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

This week commentator Brian O'Nuanain has a new job in education and gives us an inside look at his class at Camp Minden. 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain give a tip of the hat to English teachers and the daily gauntlet they must endure.

Northwestern State University

A Northwestern State University psychology professor arrived in Nepal this week to distribute hundreds of scholarships to young girls. It guarantees they get an education in their village and decreases the likelihood that they’ll fall prey to human trafficking.

Patrice Moulton is a volunteer with the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation. She’ll trek the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal with yaks delivering backpacks to girls who show educational promise. The backpacks are their ticket to one year of school.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes on learning a new language this week with a useful and low cost approach that works wonders for him.