Louisiana News

Stories and interviews from across the state.

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Louisiana is holding a state wide mosquito survey. Shannon Rider of the Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District says “the survey is being held to determine if Aedes Aegypti (which is a known vector of the Zika and other viruses) has spread throughout the state.” The Aedes Aegypti is only known to have been in the Greater New Orleans Region.

If the weather stays the same and the ground doesn’t soak up the water then there can be an expected increase in mosquitos.

“The more we fund this year, the bigger the fiscal cliff is going to be next year. And we can’t sustain more taxes. It’s irresponsible!”

Representative Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) summed up the thinking of a majority of House Appropriations committee members, as special session budget hearings began where the regular session left off – with a bill that doesn’t spend all the estimated revenue.

Airs Monday, June 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Three Generations of minimalists are featured, with music by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. We'll hear Arvo Pärt's Für Alina and Fratres along with the String Quartet No. 5 by Philip Glass and Different Trains by Steve Reich.

Air Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 3 p.m. Join us for the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Fathers day with A Successful Dad & Fathers Always Matter featuring Morning Has Broken; Cum Sancto Spiritu, from Petite messe solennelle; Sing Praise to Him; Sunrise, Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof; Love Is Spoken Here; Hymn of Praise; Gently Raise the Sacred Strain; Let There Be Light!; There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today; Meditation on an Old Coventanter's Tune; How Excellent Thy Name, from Saul; My Father's Faith; The Battle of Jericho; It's a Grand Night for

APM Reports: Thirsty Planet

Jun 12, 2017

Airs Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water – either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most salient problems and solutions regarding water by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel.

Airs Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute starring Christiane Karg as Pamina; Matthew Polenzani as Tamino; Adam Plachetka as Papageno; Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night; Christof Fischesser as Sarastro; Diana Newman as Papagena; David Govertsen as the Speaker. Neil Armfield directs with Chorus Master Michael Black and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Rory Macdonald.

“We are a body that’s in complete chaos. The House doesn’t have leadership,” says Baton Rouge Representative Ted James.

A Democrat, James has used his Friday, Saturday  and Sunday away from the Capitol to talk with other members about making a change in House leadership: in particular, “The Speaker, the Chairman of Appropriations.”

Airs Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 8 p.m. Join us for a folk infused live music performance with Guitarist Nick Brumley who has been on in the past with Maggie Koerner and the Mansion Family.

Airs Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Join us for bassist Chris Allen live in our studios along with guitarist Nick Palmer, vocalist Deidre Malbrough, and  Lane Baylis on drums as they bring us a great show for jazz guitar lovers this Tuesday. You can show your love for live music on Red River Radio by making a pledge during the show and help us during our pledge drive. Call and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge online now: DONATE NOW!

If you have bare spots in your lawn, June is still an acceptable time to lay sod. Leaving bare areas unattended in your lawn will lead to additional weed problems later in the growing season.

Large areas with no competition from gress are perfect for weeds. If your bare areas are too large, you might consider sod.