Wed August 22, 2012

Professor probes mental health stigma among nurses

Stephen Hernandez is researching the extent of stereotypes that exist among nurses in the military toward mental health services after serving in a war zone.

Northwestern State University assistant professor of nursing, Stephen Hernandez, aims to expand his research into active duty nurses who feel a stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Hernandez's findings reveal that nurses have a similar level of stigma found in soldiers returning from war when it comes to getting mental help.


Tue August 21, 2012

History Matters: A look back at the Jeep's historical legacy

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles the iconic World War II vehicle: the Jeep. Its characteristics are still seen in today's Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Tue August 21, 2012

Shreveport artist turns junk into whimsical birdhouses

Brian Carlisle holds one of his birdhouse creations at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport.

Shreveport designer Brian Carlisle looks forward to trash pick-up day and the unusual discarded treasures he might find along the side of the road. He retrofits found objects and turns them into birdhouses, bird feeders and furniture through his hobby/side business at


Sun August 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Establishing a life post-Katrina

Former New Orleans resident Duc Duong used to live in an apartment overlooking the 17th Street Canal. After Hurricane Katrina, he moved to Bossier City, about 350 miles away from New Orleans. He established a successful restaurant in Bossier City and said he doesn't intend to return to New Orleans.


Fri August 17, 2012

Good Food Project features workshop on weeds

The director of the Good Food Project in Alexandria, Lori Garton, will lead a workshop on edible weeds. It's set for Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m., at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.