Airs Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. (Special Time) This week on the Caravan we start with live music in our studio with Twang Darkly, beginning at 8 pm. They'll bring a unique blend of music featuring Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, gourdtar, guitar, harmonica, flute, stand up bass and percussions. Following the show some live tracks from a new release by Nick Brumley, Lyle Lovett with Luke Bulla, Nick Annis, Cosy Sheridan, Chris Smither, and Muddy Waters with the Rolling Stones. Our Final hour, be quiet and play the music will have a special appeal with Jeffrey Foucault, Cat Power, Belle & Sebastian, Joe Walsh, Chelsea Lynn LaBate, and the Hold Steady to name a few. We hope you'll tune and and also make a pledge during the show at 800-552-8502 or on line here: DONATE NOW!
Kisatchie National Forest wildlife biologists are preparing to install a webcam above a bald eagle’s nest on Kincaid Lake in Boyce, La. It’s a bit complicated, according to Steve Shively, a wildlife biologist on the Calcasieu Ranger district. It will involve climbing a tree and installing the camera 100 feet above the ground. But he said it’s totally worth it and webcams trained on raptor nests are common around the country.
John Miralles, director of LSU Shreveport's animation and visual effects program, purchased a 3-D printer several years ago through a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. He said the printer cost about $45,000.
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There are a handful of 3-D printers in the Shreveport/Bossier area, and all are being put to different uses, according to the head of LSU Shreveport's animation and digital effects program. John Miralles purchased one several years ago through a grant. He said it’s enhancing the skill set of his students. The printer uses heated plastic in a layering process to turn his students’ computer designs into real objects.
Airs Friday, February 22 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll start with a blast from the past featuring the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers and we'll also have new music by Craig Finn and Caveman plus blues from Little Freddie King, Buddy Flett and Otis Taylor and something from India with the flute master Hariprasad Chaurasia. On our concert set, it's a double bill featuring Fiona Apple and Sharon Van Etten, recorded live at SXSW.
Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Rev. Peter Mangum traveled to Rwanda in August 2012 to visit Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga's Center for the Secret of Peace.
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The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Church in Shreveport is hosting a Roman Catholic priest from Rwanda who will speak about forgiveness during weekend events. Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga lost 80 family members to Rwanda’s ethnic strife, beginning in 1963 with his father’s murder. He says more than 45,000 of his parishioners were killed in the genocide. Today, Rugirangoga is invited to speak around the world about how he has been able to forgive the killers and find inner peace.