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6:26 am
Fri January 9, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Looks at Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Case

HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow speaking with reporters outside of the Supreme Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to take up Robicheaux v. George -- the case challenging Louisiana’s ban on the marriage of same-sex couples. It may be the case that decides the issue once and for all for the entire nation.


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1:22 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Red River Radio Spotlight: Victoria Williams at the Shreveport House Concert

Aired Thursday, January 8 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett was joined by Alan Dyson & Karl Hasten to talk about the Shreveport House Concert featuring Shreveport Native Victoria Williams, which takes place Sunday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at Studio 1508, located at 1508 Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. More information is available online at Shreveport House Concerts at 318-670-3567. 

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Red River Radio
10:06 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Shreveport-based blood bank establishes its first endowment

LifeShare Blood Centers development director Daphne Young announced the creation of its legacy fund Wednesday in honor of the late Vivian Dell Holder.

Shreveport-based LifeShare Blood Centers announced the creation of its first endowment Wednesday made possible by a loyal blood donor who quietly bequeathed a life insurance policy to the blood bank. The endowment, currently $10,000, will serve like a savings account that will grow in perpetuity, according to LifeShare CEO Margaret Wallace.

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7:45 am
Thu January 8, 2015

What Was I Thinking January 8, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain discusses the tired old question he is constantly asked, "where are you from?" 

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12:32 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

'Faith on Film' series in Shreveport to explore spiritual side of movies

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 5:00 am

The Robinson Film Center in Shreveport will begin a series Thursday called “Faith on Film,” with discussions led by religious leaders who explore the spiritual side of movies.

The first faith-based dialogue will follow the screening of “The Homesman,” about three women driven mad by pioneer life who cross the West in a covered wagon. The series could attract new patrons who are interested in discussing religious themes in movies, according to Robinson Film Center education director Meghan Hochstetler.

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9:29 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Northeast Texas reservoir debate resurfaces in Austin

This county road would be covered by the Martin Lake Reservoir.

A long-running dispute over the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas tops the agenda Thursday for the Texas Water Development Board in Austin.

Dallas-Fort Worth’s Region C Water Planning Region and East Texas’ Region D will each have 10 minutes before the three-member panel.

Jim Thompson, chief financial officer for Ward Timber Co., in Atlanta, Texas, will speak on behalf of Region D. The board is deciding whether Marvin Nichols should be allowed to stay in Region D’s 2011 water plan.

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8:33 am
Tue January 6, 2015

History Matters: Poor communication caused more turmoil in the War of 1812

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 9:44 am

Treaties can put a stop to war. But as Commentator Gary Joiner points out, battles wage on after a war ends, as was the case with the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.

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9:18 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Louisiana film industry group to use new study to underscore tax credit program

The Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association raised almost $60,000 in its Kickstarter campaign to help pay for an economic impact study by a New York firm.

The Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association or LFEA has results of a wide reaching economic development study that probes the impact of the industry on Louisiana.

The association plans to present the findings by a New York consultancy firm to state lawmakers when the 2015 Legislative session begins.

The LFEA’s Raelynn Tammariello Loop led a successful Kickstarter campaign last year raising almost $60,000 for a study that cost the LFEA $150,000.

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9:10 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Red River Radio local newscast - Jan. 5, 8 a.m.

    

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WRKF
7:31 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Weeds Persist, Even in Winter

Winter weed killers.

It would be nice to think we could take the winter off from worrying about weeds. Unfortunately, there are many weeds that thrive in the mild-to-cold temperatures. 


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