Louisiana News

NPR Story
9:42 am
Wed July 10, 2013

East Texas nonprofit trains service dogs for people with diabetes and autism

Ten families from California to New York will gather later this month at Lake Sam Rayburn in Brookeland, Texas, to meet their newest family members. Ten British Labradors have finished a year of training to become certified diabetic alert dogs. They alert Type 1 diabetics when their blood sugar level is in a dangerous range. If not properly monitored, a diabetic can quickly become ill to the point of critical condition.

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WRKF
1:53 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Sally Nungesser, Tony Guarrisco, Erica Crenshaw

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 12:31 pm

Jim chats with Sally Nungesser and Tony Guarrisco about the political futures of Bobby Jindal, David Vitter and Jay Dardenne and where those names fit into Fall elections in 2014 and 2015.

President and C.E.O of Execute Now Erica Crenshaw talks with Jim about her company and what's new for small businesses and non-profit organizations.


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NPR Story
1:49 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bullard, Texas teens ready to take their solar car westward

After 10 months and countless work hours, it’s almost time for the Bullard Solar Car Team to race. Six students from Bullard High School in Bullard, Texas, will drive their 800-pound solar car on a nine-day, cross-country race beginning at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth and ending in Los Angeles.

The Winston Solar Car Challenge is an annual competition for high school students that will draw about 30 teams worldwide this year. Cullen Hippler, 18, of Bullard says his team raised $96,000, and they sought out mentors in carbon fiber and solar power to get the job done.

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Red River Radio
1:33 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

History Matters: El Camino Real is a complex journey of pushing frontiers

The El Camino Real: From its starting point in Louisiana, this royal road spans the broad expanse of Texas. Commentator Gary Joiner explores its history.


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WRKF
9:47 am
Tue July 9, 2013

TUESDAY: Economist Ray Keating, Historian Michael Fullilove, Author Peter Lance

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 10:25 am

Economist Ray Keating, with the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, talks about the nation's economic environment for small business.

Historian & author Michael Fullilove discusses his book, "Rendezvous With Destiny", about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II.

Investigative writer Peter Lance on his book, "Deal With The Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer"


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WRKF
5:32 am
Tue July 9, 2013

The Last Bus to New Orleans

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 9:01 am

LA Swift got its start after Hurricane Katrina, shuttling evacuees and recovery workers between the Crescent and Capitol cities.

Ridership spiked after the storm, dropped off, and is now steadily growing. But the riders are commuters, using the bus to get to work.

The bus ran out of funding in June, but the service provider agreed to keep rolling another month. Long-time rider MiLisa York, who’s started a petition to keep the bus going long-term.

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Museums
11:55 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Germantown Colony Museum Modernization Under Way In Minden

The historical gem of Minden, La. -- the Germantown Colony Museum -- is getting a second life with a new visitor’s center under construction. The new building will showcase the German settlers who established a commune in north Louisiana in the early 1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.

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WRKF
6:32 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Caring For Crape Myrtles

Although native to the Far East, crape myrtles are almost indispensable to the Southern landscape.


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NPR Story
10:10 am
Fri July 5, 2013

MONDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Actress Channing Chase, Hany Zohdy

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 9:10 am

Jim talks local and national politics with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.

Channing Chase talks with Jim about her role on the hit series Mad Men.

Hany Zohdy discusses the latest developments with his native country Egypt.


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WRKF
10:07 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Interviews: 'Second Line Rescue' Authors Marcia Gaudet And Barry Ancelet; Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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