We speak to state legislators who recently turned Republican: Former Democrats Walker Hines, Louisiana's youngest state Representative and Ellis Black, a five-term member of Georgia's General Assembly.
In the midst of the BP oil crisis one Louisiana community is still coping with a spill from long ago. Hurricane Katrina left a million gallons of oil in the blue-collar town of Chalmette. The oil company responsible pledged to make things right for the co
Since the financial crisis began in 2008, hundreds of banks have folded and federal regulators have become more cautious about the banks they approve to go into business. Lakeside Bank in Lake Charles, Louisiana the only truly new bank to open this year.
Katrina took their homes. BP's oil took their jobs. Coastal erosion could take their very land. The people of Grand Bayou Village in Louisiana's Plaquemines live in a microcosm of the major challenges facing the region.
The road to recovery for the Gulf of Mexico starts with the wetlands. Conservationists and state officials say a long-term, large-scale plan to restore Louisiana's marshes is the way to heal the damage.
According to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT, child poverty is on the rise in America. We talk with two single mothers -- in New Jersey and Arkansas -- about the report.
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.
Germany's southern region of Bavaria is known more for its oompah bands than for dance music. But one local brass band is finding the funk in their old-style Bavarian roots. Reporter Valerie Hamilton introduces us to LaBrassBanda.
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.