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12:36pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Local

Shreveport nonprofit aims to open spinal cord injury rehab center

Scott Wells trains at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Rehabilitation Clinic three days a week to prepare for his 180-mile handcycle journey.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Bossier City man is raising funds to help people recover from spinal cord injuries, one hand revolution at a time. Scott Wells will set out Wednesday, May 1, from Delta, La., to handcycle across most of the northern part of the state in his quest to create Louisiana's first one-stop neurological rehabilitation facility to be located in Shreveport-Bossier.

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9:32am

Fri April 26, 2013
Local

Alexandria organic farm hosts do-it-yourself workshops

Credit Inglewood Farm

Farmers from a certified-organic commercial farm in Alexandria will give answers Saturday to the most frequently asked questions they get from customers. The 4,000-acre Inglewood Plantation is holding workshops throughout the day that will help people learn about how to raise backyard chickens and build raised beds, among other topics. The 2,000-acre Inglewood Farm is all organic, and operating manager Lee Weeks gets lots of questions about how they do things on the farm.

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9:00pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, April 26 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll have new music from Heather Maloney and One Mile and Hour, a classic by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and George Thorogood recorded Live in Boston. We'll also have music by Luther Allison, Mavis Staples, and Michael Futreal and during our second hour we take a road trip to Marshall Texas for some street music and then sit down with Texas Native Son Nick Brumley for a little chat and some music in our studios. For our final hour we'll take a walk in The Black Cat's Footsteps.  Join us this Friday night at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

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8:58am

Wed April 24, 2013
Local

Activists in Shreveport denounce Louisiana House bill

PACE political director Adrienne Critcher and Frances Kelley will urge Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) to amend his bill that they say unfairly targets LGBT workers.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Supporters of gay rights initiatives will gather at the downtown Shreveport office of Rep. Alan Seabaugh today to urge the state lawmaker to amend a bill that they say unfairly excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. According to Seabaugh, the bill is intended to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits clogging the courts. Seabaugh told WRKF that small business owners spend considerable time and money defending themselves in discrimination suits. The bill, he said, doesn't involve the LGBT community.

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8:41am

Mon April 22, 2013
Local

Shreveport restaurant's adoring patrons bid adieu to Panos Diner

Andrew Panos holds a city proclamation from former Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower, a loyal patron who named May 22 Panos Diner Day, back in 2000.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A bustling and much beloved downtown Shreveport diner is quiet. The owners of Panos Diner, Andrew and Chris Panos, have retired from the restaurant business since they started washing dishes in the family restaurant in the 1950s. Over the 38 years in the downtown location, Panos Diner attracted a devoted coffee klatch. On Friday, the last day it was open, a handful of men gathered for a final cup of coffee. 88-year-old Hardy Cole is a retired CPA.

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