Courtesy: La. State Gov.

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana  Senate  will consider  proposals  to  whittle  away  at  Louisiana's  tax break  programs  to  keep  more  money  in  the  state treasury  for  spending.     Yesterday,  the  Senate  Revenue  and  Fiscal  Affairs  Committee  advanced  a  handful  of  bills  to  the  full  Senate  that  would  lessen or  eliminate  tax  breaks.    The committee advanced committee chairman J.P.

Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the birth of the Atomic Age and its repercussions today with the resurgence in use of nuclear power as an energy source coupled with the proliferation of warheads by North Korea. The Atomic Age began at the University of Chicago on Dec. 2, 1942, with the creation of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

 History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. 

Aired Monday, April 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Gene Moon, conductor of the Longview Symphony Orchestra concerning their final concert of the season, titled "Dreams, Passions and Visions," featuring Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz’s. This concert takes place Friday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Belcher Center on the campus of LeTourneau University. For detail contact the Belcher Center Box Office at 903-233-3080.

Courtesy-La. Office of State Parks

LOUISIANA STATE PARKS MAY CLOSE - With summertime vacations coming up,  some Louisiana state parks operating in the red may close due to state budget woes.  Hodges Gardens and North Toledo Bend State Parks in Sabine Parish have been put on notice for closure after June 30th unless the state intervenes.  A bill to be put before the Louisiana Senate would give Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser authority to seek public-private partnerships to help make state parks more financially stable.