Louisiana News

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1:55 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

THURSDAY: Louisiana's Prison Population, Biographer Joe Henry, Coping with Concussion

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 10:05 am

Kevin Kane, President of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, discusses Louisiana's burgeoning prison population.

Author Joe Henry talks about his book, "Furious Cool", a biography of comic legend Richard Pryor.

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoller on her book, "Coping With Concussion" 

 

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11:03 am
Wed November 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY: John Maginnis with LAPolitics.com, Author Andrew Salomon, The B.R. Art Gallery

"LAPolitics.com" publisher and columnist John Maginnis and Jim discuss local and national political matters, including Tuesday election results from around the country.

Author Andrew Salomon talks about his book, "Far From The Tree"

Jason Andreason, with the Baton Rouge Art Gallery, discusses the annual benefit fundraiser"Kinetics", this Friday night


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Red River Radio
8:41 am
Wed November 6, 2013

LSU Shreveport to begin offering online MBA

LSU Shreveport says it will take its MBA program entirely online beginning in January. Students pursuing the master of business administration degree may complete it in 12 months, depending on their undergraduate degree credentials. The school’s MBA program director Bill Bigler said courses will be offered in shorter formats and there will be six starting points during the year, instead of the traditional three.

“If you look at the Harvards, Stanfords and Whartons of the world, I don’t think you’ll see the seven-week sessions just yet. But I think it’s a new trend," Bigler said.

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8:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

TUESDAY: Author Francis Rooney, Ornithologist Richard Gibbons, Carolyn Bennett

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 10:08 am

Former Vatican ambassador Francis Rooney discusses his book, "Global Vatican"

Ornithologist Richard Gibbons talks the joys of Louisiana birdwatching, and his book, "The Birders Guide to Louisiana"

Carolyn Bennett, head of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana which is observing its 50th anniversary.

 

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Red River Radio
8:35 am
Tue November 5, 2013

UL-Lafayette students anticipate the launch of their satellite

Students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette prepare their cube satellite for orbit.

It’s been six years in the making and now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's cube satellite is hitching a ride into space this month on a NASA rocket. Dozens of undergraduate students have had a hand in CAPE-2. It stands for Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment. Assistant project manager Rizwan Merchant is a senior computer science major from Lafayette. He says his work on CAPE-2 will be his calling card for prospective employers.

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NPR Story
7:36 am
Tue November 5, 2013

History Matters: 50 years ago, a look at the ousting of South Vietnam's president

The president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was ousted in a coup by his generals and murdered on Nov. 2, 1963. President Kennedy had given his tacit approval to Diem’s removal. Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the events leading up to a military coup that went horribly wrong.


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WRKF
5:48 am
Tue November 5, 2013

DHH Wants More Medicaid Privatization, Stakeholders Hesitant

The state Dept. of Health and Hospitals is looking to privatize the managed care for Medicaid patients with developmental disabilities and low-income elderly.

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 7:25 am

The state Department of Health and Hospitals is taking preliminary steps to further privatize Medicaid in Louisiana. In August, DHH released a concept paper about reforms to long-term care for the developmentally disabled and low-income elderly.

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9:15 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Centenary College celebrates C.S. Lewis' legacy in religion series

Centenary College's Maegan Daigle coordinated the "C.S. Lewis: The Life and Legacy" series that runs Nov. 4-16.

Centenary College’s Christian Leadership Center kicks off a 12-day series today to celebrate the life of C.S. Lewis, an iconic writer in 20th century Christianity. The center is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death by hosting a documentary film, panel discussion, book groups and a prayer retreat, according to Maegan Daigle, assistant director of Centenary’s Christian Leadership Center.

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6:27 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Diamonds in the Garden

Diamonds Blue delphinium blossoms

Blue flowers, like Diamonds Blue delphinium, are relatively rare.


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12:13 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

MONDAY: Author John Meacham, LSU vs Alabama, Volunteers in Public Schools

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 8:49 am

The owner of Louie's Cafe, Jimmy Wetherford stops by to talk about the 9th annual North Gate festival taking place this Friday.

Kimberly Levy-Marcelle joins the show to discuss the latest with Volunteers in Public School Systems(VIPSS). Dr. Chance Lewis joins the conversation to discuss his upcoming visit to Baton Rouge in support of VIPSS.

Author John Meacham discusses his book, "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power", considered among the very best biographies of the nation's 3rd president.

A look at the upcoming LSU - Alabama matchup


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