Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.

Aired Wednesday, September 25 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. John via phone from LA about the 2013 Glitz & Grits concert featuring Dr. John playing on the George Rodrigue Steinway Grand Piano painted with his famous Blue Dogs. Also on the concert, Windstorm playing some exciting R&B standards. For information you can visit Glitz & Gritz on the web or call 318-632-2020.

Bill Beckett speaks with Chris Allen, a double bass artists with the Shreveport Summer Music Festival, about their first ever Louisiana Jazz Camp which will culminate this Friday and Saturday with concerts at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Auditorium. For more information about the camp and these concerts contact the Shreveport Summer Music Festival or the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 318 - 632 - 2020

Bill Beckett talks with bassist Chris Allen about the Shreveport Music Festival's 2013 Summer Jazz Camp which begin July 15 and runs through July 20. Registrations deadline has been extended and are now being accepted online at Shreveport Summer Music Festival or you can pick up an application at many area music store or stop by Red River Radio, 8675 Youree drive, Shreveport, LA 71115.  You can also contact the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 318 - 632 - 2020 for more information. Registrations deadline has been extended.

Kate Archer Kent

A Bossier City physician purchased an empty lot in his Shreveport neighborhood and is turning it into a community garden. Dr. Ted Warren commissioned award-winning designer and gardening expert P. Allen Smith of Arkansas to transform nearly one acre into a garden patch and orchard. The garden is partly a quest to live healthier. Warren shed 100 pounds over the past two years, and he wants to help his patients make wiser food choices.