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6:00pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Special

Judy McDonald & Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Airs Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Stephen F. Austin State University in February, 2013. As part of her visit she sat down with Judy McDonald before a live audience in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The conversation includes insight into growing up a Kennedy as the eldest child of Robert Kennedy and niece of John F. Kennedy. They also discuss her work as a lieutenant governor in Maryland and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general as well as her work on issues including public safety and improving access to higher education as well as the Police Corps, a program granting higher education scholarships to those who pledged to work as police officers.

     Judy McDonald is a former president and CEO of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation and she served on the Nacogdoches City Commission for 18 years, becoming the first female mayor of Nacogdoches. She says "Townsend's experiences during one of America's most turbulent times give her an interesting perspective on both historical events and current issues."

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9:35am

Fri April 5, 2013
Local

LSU Shreveport professor named Humanist of the Year

LSU Shreveport political science professor William Pederson has taught for 38 years.

A veteran political science professor from LSU Shreveport will receive the Humanist of the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at an April 6 ceremony in Darrow, La. William "Bill" Pederson has taught at LSUS for 34 years and founded the International Lincoln Center for American Studies. It’s the only center of its kind that showcases President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy outside America. In the Lincoln tradition, Pederson showed humility about receiving the award.

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7:35am

Fri April 5, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: On trying to keep track of those boys of summer

All the signs of springtime point to it. Baseball season is here, and commentator Gary Borders is thinking about those boys of summer and how they move around too much.

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8:31am

Thu April 4, 2013
Business

Shreveport nonprofit grows business enterprise around mentally disabled

John Ross, a resident of Holy Angels for 39 years, stands in the new greenhouse with CEO Laurie Boswell.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport nonprofit that cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has opened two new facets to its campus that will employ dozens of its 184 residents. Holy Angels dedicated its new horticulture center and gift shop yesterday in the name of two donors who made one-time gifts: AdvoCare, a nutrition supplement company, and the David Toms Foundation.

Adam Young, executive director of the David Toms Foundation, told the audience that many grant proposals cross his desk, but this one was business savvy.

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7:35am

Thu April 4, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 4/3/2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain laments the lack of quality local media and pines for his Irish home. 

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