Louisiana News

WRKF
11:45 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Interviews: GOP Consultant Scott Wilfong

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 8:58 am

Former U.S. Congressman Jeff Landry talks about his career after Congress, and what political activities he's been up to since exiting the U.S. House

Jim talks with Republican consultant Scott Wilfong, and Democratic consultant Trey Ourso, about Governor Bobby Jindal's statewide tour and recent statements by Mr. Jindal that the GOP "needs to stop bed-wetting" and "kick around the other guys".

John Kaufman, with the Manship Theatre, discusses the Flamenco Rouge performance tonight. Performers Lena and Chris Jacome join in.


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Red River Radio
9:16 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Lafayette Highlights 73 Restaurants In Eat Local Push

The city of Lafayette has launched its eat local campaign. EatLafayette is in its ninth year of promoting the mom-and-pop restaurants that have put Lafayette on the map as a foodie town. Ben Berthelot, executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, has found that over the years more and more local restaurants have pulled together for this campaign.

“We went from 19 restaurants in a two-week campaign nine years ago, to this year we have basically a three-month campaign and 73 restaurants participating," Berthelot said.

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NPR Story
7:53 am
Tue June 18, 2013

History Matters: On the failure of Operation Barbarossa

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 8:42 am

Commentator Gary Joiner revisits Operation Barbarossa, the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Seventy-two years ago this week, Adolf Hitler formalized the greatest mistake of his march to world domination.


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WRKF
4:29 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Board of Ed. To Consider Alternative Funding For 'Course Choice'

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 6:22 am

State Supt. John White wants to reallocate $2 million from a state education trust fund to pilot the “Course Choice” program. The program will let students take individual classes elsewhere if their public school is underperforming or doesn’t offer the course they want. The state’s top school board will consider the alternative funding request Tuesday.

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WRKF
10:57 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Interviews: Mayor Kip Holden, Democrat Spokesman Chris Frink

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 10:13 am

A visit with East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden

Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham talks LSU baseball, and today's elimination game at the College World Series in Omaha.

 

 

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NPR Story
8:57 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport gets long overdue TLC

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 9:51 am

Restoration projects are under way at Shreveport’s oldest municipal cemetery. A ceremony was held Friday to recognize the work to be done on roads and walkways in Oakland Cemetery made possible by a $279,000 bond issue approved by voters in 2011. The dollars won’t cover all the work that needs to be done on the cemetery that dates back to 1847.

Shreveport mayor Cedric Glover recalls first visiting Oakland on a field trip at age 14. He said many city administrations have wanted to do capital projects, but it’s never been the most pressing priority.

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WRKF
6:22 am
Sat June 15, 2013

To Pick, Or Not To Pick? Harvesting Early Summer Vegetables

June is the peak month for harvesting early summer vegetables in south Louisiana. Harvesting at the right stage is essential to getting the best quality out of your garden.


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WRKF
4:42 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Plant Explosion Claims Second Life

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 8:22 pm

Thursday’s chemical plant explosion in Geismar, La. has claimed another life. Seven remained hospitalized Friday with burns and respiratory complications.

Williams Companies CEO Alan Armstrong visited with workers and their families Friday. He called the incident a “major” explosion.

“This is a terrible and unprecedented tragedy," Armstrong said. "I’ve talked with a few of our employees and I know they are hurting, however, I’ve also seen and been inspired by their courage.”

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WRKF
3:40 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 9:30 am

It's sort of a fluke.

The Baton Rouge paper had been nursing its 1950s era letterpresses for years when it finally had to bite the bullet and invest in a new production facility. The speedy offset press came online in 2006, just as the country headed into a recession and the newspaper industry was tanking.

So when John Georges closed the deal to buy The Advocate in May, it came with one of the newest printing presses in the country.


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WRKF
12:43 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Interviews: The CPEX's Rachel Diresto, Author Daniel Bergner

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 2:43 pm

DOTD spokesman Dustin Annison and EBR Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker, talk about the future of LA Swift bus service  between here and New Orleans ... or the lack thereof. 

Author Daniel Bergner on his book, "What Do Women Want: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire."


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