David Britt, CEO of the United Way of Central Louisiana, is spearheading a project to open a Family Justice Center in Alexandria to support victims of domestic violence.
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The United Way of Central Louisiana is leading an effort to create a Family Justice Center in Alexandria. It will be the third one in the state after Monroe and New Orleans. The center will be a one-stop location for all the services to assist victims of domestic violence, according to David Britt, CEO of the United Way of Central Louisiana.
Earle Labor, author of "Jack London: An American Life," sits in his Centenary College office flanked by a portrait of the great American writer.
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It’s been less than a month since a 500-page biography of the great American writer Jack London was published. But it’s gained traction in national literary circles. One reviewer called it the definitive biography of the larger-than-life writer. Whatever the take, “Jack London: An American Life” has been a long time coming for Earle Labor, professor emeritus of American Literature at Centenary College and director of its Jack London Research Center.
Airs Friday, October 11 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature music from PH Balance, Myshkin’s Ruby Warbler, Chris McCaa and Chris Allen, Rose Polenzani, Ali Farke Toure, Dave Matthews, Joe Ely and new tracks from the New Release by Buddy Flett. Then in our concert hour, Sigur Ros live from Celebrate Brooklyn, and in the final hour, we go beneath the fire. Tune in for the Caravan, Friday at 9 on Red River Radio.
A new radio documentary about the GED finds that the high school equivalency credential may not be serving its purpose. Emily Hanford co-produced the American RadioWorks documentary “Second Chance Diploma.”
“We don’t have a good system to really help people who’ve dropped out of high school get a good second chance in this country. And, we have as a nation relied very heavily on the GED for a long time," Hanford said.
A pair of New Orleans filmmakers originally from Shreveport will screen their new documentary Oct. 10 in Shreveport that is a commentary on youth gun violence in New Orleans.
"I would say a gun is way easier to get than a textbook down here," says one teenage boy in the documentary "Shell Shocked." The images show teenage boys in New Orleans neighborhoods flaunting their assault rifles and pointing them at the camera. A classroom erupts in a brawl at a New Orleans public school. Bodies lie on the streets captured by TV news reports.