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“…You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense…”

Thanks to movies and TV, we’re all familiar with those words from the Miranda warning.

This week on All Things New Orleans we'll speak with Xavier University of Louisiana's Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities and professor of African American Music, Dr. Michael White. He'll share information about the upcoming Culture of New Orleans Series, "The Sacred and the Sinful: Hymns and Blues in New Orleans Jazz," coming up Sunday, March 12, at 2pm in the University Center McCaffrey Ballroom.

It’s March in New Orleans, parades are again on the calendar and feasts are on the itinerary. Have fun, but for heaven’s sake, beware of flying produce and at all times, watch out for your teeth.

I’m talking about a different type of seasonal awareness for our food, and one that was brought home to me in a natural but still unlikely place – the dentist chair.

There’s so much music and film in New Orleans, we could do a weekly show exclusively about show business. Even if we were to do that, this edition of Out to Lunch would still be out of the ordinary. Peter's lunch guests are in very non-traditional aspects of the entertainment industry.

Airs Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. Join your host Ross Foote for answers to your photo questions on a live Red River Radio talk show. Not techno/professional talk, but simple common sense answers on how to improve your pictures. Ross will be joined by guest co-hosts to share tips and suggestions from over 40 years experience of taking photos. On this show Ross welcomes Doug Collier, a news photographer who has shot images for Alexandria Towntalk and Shreveport Times. They will share some tips and insights into photo journalism. Tune in and call in at 800-552-8502 to learn more about how to capture the story on the Better Picture with Ross Foote.

TARGETING REPEAT ABUSE OFFENDERS IN TEXAS - A bill proposed to the Texas Legislature is pushing for stiffer penalties to those convicted of repeated abuse of a child, disabled person, or the elderly.  State Sen.

ARK. CAMPUS-CONCEALED CARRY - Proposals to allow concealed handguns on Arkansas public colleges and universities have met resistance in the state legislature for one reason or another.  Arkansas House Bill 1249 was approved in the house and expected to sail through the senate but that’s not happened.  The bill started out as only allowing those faculty and staff who are licensed to carry handguns, bring them on campus.  But the original bill has undergone changes.  Republican Sen.

Airs Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes us back to late 16th Century American to Examine the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

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Louisiana’s business and industry community says it’s supporting the efforts to reform the state’s criminal justice system. 

“If we can get more people into that workforce somehow, devising those ways to move them from where they aren’t being productive to where they can be productive, it too is part of the big issue in terms of the budget,” Mike Olivier with the Committee of 100 says.

  Airs Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Meghan Hochstetler, executive director of the Robinson Film Center, along with co-Producer Ewan McNicol, and Wayne Smith who is a central figure in the documentary “Uncertain,” filmed in Uncertain, Texas on Caddo Lake. Uncertain Opens on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A with guest speaker Wayne Smith. Additional screenings begin March 10. For Ticket information visit The Robinson Film Center online or call 318-459-4122.