News

Pages

Music
2:22 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Medicine Ball Caravan, November 28

Music programming with news and interviews on local arts and events, CD and concert ticket giveaways and live in-studio performances. BROADcasting is the operative word here. You can hear just about any form of music on the program ranging from Old-Timey and Bluegrass to classic and contemporary songwriters, Pop, Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Poetry and the Avant Garde.

Read more
KRVS Local
2:06 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Imported Shrimp

Fresh, Louisiana Shrimp right off the boat at the dock in Delcambre, LA.
Credit Blair Blanchard

Shrimp remains a vital commodity not only to the state but to the entire country, with Louisiana being the number one provider of shrimp in the nation. However, the threat of imported shrimp from overseas markets is not only harming the economy but also posing a risk to consumer’s health. With over 80 percent of the shrimp consumed in the United States being imports, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act allowing the FDA to force a strict ban on toxic shrimp and enforce a more extensive testing method to ensure that the seafood is safe to eat. 

Read more
KRVS Local
2:01 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Bookstore Move in Preparation of Master Plan

Temporary bookstore location
Credit Hannah Trahan

The change of location for the University Bookstore has brought complications. Students have to reorient themselves with the new layout and lack of parking. Renovation and expansion of the Student Union, including the Book Store is not entering its second year, and when completed will become part of a multi-million dollar master plan for the university. Last year a series of public discussions helped establish this vision, and even though the Student Union predated those charettes, it will fair in the grand design.  

Read more
KRVS Local
1:54 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Louisiana Legislatives Push For the Passing of A New Law Requiring Drug Testing for Welfare

Lafayette’s government assistance building located off of Kaliste Saloom helps local families in need by offering a variety of funding assistance services.
Credit Kelly Tien

There are currently over one hundred million people on welfare in 2012. It may be harder for these Americans to obtain welfare as 23 states have, or are considering a requirement for recipients to take drug tests before receiving any government assistance. Louisiana State Representative Sherman Mack proposed the bill making Louisiana one of those 23 states.

Read more
KRVS Local
1:49 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Bullying and the Effort To Prevent It

Bullying is more likely to occur in school settings than anywhere else.
Credit Laura Trahan

“Bullying” is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” Statistics show that 1 out of 4 teens have been bullied and as many as 160,000 students stay home at a given day because of fear of being bullied. The victim may be targeted because of appearance, their nationality, or even their sexual orientation. Bullying can also take a psychological toll on anyone involved.

Read more

Pages