Clairborne Elementary gifted resource teacher Chris Wilson (front right) plays special education resource teacher Annie Fox in the chess tournament as Audubon Elementary computer lab teacher Contessa Hunt (back left) and Melsrose Elementary fourth grade teacher Michelle Vinson (back right) scrutinize their moves.
About 200 teachers from 42 schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish district have signed up for workshops this summer to learn how to start chess clubs and use the game in their classrooms. The first batch of teachers capped off their training with a mini tournament Thursday.
From the Historic New Orleans Collection, Dr. Erin Greenwald PhD talks about the remarkable discovery of a manuscript that unveils life in New Orleans in the 18th century. It's all in the new book, "A Company Man"
Author Nathan Tan on his new book, "The Forgetful Gentleman".
The injured count is up to 77 and a 29-year-old man is dead after a chemical explosion in Geismar, La. Thursday.
300 people were evacuated from the Williams Olefins plant, which produces over a billion pounds of propylene and ethylene a year for use in the production of other chemical and plastic products. It was propylene that caught fire after the explosion. Ten workers stayed behind to monitor a burn-off.
Robert Travis Scott takes a closer look at Louisiana's film tax credit program. Steve Spires of the Louisiana Budget Project discusses whether the film tax credits are worth it with entertainment industry consultant Sherri McConnell and Chris Stelly of the entertainment division of Louisiana Economic Development.
And Robert talks about the kayak fishing craze with Chris Holmes with Louisiana Sportsman magazine.
Guest host Robert Travis Scott talks with the new owner/publisher of the Advocate, John Georges about his future plans for the Baton Rouge daily paper, and Baton Rouge Business Report publisher Rolfe McCollister.
The Baton Rouge paper had been nursing its 1950s era letterpresses for years when it finally had to bite the bullet and invest in a new production facility. The speedy offset press came online in 2006, just as the country headed into a recession and the newspaper industry was tanking.
So when John Georges closed the deal to buy The Advocate in May, it came with one of the newest printing presses in the country.