Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 5:00 pm
The Revenue Estimating Conference, which crunches the numbers on the state’s income every year, announced on Wednesday that revenues are $35 million short of what was expected for 2013-2014. But for the first time since Gov. Bobby Jindal took office, there should be no mid-year cuts to Louisiana's budget.
Jim Engster speaks with political consultant, Raymond Strother, and Dr. Denise Reed of the Water Institute of the Gulf about coastal marsh erosion, and Jeff Kuehny of the LSU AgCenter about Arbor Day events.
Louisiana’s first kitchen incubator for culinary entrepreneurs has opened in downtown Shreveport.
The rentable-by-the-hour commercial kitchen is located inside Cohab, the co-sharing office space under the Texas Street Bridge. Aspiring restaurateurs can rent the kitchen and be able to serve directly from Cohab’s lunch counter that mimics a restaurant set up, according to Cohab's executive director John Grindley.
Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 12:54 pm
Jim Engster interviews Professor Ed Shihadeh about trends in crime, Ara Rubyan regarding the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, and Harlem Globetrotter, 'Buckets' Blakes about entertaining people all over the world.
Soul food expert Adrian Miller will be in Shreveport this week for a book signing and to be the guest of honor at what’s being called "The Dream Dinner."
The family-style meal will feature signature soul food dishes from Miller's book, like fried catfish and black-eyed peas. It’s a menu that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been fond of, according to Miller.
Reunions are big business for hotels, caterers and even T-shirt makers. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau plans to host a reunion planning workshop in February for people who are in charge of an upcoming family, class or military reunion.
The workshop is billed as a one-stop shop for how to plan a reunion, according to the bureau’s Kevin Flowers, a convention sales manager and point person for reunion-related questions for the past eight years.
Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:25 am
Jim Engster interviews Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and author of "Malcolm Little: A Personal Look at the Childhood of Malcolm X," and also, Scott Andrew Selby who wrote "A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Baun Murder."
Contemporary quilt art goes on display Tuesday at Stephen F. Austin State University. The 26 works by Texans were completed between 1993 and 2011. Sandra Sider is the consulting curator for the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas. She selected the quilts for this exhibition and said they demonstrate how contemporary quilt art has a rightful place as a visual art form.