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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.

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The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches has formed a partnership with its university neighbor, Northwestern State, and the Louisiana State Museum System.

The cooperative endeavor agreement between two state agencies will pave the way for collaborations in areas like marketing, programming and educational efforts, according to Doug Ireland, chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and NSU’s assistant athletic director.

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Northwestern State University in Natchitoches released an active shooter training video Tuesday. The 15-minute video, produced entirely in house, took a year and a half to complete, according to NSU officer Jon Caliste who headed up the project.

“We saw a rise in active shooter events around the country and we said to ourselves, we need to have something that we can train our people on. It was born from that,” Caliste said.

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A Northwestern State University psychology professor arrived in Nepal this week to distribute hundreds of scholarships to young girls. It guarantees they get an education in their village and decreases the likelihood that they’ll fall prey to human trafficking.

Patrice Moulton is a volunteer with the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation. She’ll trek the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal with yaks delivering backpacks to girls who show educational promise. The backpacks are their ticket to one year of school.