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.
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.
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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.
Zachary Selden, Ph.D., creates 3-D renderings of Caddo bowls and jars using a high-tech imaging device.
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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.
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.