Airs Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature new music by My Morning Jacket, Joy Kills Sorrow and We Are Augustine and new Blues from Dr. John and Gregg Allman. We'll also have some good ol' fun with Ticklepenny Corner, Joel Rafael and Blues Traveler and in our second hour, Verlon Thompson takes the stage. Then on Be Quiet and Play The Music, ... we take it By Theft and Illusion. That's the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.
An iconic airplane of World War II, the B-17, will touch down at Shreveport Downtown Airport on Friday, May 3, and be open for tours and flights around Shreveport/Bossier. It’s owned by the Gulf Coast Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force. Historian Christopher Ebdon of Houston said this B-17 is one of three still in existence, and the only one still flying. It was used by the Navy for early warning radar. Ebdon said it came off the assembly line, along with another B-17, that is displayed on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base.
The national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., is making accommodations to care for 111 newly-retired government-owned chimps that were used in medical research over the years. To date, Chimp Haven has taken in 50 of the chimps from the New Iberia Research Center. Chimp Haven President Cathy Willis Spraetz said the remaining 61 will not be relocated to the sanctuary until September.
“We will delay the transport of those chimpanzees until the fall because the brutal summer can be really devastating, particularly for an elderly chimpanzee," Spraetz said.
Chimp Haven president Cathy Willis Spraetz has been on the job about two months.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
The introduction of new chimpanzees into the established groups at Chimp Haven can be tricky. There tends to be some infighting at first. Eight federally-owned former research chimps from New Iberia are learning to live in their new groups at the national sanctuary in Keithville, La. Chimp Haven is now home to 169 retired chimps.
Gernine Mailhes has been an attorney for 30 years. She finds fulfillment in her work at the Shreveport Pro Bono Project and encourages more area attorneys offer up their services to the poor.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
As part of the Shreveport Bar Association’s Law Week, the organization’s Pro Bono Project is hosting its three-hour Ask-A-Lawyer event Tuesday, April 30, at a Shreveport library. The goal is to offer free legal assistance to people who wouldn’t normally be able to afford an attorney. Gernine Mailhes, coordinator and staff attorney for the Shreveport Pro Bono Project, said attendees will be able to draw up important legal papers concerning end-of-life decisions.