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1:40 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Treatments for Blood Cancers Proliferate

Dr. Robert Emmons of the Ochsner Blood Cancers and Stem Cell Transplant Program says it's an exciting time for blood cancer treatment, with many new drugs and sources for stem cells.


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WRKF
10:19 am
Fri August 9, 2013

MONDAY: LA Lottery President Rose Hudson, Film Director Cleve Bailey

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 9:36 am

Jim visits with Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson about frequent winners, recent changes to popular games and making millionaires in Louisiana.

Cleve Bailey talks with Jim about the Louisiana Film Industry and the new documentary he is working on about Trayvon Martin.


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8:58 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport seeks aspirin study patients

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport is recruiting patients for a study underway in the United States and Australia that will follow 19,000 people who are 65 and older to look at the risk and benefits of an aspirin-a-day regimen. The placebo-controlled clinical trial will look at whether there are potential benefits for the prevention of heart disease, certain cancers and even dementia. But are the known risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke too great? Dr.

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8:41 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Smokey Bear birthday party is planned in Alexandria

The mascot for the U.S. Forest Service turns 69 years old today. Smokey Bear hasn’t retired. He’s still hard at work, educating people about the dangers of forest fires. The Kisatchie National Forest will celebrate by throwing Smokey a birthday party in Alexandria.

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7:39 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Gary Borders: On being the nerdy Heathkit kid

Did you like to build shortwave radios as a kid? Commentator Gary Borders did. He reflects back to the days when he pored over his Heathkit catalog. Naturally, today, if you search for Heathkit on YouTube you’ll find a wealth of how-to guides on assembling these radios. Too bad those weren’t around when Gary and his gang needed them in the 1960s.


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WRKF
4:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

ProPublica: FEMA Flood Maps Fraught with Error

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 8:33 am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued new preliminary flood maps.

Louisiana’s delegation in Washington, D.C. is griping over FEMA’s disregard of local flood protection measures when it drew them.

Meanwhile, unless Congress succeeds in passing a delay, federal flood insurance rates are set to go up dramatically as soon as October. Many in Louisiana are facing increases of 20 percent or more.

And, as ProPublica reporter Theo Meyer has found, some may end up paying for insurance they don’t need.

Read the ProPublica article: Using Outdated Data, FEMA Is Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood Zones

Share your story: Tell ProPublica About Flood Map Problems Where You Live

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10:10 am
Thu August 8, 2013

FRIDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore (U.S. Army, ret.), Author Lolis Eric Elie

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 10:06 am

Jim has a chat with Lt. General Russel Honore about the Bayou Corne sinkhole and other matters.

Author and former Times-Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie on his book, "Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans"

 


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9:59 am
Thu August 8, 2013

THURSDAY: A Discussion of Hatred Against LGBT People with John Hill, John Weimer & John Denison

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 10:05 am

Jim talks about acts of anger and hatred against LGBT citizens in Louisiana with former Capitol correspondent John Hill, his partner John Weimer and former Monroe area news anchor John Denison.


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9:10 am
Thu August 8, 2013

THURSDAY: A Discussion of Hatred Against Gay People with John Hill, John Weimer & John Denison

Jim talks about acts of anger and hatred against the LGBT community with former Capitol correspondent John Hill, his partner John Weimer and former Monroe area news anchor John Denison.

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8:53 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Mobile 3-D mammography machine to debut in Shreveport

Cutting edge breast cancer detection technology will literally roll into Shreveport Friday, Aug. 9. LSU Health Shreveport has one of only two mobile 3-D mammography machines in Louisiana.

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