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NOAA

We’re two months into Hurricane season, and so far, it’s been a pretty quiet one. That’s due, in part, to 2015 being an El Nino year. 


Sue Lincoln

Saturday’s forum for the four leading gubernatorial candidates included the expected campaign catch phrases, like Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne’s “Effective leadership has proven results” and Sen. David Vitter’s “It’s all in the plan at davidvitter.com.”

Put on by the Louisiana State Troopers Association, the forum also included a lot of love for law and order, with state Rep. John Bel Edwards assuring State Police,“Public safety is a priority,” and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle saying, “Louisiana cannot be great if we’re not first safe.”


Roux Radio 8/7

Aug 7, 2015

 On the premier of Roux Radio, Lt. Gov Jay Dardenne is looking for payback, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols finds strength under pressure and The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana works to restore Bayou Sorrell.


Baton Rouge Gallery

For the Baton Rouge Gallery's August show, three artists that work in radically different mediums seem to converge on the same theme: structure. Jason Andreasen, Executive Director of the Gallery, tells us more about Amy James, Brian Kelly and Linda Jeffers.

Louisiana’s Commissioner of Administration has a tough job, overseeing state spending at a time when revenues have not kept up with funding needs. And while Kristy Nichols has had to wield the budget-cutting sword more often than anyone – even she – might like, she has also kept her public shields intact through some vigorous attacks by lawmakers, the press, and the public.

How has she kept it all together? What wells of strength does she draw from, in order to hold her head up, keep smiling, and keep working? She shares some of that with Sue Lincoln.

Sue Lincoln

A hotel ballroom in Baton Rouge was filled to capacity Thursday, as AARP hosted a forum for the gubernatorial candidates Thursday. Three of the four leading contenders showed up.

“I want to thank Scott and Jay for being here today. You know, showing up counts,” John Bel Edwards quipped, prompting appreciative laughter.

David Vitter, who was holding a hearing in Washington, D.C., did not attend, so he took a bit of ribbing.

Louisiana House of Representatives

“His time in service at the Louisiana legislature was always about the wants and needs of the people he served,” says Representative Katrina Jackson, Chairman of Louisiana's Legislative Black Caucus, of Representative Alfred C. Williams. 


Another undercover video was released by the Center for Medical Progress Tuesday, showing Melissa Farrell, research director with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, in Houston.

“We’re going to potentially be able to have some that will be more or less intact, and some that will not be,” Farrell says in the tape, referring to fetal tissue removed during an abortion.

Governor Bobby Jindal spoke with Fox News about “This woman, talking in barbaric, just brutal terms about these unborn children and their organs. I’m hopeful that folks will wake up and say, ‘Enough’s enough’.”

 Jay Dardenne is urging payback from a couple of fellow Republicans.

“David’s got a lot of money in the super PAC. Bobby’s got a lot of money in super PACs and taxpayers of Louisiana ought not be having to fund those efforts. That’s the point I’m really making,” Dardenne said of his call for David Vitter and Bobby Jindal to reimburse the state of Louisiana.


Ann Marie Awad

The Nature Conservancy is beginning a long term restoration effort in the Bayou Sorrell region of the Atchafalaya Basin. Bryan Piazza is a scientist for The Nature Conservancy working on that project.

“The restoration,” he says “is fixing the broken plumbing that is a problem in the Basin.”

According to Piazza, here’s how the plumbing should work:

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