Nominations for the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction being accepted
Posted on 9/14/2018 7:36:00 AM.
The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its induction ceremony, which will be held March 7, 2019, at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge.
The nomination form can be obtained online at or through any parish LSU AgCenter extension office.
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Bayou Bridge protesters take on Edwards at LRN
Posted on 7/18/2018 5:01:00 PM.

Bayou Bridge protesters attempted to break into the Louisiana Radio Network studios, site of the monthly Ask the Governor talk show, to demand an audience with Governor Edwards over his decisions regarding the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, and the community of St. James’ fear that the project would strand citizens in the event of chemical accident.

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First woman inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction
Posted on 3/22/2018 2:18:00 PM.
Ninety-six-year-old Margie Jenkins is the first woman inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction. Governor John Bel Edwards says the Jenkins Farm and Nursery in Amite has been a staple in Tangipahoa Parish since 1960.
"And she is a real fixture in that industry and I'm so glad they are recognizing her," said Edwards.  
Jenkins' career in agriculture spans 80 years. She and her late husband, Bryant, moved to Tangipahoa Parish in 1951 and planted a small watermelon field.
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LRN mourns the loss of a dedicated former employee
Posted on 6/6/2017 9:46:00 AM.
Louisiana Radio Network is mourning the death of former anchor/reporter Todd Dunne. Todd worked at LRN from 2001-2010, covering several significant stories including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the BP Oil spill, the Baton Rouge serial killer investigation and two LSU football national championships.
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Governor John Bel Edwards discusses budget problems on first monthly radio call-in show
Posted on 4/19/2016 6:10:00 PM.
The governor took calls from Louisianians on Tuesday during his first monthly radio call-in show. Governor John Bel Edwards answered many questions about funding for services for people with disabilities, the TOPS program, and arts programs. Edwards says sadly, these big cuts are needed because of Louisiana's fiscal problems.
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Gov. Edwards' new monthly talk show airs today
Posted on 4/19/2016 4:15:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards’ monthly one-hour radio show begins today on the Louisiana Radio Network. The show will air on 15 radio stations, and it will allow the governor to speak with Louisianans one on one to address their concerns in the state.

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LRN Gubernatorial Q&A series: TOPS scholarship program
Posted on 7/27/2015 3:41:00 AM.
In Louisiana Radio Network's ongoing gubernatorial Q&A we asked the major candidates about the TOPS scholarship program.  We posed the question, if elected, what changes would you propose to ensure TOPS can remain a successful program?  
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Louisiana ranks 3rd for teacher-student inappropriate relationships
Posted on 1/30/2015 3:39:00 AM.
A new study ranks Louisiana third nationally on a per-capita basis for inapproprate teacher-student relationships. Terry Abbott, a former chief of staff at the US Department of Ed and now chair of Drive West Communications, says he found 23 reported cases in 2014 and in many of those situations, social media was used to advance a teacher-student relationship to an inappropriate level.
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