Heart of Louisiana: Amede Ardoin

  Heart of Louisiana: Biking the Beast

  HOL: Native American mounds

  Heart of Louisiana: Finding Our Roots African American Museum

  Heart of Louisiana: Southwest Louisiana O-Gauge Model Railroad Club

  Heart of Louisiana: D.I.’s Cajun Restaurant

  Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Christmas

  Heart of Louisiana: Slidell’s vintage soda shop

  Heart of Louisiana: New Roads Pecans

  Heart of Louisiana: H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware Store

  Heart of Louisiana: Old Politics

  Heart of Louisiana: Musician Benjamin Bruce, grandson of Cajun country music legend

  Heart of Louisiana: Longleaf Pine

  Heart of Louisiana: Driftwood Art

  Heart of Louisiana: Tunica Language

  Heart of Louisiana: How the city of Sulphur got its name

Today, this Southwest Louisiana city is in the middle of a massive petrochemical complex. But a century ago, it was home to sulfur mining.

  Heart of Louisiana: Playing the Staircase

Perhaps the most dominant feature of the Hammond Regional Arts Center is a white staircase that cuts through the middle of a historic downtown building. That staircase has become the stage for a series of concerts by area singer-songwriters.

  Heart of Louisiana: David Crockett Fire House

A South Louisiana fire department holds the distinction of being the oldest volunteer fire department in the country,.

  Heart of Louisiana: Land Speed Record

Back in the early 1960s, car designers and drivers were pushing the limits of speed and setting land speed records at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah. One of those record-breakers was Knot Farrington of New Orleans, who just celebrated his 99th birthday.

  Heart of Louisiana: The Gardens of Chef John Folse

One South Louisiana chef has the perfect answer for anyone who wants to know the meaning of Creole food. It’s a history lesson that credits seven different nations for the rich flavors of South Louisiana cooking.

  Heart of Louisiana: New Orleans Jazz Museum

In the city where jazz was born, you can see and hear its history in an expanded state museum. The old U.S. Mint, now the New Orleans Jazz Museum, features live performances along with treasured jazz artifacts.

  Heart of Louisiana: 1-room schoolhouse in Ponchatoula

Back in the 1800s, it was not unusual find one-room school houses, especially in rural communities. There's one that's been saved and turned into a museum in Ponchatoula.

  Heart of Louisiana: Rice Mill

Louisiana is the nation's third-largest producer of rice, but the state makes a claim to having America's oldest operating rice mill.

  Heart of Louisiana: The Roots of Music

There's a group of school kids who are part of the musical tradition of marching brass bands in New Orleans.

  Heart of Louisiana: John Moisant

Since it opened more than 70 years ago, Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans has kept a strong tie with one of America's early aviation pioneers.

  Heart of Louisiana: Paddling Lake Martin

One of the most relaxing ways to experience the natural beauty of Louisiana is to tour a swamp in a kayak. One of the most beautiful places to paddle is Lake Martin.

  Heart of Louisiana: Organic produce farm near Alexandria

They have been planting crops on the Inglewood Plantation for more than 180 years.

  Heart of Louisiana: Dance Halls

There was a time when dance halls were a part of nearly every community in South Louisiana. But in recent years, nearly all of those places have disappeared. A researcher at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette is trying to capture those dance hall stories before even the memories disappear. This decaying old building near Opelousas is one of countless dance halls that are disappearing from the Louisiana landscape. "Leading up to, and then after World War II, pret...

  Heart of Louisiana: 1915 hurricane

If you've ever driven I-55 between Laplace and Ponchatoula, you've probably noticed an exit for Ruddock. Today it's only a boat launch, but a century ago, it was a thriving railroad town until a hurricane washed it away.

  Heart of Louisiana: Henriette Delille

When you hear about Saints in New Orleans, you probably think football. But a New Orleans woman is on a path that could lead to her becoming the first native-born African-American saint in the United States.

  Heart of Louisiana: Fruit Farm

You may not think of South Louisiana farms as a place where you can pick fresh apples and a lot of other fruits, but one New Iberia farmer is determined to grow everything in his fruit orchard.

  Heart of New Orleans: Part 6

It's a rich blend of cultures and the mix of the old and new that make is so special. And it's a place where you can ride on history.

  Heart of New Orleans: Part 5

There have been times when New Orleans was under attack. Two hundred years ago the British army threatened the city and most recently it was a hurricane.

  Heart of New Orleans: Part 4

New Orleans is a place that where you expect to hear music in the streets both day and night.

  Heart of New Orleans: Part 3

New Orleans was founded 300 years ago, but there was an attempt at an earlier settlement. It was a fort on the river that was lost and then found two centuries later.

LATEST NEWS

  The Army Corps plans to begin closing Bonnet Carre Spillway Tuesday

Jazz Fest cubes to be released Tuesday

Back To Beautiful Spring Weather

Back To A Nice Stretch Of Spring Weather