Louisiana News

NPR Story
3:42 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

FRIDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat, Political Scientist John Sides

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 11:33 am

Bernie Pinsonat, of Southern Media & Opinion Research, discusses the federal government shutdown and the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

George Washington University political science professor John Sides reflects on the 2012 Presidential election, and how Barack Obama overcame odds to win by 5-million votes.

Sarah Leen, Director of  National Geographic Photography talks about their October issue "Power of Photography".


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Red River Radio
9:10 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Filmmaker emotions run high on eve of LA Film Prize

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.

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WRKF
6:27 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Answering Some of Your Questions About Louisiana's Health Insurance Marketplace

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.

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NPR Story
3:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

THURSDAY: Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame, LA Health Care Coalition's Doug Wilkinson

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 10:06 am

Louisiana Health Care Coalition Field Coordinator Doug Wilkinson helps listeners navigate Obamacare.

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame talks about her life in espionage, and her first novel, "Blowback"


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Red River Radio
9:39 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 10:28 am

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NPR Story
5:02 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Republican State Chairman Roger Villere, Former Congressman Jim McCrery

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".


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NPR Story
8:58 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Nacogdoches researchers prepare to repatriate Caddo artifacts

A research associate at the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University is wrapping up 3-D scanning and analysis of dozens of prehistoric Caddo artifacts that will be returned to the Caddo Nation this fall.

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NPR Story
8:34 am
Tue October 1, 2013

History Matters: Buildings, artwork, oral histories all hallmarks of WPA

Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.


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NPR Story
6:03 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Explaining the Health Insurance Exchanges

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 10:29 am

On Oct. 1 the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act start the 6-month enrollment period. This means the uninsured or people who buy their own health insurance can now go to one place online and compare plans side-by-side.

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Louisiana News
6:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Louisiana And The Health Care Exchanges, Explained

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Starting October 1 people without health insurance, and those who buy their own insurance, can sign up to get coverage through the new federal health care exchanges.

The new programs have been covered extensively on NPR, but WWNO’s Eve Troeh sat down to get a few more details straight with Doug Wilkinson, the  field coordinator for the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition, a non-partisan group. He started the conversation summarizing who’s eligible, and who’s not.

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