Aired Friday, November 6, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director for the Angelina Arts Alliance, about Mobilizing our Community with Kevin Reese, which takes place November 9 – 13. For more information visit online the Angelina Arts Alliance or Call 936-633-5454.

Airs Sunday, October 11, at 6 p.m. The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans.

Airs Sunday, October 4, at 6 p.m. Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they’re on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S.

Airs Sunday, September 27, at 6 p.m. Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU graduates helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle class. But after desegregation, some people began to ask whether HBCUs had outlived their purpose.

Bill Beckett spoke with Gloria Gipson, Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts, along with project coordinator Larry Pierson, and special guest artist Donald Harrison, about the 13th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert which takes place Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Riverview Theatre in Downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Theatre of the Performing Arts office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914 or by email at