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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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Global Market, Good Weather Benefit La. Sugar

Jan 31, 2012

Louisiana sugar farmers are having a good year. The yield is up, and so are prices.


Lafayette-based Skycraper Holding Company makes file storage products for all types of businesses. But the company started with an online file storage program designed for musicians on the road. Laptop Roadie was inspired by CEO Scott Eric Olivier's own career as a touring artist.

WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked to him about being a young entrepreneur in Louisiana.

Dinaw Mengestu Wins Ernest Gaines Literary Award

Jan 25, 2012

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has announced the winner of this year's Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, which is designed to inspire and recognize rising African-American writers in honor of the renowned Louisiana author.

Dinaw Mengestu will accept the award for his novel, How to Read the Air. WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked to him about the challenges of writing fiction and the underlying message in his novel.


Jindal Ready for Education Reform Fight

Jan 11, 2012

In his inaugural speech Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal made clear that he would be pushing for education reform to kick off his second term. But while Jindal went on at length about getting Louisiana’s students better opportunities, the speech was short on details for how he plans to do that.


Jindal Ready for Education Reform Fight

Jan 11, 2012

In his inaugural speech Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal made clear that he would be pushing for education reform to kick off his second term. But while Jindal went on at length about getting Louisiana’s students better opportunities, the speech was short on details for how he plans to do that.

When WRKF's Tegan Wendland asked LSU Professor Robert Hogan for his analysis, he suggested the governor was being purposely vague.

A Shantytown Music Box

Jan 6, 2012

A group of artists are filling New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood with an odd orchestra. They've created a whimsical village of fully interactive musical buildings on a vacant lot, and WRKF's Tegan Wendland went for a visit to see if houses really can make music.


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