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8:57am

Tue April 30, 2013
Local

Shreveport Ask-A-Lawyer event gives legal help to underserved

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.

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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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