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9:00am

Thu October 3, 2013
Arts

Filmmaker emotions run high on eve of LA Film Prize

Filmmakers in the running for the Louisiana Film Prize are beginning to assemble in Shreveport to promote their films during the weekend festival. Twenty short films are vying for the $50,000 cash prize. Memphis filmmakers Christopher Raines and Candace McGowen caravanned to Shreveport with a crew in June to shoot their film “5ive Courses.”  Now in the finals, McGowen said, she’s feeling a gamut of emotions.

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7:35am

Thu October 3, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 10/03/13

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is trying to take the high road when it comes to the internet.

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9:39am

Wed October 2, 2013
Business

Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private

BRF president Dr. John George and its board chairman Steve Skirvanos, stand at the podium to reveal the name of the newly privatized hospital at a ceremony Tuesday.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct. 1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Under a privatization deal pushed by the Jindal administration, BRF now manages the hospitals with 3,200 employees. BRF president Dr. John George told an overflow crowd in the Biomedical Research Institute Atrium Tuesday that it’s a new day for these north Louisiana hospitals to control their own destiny.

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8:58am

Tue October 1, 2013
Local

Nacogdoches researchers prepare to repatriate Caddo artifacts

Zachary Selden, Ph.D., creates 3-D renderings of Caddo bowls and jars using a high-tech imaging device.
Credit Texas A&M University

A research associate at the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University is wrapping up 3-D scanning and analysis of dozens of prehistoric Caddo artifacts that will be returned to the Caddo Nation this fall. At least 130 museums have human remains and funerary objects affiliated with the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, according to its cultural preservation office.

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7:35am

Tue October 1, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Buildings, artwork, oral histories all hallmarks of WPA

Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.

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