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Notre Dame, Hayride, Castle on the Hill, Melville's Water | 08/02/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Notre Dame & Louisiana's Connection To France

A fire began in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15 and took one day to extinguish. Andre' Moreau talks with architect Michael Desmond of LSU about the worldwide reaction and why the structure was able to survive, though heavily scarred. We also look at the connection between France and Louisiana, and the importance of our iconic churches and cathedrals.

The Louisiana Hayride

The Louisiana Hayride and its history-making performances have been in the spotlight with a recent Grammy Award nomination. Natasha Williams reports that a plan to revive the venue received a setback when the Hayride's greatest advocate, Maggie Warwick passed away this year. Still, the Hayride may add another hopeful chapter to its story soon…

The Castle on the Hill

It is hard to imagine Louisiana’s Old State Capitol as anything but the impressive tourist destination it is today. Andre' Moreau takes us back to the early 1990's when its existence was in jeopardy. Bob Courtney, then Assistant Secretary of State to Fox McKeithen, explains how some careful maneuvering provided the avenue to bring the state house back to life. Museum Director Mary Durusau explains how the "Castle on the Hill" remains vibrant today.

Melville's Water Infrastructure

The St. Landry Parish town of Melville was once known as the Catfish Capital of Louisiana. Natasha Williams visits Melville Mayor Velma D. Hendrix and discusses plans to replace the 60-year-old drinking water infrastructure there. Find out what's in the works to make Melville’s revitalization a reality.