Louisiana News

Stories and interviews from across the state.

WRKF's Sue Lincoln, from Capitol Access, joins us to review the first week of this year's regular legislative session.

DeePak Singh, author of "How May I Help You? An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage," speaks with us one writing his memoir, as an immigrant from India, about the perils of immigration to the U.S. for people of all lands and cultures.

Jeff Guinn on Jim Jones

Apr 14, 2017

Jeff Guinn, author of "The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple," talks about the legacy of Jim Jones 38 years after the massacre at Jonestown.

This week on All Things New Orleans, we'll examine the costs and consequences of charging for justice in the city with Jon Wool, Director of the Vera Institue of Justice.  Then, WWNO's education desk teams up with the Listening Post to ask students about dealing with trauma in their classrooms. 

And Flozell Daniels Jr., President & CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana joins us as we take a look at Louisiana's Justice Reinvestment Task Force and their recommendations during this legislative session. 

The Four Cups A Celebration of Passover

Apr 14, 2017

Airs Friday, April 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Klezmer Conservatory Band founder Hankus Netsky join WETA's James David Jacobs to share music and memories of Passover from diverse traditions. The program is roughly divided into four sections or "cups" and features cantorial music, Klezmer, selections from Handel's Israel in Egypt, an exploration of "Go Down Moses," the Four Questions, a discussion of Passover food, and an appearance by past President Barak Obama

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. To hear the full program, tune into WWNO Saturday at 7 or Sunday at 6, or listen at Americanroutes.org.

As is usual early in a legislative session, it’s been an abbreviated week for lawmakers.

“Let me wish each of you a very blessed Easter,” Senate President John Alario said Wednesday morning, as the upper chamber concluded its work for the week.

Airs Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Jonathan Byrd in concert from April 2015
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The process of rebuilding a home that has flooded is hard and frustrating. Some flood survivors are choosing to sell their property and start over somewhere else. Before the August flood, Baton Rouge was a sellers market. Many are finding it still is, even if your home took on water. Karen Henderson from WRKF reports.

This past winter WWNO’s education desk looked at how local schools are dealing with trauma in their classrooms. To wrap up their series they collaborated with The Listening Post to bring their questions to Carver Collegiate Academy in New Orleans East. Reporter Mallory Falk and producer Claudia Lopez take a listen to the results.