Louisiana News

NPR Story
7:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Gary Borders: Mt. Pleasant, Texas knows how to carry a tune

I was taking a photograph of a city worker installing new banners along the light poles downtown the other day and humming along to a Bee Gees song as the music wafted through the square. It was coming from the Titus County courthouse, from the speakers installed along the roof. The sky was a brilliant shade of blue after the storm passed through, and it finally felt like autumn. I really wanted to just sit down on a bench, listen to the music and enjoy the cool air, but work beckoned.

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WRKF
6:32 am
Fri November 21, 2014

State Superintendent: Learning More Important Than Scores

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 5:14 pm

The state Dept. of Education has been rolling out all sorts of tests results in the last few weeks – student test scores, teacher evaluations, and school performance calculations.


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9:43 am
Thu November 20, 2014

El Dorado Promise subject of Yale University case study

Yale School of Management will hold a town hall meeting Thursday in New Haven, Connecticut, to present a case study about communities that offer place-based scholarships, including the El Dorado Promise.

Murphy Oil Corp.’s $50 million college scholarship program pays tuition and fees for graduates of El Dorado High School who go on to an accredited college. The payout is based on the highest tuition and fees at an Arkansas public university. Since it was announced nearly eight years ago, 1,444 students have received the Promise scholarship.

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NPR Story
9:10 am
Thu November 20, 2014

What Was I Thinking for November 20, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes a look inside a friendship house this week. These have become beacons of home in our community, turning around blighted areas of Shreveport-Bossier. 

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WRKF
3:01 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Obamacare Pros and Cons at Play in Senate Runoff

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:21 pm

With a battle cry of “Repeal Obamacare”, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate earlier this month. Wrangling in Washington over when—or if—to actually act on that campaign promise is part of the backdrop to Louisiana’s Senate runoff.


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10:06 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Caddo Lake meeting will cover oil spill and new invasive plant

Five organizations working to protect Caddo Lake will hold a community meeting Wednesday in Karnack, Texas, covering a full slate of issues that impact the lake that spans the Texas-Louisiana border.

Foremost, will be an update on the October oil spill that occurred just upstream in Bayou Tete. Representatives from Sunoco Logistics and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will address attendees.

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Red River Radio
9:05 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Up-cyclers keep hundreds of mattresses out of Nacogdoches landfill

Wire home decor, made from mattress coils, are popular items made by Whitehouse, Texas, up-cycling duo.

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 11:34 am

The Nacogdoches City Council will consider an agreement Tuesday to recycle all of its mattresses that enter its landfill. The mattresses would go to a Whitehouse, Texas, couple who makes art out of the coils and sells it at Canton Trade Days in Canton, Texas.

Susan Hale is a furniture up-cycler. She is selling wreaths, Christmas trees, crosses and other home decor items out these reclaimed coils.

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NPR Story
7:52 am
Tue November 18, 2014

History Matters: Bone chilling temperatures were heralded in 19th century Louisiana

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 9:06 am

During fall 1878 the southern Mississippi Valley was gripped by a massive Yellow Fever epidemic. North Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas had outbreaks of the Saffron Scourge, and the frost seemed to help bring an end to the suffering.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Red River Radio
9:43 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Shreveport 5th grader selected for national reporting gig

Samuel Davis of Shreveport proudly displays his press badge, after earning a spot this month on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:57 am

A Shreveport 10-year-old will pen news reports for the  national kid reporting program called Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

Samuel Davis is among 32 budding writers selected to be on a news team that’s by kids and for kids. Davis, a fifth grader at A.C. Steere Elementary School, says his New York editor will guide him through the process, along with the other members of the press corps ages 10 to 14.

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8:38 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Wiley College in Marshall aims to fill its charter bus with food

Wiley College students in Marshall aim to donate 15,000 meals to the East Texas Food Bank Friday as part of the third annual Fill the Bus Food Drive.

Students in the criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, are putting on the four-hour event to gather nonperishable food and monetary donations for the food bank.

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