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10:46am

Thu September 19, 2013
Local

Northwestern State administrator organizes statewide litter prevention conference

Steven Gruesbeck, director of service learning at Northwestern State, is chairing this year's Keep Louisiana Beautiful conference titled "Driving Sustainability for Another Ten Years."
Credit Northwestern State University

More than 120 people dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction in Louisiana will gather today in Baton Rouge for the 10th annual conference of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The two-day conference was organized by Steven Gruesbeck, director of service learning at Northwestern State University.

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10:31am

Mon September 16, 2013
Local

Louisiana and Texas agencies staff up with 'Navigator' grants

Two nonprofits based in Lafayette, La., and Lufkin, Texas, are among more than 120 to receive a one-year federal grant to help people shop for health insurance premiums and understand their subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. That grant is to train and hire full-time "navigators" who provide in-person education and enrollment assistance for the healthcare marketplace that opens Oct. 1. Brian Burton is directing the $1.3 million navigator grant for the consortium of Area Health Education Centers across Louisiana.

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9:00pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Rick Adams joins us in our studios tonight on the Caravan

Airs Friday, September 13 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature music by Smithfield Fair, Harvey Reid, Tom Russell, Iris DeMent, and Andrew Cronshaw plus blues from Clyde Walker, Buddy Flett Craig Finn, and Lee Roundtree. Then, in our second hour we'll be joined by Rick Adams and Frank Willis in our Marion & Donald Weiss performance studio to talk about Rick's New CD, No Cover At The Door.  In hour final hour this week it's all about "Shades of Gray," with music from Leonard Cohen, Harry Chapin, the Sons of the Never Wrong, and Dar Williams with Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell. Caravan Playlist for Friday, September 13, 2013

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9:07am

Fri September 13, 2013
Local

Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class

Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, is concerned that many Louisianans don't realize they qualify for subsidies to pay for premiums offered through the health care marketplace.
Credit PBS.org

Families USA, the Washington-based health care consumer advocacy group, says more than 353,000 Louisianans will be eligible for financial assistance to purchase premiums through the new health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. What’s more, according to executive director Ron Pollack, nearly 2 million Louisianans with pre-existing conditions won’t be denied coverage or charged higher premiums due to their health ailments.

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7:32am

Thu September 12, 2013
Local

Bossier City honors heroes at 9/11 ceremony

Bossier Parish came together to remember the 12th anniversary of 9/11 at the Bossier City Municipal Complex's Liberty Garden.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

At Bossier City’s terraced water feature Liberty Garden, emergency personnel and area residents gathered yesterday to reflect on 9/11 and those who’ve fallen in the line of duty. The ladders of two fire trucks hoisted an enormous American flag high into the air at the ceremony site. Christi Rhodes performed the National Anthem.

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