Aired Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Once again Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident Entomologist joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We spoke about what's new in the insect world and we took your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You?" Listen again on line now - just click on this post for the audio player.
The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will undergo its semiannual evaluation this weekend by the U.S. Air Force. For the first time, this exercise will be carried out at the Texas Wing’s new headquarters in Nacogdoches, Texas. Capt. David McCollum of Spring, Texas, said the Air Force will evaluate the Texas Wing’s search and rescue response and a how it functions in a natural disaster scenario. He estimates about 70 members of the Civil Air Patrol will participate in the mock drill.
Airs Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Join us for another adventure on the Caravan this Friday when we'll listen to some new tracks from Ben Folds Five, Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, and Mia Dyson as well as some vintage cuts from Neil Young and Victoria Williams. We'll have Blues by Buddy Flett, Etta Baker, Bobby Rush, and Chris Belleau and a splash of Zydeco from Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi Rollers. On our concert hour we'll hear from Chris Smither ... Live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in the third hour we'll be Chasing the Westing Sun. That's the Caravan, Friday at 9 here on Red River Radio.
Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to clog many waterways in the state. He invited the inventor of the "WaterMower" to address the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment during a May 8 hearing. Williams said his constituents want to see results that go beyond chemical sprays and weed eating weevils raised in university research labs.
Kyle Peterson (right) sports a 4-H T-shirt that promotes the regional shooting sports competition.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
Hundreds of middle and high school students are preparing for regional and state competitions this month in their shooting sports program. In Texarkana, the Arkansas High School Razorbacks trap team will advance 60 students to the regional competition in Lonoke, Ark. Head coach John Wilson started the team six years ago. The 68-year-old is a volunteer and he said the sport is run by people just like him. He said grants keep the program going.