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Louisiana

7:35am

Tue October 14, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Reflections on cotton production, a Southern industry mainstay

Remnants of cotton ginned in Gilbert, La.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the milestones of cotton production through history. 

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12:00pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: A Mother’s Day Celebration with Martha Hollier

Aired Wednesday, May 7 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with  soprano Martha Hollier about a Mother's Day Celebration to honor our Mothers with flowers, songs, piano music, and desserts. The celebration will take place this Friday, may 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Singing Pines Recreational complex in Hosston, Louisiana. The concert is free to all.  The Singing Pines Recreational Complex is located at 14905 Oak St, in Hosston, Louisiana.

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12:00pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Broadway Comes South

Clista Calhoun Center

Aired Tuesday, March 18 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Carolyn Huckabay, the event chair for Broadway Comes South featuring Shreveport Opera Express in a concert tribute to Josh Logan. Joining Carolyn and Bill is Rocky Maddox who will also perform during the fundraiser for the Clista Calhoun Center In Mansfield, Louisiana. For more information contact the Clista Calhoun Center 872-0016.

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7:35am

Tue February 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: '12 Years a Slave' puts uncomfortable American history in focus

With the 86th Academy Awards ceremony less than a week away, commentator Gary Joiner is pleased with the Oscar buzz surrounding "12 Years a Slave" that closely examines an undeniable chapter in American history.

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8:46am

Wed December 18, 2013
Local

Caddo Lake drawbridge turns 100, thanks to Mooringsport resident

In 1914, the Caddo Lake Drawbridge replaced a ferry that transported people across Caddo Lake at Mooringsport.

The historic Caddo Lake drawbridge will turn 100 years old in 2014. The vertical lift bridge in Mooringsport, La., was built under the authority of the Caddo Parish Police Jury during the town’s oil boom era. Ahead of World War II, it was used in the Louisiana Maneuvers to mimic a bridge under siege. When the state decided to replace the drawbridge in the late '80s, Mooringsport resident Darren Guin began an earnest quest to save it.

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