A lot is going on in the Bayou State beyond Acadiana — legislative sessions, sweeping policies, and challenges to the environment. That’s one reason the KRVS website is adding Louisiana news, regularly updated, in cooperation with public stations WRKF Baton Rouge and WWNO New Orleans and statewide journalism non-profit the Louisiana Illuminator. Look for it on the home page.
The proposals threaten to undo many of the bipartisan criminal justice reforms passed in 2017 under former Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Like many in the Gulf South, Will Burt’s power bill spiked in January due to extreme weather. But how much of the increase can be attributed to the cold?
Kat Stromquist speaks with author Lydia Pelot-Hobbs to discuss the history of Louisiana’s mass incarceration problem and efforts to push back against it.
Louisiana is the only state where students have to pass exams to graduate high school. If they fail, there’s no way to appeal. The kids most likely to miss out are recent immigrants.
Brothers Johnnie and Stevie Rees from Lafayette's L'Angelus form the band Arbo. Tickets for their upcoming show at AcA can be found here.
New episodes premiere weekly during the Zydeco Stomp and will air throughout the week during the news and other KRVS programs. They'll also be posted weekly here and on Spotify.
Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified as nonbinary, got into an altercation with three girls in an Owasso High School bathroom who were picking on Benedict and some friends.
The nation's former attorney general was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation Monday. It was not immediately clear how the new government will affect China's influence in the country.
Local police say the man has been taken to the hospital with "critical life threatening injuries." The Air Force said the man was an active duty airman.
- Youth Action Summit in McComb Veazey Neighborhood Coterie - Feb 17th
- Acadiana Center for the Arts hosts Lousiana Crossroads "50 Years of BeauSoleil" - Feb. 1 & Feb. 2, 2024
- UL Symphony Annual Halloween Concert - Oct. 26, 2023
- Lake Charles Symphony’s 66th Season Opening “A Musical Journey” - Oct. 1, 2023
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