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9:43 am
Mon December 9, 2013

El Dorado conservationist to be inducted into Hall of Fame

The heavy industrial users of groundwater switched to surface water from the Ouachita River in an effort to keep the Sparta Aquifer a viable source of drinking water for generations to come.

Arkansas’ Conservation Hall of Fame will honor an El Dorado man Tuesday evening for his long commitment to recharging the Sparta Aquifer, the sole source of drinking water for a number of municipalities in South Arkansas and North Louisiana. 

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WRKF
9:10 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Dermatologist Adds New Laser to Arsenal

Dr. Stephanie Frederick, a dermatologist with the Baton Rouge Clinic, says the Sciton laser can be used to treat a multitude of skin conditions from acne to wrinkles.

Dr. Stephanie Frederick, Dermatologist with Baton Rouge Clinic

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NPR Story
9:52 am
Sat December 7, 2013

MONDAY: CABL President Barry Erwin, Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Originally published on Tue December 10, 2013 10:22 am

Jim talks with Council for A Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin about the direction Louisiana is headed, and what the state can learn from its last industrial boom, as it goes into another.

Director of Museum Advancement Fairleigh Cook-Jackson stops by to talk about American poet Emily Dickinson birthday party being held tonight at the LSU Museum of Art from 6pm - 8pm.


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WRKF
6:32 am
Sat December 7, 2013

When Plants Say 'Brrrrr!'

Tender shrubs covered with blankets. Covers weighted to the ground keep heat released from the soil from escaping on cold nights.

We have had some unusually cold weather unusually early in the season this year. Freezes down to the mid 20s have done a lot of damage, in particular to tropical plants in our landscapes.


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NPR Story
11:30 am
Fri December 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Roy Fletcher, Howard Sounes, Kenn Kaufman

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 11:28 am

British author Howard Sounes joins Jim to talk about his latest book "27: History of the 27 Club". The book gives a detail account of six artist that died at the age of 27.

Roy Fletcher talks with Jim about the upcoming Louisiana elections in 2015 and Sen. David Vitter's possible run for Governor.

Field Editor Ken Kaufman stops by to talk about his upcoming visit to the Baton Rouge Audubon Society and discuss his popular field guides on birds.


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NPR Story
9:50 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Nacogdoches job fair draws community closer

The 58-year-old Hotel Fredonia closed in November. A job fair was held Wednesday to assist its former employees in finding new work in Nacogdoches.

More than 250 people turned out for a job fair in Nacogdoches, Texas, Wednesday that was arranged to help the more than 90 former employees of Hotel Fredonia. The owner of the 58-year-old landmark closed it  last month citing cash-flow problems. Since then, the city, business and workforce agencies have banded together to try to remedy the situation, according to Michelle Smith, vice president of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation.

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NPR Story
9:28 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Gary Borders: Newspaper dreams plague me

Commentator Gary Borders is growing weary of a recurring dream of a newsroom gone awry. He hopes that his brain will move on to a new storyline that will provide for more restful or entertaining slumbers.


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WRKF
12:06 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Make The Punch Bowl Your Holiday Party Centerpiece

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 11:03 am

Renee Montagne talks to Julia Reed, a contributor to the southern-lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun about how to keep spirits up at your holiday party by putting the right stuff in your punch bowl.


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Business & Technology
11:30 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Shreveport-based Juma Labs launches Flip Quiz

Juma Labs creator Justin Martin (left), and business partner, Ron De Benedetti, are creating apps that tie into the popular online flash card tool site, Quizlet.

Shreveport programming firm Juma Labs has released an app that is a complement to the popular online flash card tool, Quizlet, used by students to study for tests. Justin Martin was inspired to write the program called Flip Quiz after seeing so many of his high school friends diligently make Quizlet flash cards, but never study them. He said his Flip Quiz program sends the user their flash card questions via text messages.

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11:05 am
Thu December 5, 2013

THURSDAY: Gus Weill, Timothy Muffitt, Dan Borne'

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 1:16 pm

Gus Weill joins Jim to talk about the latest in Louisiana politics and Sen. David Vitter's possibly entering the 2015 Governor's race.

The voice of LSU's Tiger Stadium Dan Borne' and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt talks about their collaboration in the "Home for the Holiday" concert starting tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.brso.org or by calling 225-383-0500.


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