A new study by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center finds that areas of north Louisiana are especially prone to poor early childhood outcomes based on economic, health and education factors. Parishes were measured for 11 risk factors. The study culled parish data on births to teen mothers, the unemployment rate, income, and infant mortality, among other factors.
Airs Fridays at 9:00 p.m. Red River Radio launches the “Caravan,” a new weekly program featuring a diverse selection of music with host Bill Beckett. Each week you'll hear music from around the globe in a mosaic designed to carry the listener along effortlessly. The first hour will feature a broad mix with certain recurring themes such as Blues at the Bottom, From the Edge, or a Return to the Vinyl Frontier. The second hour of “Caravan” will feature live concert material from around the country and world, including locally-produced concerts recorded in our new studios or recorded at venues around our listening region. The third hour is designed to be a seamless and quite moody tapestry called “Be Quiet and Play the Music,” a 52:00 minute segment of music without breaks. Underlying the music is a sort of hidden theme that only Bill knows and he's not telling, so you can approach the hour and let it affect you in your own unique way. Tune in Fridays at 9:00 p.m. for a new and very unique listening experience. Bill has a vast library of music and a deep love of all genres’ from Indian Raga's and Delta Blues to Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Alternative, World and more. Enjoy the experience and discover new music each week. When we launch our in-studio concert portion of the program you may even have the opportunity to be in the audience. Play lists will be posted after the show each week.
E.J. Adams, 81, restores cemeteries in Panola County. He stands by cedar logs that were part of the original fencing at Gary Family Cemetery in Carthage.
Credit Chris Keating
E.J. Adams of Carthage, Texas, spends his days cleaning up forgotten cemeteries. He uses an age-old technique to locate unmarked graves. Dowsing rods guide him as he slowly treads through the cemeteries. He began cemetery cleanup work in 2005. That’s when he restored his family’s cemetery, and he couldn’t stop at just one. Today, his process is streamlined and comprehensive.
On December 5 Red River Radio entered a new era when we began broadcasting from our new studios. We thank everyone who contributed to this effort and to everyone who continue to support our programming throughout the year. We look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for all your support.
A sanctuary for retired research chimpanzees in Keithville, La., is about to nearly double its population when it receives 113 chimps from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette New Iberia Research Center that no longer has a contract with the National Institutes of Health to conduct animal research. Chimp Haven president Linda Brent said her organization launched a $5 million fundraising campaign for the expansion. She said Chimp Haven’s staff is poised for growth.