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9:44am

Mon June 10, 2013
Local

American Rose Center in Shreveport still cleaning up after May tornado

American Rose Center executive director Jeff Ware stands at the entrance where downed trees are piled up following a tornado on May 16.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Gardens of the American Rose Center in Shreveport will reopen later this month. The center lost 37 trees and sustained roof damage to all its buildings when an EF-1 tornado struck on the afternoon of May 16.

The headquarters of the American Rose Society is humming these days with the sound of chainsaws from tree removal contractors taking down the mostly pine and mature oak trees. Executive director Jeff Ware said  tornado warnings are common, but this one was different. The staff huddled in their administrative building away from windows.

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9:00pm

Fri June 7, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Chris Thile

Airs Friday, June 7 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll walk about a bit, going to New Orleans from some new tracks from Maggie Koerner's latest CD as well as new music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops. We'll also hear from Red Bird, the Eric Underwood Band, and First Aid Kit with Blues by Charlie Musselwhite, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, and J. Edwards. We'll travel to India with Chitravina N. Ravikiran and to Mali with Ali Farke Toure. On the concert hour, the Punch Brothers live and on Be Quite and Play the Music we continue our travels on Wooden Ships. 

The Caravan Playlist for Friday, June 7, 2013

8:00pm

Thu June 6, 2013
Lip Service Live

Lip Service Live From Red River Radio

Airs Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. Barbara Jarrell, Cookie Garner & Sandra Odom, AKA Lip Service, will join hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Lip Service presents a blend of acoustic originals mixed with folk, classic pop and roots Americana covers for a delightful and fun evening of music. Support live, local music on the radio. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here: DONATE NOW!

8:35am

Thu June 6, 2013
Local

WWII veteran in Mooringsport, La., pens 'spot checks' on war

Kenneth Cochran lives on Caddo Lake near Mooringsport, La., and has compiled his recollections on World War II in "A Time to Remember."
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Mooringsport, La., World War II pilot has a new memoir that he calls "spot checks" on the war. On this anniversary of D-Day, when Allies invaded Western Europe 69 years ago, the 93-year-old Cochran reflects on his experiences in the Central Pacific theater.

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5:39am

Thu June 6, 2013
Local

New nonprofit aims to advance and support Poverty Point Historic Site

Dr. Gary Stringer is the first president for the new nonprofit Advocates for Poverty Point.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Representatives from UNESCO will make site visits this summer to Poverty Point, an archeological site in northeast Louisiana where mammoth earthen mounds were erected some 3,000 years ago. Poverty Point was nominated this year to become a World Heritage Site. That’s one reason why a new nonprofit organization has formed to support its preservation and promote its scientific merit. Gary Stringer, professor emeritus of geology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will serve as the first president of the recently-incorporated Advocates for Poverty Point.

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