Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 10:52 am
Airs Sunday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called “personalized learning.” It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom.
Incoming freshman class at Centenary College in Shreveport will begin their college career in Paris. The college has launched a new fall immersion program whereby every freshman can spend up to 10 days in Paris. The August 2014 course will begin and end on Centenary’s campus. The students will not be required to pay any additional fees or expenses for the trip. At a news conference Thursday, President David Rowe said he expects about 150 students will see the City of Light, and that experience will solidify their college career.
So, what do you do when the power goes out? You go outside and see if your neighbors are in the dark, too. But commentator Gary Borders finds that when the outage stretches on for hours in the heat of the summer, an impromptu car parade rolls through his neighborhood.
Filmmakers in the running for the Louisiana Film Prize are beginning to assemble in Shreveport to promote their films during the weekend festival. Twenty short films are vying for the $50,000 cash prize. Memphis filmmakers Christopher Raines and Candace McGowen caravanned to Shreveport with a crew in June to shoot their film “5ive Courses.” Now in the finals, McGowen said, she’s feeling a gamut of emotions.
The health insurance marketplaces are now open for enrollment but there's still a lot of confusion about how the exchanges work, what insurance plans are offered and who qualifies for tax credits and subsidies.
Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:51 pm
Jim talks with Louisiana Republican State Chairman Roger Villere about the government shutdown and the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Former Congressman Jim McCrery joins the discussion to talk about the latest on Capitol Hill.
Opera Singer Donna Lee returns back to her home state of Louisiana to perform at the Manship Theatre on Sunday. Jim talks with Donna about her upcoming show "Songs from Exile, I'm a Stranger Here Myself".