KRVS Local
2:30 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

DeanO’s Pizza Seeks and Finds New Pizza Name

DeanO’s Pizza Supervisor Daniel Silvas helped decide a new pizza name.
Credit Janet Hollinshead

DeanO’s Pizza in Lafayette began serving a new pizza this past August to its customers, giving it a simple name: Boudin Pizza. Unbeknownst to DeanO’s at the time of its debut, Pastime Restaurant in Baton Rouge created its own Boudin Pizza more than a decade ago, trade-marking the name to protect its uniqueness. DeanO’s was quickly notified of the trademarked pizza name, and decided to solve the situation through Facebook. A contest was held, through the DeanO’s Facebook page, requiring a simple pizza name suggestion.

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KRVS Local
2:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Louisiana Delegates Weigh In On Candidates and Conventions

McNeese Student Government Association President Davante Lewis was the youngest Democratic delegate from Louisiana.
Credit Elizabeth Rose

Republican National Convention delegate Julie Emerson from Carencro and Democratic National Convention delegate Davante Lewis from Lake Charles are intent on ensuring voters that their respective candidates are the best fit for the Oval Office. Emerson, a Mitt Romney supporter, says the country needs a change after four years of President Barack Obama, but Lewis disagrees, saying the best man for the job has already proven that he is more than capable of running the United States.

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KRVS Local
2:15 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

2012: The Year of West Nile?

Could it be that 2012 will be the worst year for West Nile virus?  In Louisiana alone, infections are the highest they have been in six years. Reportedly, there have been 176 cases and ten deaths.  Most commonly, about 80 percent of those infected will never see any symptoms.  20 percent will have symptoms that are severe flu like, and one percent will find out they have West Nile in a routine blood test.  Mosquito abatement programs across the state are working to keep the number of cases down, but some circumstances make that difficult. 

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The Salt
2:04 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Lasagna Cupcakes, Anyone? Science Says We Can't Get Enough Mini Stuff

Five savory cupcakes: Chicken potpie, lasagna, grilled cheese, mac n' cheese and the Thanksgiving leftovers.
Courtesy of @LisaSKim

A few weeks ago, my friend came back from Brooklyn raving about the food served at a baby shower.

"Savory cupcakes!" she exclaimed. Lasagna, grilled cheese, chicken potpies and even a mac n' cheese cupcake — all shaped like the trendy dessert and served on a cupcake tree.

Despite all the enthusiasm, my first response was quite cynical. Isn't that just baked macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin?

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Music Interviews
2:04 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

John Cage At 100: Remembering A Revolutionary Composer

Composer John Cage was born in 1912 and died in 1992. He's show above in May 1972.
Erich Auerbach Getty Images

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DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:

This fall, arts organizations around the world are celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of composer John Cage, who was born on September 5th, 1912.

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KRVS Local
2:01 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Celebrating Louisiana's Sweetest Commodity

Cajun Sugar Co-Op located in New Iberia, LA
Credit Blair Blanchard

The sugarcane industry has been a fundamental part of Louisiana’s history, culture, and economy for over 200 years. The industry employs over 162,000 jobs nationally and contributes nearly $2 billion to Louisiana’s economy annually. Although sugar remains a staple in Louisiana and southern cultures, many people aren’t aware of the rich history and valuable importance that this sweet commodity contributes to our livelihoods.

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Movie Reviews
1:43 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

'Cloud Atlas': You're Better Off Reading The Book

Zachry and Meronym are only two of the combined 12 characters Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play in Cloud Atlas. It is a challenge that bests both actors, according to David Edelstein.
Jay Maidment Warner Bros.

First I need to talk about the book, because it's not as if Cloud Atlas the movie came from nowhere — and if you think it's only the movie you want to know about, I think you need a context for what's onscreen.

Author David Mitchell writes exquisite pastiches, and Cloud Atlas is in the form of six distinct and enthralling novellas set in six different eras with six different literary styles.

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Music Reviews
1:43 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

George Cables: A Heartfelt Tribute To His 'Muse'

Saxophonist Art Pepper called George Cables his favorite pianist.
Courtesy of the artist

In the 1970s and '80s, George Cables was the pianist of choice for saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper; Pepper called him his favorite pianist.

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Music
1:01 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Spin Cycle, October 25

Instrumental grooves, rhythms, and selected contemporary and classic tracks.

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Music
12:47 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Midnight Snack, October 26

Classics and new releases from a variety of interesting artists.

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