Oakland Cemetery http://redriverradio.org en Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveports-bucket-list-chalkboard-inspires-profound-thoughts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:55:14 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 37781 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport gets long overdue TLC http://redriverradio.org/post/oakland-cemetery-shreveport-gets-long-overdue-tlc <p>Restoration projects&nbsp;are under way at Shreveport’s oldest municipal cemetery. A ceremony was held Friday to recognize the work to be done on roads and walkways in Oakland Cemetery made possible by a $279,000 bond issue approved by voters in 2011. The dollars won’t cover all the work that needs to be done on the cemetery that dates back to 1847.</p><p>Shreveport mayor Cedric Glover recalls first visiting Oakland on a field trip at age 14. He said many city administrations have wanted to do capital projects, but it’s never been the most pressing priority.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:56:31 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 29250 at http://redriverradio.org Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport gets long overdue TLC History Matters: The legacy of a Shreveport pioneering businesswoman http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-legacy-shreveport-pioneering-businesswoman <P>Shreveport business entrepreneur Mary Bennett Cane was born 200 years ago this week in New Hampshire. Commentator Gary Joiner recognizes her influence on the Shreveport economy in its early days. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:18:18 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 16336 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: The legacy of a Shreveport pioneering businesswoman History Matters: A Reconstruction Era Hero http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-reconstruction-era-hero <p>&nbsp;Commentator Gary Joiner ventures to the center of Oakland Cemetery to look at the life of Eugene Woodruff, a hero from the reconstruction era.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 4574 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: A Reconstruction Era Hero