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Stories and interviews from across the state.

Both of Arkansas's Republican senators,  Tom Cotton and John Boozman, have long favored ending the Affordable Care Act but they are avoiding public comment about the now-flopped  GOP repeal and replace plan.   Cotton and Boozman were on the planning committees to work on a Republican replacement plan. Now they both favor  REPEAL before REPLACEMENT  which for Cotton is a shift in direction.  But closer to home,  Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson doesn't believe Congress should delay in crafting a replacement plan as he explained Tuesday on CNN.


Heat Advisory Extended: Now Hotter And Longer

Jul 19, 2017
NWS - Shreveport

UPDATED: Advisory extended:

Very hot and humid conditions will continue Thursday 
and Friday, with afternoon temperatures climbing into the mid 
and upper 90s each day. When combined with the humidity, heat 
indices will range from 105 to 109 degrees. 

Heat indices of 105 degrees or higher can be expected
Thursday and Friday afternoons. Only limited cooling is expected
tonight and Thursday night as temperatures fall into the mid 
70s.

Heat related illnesses may be possible for those 

State Representative Patricia Smith of Baton Rouge was a featured speaker at the U.S. Justice Action Network’s seminar on incarcerated women’s issues Tuesday, in Washington D.C.  Her work on Louisiana’s recent criminal justice reform package was applauded.

“It was a bi-partisan collective work from a lot of people,” Smith told the overflow crowd at the seminar’s breakout session focusing on rehabilitation issues.

Today we’re launching a sometimes series we’re calling “Whatever Happened To…?”, looking at Louisiana people, places and issues that were once hot news topics, but have since faded from view.

We’ll start with the northeast Louisiana industrial megasite known as Franklin Farm. 


One year ago today, the peace of a sunny Baton Rouge Sunday was shattered and darkened by the deaths of three law enforcement officers, and the wounding of three others. Today, we remember the heroism of EBR Deputy Brad Garafola, Officer Matthew Gerald, and Corporal Montrell Jackson.

(And please keep Deputy Nick Tullier in mind, as he continues to heal from the injuries he received that day.)

86 thousand homes in Louisiana had damage from flooding last year, and state recovery officials are working to distribute federal recovery dollars to flood victims. In order to find out who flooded and how badly, the state set up a survey; only 31 thousand households have filled it out.

SHREVEPORT  DOG PARK:    The long  awaited Shreveport  Dog  Park officially  opens its gates Friday with  a  Ribbon  Cutting  Ceremony at  5pm  near the  Stoner  Boat  Launch  Facility at  Clyde Fant Parkway on  the  Riverfront.    Cynthia Keith, Director of the  Shreveport  Dogpark  Alliance explains the event and more about the 4-acre site which is divided to accommodate large and small canines. Violations may result in fines or loss of privileges. Hours of operation posted.

American Routes Shortcuts: Rik De Lisle

Jul 14, 2017

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week, we speak with American G.I. Rik De Lisle, who spun records for Armed Forces Network during the Cold War. He signed up for the military at 17, and in 1978 he was transferred to West Berlin. Rik’s rock broadcast made him a hero, especially among the East German audience who risked punishment to hear the electrifying sounds coming out of the west. 

Remember Scott Angelle and his catchphrase from the 2015 Governor’s race?

“The name is Angelle. It has two Ls and it stands for ‘Loves Louisiana’.”

After filing to win the 3rd Congressional District race in fall 2016, he’s gone to work for the Trump Administration, so there’s an October 14th election to fill his unexpired term on the Public Service Commission.


If you look down at that go cup in your hand and you see lunch, that’s usually a sign of trouble ahead. But that’s not the case with a certain go cup that’s captured my attention lately, because instead of booze the heady concoction in this one brings seafood, citrus and the promise of an enlivening lunch on a hot summer day.

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