Louisiana News

Stories and interviews from across the state.

New Orleans is a beautiful city. But very little of that beauty is natural. Even our magnificent parks and tree lined avenues are planned and planted. Mostly, when we talk about the beauty of New Orleans, we're talking about buildings.

A trio of early 1900s buildings in downtown Shreveport – including one on the city’s demolition list – are being brought back to life.

Pre-leasing is underway for more than 50 apartments on Texas Street. At a press conference Wednesday, city leaders announced the names of businesses that will open in the development, including a coffee shop, nightclub, sushi bar, and vintage clothier.

New Orleans developer Roland von Kurnatowski has been working to rehab the buildings for almost two years.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is here once again, and this morning he lends a little support to women feeling comfortable in their own skin. 

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Airs Thursday, December 11 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Sanford Katz will host a program with guests Dr. David Vandermolen with Ark-La-Tex Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. They will discuss causes of infertility and available treatments and your questions will be taken at 800-552-8502.
 

    

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden made it official today. He is running for Lieutenant Governor.


Bill Beckett spoke with Soprano Martha Hollier about the second annual Christmas Concert which takes place this Saturday, December 13 at 3 pm in the Singing Pines Recreational Complex of Hosston, located at 14905 Oak St. Hosston, LA. The concert is free and open to all. For more info visit our area events page at Red River Radio.

A coalition of national environmental groups says the billions of dollars expected from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill penalties should go toward rapidly rebuilding Louisiana’s coastline.

During a teleconference Tuesday, the conservation groups outlined 19 priority projects detailed in their two new reports. David Muth, Gulf Program director for the National Wildlife Federation, says these projects are critical.

To keep a better eye on head injuries in the past, the LSU football team has had concussion detectors installed in players’ helmets. This season, LSU became the first team in the NCAA to try high-tech mouth guards to measure hits.


Volunteers from three Shreveport churches will package more than 240,000 meals this week for African hunger relief programs in Rwanda and Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone.

The El Dorado, Kansas-based charity Numana Inc. is equipping the churches with the ingredients to package bags of a rice mixture that costs 30 cents per meal. Numana’s Lindsay Brown of Shreveport is helping organizations across our region put on these fundraisers and meal packaging events.

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