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Severe Weather Moves Through South Louisiana

Spring storms are bringing heavy rain and strong winds to much of central and southern Louisiana today. A tornado watch has been issued for most of central and south Louisiana through 7 o’clock, including East Baton Rouge, Orleans, and Terrebonne parishes. Some areas could see quarter-sized hail and wind gusts could reach up to 75 miles per hour.
A wind advisory is in effect until 10 o’clock for most of the state. The Sewerage and Water Board is preparing to handle the deluge. The...

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Music Inside Out: Tomi Lunsford

Like so many other musicians who have made a home in Nashville, singer Tomi Lunsford has spent her life immersed in country music. A native of Asheville, NC, she played in a family band from a young age. Her father, Jim Lunsford, was a journeyman fiddler who played with superstars of classic country and bluegrass such as Roy Acuff, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Reno and Smiley, Bob Wills, and Marty Robbins. Her great-uncle, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, was a lawyer and famed collector of folk songs...

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The Trump administration has announced new sanctions and penalties against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua aimed at both ending the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and weakening Cuba's communist regime. One of the measures will allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating on property in Cuba that was seized from U.S. citizens during the Cuban revolution — a reversal of more than 20 years of U.S. policy. Announcing the crackdown in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, national...

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National Weather Service

Spring storms are bringing heavy rain and strong winds to much of central and southern Louisiana today. A tornado watch has been issued for most of central and south Louisiana through 7 o’clock, including East Baton Rouge, Orleans, and Terrebonne parishes. Some areas could see quarter-sized hail and wind gusts could reach up to 75 miles per hour.

A wind advisory is in effect until 10 o’clock for most of the state.

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You can love crawfish, you can be obsessed with them, you can post your social media pictures of all their red shell glory until your phone dies.



But I have a firm conviction that no one ever really gets crawfish until they soak in the full experience of the do-it-yourself backyard crawfish boil.

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Like so many other musicians who have made a home in Nashville, singer Tomi Lunsford has spent her life immersed in country music. A native of Asheville, NC, she played in a family band from a young age.

Her father, Jim Lunsford, was a journeyman fiddler who played with superstars of classic country and bluegrass such as Roy Acuff, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Reno and Smiley, Bob Wills, and Marty Robbins. Her great-uncle, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, was a lawyer and famed collector of folk songs from the mountains of North Carolina.

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A handful of Democratic legislators are pushing a plan to provide paid family and medical leave for working families in Louisiana.

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Predicted severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes Thursday have prompted many New Orleans-area schools to close early. Below is a list of schools and their dismissal times.

Updated 10:30 am

Cypress Academy : 12 p.m. dismissal

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The debate over school funding came to a head Tuesday, when the House Education committee voted to change the K-12 budget proposal backed by Governor John Bel Edwards. 

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This week on Inside the Arts, the Marigny Opera Ballet, known for its award winning original contemporary ballets is gearing up for a 6th season of dance with an original take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Artistic director Dave Hurlbert joins us.

Then, the award-winning Musaica Chamber Ensemble presents its final concert of the season with Songs of the Earth, a global journey, including two new premieres.  Musaica president and violist Bruce Owen stops by with Loyola composition student Dylan Tran.

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Massive criminal justice reforms passed by the Legislature two years ago have shed the state’s title as the incarceration capital of the nation. Sentencing changes, including increased access to probation and parole, are also saving the state millions of dollars. 

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This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of America's Longest War, News of the Warm, News of the Godly, the Apresidentice, Apologies of the Week, and more!

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The Reading Life with Auseklis Ozols, John Kemp and Bill Lavender

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Auseklis Ozols, founder of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and writer John Kemp about their new book, “Auseklis Ozols: The Romantic Realism of an Artist and Teacher.” We’ll also hear from Bill Lavender about the upcoming New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Book Fair, April 19-21.

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