Louisiana News

Stories and interviews from across the state.

Airs Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combating climate change, for inspiration. Playing these socially minded games, they argue, allows users to build tangible skills in combating crisis and solving critical problems. But others see the multibillion-dollar gaming industry, dominated by portrayals of crime and war, as a threat that desensitizes its users to violence and encourages anti-social behavior.

COMPROMISE REACHED?  Louisiana’s   second special legislative session of 2017 officially came to an end  Friday delivering a  budget marginally different than the one proposed by the  Senate during the regular session.

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Bellini's Norma

Jun 19, 2017

Airs Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Vincenzo Bellini's Norma starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma, Russell Thomas as Pollione, Elizabeth DeShong as Adalgisa, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Oroveso. Kevin Newbury directs with Michael Black as chorus master and the Lyric Opera Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Frizza.

I move the House of Representatives adjourn sine die,” the “dean” of the House Andy Anders intoned Friday evening, receiving cheers in response.

The second special session of the year delivered a budget only marginally different than the one proposed by the Senate during the regular session. That had many – including Governor John Bel Edwards – wondering aloud whether the special session had truly been necessary.

Le Show for the Week of Jun. 18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer Reads the Trades, and is thanked by his radio staff, plus Karzai Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of the Atom, Let Us Try, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Excerpts from the medieval musical, "The Play of Robin and Marion", will be featured on this Continuum. Composed by the 13th century trouvère Adam de la Halle, this pastoral work is considered by some to be one of the first operas written. The recording is an historic live performance given in 1984 by musicians of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the famous early music school in Basel, Switzerland. CD is "Le Jeu de Robin et Marion", Focus 913.

 

On this week’s show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival

 

We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed, who participates as the festival’s official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia’s writing has graced the pages of NewsweekThe Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun. She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta.

Even the best of gardeners fall short of finding that perfect tomato fruit. Failure to set fruit can be caused by many different problems.


American Routes: Trombone Shorty

Jun 16, 2017

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week we talk to New Orleans senior statesmen Trombone Shorty, who began playing music in Treme at age four. Trombone Shorty chose to be a musical journeyman instead of seeking to attend the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Since then, the 31-year-old has brought his distinctive style of New Orleans music all over the world.

This week on All Things New Orleans we discuss an interesting and affordable solution to homelessness with Haiyan Khan, founder of Santosha Village.  Then Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace to talk about Steve Scalise and his contributions to Louisiana politics. 

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