Airs Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Ben Folds Five, The Pastels, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, John Melloncamp, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. For our second hour we'll sit down with Alexandra McCullough and talk about her upcoming debut CD and she'll share a few tunes with us. We'll also hear First Aid Kit live in a Tiny Desk Concert from NPR ... and on our final hour we'll walk about in Shoes by Dr. Zeuss.
Officials at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, urge hundreds of students to finish their high school equivalency test and buckle down this summer to prepare for it. The GED has been overhauled. The changeover to the new test will occur in January. Students who haven’t passed all portions of the current GED by then will have to start over again.
Veteran ghost hunter John Combs of Shreveport has been researching paranormal activity in his home and others for 43 years.
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Shreveport’s Downtown Development Authority is putting on the city’s first Paranormal Festival that gets under way today and is expected to draw hundreds of professional ghost hunters and curious first-timers who want to cross it off their bucket list.
A worker sorts finished plywood at the RoyOMartin plant in Chopin, La.
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The RoyOMartin plywood plant in Chopin, La., is being honored today by the APA – the Engineered Wood Association. It received the second highest award in its division for the APA’s Annual Safety and Health Program. Joe Mackay, vice president of the plywood division for RoyOMartin, said the honor is notable considering how many hours were worked.
“We typically work between 1.2 and 1.3 million a year, so it’s particularly gratifying given that number of hours, since the other mills in that division are down around 400,000. We have a bit more exposure," Mackay said.
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The city of Lafayette has launched its eat local campaign. EatLafayette is in its ninth year of promoting the mom-and-pop restaurants that have put Lafayette on the map as a foodie town. Ben Berthelot, executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, has found that over the years more and more local restaurants have pulled together for this campaign.
“We went from 19 restaurants in a two-week campaign nine years ago, to this year we have basically a three-month campaign and 73 restaurants participating," Berthelot said.