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Red River Radio
9:21 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Italian food and frames among seven businesses to pop up in Shreveport

Megan Davis Taylor Fine Art turns pictures of family pets into paintings. Her store will be in the Pop UP running Sept. 22 through Oct. 3.

Seven new businesses open today in downtown Shreveport as part of the second Pop UP Project, organized by Shreveport’s Downtown Development Authority to spark interest in downtown retail development. The emerging businesses receive free rent for two weeks as way for them to try out their venture in a brick and mortar storefront.

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Red River Radio
9:13 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Shreveport-based Pandabit collects e-waste for fundraising

A Shreveport-based electronics recycling business has created a fundraising model for organizations to make money from e-waste deposited in recycling receptacles.

Pandabit CEO John-Scott Thompson says his “feed the panda” campaigns are catching on. He has five employees who are running two campaigns a week. Thompson splits proceeds with an organization 50-50.

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Red River Radio
11:32 am
Thu September 4, 2014

'Dr. Blood' returns to his Shreveport haunts

No bother the summer-like heat, artspace in downtown Shreveport is preparing for Halloween and bone-chilling artscare events with a new exhibition featuring the return home of Dr. Blood.

The handiwork of Shreveport native Drew Hunter, Dr. Blood debuted at the Louisiana State Fair in 1975 as the host of a haunted house that had a 10-year run at the fair.

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Red River Radio
9:12 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Downtown Shreveport developers seek retailers for rent-free storefront program

The two-story Zodiag building under renovation in downtown Shreveport will be part of the city's next Pop UP Project.

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 1:53 pm

The Shreveport Downtown Development Authority is gearing up for a second Pop UP project.

This time, a vacant, turn-of-the-century building in the central business district will be filled with 6,000 square-feet of retailers that currently don’t have a brick-and-mortar storefront.

Business owners apply to get a rent-free space in the Pop UP. If chosen, they will operate their venture out of the Zodiag building for two weeks, according to Liz Swaine, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority.

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Red River Radio
9:01 am
Tue April 15, 2014

ArtBreak celebrates 30 years of promoting arts education

Shreveport Regional Arts Council executive director Pam Atchison has ushered ArtBreak through 30 years of promoting arts education in schools.

A student art festival that began 30 years ago at the Municipal Auditorium as a political statement to support art education in Louisiana public schools is bigger than ever today. Organizers of ArtBreak held a press conference Monday to herald the seven-day festival that is expected to attract 50,000 families over one weekend.

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Red River Radio
8:45 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Shreveport agency recruits nearly 1,200 volunteers for litter removal

Scores of volunteers will take to the streets and waterways Saturday to pick up litter as part of the Great American Cleanup.

In Louisiana, 15 chapters of Keep Louisiana Beautiful have organized clean-up efforts. Shreveport Green executive director Donna Curtis says her organization has rallied nearly 1,200 volunteers from dozens of organizations to help the beautification cause, her largest ever one-day volunteer recruitment.

Over the past 24 years of Shreveport Green’s existence, according to Curtis, this one day has made a measurable difference.

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Red River Radio
8:57 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Shreveport cellist to tour with National Youth Orchestra

Eliot Haas of Shreveport will spend his summer touring with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 9:01 am

Shreveport cellist Eliot Haas, 17, has been selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. About 1,000 students applied for Carnegie Hall’s prestigious summer program for teenage musicians. 

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Red River Radio
9:34 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Shreveport principal supports 'medical model' training for teachers

Mary Harris, principal of South Highlands Magnet Elementary in Shreveport, is advocating for a residency model in education that parallels the path to becoming a medical doctor.

A Shreveport elementary school principal was invited to Capitol Hill earlier this month to attend a brainstorming Congressional forum and give closing remarks. The focus was on how the path to becoming a teacher could be modeled after the medical profession. 

Teachers who graduate with four years of college are often thrown into classroom situations they're not totally prepared for, according to Mary Harris, principal of South Highlands Magnet Elementary School.

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Latest News
12:05 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Death Row Inmate Released From Angola

The entrance to Angola Prison, where Glenn Ford spent decades on death row for a crime he did not commit.
msppmoore Flickr

A Louisiana man has been released from death row after serving almost 30 years behind bars. New information shows he was not involved in the murder of a Shreveport jeweler in 1983.

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Red River Radio
9:23 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Voting begins to select new paint color for Jimmie Davis Bridge

The Jimmie Davis Bridge, built in 1968, has about 21,000 vehicles moving across it each day.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development seeks input on the new color for the Jimmie Davis Bridge that connects Shreveport-Bossier over the Red River.

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