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Louisiana Shifts Back Into Phase 2, But This Time It's Different

Louisiana is moving back to Phase 2 of reopening as the state grapples with a third surge of coronavirus cases.

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President-Elect Joe Biden Hits 80 Million Votes In Year Of Record Turnout

More votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election than in any other U.S. election in history, and the turnout rate was the highest in more than a century. President-elect Joe Biden has now earned 80 million votes, and ballots are still being counted. That is by far the most votes cast for any presidential candidate in U.S. history. President Trump holds the distinction, however, of earning the second-most votes all time. About 74 million Americans voted for him. Biden's total shatters...

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This story has been updated throughout to include a statement from CoreCivic. 

Cameroonian immigrants held at detention centers under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) New Orleans Field Office say officers and facility staff members pepper-sprayed, beat, forcefully restrained, and humiliated them to make them sign travel documents related to their deportation.

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Louisiana is moving back to Phase 2 of reopening as the state grapples with a third surge of coronavirus cases.

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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