Maritime smuggling of illegal immigrants is rising along the coast of southern California and so are the dangers. Jill Replogle spoke with a man who runs a boat rescue team for abandoned or stranded boats off of San Diego.
A senior rabbi in Los Angeles has announced that same-sex weddings will be performed at his synagogue. Sinai Temple is the oldest and largest Conservative Jewish congregation in LA and Rabbi Wolpe's announcement has angered some members.
In Moscow, Russians are crowding a new exhibit of photos from New Orleans, some taken by professionals, and many more snapped by regular residents and shared on social media. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman talks with the curator on why this exhibit, at this time.
Anchor Lisa Mullins plays a song from the new album by Louisiana-Acadian musician Zachary Richard. The song is a duet with Celine Dion. The two met in Quebec City last summer at the city's 400th anniversary celebration.
Gumbo, that quintessential New Orleans dish, reveals much about the city's heritage: a little bit of Bantu, a little bit of French, and a whole lot more thrown in. Marco Werman takes us on a linguistic tour of New Orleans' food.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the last town in the Mississippi River Delta. The answer is Venice, Louisiana. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jay Holcolm, director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center.