I am a word nerd. Etymology fascinates me. I try not to use 50-cent words when a dime’s worth will do, but sometimes I can’t resist tossing in a word that might not be used in everyday conversation. I have learned the hard way to double-check anytime I venture into territory commonly occupied by the likes of George Will.
A worldwide competition to invent an affordable water desalination system that would support a farm family in the developing world is down to eight semifinalists, including the company Suns River of Many, Louisiana.
The editor of the weekly Water Desalination Report, Tom Pankratz, says the key question in the Desal Prize created by the U.S. Agency for International Development is whether it will spark innovation.
Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.
Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:19 am
Ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff, we’ve invited each of the candidates for Congress in the 6th District and for Senate for an interview.
Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu was on the campaign trail — literally — driving from Shreveport to Baton Rouge — when WRKF’s Amy Jeffries reached her to talk about some of the big issues in the Senate race, starting with Obamacare.
Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 9:36 am
To keep a better eye on head injuries in the past, the LSU football team has had concussion detectors installed in players’ helmets. This season, LSU became the first team in the NCAA to try high-tech mouth guards to measure hits.
Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 10:36 am
High school students in Longview are making air.
Pine Tree High School students are producing a weekly, hour-long radio program that’s been broadcast since September on several radio stations in East Texas. The project is called Bluebeard Radio. They pair music from a specific era with student essays that delve into events from that time period, according to Pine Tree High School audio visual instructor Allen Morris.