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8:21am

Fri September 6, 2013
Business

Elio Motors is in an 'engineering-centric' phase, says founder

Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors, talks with reporters at a January 2013 press announcement at the Shreveport General Motors plant.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Detroit-based Elio Motors says it’s on track to begin producing its three-wheeled vehicle a little over a year from now in the former Shreveport General Motors plant. Founder Paul Elio told Red River Radio that 25 prototypes are under construction in Detroit as the company enters into the product testing phase.  Elio said the main focus now is on engineering the vehicle.

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7:35am

Fri September 6, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: College football powerhouses should bankroll their athletes

Credit whitfieldqb.com

Commentator Gary Borders presents his case as to why it's time for college football players to get on the payroll at their universities. He says college football powerhouses rake in major dividends from their performance on the gridiron, and the players on the field deserve a cut.

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5:59pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Who's Affraid of Virgina Woolf

Aired Thursday, September 6 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett is joined by Jim Cowles, Janain Pou, Rachael Lee MaGill and Missy Wise of Stage Center LA to talk about their new production of Edward Albee's award winning play, "Who's Affraid of Virgina Woolf," which opens at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. For show times and ticket information contact them at (318)-218-9978 or on the web at Stage Center LA.

Listen on line by clicking the post title above.

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9:56am

Thu September 5, 2013
Local

Alexandria food bank fills weekend backpacks for children in need

Freshmen from Louisiana College volunteer at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.
Credit Food Bank of Central Louisiana

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is stuffing 1,200 backpacks with food as it launches its school backpack program next week. The Food Bank has partnered with 26 elementary schools in seven central Louisiana parishes. On Fridays, children in the program receive a backpack full of food that will help keep them from going hungry over the weekend. The Food Bank’s executive director Jayne Wright-Valez said she works with school principals to identify the children in need.

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7:35am

Thu September 5, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for September 5, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is trouble by the inequity in punishments meted out for doping violations in professional sports.

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