Local

8:42am

Mon January 14, 2013
Local

CNG truck supply shows up on Shreveport dealer lots

Hebert's Town and Country dealer manager Beau Hebert is now stocking Dodge Ram trucks with a factory-made CNG fueling option.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport car dealership is now stocking a Dodge Ram Hemi crew-cab truck that runs on compressed natural gas or CNG. It’s the first truck in the United States that comes with a factory-made CNG option, an $11,000 add-on.

Hebert's Town and Country manager Beau Hebert has three of these trucks on his lot, and he’s ordered 10 more. With 11 fueling stations now in Louisiana, he’s betting on a much higher demand for CNG, especially among people who haul stuff as part of their job.

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8:52am

Thu January 10, 2013
Local

Caddo Council on Aging develops senior programs

The Caddo Council on Aging will use the Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport to deliver a slate of free programs every Thursday and Friday.

The Caddo Council on Aging has launched a weekly slate of activities for seniors at the Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport. The stately Shreveport home, built by Swiss crafters in 1920, was donated to the city for the sole purpose of benefiting senior citizens. Caddo Council on Aging executive director Mary Alice Rountree said the programs will cater to seniors, like musical acts, exercise demonstrations, and personalized instruction on using smartphones and other high-tech gadgets.

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9:35am

Wed January 9, 2013
Local

Nacogdoches church welcomes young activists

Protestors swarm the Houston offices of TransCanada Monday in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Credit Tar Sands Blockade

The grassroots coalition Tar Sands Blockade took its peaceful protest of the Keystone XL pipeline to Houston this week to occupy the lobby of a building where TransCanada has offices. Dozens of protesters have used civil disobedience tactics to try to slow down construction of the pipeline through East Texas. The activists, who come from all over the country, have also found their way into church pews in Nacogdoches.

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9:09am

Tue January 8, 2013
Local

LSU, Tulane study finds north La. prone to poor childhood outcomes

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.

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9:00pm

Fri January 4, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

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. 

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