Louisiana

1:01pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On the source of cotton

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the history of cotton production and its connection to Louisiana.

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10:36am

Tue September 18, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Insights into Poverty Point

Commentator Gary Joiner offers a primer of the Poverty Point culture in northeast Louisiana near the town of Epps.

12:00pm

Fri August 31, 2012
Developing

Hurricane Isaac information

***LSU Shreveport will be closed Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. The University will re-open after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  Check with www.lsus.edu for updates.   Due to the closure of the university, several university deadlines have been extended.
· The Last Day for 60% refund will be extended to September 5.
· The Census Date and the Last Day to Drop or Resign without a W has been extended to September 11.
· The Last Day for 40% refund will be extended to September 17.

•  Caddo Parish Schools to close Thursday and Friday
•  Bossier Parish Schools closed Thursday.   (Friday TBA)
•  Bienville, Webster, Desoto, Lincoln Parish schools closed Thursday
•  Northwestern State University closed through Friday.
•  BPCC closed Thursday and Friday
•  Food Bank of Central Louisiana closed Thursday


 

ISAAC UPDATE
7:00 AM CDT Fri Aug 31

Location: 15.2°N 47.8°W       Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 999 mb           Max sustained: 65 mph

• Two shelters are open in Shreveport for critical transportation needs with a total of 3,900 beds, including LSUS. Others are being prepared.
• There is a shelter open in Bastrop with 1,600 beds.
• There will be 13 Red Cross shelters with a total of 5,306 slots opening today.
• Residents can call 211 or their parish Emergency Operations Center the for latest shelter information.

Additional information can be found at this link:  http://www.redriverradio.org/hurricane-emergency-information.

1:57pm

Mon August 13, 2012
Arts

LPB premieres bicentennial documentary on TV

Louisiana Public Broadcasting presents the television debut of its one-hour documentary, "Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood." The Bicentennial Commission also developed a companion teacher's guide. The documentary has been screened at bicentennial celebrations around the state since April. It airs tonight at 7 p.m. on LPB.

8:59am

Tue August 7, 2012
Local

Operation Military Kids camp bonds Louisiana teens

Madison Donnelly shoots video for an awareness campaign about the Operation Military Kids program.

Twenty teens from military families across Louisiana participated in a new leadership camp expressly for teenagers, put on by the LSU AgCenter's 4-H Youth Development program. Half of the teens came from central Louisiana. One activity involved making videos aimed at raising public awareness of military kids.

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