Shreveport http://redriverradio.org en Yu Museum in Shreveport moves ahead, campaign underway to fund seven exhibits http://redriverradio.org/post/yu-museum-shreveport-moves-ahead-campaign-underway-fund-seven-exhibits <p>A dramatic transformation of a 1950s former YWCA building in downtown Shreveport is moving forward. The 36,500 square-foot building, vacant since 2010, was left in rough shape. It will house the Marlene Yu Museum and be the headquarters for the Rainforest Art Foundation.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:29:18 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42942 at http://redriverradio.org Yu Museum in Shreveport moves ahead, campaign underway to fund seven exhibits 20/20 Challenge: Shreveport teen aims to cultivate young entrepreneurs http://redriverradio.org/post/2020-challenge-shreveport-teen-aims-cultivate-young-entrepreneurs <p>An 18-year-old Shreveport software developer is launching a summer business program for teenage entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start and grow a business.</p><p>Justin Martin says he’ll pair each student with a mentor who will assist the teens as they progress through various stages of business development. Martin says this new program, called <a href="http://the2020challenge.com">the 20/20 Challenge</a>, is to get teens to act on ideas that have been percolating in their head.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42666 at http://redriverradio.org 20/20 Challenge: Shreveport teen aims to cultivate young entrepreneurs Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier moves rapidly on Highland Medical Center http://redriverradio.org/post/christus-health-shreveport-bossier-moves-rapidly-highland-medical-center <p>Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier marked a new phase of construction Tuesday as part of a $55 million plan to relocate and consolidate its services at its Highland Medical Center.</p><p>A groundbreaking ceremony was held for its West Wing, which will house cancer treatment, neonatal care, a birthing center, and a rehabilitation unit. With the completion of the West Wing 18 months from now, all units from its soon-to-be closed Schumpert&nbsp;Medical Center will be relocated to Highland.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:48:37 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41618 at http://redriverradio.org Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier moves rapidly on Highland Medical Center Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana organizes Shreveport enrollment event http://redriverradio.org/post/blue-cross-and-blue-shield-louisiana-organizes-shreveport-enrollment-event <p>Louisiana’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, expects hundreds of people to turn out for an information fair Saturday in Shreveport. Organizers aim to help people better understand their options in the federal healthcare marketplace, according to James Bustillo, regional marketing director for Blue Cross. Dozens of Blue Cross staff will work the event, Bustillo says, and are qualified to answer questions about available subsidies and insurance plans.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:04:52 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41072 at http://redriverradio.org Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana organizes Shreveport enrollment event Sci-Port cultivates next generation of museum-goers http://redriverradio.org/post/sci-port-cultivates-next-generation-museum-goers <p>A Cincinnati design firm is refining its plans for a children’s museum in Shreveport after a week-long visit with its client <a href="http://www.sciport.org">Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:23:43 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 40639 at http://redriverradio.org Sci-Port cultivates next generation of museum-goers