Vice President of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority Mark Goodson is part of panel discussion at the Smart Growth summit downtown Tuesday that will delve into the issue of redeveloping neglected and abandoned properties.
The Redevelopment Authority says in 2009, East Baton Rouge Parish had some 6,500 adjudicated parcels of land. That’s somewhere between 2 and 3 percent of all the parcels in the parish. The Authority is currently conducting a study in tandem with the Center for Community Progress to bring that information up-to-date. The numbers, however, are projected to be similar.
Goodson says Baton Rouge should take a more robust approach to code enforcement to reduce blight like Atlanta, Portland, and even New Orleans already have.
Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage after Hurricane Isaac have only three days left to register with FEMA for disaster assistance. Thursday is also the day the state’s two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers will close.
On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll celebrate Thanksgiving by speaking with expert chefs, roasters, and bakers. First, Molly Stevens provides us with tricks of the trade for roasting everything from vegetables to seafood. Then, Chef Chris DeBarr and Lee Stafford collaborate to serve a Thanksgiving meal made entirely from local foods available at the time of Louisiana's settlement. Plus, Poppy teaches us how to deep-fry a turkey and Kate McDermott shares tips for baking pies.
On the 49th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jim talks with Southeastern Louisiana University professor of history emeritus Michael Kurtz about his 1993 book, "Crime Of The Century". The book explains why Kurtz feels Lee Harvey Oswald was not the lone gunman in Dallas that day.
Jim talks with author and Biblical expert James Tabor about his book, "Paul and Jesus", about the apostle's influence in the development of Christianity.
Patty Christopher and Gino Gambino, a married couple who have lost over 300 pounds combined, discuss enjoying Thanksgiving without packing on pounds. Their book is, "The Real People's Guide To The HCG Diet."
Author and sociobiologist Rebecca Costa, on her book, "The Watchman's Rattle," about how genetics drives instinctive behaviors in us that influence practically everything.