Louisiana News

KEDM
1:21 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

'Blend' Brings Showcase of Cooks, Artists To Bayou

Guests enjoy special creations by the men who cook

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:33 am

Flavorful dishes and tasty treats are a highlight of the 18th annual "Blend Of The Bayou".  

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KEDM
11:47 am
Wed April 29, 2015

New Group Eyes Projects For Downtown West Monroe

Design plan for crosswalks

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:06 pm

The Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group was created by community and business leaders to address development and beautification projects.  

The area includes sites from the Louisville Bridge to the Endom Bridge and several blocks deep to where downtown meets North 3rd Street.  "This area is key to very important to overall development," says DWMR member Courtney Hornsby.

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Red River Radio
9:43 am
Wed April 29, 2015

LSU Health Shreveport librarians create comic book about childhood obesity problem

Talicia Tarver, digital and information services librarian at LSU Health Shreveport, developed "The Amazing Captain Fit" through a grant.

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:07 pm

A new 66-page comic book imagined by two medical librarians at LSU Health Shreveport will help kindergarteners and first graders better understand obesity.

Talicia Tarver’s “The Amazing Captain Fit” is a story about a boy who wants to be a superhero but lacks healthy eating habits. The comic book, published today, will be distributed through the Department of Pediatrics’ Reach Out and Read program. Tarver wanted to embed the message in something that kids and parents would both enjoy.

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NPR Story
7:33 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Stressed Over Money

Whether more or less money, there always seems to be problems.  Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore says how we react to money often produces the stress we experience over our financial lives.


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WRKF
3:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Struck by Film Workers, Not Stars

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 5:24 am

Tuesday’s House Ways and Means hearing on bills to cap the film tax credit program brought out some of the big names in Louisiana movie-making, like Lampton Enochs of the Oscar-winning Moonbot Studios, and former Dukes of Hazzard star, John Schneider.

“I have not won an Academy Award, but I’ve seen several films that have,” Schneider said, eliciting laughter from committee members and the packed audience in attendance.

But charmed as lawmakers were by the big names, it was Louisiana residents working in the movie industry who made the biggest impression. Dozens spoke against Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris’s bill that would scale the credits down to zero over the next five years.

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NPR Story
12:14 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Red River Radio Spotlight: August - Osage County at SFA Theatre.

Bill Beckett spoke with Brad Maule and Allison Day who are featured in Stephen F. Austin State University Theatre’s production of August: Osage County, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts, which opens Tuesday, April 28 and run through Saturday May 2, in the W.M. Turner Auditorium. For more information visit online the SFA Theatre or call their box office at 888-722-3396.

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NPR Story
11:02 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Etiquette and Tea Session Welcomes Miss La. Lacey Sanchez

Sanchez

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:42 am

An Etiquette and Tea program shares tips and ideas for mothers and daughters.  The session is highlighted by special guest Miss Louisiana Lacey Sanchez.

The session provides an elegant venue at Bayou DeSiard Country Club for young ladies.  "The program highlights how to be presented in special occasions, " says event coordinator Georgia Street.

In addition to an address from Sanchez, an afternoon tea is served.  The program is schedule from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday.  Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

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Red River Radio
9:27 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Shreveport-based American Rose Society gives state lawmakers rose bushes

Louisiana legislators receive a Belinda's Dream rose bush today recognizing the American Rose Society's national headquarters in Shreveport.

The American Rose Society will be honored Tuesday at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) drafted a resolution designating Tuesday, April 28, as American Rose Society Day in celebration of the national organization’s 40th year of being headquartered in Shreveport, according to executive director Jeff Ware.

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NPR Story
7:47 am
Tue April 28, 2015

History Matters: Political parties come in all stripes

Political parties are part of the fabric of American history. As politicians seek their party's bid for a 2016 presidential run, it makes commentator Gary Joiner think about all the political parties that have come out of the woodwork over the past 150 years.

 

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WRKF
3:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Cigarette Tax Hike Modified, But Advances

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:08 am

The House Ways and Means Committee started working through several revenue-raising bills Monday, including one that would increase the cigarette tax.

There was the expected health related testimony.

“In Louisiana, more than 22 percent of adults and 12 percent of youth smoke cigarettes — the only product that, when used as directed, will kill half of all its users,” said Dr. Michael Johnson, director of Louisiana Tobacco-Free Living.

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