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An English professor from Plano, Texas, will give Friday’s keynote address about the evolution of the Hurricane Katrina literary genre at Northwestern State University’s Louisiana Studies Conference. It runs through Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Louisiana’s first bike share program launches Tuesday at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Wesley Campus Ministry and local United Methodist Churches will run the program and loan out bikes to NSU students and BPCC @ NSU students who are 18 and older.

The Bossier City Gun Show is set for this weekend at the Bossier Civic Center.

Concealed gun permit instructor Kevin Billiot of Colfax, La., has been teaching the training course for seven years. He says demand for permits has stayed stabled during his tenure of teaching monthly classes to about 12 students.

Billiot, a deputy fire marshal, says he talks with all participants about their motivations for acquiring a concealed handgun permit.

Aired Tuesday, July 14, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 36th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18, in the Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit online The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival or call (318) 357-4332.

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The weeklong Louisiana Boys and Girls State leadership programs are underway on the Northwestern State University campus. More than 800 rising high school seniors from every parish have convened. Dozens of counselors lead the program. They’ve been a participant – or citizen – before. Citizen engagement staff member William Hogan teaches social studies at Simsboro High School in Lincoln Parish.