Louisiana News

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10:27 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Nacogdoches to be featured in 'One Square Mile' PBS series

Saturday's episode of the PBS series “One Square Mile: Texas” will zoom in on Nacogdoches, featuring the people and lifestyles rooted in one square mile. The nine-part series is airing on KERA, and on all public broadcasting outlets in Texas. 

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7:36 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Gary Borders: McD's coffee klatches shouldn't get what for

Commentator Gary Borders tries not to make a habit out of eating at fast-food restaurants. But, the consistency in their product is undeniable and never fails to satisfy a French fries craving. 

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6:03 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Insight: Hospital Privatization Fodder for Legislative Session and Governor's Race

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 8:47 am

A recent report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana concludes that with the privatization of the charity hospital system, Louisiana’s safety net is being reinvented. 

The reinvention will likely come up again in the legislature when it convenes in March as lawmakers dig up debate on Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. And the candidates for governor will be staking out positions on healthcare reform.


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10:38 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Wiley College hosts world-class debaters from Australia

Wiley College debate team members Benjamin Turner and Nathan Leal will participate in an exhibition debate against Monash University.

Wiley College’s storied debate team is hosting a two-on-two exhibition match Friday against three-time world champions Monash University from Melbourne, Australia. It’s the first time that Wiley has debated an international team.

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10:35 am
Thu January 23, 2014

THURSDAY: Gus Weill, Political Consultant, and Attica Locke, author of "The Cutting Season"

Jim Engster interviews political consultant Gus Weill about Senator David Vitter's intent to run for governor in 2015, and Attica Locke, winner of the 7th Annual Ernest Gaines Award, & author of "The Cutting Season"


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Red River Radio
11:20 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Shreveport Opera Express furthers state's anti-bullying stance

Shreveport Opera Express' bully Leroy Davis lassos fellow opera singers who play school nerds, Cristina Bakhourm and Sarah Bauer.

Louisiana’s anti-bullying law has been in effect for a year. Nationwide, the number of bullying accusations has not only risen in schools, but also in sports and the workplace. The Shreveport Opera Express, the outreach program of the Shreveport Opera, has lent its powerful voice to the cause.

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Red River Radio
11:01 am
Wed January 22, 2014

East Texans protest opening of Keystone pipeline's southern leg

Farmer Julia Trigg Crawford has watched the pipeline being built in her pasture in Direct, Texas.

An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. NacSTOP aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude.

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10:33 am
Wed January 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon; John S. Treen

Louisiana Department of Insurance Commissioner, Jim Donelon, talks with Jim about surviving prostate cancer, the Affordable Care Act, and flood insurance, and John S. Treen joins Jim to discuss his special election run in 1989 against former Ku Klux Klansman David Duke, and about Sen. David Vitter running for governor.


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12:30 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Centenary College's historian recalls stories of integration in Shreveport

Centenary College's historian Lee Morgan taught at the college for 44 years, and provides a first-hand account of integration at the college.

Dream Week is underway at Centenary College. The programs are designed to honor the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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12:07 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

History Matters: On the impact of a presidential legacy

Commentator Gary Joiners explore the makings of a presidential legacy.

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