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7:35 am
Tue November 11, 2014

History Matters: The date of Veterans Day holds great significance

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 11:43 am

This is a day to remember those who’ve fought for America’s freedom and democracy. Commentator Gary Joiner explains the significance of the Veterans Day holiday.

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3:46 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Health Matters: Sports Medicine

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:25 am

Aired Thursday, November 13 at 6 p.m. This week on Red River Radio's "Health Matters,” the topic of discussion was Sports medicine.  Dr. Randall Brewer was host to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shane Barton and Lance Champagne, head athletic trainer for the LSUS Pilots and Lady Pilots. They took your calls and questions during the show at 800-552-8502.

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3:19 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Xavier University Wins Grant to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Research

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Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:59 am

Xavier university is looking to triple the number of their minority alumni who go on to receive PhDs in the life sciences in the next decade, with help from an NIH grant. The first obstacle is getting undergraduates to stick with those fields.


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9:56 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Volunteers create magic for Marshall's Wonderland of Lights

A scene from the 2013 Wonderland of Lights where ice skaters glide in front of the historic courthouse on the square in Marshall.

Holiday lights are set to turn on across the region – and that means work.

In Marshall, Texas, throngs of volunteers are putting on the 28th annual Wonderland of Lights.

The festival features more than 150,000 lights outlining the historic Harrison County Courthouse. Even more are strung throughout the  square in downtown Marshall. Lisa Agnor, the city’s finance director and chairwoman of the event, said the city chipped in $50,000 to cover the cost of the 36-day festival.

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6:41 am
Sat November 8, 2014

The Scents of Autumn

Sweet peas are among the most fragrant of the cool-season flowers.

Now is the perfect time to plant cool season bedding plants that will brighten our gardens and landscapes well into the spring. 

Gardeners often overlook the fact that some of these cool season bedding plants are wonderfully fragant. 


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9:07 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Texas Avenue Makers Fair offers off-the-wall art finds

The head makers of the Texas Avenue Makers Fair, Monty Walford (left) and Dan Keele, are a motley crew, much like the fair itself. (Sorry, gentlemen, but it's true by this picture.)

The Texas Avenue Makers Fair returns to downtown Shreveport's western edge Saturday with 160 booths featuring original and repurposed works of art.

The market will be set up around Municipal Auditorium. Organizer Dan Keele says the fall event is going back to its roots of being an organic, quirky fair. Expect bicycle tune-ups and a vintage village.

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8:53 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Mission Marketplace builds bonds among Shreveport churches

Kay Lee, of Broadmoor Presbyterian, sports a Guatemalan jacket, an example of the handmade goods at Saturday's Mission Marketplace.

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 1:27 pm

Five Shreveport churches have joined efforts to put on a fair-trade "mission marketplace" Saturday at St. Joseph Family Center.

The handmade items for sale – like organic chocolate, nativity scenes, and olive oil – come from artisans in Uganda, Haiti, Israel and Palestine.

Kay Lee of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church helped found Mission Marketplace six years ago.

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7:34 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Gary Borders: 'Hook 'em Horns' Harley made his mark

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 8:24 am

I met Harley Clark in 2005 while attending a 50th anniversary celebration in Austin of the “Hook ’em Horns” sign. His buddy invented it one night while making shadow figures on the wall of a dorm room. Clark, who was the University of Texas head cheerleader in 1955, introduced the sign to the world at a pep rally. He unilaterally proclaimed the symbol for the Longhorns was now the official hand signal of the university.

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6:27 am
Fri November 7, 2014

New Narrative as Senate Race Goes On

Louisiana has gone immediately from a primary campaign to a runoff campaign.

Sen. Mary Landrieu will again be at the top of the ticket Dec. 6 fighting for reelection. Congressman Bill Cassidy is continuing to battle to win her seat.

Jeremy Alford, publisher of LaPolitics.com, says with Republicans taking control of the Senate Tuesday, both candidates have new war cries. 

 

 


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11:26 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 4:49 pm

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.


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