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6:00pm

Thu June 20, 2013
Bird Calls

Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford

Aired Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m.  Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took your calls on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. He answered your questions about our avian world. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird you'd like Cliff to research for identity send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu.
Listen to the show again and see photos emailed to us here

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10:57am

Thu June 20, 2013
Local

Who ya gonna call? Paranormal enthusiasts descend on Shreveport

Veteran ghost hunter John Combs of Shreveport has been researching paranormal activity in his home and others for 43 years.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport’s Downtown Development Authority is putting on the city’s first Paranormal Festival that gets under way today and is expected to draw hundreds of professional ghost hunters and curious first-timers who want to cross it off their bucket list.

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7:35am

Thu June 20, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for June 20, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes note of the passing of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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11:36am

Wed June 19, 2013
Local

RoyOMartin mills in Chopin and Oakdale, La., earn safety awards

A worker sorts finished plywood at the RoyOMartin plant in Chopin, La.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The RoyOMartin plywood plant in Chopin, La., is being honored today by the APA – the Engineered Wood Association. It received the second highest award in its division for the APA’s Annual Safety and Health Program. Joe Mackay, vice president of the plywood division for RoyOMartin, said the honor is notable considering how many hours were worked.

“We typically work between 1.2 and 1.3 million a year, so it’s particularly gratifying given that number of hours, since the other mills in that division are down around 400,000. We have a bit more exposure," Mackay said.

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9:16am

Tue June 18, 2013
Local

Lafayette highlights 73 restaurants in eat local push

Credit Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

The city of Lafayette has launched its eat local campaign. EatLafayette is in its ninth year of promoting the mom-and-pop restaurants that have put Lafayette on the map as a foodie town. Ben Berthelot, executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, has found that over the years more and more local restaurants have pulled together for this campaign.

“We went from 19 restaurants in a two-week campaign nine years ago, to this year we have basically a three-month campaign and 73 restaurants participating," Berthelot said.

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