Louisiana News

Stories and interviews from across the state.

Airs Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Gale Odom, Dean of the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, and Brad Wells, founder of the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth who will perform this Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the Centenary College Campus. For complete details visit Centenary College or call 318-869-5011.

If you’re looking for a job, one of the most tedious aspects of the search is constantly refining your resume so it looks appealing to your prospective employer. If you’re an employer, one of the most time-wasting aspects of searching for the right person is meeting prospective employees and finding out they’re not quite as impressive as their resume.

BATON ROUGEThere’s  going to be a change in leadership for Louisiana  State Police as  Superintendent Colonel Mike  Edmonson announced his retirement Wednesday.  He lead the state law enforcement agency for nine years which caps a 36 career in state government service.  His announcement comes as the legislative auditor and FBI is investigating the state police after a travel scandal involved four state police officers diverting a conference trip from San Diego to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon last year. 


Conjure the image of the small neighborhood grocery and I bet the picture in your mind looks pretty appealing – something hands on and small scale, with character and personality between the register and the grocery aisles.

As a business plan, though, maybe the classic neighborhood market these days looks like a flourish of old-fashioned retail romanticism.

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a retrospective look at Mardi Gras, and the year that carnival took place in the dark. Hear the TriPod Xtras extended interview with Rien Fertel. 

Right now, you might not be itching for Mardi Gras, since it just happened and everything, but imagine what it will feel like six months from now when you haven’t caught any beads, or a shoe, or a light up clicky thing, and still have another six months to go. It can be rough.

Airs Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes us back to April 10, 1912 and the Sinking of the Titanic.

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State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson announced his retirement Wednesday.

“I’m not bigger than State Police and I think that what’s most important is the men and women that make up public safety and the men and women that make up State Police. They need to continue forward. We certainly don’t need any distractions,” he explained.


Join WWNO’s Coastal Desk for a kayak tour of Bayou St. John! The free, 2-hour Sunday paddle will explore the ecosystem of south Louisiana through the lens of this urban bayou, which has played a critical role in the history of the city. 

 

Airs Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 8 p.m. On celebrating Betty Carter,  we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter”, an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

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