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January 17, 2014
LSWI3719 - January 17, 2014

2014 Louisiana Political Races to Watch, Louisiana Artists Capture 11 Grammy Nominations, Rural Church Addresses Racism

2014 Louisiana Political Races to Watch (05:23) Anyone who loves politics will have much to follow this year. Races for the U.S. senate, governor, lieutenant governor and more are already in full swing. What can you expect? Shauna Sanford talks with political analysts and columnists this week about who’s in and who’s out and how contentious some of these races will get. SHARE

Louisiana Artists Capture 11 Grammy Nominations (11:36) Grammy nominated artist Zachary Richard said, “If you put the Grammy nominees in a pile, then Louisiana’s pile is probably bigger than anybody else’s.” Richard is one of eleven musicians from Louisiana nominated for a Grammy this year in categories ranging from Zydeco, Country and Jazz to Gospel. The Grammy Awards are later this month and Charlie Whinham talks with Zachary as well as the first Cajun-Zydeco Grammy Album winner Terrance Simien, who is also among the nominees. SHARE

Rural Church Addresses Racism (19:12) As the nation prepares to honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a catholic church in the small town of Vacherie, Louisiana is gaining national attention for dealing head on with the issue of racism, today. It all started with the demolition of an old segregated bathroom. Father Michael Miceli and Maxine Crump join the show to talk about why there must be acknowledgement of the problem in order for progress to be made. SHARE

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