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10:23am

Thu January 23, 2014
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Wiley College hosts world-class debaters from Australia

Wiley College debate team members Benjamin Turner and Nathan Leal will participate in an exhibition debate against Monash University.
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Wiley College’s storied debate team is hosting a two-on-two exhibition match Friday against three-time world champions Monash University from Melbourne, Australia. It’s the first time that Wiley has debated an international team. The students will take up the issue of economic inequality and how it can be remedied, according to Christopher Medina, Wiley’s director of forensics.

“Having the Australians with a completely different perspective on economic equality as well as poverty and hunger is going to be an amazing conversation," Medina said.

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10:16am

Tue January 21, 2014
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Centenary College's historian recalls stories of integration in Shreveport

Centenary College's historian Lee Morgan taught at the college for 44 years, and provides a first-hand account of integration at the college.

Dream Week is underway at Centenary College. The programs are designed to honor the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Centenary’s historian and emeritus professor of English, Lee Morgan, spoke Tuesday about integration in Shreveport and on Centenary’s campus. He taught at the college for 44 years, and called it an "island of liberalism" in a conservative city. The first African Americans didn’t enroll until 1965, but he said, it could have happened much earlier.

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9:42am

Fri January 17, 2014
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CMT's 'Redneck' reality TV series embraces its Shreveport family, launches new series

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A spin-off cable TV reality series about a Shreveport family premieres Saturday, Jan. 18, on CMT. Two years ago, CMT launched “My Big Redneck Vacation.” It sent the country-to-the-core Clampet family on hoity-toity vacation adventures, like in the Hamptons. 

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9:18am

Wed January 15, 2014
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Soul food expert comes to Shreveport for book signing, headlines 'The Dream Dinner'

Author Adrian Miller dined at 150 soul food restaurants in the course of researching his book published last year by the University of North Carolina Press.

Soul food expert Adrian Miller will be in Shreveport this week for a book signing and to be the guest of honor at what’s being called "The Dream Dinner."

The family-style meal will feature signature soul food dishes from Miller's book, like fried catfish and black-eyed peas. It’s a menu that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been fond of, according to Miller.

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9:25am

Mon January 13, 2014
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East Texas retirees aim to replenish two school libraries in West

About 1,000 retirees in deep East Texas are working to replenish the bookshelves at two elementary schools in West, Texas. They were destroyed when a fertilizer plant exploded in the town last year.

The Deep East Texas Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks gently used books at kindergarten through fifth grade reading levels. Director Pam Dunn said this a month-long, statewide effort through the Texas Senior Corps Association.

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