Louisiana

3:00am

Thu June 14, 2012
Media

'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 5:07 am

A New Orleans newspaper stand holds copies of Wednesday's Times-Picayune, which announced layoffs for 200 employees.
Debbie Elliott NPR

1:49pm

Wed June 13, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 12:42 pm

As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.
Bob Giardini

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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10:37am

Tue June 5, 2012
Around the Nation

How Louisiana Became The World's 'Prison Capital'

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 12:07 pm

In the past two decades, Louisiana's prison population has doubled.
iStockphoto.com

A new expose by The Times-Picayune of New Orleans calls Louisiana the "world's prison capital."

The state imprisons more people per capita than any other state or country in the world, with one out of every 86 adults behind bars. Its rate of incarceration is three times higher than Iran's and 10 times higher than Germany's.

How did Louisiana double its prison population in the past 20 years? And what differentiates it from other states?

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5:49am

Sat May 26, 2012
Media

Residents Expect New Orleans Paper Cut To Hurt

Originally published on Sat May 26, 2012 8:52 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

New Orleans had endured so much - the Civil War, yellow fever, the Depression and a string of spectacular political shenanigans, but its award-winning daily newspaper, the Times-Picayune, has not been able to survive as a daily. Eileen Fleming of member station WWNO reports now on the diminution of a paper that's continued reporting during the darkest days of Hurricane Katrina.

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9:34am

Thu May 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Bad News In New Orleans: 'Times-Picayune' Slashing Staff, Going To 3 Days

The highly respected journalists at New Orleans' Times-Picayune last night found out the hard way — from another news outlet — that they're about to face deep staff cuts and that the newspaper will soon only print three days a week.

The New York Times' Media Decoder broke the story Wednesday just before midnight ET.

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