LRN AM Newscall October 3

A new energy center is coming to the research and technology park at the University of New Orleans. The goal is to develop clean energy technologies to fuel Louisiana’s industrial corridor. Marsanne Golsby has more.

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Funds to assist homeowners and small businesses impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta have finally reached the state. Brooke Thorington has more.

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State education officials will announce a new plan to help head off violence in Louisiana schools. More from Kevin Gallagher…:

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The University of New Orleans announces a new energy center is coming to its research and technology park. UNO research and technology foundation president Rebecca Conwell says the school is using a $10 million dollar federal grant and five million dollars in state funds to be a catalyst in the growing renewable energy sector

Cut 4 (09)  “…environment.”

A new suite of offices will be built at The Beach, UNO’s research and technology park that houses tenants from the government, nonprofits, and the private sector. Conwell says much of the research at The Beach will focus on green hydrogen. For example, using wind-generated electricity from turbines in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cut 5 (10) “…anywhere else.”

Governor John Bel Edwards has set a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Conwell hopes the research at the New Energy Center will significantly contribute to that effort…

Cut 6 (10)  “…solve the problems that need to be addressed.” 

Conwell says the design phase of the center has yet to begin, but the research into solving long-term energy challenges is underway.


Louisiana residents on food stamps receive an increase in their monthly maximum benefits starting this month. Assistant Secretary for the Department of Children and Family Services Shavana Howard says a household of four that receives SNAP benefits will see their monthly maximum rise to 939-dollars, almost a hundred dollar increase

Cut 7 (05) “…across the country.”

Howard says the federal government determines the cost of living adjustment….

Cut 8 (11)  “…different increases.”

Howard says gross and net monthly income limits for households are also increasing, because of inflation…

Cut 9 (12)  “…should now be eligible now.”


The state has signed a $600 Million HUD grant agreement for recovery from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development Pat Forbes says it means the state finally has the money to help those who were impacted by the two hurricanes in 2020.

Cut 10 (12) “…retore Louisiana.

Forbes says homeowners who had major or severe damage from Hurricanes Laura or Delta can fill out a survey to start the process.

Cut  11 (06)  “…that already.”

And for those small businesses who were negatively impacted by the hurricanes, Forbes says there will be funding available also. He says they will be rolled out via non-profits and credit unions. And for renters in southwest Louisiana…

Cut 12 (10) “…long-term recovery.” 

The survey for homeowners can be found at or you can call 1-866-735-2001 for application assistance.


The state Department of Education will announce today a new initiative to help make schools safer. Education Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley says they will announce the plan later this morning, along with representatives of Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans…:

Cut 13 (12) “…important responsibility.”

The idea is to implement a program within schools that – like Crimestoppers – would let students inform officials of possible violence while remaining anonymous. Brumley says too many kids are reluctant to come forward for fear they’ll be branded a “rat”…:

Cut 14 (07)  “…in a public way.”

Brumley says the details will be revealed during an 11 a.m. press conference. He says the state Department of Education will encourage school systems to embrace the program, which can help stop acts of school violence before it happens…:

Cut 15 (11)  “…within their peers.”


The Saints lost their third straight yesterday as they fell three points short of finishing their trip to London with a win over Minnesota. The game went back and fourth in a wild fourth quarter that saw the Vikings come out on top 28-25. Saints kicker Will Lutz had a 60-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, but missed a 61-yard attempt to tie the game on the final play as the ball hit the upright and then the cross bar…

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The Saints offense had another slow start, turned it over twice and the team committed ten penalties. The defense also couldn’t contain former LSU Tiger Justin Jefferson, who had 10 catches for 147 yards and a rushing touchdown. The loss drops the Saints to 1-and-3, but safety Tyrann Mathieu says there’s still a long way to go in the season…

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New Orleans will be back in the Superdome to take on the Seahawks who outscored the Lions 48-45 yesterday. Mathieu says with two straight home games coming up, hopefully they can turn around the season…

Cut 18 (17) “…game at a time.” 


It was far from a perfect performance on the Plains but the LSU Tigers are 2-0 in the SEC after coming back from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Auburn Tigers 21-17. Coach Brian Kelly says it was a gritty victory…

Cut 19 (19) “…did that tonight.”

LSU forced four turnovers, three of them in the fourth quarter. Greg Brooks’ interception late in the fourth quarter sealed the victory. Kelly says Brooks’ anticipated the play…

Cut 20 (20) “ …the game ball”