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Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, PBS Genealogy Roadshow Mary Tedesco talk New Orleans, technology

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:41 Written by

tedescohancedOn Tuesday February 3, the second segment of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow filmed in New Orleans will be broadcasted nationally and locally on WYES-TV, Channel 12.

Obama's bellicose words threaten Russia, increases Putin's nuclear response
Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:15 Written by

putinby Ron Chapman

“I am truly, deeply concerned!”

                                                          -Mikhail Gorbachev 

Before the situation becomes even more toxic, it would be wise for Americans to appreciate Russian concerns and understand their historical perspective. Something this White House seems incapable of doing.

Vitter, sole Louisiana congressional voice supporting Dodd Frank protections
Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:52 Written by

vitter-mobileby Jim Brown

Well, here we go again.  Big banks and major insurance companies are “high-fiving” each other after they won big in Washington last month. We thought lawmakers had learned an expensive lesson after the financial crash in 2008 that led to massive bailouts at taxpayer’s expense.  Back then, the financial industry was allowed to carry on high stakes gambling with your money.  And now, it’s déjà vu as congress has reopened the casino doors.

PBS Genealogy Roadshow Mary Tedesco and Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady hangout--Part I
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:43 Written by

erin-pbs-compressedGenealogy Roadshow is only in his second year of production.  But if interest in family backgrounds and the growth of the genealogy industry is of any indication, the PBS show is on the road to being a great success.

The Case of the NFL and GOP leadership's deflated balls
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:46 Written by

no-ball-compressedThe sports media has been in a tizzy covering the scandal known as “deflate gate.” After it was discovered that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in their playoff game against the Colts were deflated, the media speculation has been intense about whether the Patriots purposely altered the footballs in an attempt to gain an advantage. Their coach, Bill Belichick, and the team's quarterback, Tom Brady, have been peppered with questions. While they both have denied responsibility, the NFL and media investigation is continuing.

Genealogy Roadshow Hangout starts unraveling New Orleans’ “Histories of Mysteries”
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:52 Written by

roadshow-italy-compressedQuestion: What happens when you stir delicious New Orleans culture, unraveled history, a pinch of voodoo, the horrors of Katrina and the mystery of family roots?

Answer: The February 3rd PBS Genealogy Roadshow featuring upon the “Histories of Mysteries”, the City of New Orleans.

Jindal's campaign, political sites are on message
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:53 Written by

believela-compressedby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice.com

Any effectiveness in bringing stories to our readers can be attributed not to any dogged pursuit of truth by LouisianaVoice (We are, after all, old and basically lazy), but to our readers who continue to feed valuable tips and documents to us.

Louisiana at road's fork with economy, budget
Monday, 26 January 2015 15:36 Written by

waguespack-compressedby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Louisiana is on the road to progress, but has suddenly come to a crossroads.

Will New Orleans tobacco ban smoke spread across Louisiana?
Monday, 26 January 2015 15:21 Written by

cigarette-compressedWhether it ends up a tipping point for the remainder of Louisiana, at the very least the moderate-ranging smoking ban to begin in New Orleans this spring is significant.

Louisiana Polls: Governor, US Senate, Attorney General races
Monday, 26 January 2015 15:08

kennedy-officeby Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net

Are you ready for some polls?
    As expected, polls are beginning to pop up everywhere for races in Louisiana in 2015.  The main interest is, of course, in the governor’s race.
    But also getting attention is the Attorney General’s race as well as a race for the U.S. Senate should Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter get elected governor.

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