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2020 Louisiana Runoff Ballot Guide: How To Vote And What We’re Voting On

It seems like the presidential election just ended — Georgia certified its election results on Thursday — but Louisianans are already heading back to the polls for the start of early in-person voting for the Dec. 5 runoff elections.

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Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients To The Cities, Straining Hospital Capacity

Registered nurse Pascaline Muhindura has spent the last eight months treating COVID-19 patients at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. But when she returns home to her small town of Spring Hill, Kansas, she's often stunned by what she sees, like on a recent stop for carryout. "No one in the entire restaurant was wearing a mask," Muhindura says. "And there's no social distancing. I had to get out, 'cause I almost had a panic attack. I was like 'What is going on with people? Why...

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Louisiana reported 2,229 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 19. Daily case numbers have begun to match those from July and August, when the state was experiencing its second outbreak, sparking concern from the medical and public health communities.

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It seems like the presidential election just ended — Georgia certified its election results on Thursday — but Louisianans are already heading back to the polls for the start of early in-person voting for the Dec. 5 runoff elections.

Up first, President and CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Association Stan Harris talks about the current state of the hospitality industry.  Then, award-winning journalist Mark Ballard discusses the presidential election.

A few dozen oil and gas companies bought new leases to drill in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. Industry representatives say it’s a sign that business is good.

Up first, Morgan Lamandre, Legal Director with Star Advocates to discuss recent LSU sexual misconduct accusations, Title IX, and how rampant sexual assault is on campuses. Award winning journalist Harvey Wasserman joins Jim to talk about the Presidential election. Rounding out the show will be Lady Carlson with Together Baton Rouge who were major advocates against Amendment 5. 

New Orleans Will Have No Mardi Gras Parades In 2021

Nov 17, 2020

During a Mardi Gras Advisory Council meeting on Nov. 5, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that Mardi Gras 2021, while “not canceled,” would be “different” from carnivals in the past.

The major difference — no parades.

Life Raft: 'Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?'

Nov 17, 2020

Is climate change coming for oysters?

It’s been 60 years since four New Orleans first-graders walked through the doors of two all-white elementary schools. Ruby Bridges, Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne became young Civil Rights leaders in a new push for school integration in the Deep South.

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A video on the Facebook page for nonprofit anti-abortion organization Louisiana Right to Life starts with a pregnant Black woman receiving an ultrasound. The viewer hears, “Here I come world!” before seeing a newborn Black baby girl. The video shows a time-lapse of the girl as she goes from toddler to student to working adult before heading back into a medical facility where a doctor says, “Let’s begin the procedure.” The graphic of a beeping heart monitor appears on screen. The beeping stops. “Life offers endless possibilities. Abortion offers none,” can be seen and heard. “Another Black baby dead,” is implied.

Up first, Nathan Martin with the Stop the Steal movement, will talk with Jim about the Presidential Election and contesting the results.  Then, Lamar White Jr. with Bayou Brief discusses local politics and election results.  Finally, Bill Rau from M.S. Rau in New Orleans talks small business.

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