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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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Red River Radio
8:38 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cliburn memorial concert marks anniversary of pianist's death

Exactly one year ago, legendary pianist and Shreveport native Van Cliburn died. Tonight in downtown Fort Worth, where the International Piano Competition named for him is held every four years, past winners will pay tribute by performing at a free, outdoor concert.

A month ago, Cliburn Foundation President and CEO Jacques Marquis says the emails went out to all past finalists of the competition. It was an invitation to play for tonight’s anniversary.

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Red River Radio
9:36 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Shreveport's Strand Theatre hosts Kennedy Center festival finalists

Hundreds of college students and faculty from six states are converging at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region VI gets underway Wednesday at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport. Six college productions were selected out of 46 eligible works. 

Northwestern State University’s Theatre and Dance department was selected to perform the comedy-thriller “The 39 Steps.” Program coordinator, Scott Burrell, said it’s a privilege to be a Kennedy Center finalist. But, the stakes are higher since the audience is comprised of about 900 students and faculty from colleges in the six-state area.

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Red River Radio
10:23 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Sci-Port cultivates next generation of museum-goers

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 10:55 am

A Cincinnati design firm is refining its plans for a children’s museum in Shreveport after a week-long visit with its client Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center

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Red River Radio
9:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts

The Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport captures the dreams of people who step up to the art installation and contribute their beliefs.

At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport. The giant chalkboard with a bold yellow frame has three words across the top: “Before I die…” People step up on a platform, pick their chalk color, and write or draw what they feel. 

Plain Dealing, La., artist Megan Davis-Taylor designed and built the chalkboard through a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. It’s been traveling around Shreveport Common since September.

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Red River Radio
9:52 am
Thu November 21, 2013

International Paper donates Lake Erling in Arkansas to Shreveport-based conservation group

Managed timberland pine forests surround Lake Erling and its 120 miles of shoreline.

International Paper has donated its Lake Erling property in South Arkansas' Lafayette County to the Shreveport-based AGRED Foundation. It stands for American Gamebird Research Education and Development. Eric Fletcher, AGRED Foundation director, said this donation – 7,600 acres in all – will ensure that Lake Erling is maintained to the high standards set by International Paper for the past 57 years.

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Red River Radio
12:26 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center seeks hearing aid donations

LSU Health Shreveport audiologist Jessica Bever aims to collect hearing aids to loan to terminally ill cancer patients.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is starting a loaner hearing aid program for terminally ill cancer patients. All donated hearing aids will be loaned out to the patients who need them during the remaining months of their life. LSU Health Shreveport clinical audiologist Jessica Bever has fielded requests for spare hearing aids from physicians. Unused hearing aids are all around, according to Bever. It’s a matter of collecting them and creating a lending program.

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Red River Radio
9:19 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Amtrak set to finish study on service between DFW and Shreveport/Bossier

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are expected to wrap up a feasibility study at the end of the month that explores higher-speed train service between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Shreveport/Bossier.

The chairman of the East Texas Corridor Council, Richard Anderson of Marshall, Texas, has been working on this effort for the past six years. He meets regularly with public officials in Texas and Louisiana to keep the momentum going. He said he’s optimistic after reviewing Amtrak’s preliminary findings.

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Red River Radio
9:23 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Southern University at Shreveport's EPA program is pipeline to jobs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's job training program got underway Monday at the Shreveport Fire and Police Academy. The program includes 125 hours of instruction.

More than a dozen people in Shreveport have started a job training program this week made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It could lead to a full-time job next month. Southern University at Shreveport is administering the grant that provides environmental health and safety training certifications.

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Red River Radio
8:45 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Shreveport Home Depot employees spearhead improvements at veterans home

Shreveport Home Depot employees build a bus shelter outside the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Living Program site.

Employees from Shreveport Home Depot stores completed a number of building projects for veterans. They've built a bus shelter adjacent to the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Housing Program facility. The employees used their day off Friday to to serve veterans. Jack Parker, a store manager, has worked for Home Depot 21 years. He said he’s been a part of Team Depot volunteerism since he started with the company.

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