Sue Lincoln

What the heck happened in the governor’s race Saturday night? Dr. Michael Henderson with the LSU Public Policy Research Lab says the runoff matchup really isn’t a surprise.

“I mean, we’ve known for months that this looked like it was going to be Vitter and Edwards,” Henderson told the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

“You’ll hear some folks say, ‘Well, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute! Vitter’s numbers were coming down in those closing weeks, and it was tighter than expected.’ Sure, it was tighter than expected maybe five months ago, but it was not tighter than expected given polling results in recent weeks.”

What's the Best Way To Fix the LSU Lakes?

Oct 26, 2015
Travis Lux

The LSU lakes are sick. They’re slowly filling with harmful nutrients and sediment, without an effective way to drain.

“If we do nothing, they will become the swamps that they were,” says landscape architect Jeffrey Carbo. With funding provided by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), Carbo's firm, Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects, helped create the Lakes Master Plan.

Their solution is to dredge. But not everyone likes that plan.

courtesy: Dayne Sherman

“We gave it a great effort. I would ask that you congratulate both John Bel Edwards and Senator Vitter, on moving forward,” Scott Angelle said, as he conceded the governor’s primary, after coming in third Saturday.

John Bel Edwards, who topped the voting with 40-percent, opened his arms – figuratively and literally – to Angelle and fourth-place finisher, Jay Dardenne.

“I’ve developed a true affection for Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle. They both ran tremendous races,” Edwards said to his supporters, who cheered in agreement.

Roux Radio 10/23

Oct 23, 2015

On this episode: debtors prisons and voter apathy.

Seeing a New City in a Blank Wall

Oct 23, 2015
Case Duckworth / WRKF News

The Walls Project is a Baton Rouge nonprofit that’s been painting about ten murals a year since 2012. Most of their artists’ work is downtown, though they’ve started expanding to Mid City and North Baton Rouge. Starting this month, they’ll offer biking and walking tours of their murals.