Louisiana News

Stories and interviews from across the state.

U.S. Representative Garret Graves, reprsenting the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana, phones in to chat about disaster response and Gov. John Bel Edwards' response regarding Congress and blame for the slow flow of federal disaster funds.


STUDENTS LOOK ELSEWHERE -  Louisiana higher education been  hit hard budget wise the past  few years  which has caused tuition costs to soar and  has strained  the popular state-supported  college scholarship  program known as TOPS,  leaving it underfunded.    Yesterday was University of Louisiana  System  Day at the Capitol as school officials and students voiced concerns  to the House Appropriations Committee.   John Pearce, Student Body President at Northwestern  State  University in Natchitoches,  explained the  uncertainty around  TOPS encourages students to loo

This is the first in a two-part series on the local Second-wave feminist movement and the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Listen to Part II here. 

It’s July 3rd, 1982. Feminists are marching through downtown New Orleans in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ERA.

University of Louisiana System Day at the Capitol Wednesday treated lawmakers and visitors alike to a performance by the Grambling State University band. But inside the building, officials and students from the nine-school system had serious concerns for the House Appropriations Committee. 


The session’s first criminal justice reform bill is headed to the Senate floor. SB 16 by Dan Claitor addresses the problem of those previously sentenced to life without parole when they were juveniles.

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson explained the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that penalty unconstitutional in several cases.

D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach for 40 years, comments on her team finishing second in the nation two years in a row.


Former LSU gymnast Susan Jackson phones us to talk about LSU's recent second-place finish.


The Reducetarian Foundation's Brian Kateman discusses how he believes diet choices can create a healthy and sustainable world. Kateman specifically looks at meat consumption and what it takes to grow the meat we consume.


Professor Susan Bordo, with the University of Kentucky, talks about her book, "The Destruction of Hillary Clinton." Bordo contends FBI Director James Comey may have enabled Donald Trump to win the 2016 election.


City parks are good for water runoff. Open green areas soak up rain and trees wick it down into the water table. So in a wet city like New Orleans, City Park is an important asset.

 

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland sat down with CEO Bob Becker to learn about how water management was considered in the park’s new golf course. The park is independent - it doesn’t get money from the city - and Becker says they needed the $26 million course to cover a quarter of the park’s budget.

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