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Another showcase of the region's food, art, and music is ready to roll this Saturday.

A gubernatorial forum on coastal issues, put on by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, was held Tuesday evening at Nicholls State University. It had all four of the major candidates in agreement on the importance of working to avert Louisiana’s land loss.

There is a wealth of advice you would likely give yourself, if you could visit with the past you.

In turn, there are things that the present you could address that would help you in the future.  Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore take a light-hearted look at some of the conversation the three could share, if they could ever cross paths.

The Bossier City Gun Show is set for this weekend at the Bossier Civic Center.

Concealed gun permit instructor Kevin Billiot of Colfax, La., has been teaching the training course for seven years. He says demand for permits has stayed stabled during his tenure of teaching monthly classes to about 12 students.

Billiot, a deputy fire marshal, says he talks with all participants about their motivations for acquiring a concealed handgun permit.

Support during a time of loss is a primary mission of Griefshare.  Local groups begin sessions this month in an outreach to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Carol Ogle has been conducting and participating in Griefshare sessions for several years.  "It's a video-based program featuring many experts in the field of grief, and death and dying.  It features people who suffered their own personal loss and how Griefshare helped them through the process," said Ogle.

It was the first of many meetings on Tuesday for the Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission, led by Representative Julie Stokes. 

  Airs Thursday, August 20, at 6 p.m. Kermit Poling will host this edition of Health Matters. Kermit will be joined by and Dr. Tamara Richards, both Assistant Professors of OB/GYN at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about pregnancy and related issues and post-delivery. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502. 

A New Orleans civil rights law firm has put the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office on notice of a possible lawsuit over allegations it excludes black people from juries based on race.

The MacArthur Justice Center released a copy of a letter Monday it sent to Caddo Parish Acting District Attorney Dale Cox, demanding his office preserve documents that might be used as evidence in such a suit, according to MacArthur Justice Center co-director Jim Craig.

Commentator Gary Joiner presents a profile of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr. whose aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare 70 years ago this month.

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Jack Hua is a third year medical school student at Tulane University.  "It's such an enormous feat to get into medical school.  We've been working hard for a really long time.  The specialties make so much more money.  Obviously, someone making $150,000 a year is going to be well-off, it's just that when you compare that to $450,000..." he says.