuss Educational Choices; Bluesman Larry Garner, Bill Bryan Talk Muddy Waters

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 11:59 am

Guest Host Maxine Crump leads a discussion with parents about how they have navigated the educational landscape in Baton Rouge on behalf of their kids. Parents Tiffany Temple, Latoya Johnson, Kathryn Kissam and Carlos Thomas take part.

Baton Rouge blues man Larry Garner and Baton Rouge Blues Foundation President Bill Bryan talk about blues legend Muddy Waters, his ongoing influence on music today, and the upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Gala honoring him.


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9:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Centenary College freshmen put elbow grease into orientation

About 125 incoming freshmen at Centenary College have worked up a sweat ahead of fall semester that begins Wednesday. The students cleaned out a house in Shreveport on Monday as part of a new partnership with Community Renewal International and two other organizations. Centenary president David Rowe worked alongside the students.

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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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7:42 am
Tue August 20, 2013

History Matters: History buffs should flock to Jefferson, Texas

Commentator Gary Joiner spotlights an East Texas town that is trapped in time -- in a good way. He calls Jefferson, Texas, a historian's jewel in the woods.


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Red River Radio
11:40 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Louisiana tops the nation on number of obese adults

Louisiana is tied for the fattest state in the nation, with an adult obesity rate of almost 35 percent. Mississippi falls behind by a fraction of a percentage, and Arkansas is very close behind. (Arkansas was the only state this year where obesity had a statistical increase.)

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10:42 am
Mon August 19, 2013

MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.


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10:01 am
Mon August 19, 2013

MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam

Guest host Robert Travis Scott discusses the coming industrial boom in Lake Charles with the city's Mayor Randy Roach, State Representative Mike Danahay and Lake Charles newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

A visit with Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet, from the Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra

WRKF
6:47 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Don't Let Your Garden Be a Late Summer Eyesore

Forlorn flower beds past their prime and overrun with weeds are an all too familiar sight this time of year. But it's not too hot to freshen up your garden with some new bedding plants.


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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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10:52 am
Fri August 16, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Catherine Steiner Adair, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Renee Chatelain

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 9:31 am

Jim talks with the author of "The Big Disconnect" Catherine Steiner Adair.

Bill Stracener stops by to remember his Baton Rouge Rouge High classmate, Journalist Jack Germond who passed away earlier this week.

ACLU Executive Director in Louisiana, Majorie Esman talks with Jim about the high population of inmates with long term sentences due to marijuana possession. 

Manship Theatre Executive Director Renee Chatelain and Tapan Sarkar visits with Jim to discuss their upcoming event "A Night of Indian Cinema".


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