Tue September 23, 2014

BHP Billiton donates $540,000 to benefit Louisiana preschoolers

Credit Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or LEH will launch a preschool reading program in seven parishes thanks to a $540,000 grant awarded Monday by energy giant BHP Billiton.

More than 2,500 children and their parents will participate in the PRIME TIME Preschool Program starting in October, according to LEH’s interim president Miranda Restovic.

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Fri August 23, 2013

Gary Borders: A house guest bookworm is always welcome

We all have memorable house guests from time to time. Commentator Gary Borders has this appreciation for his 8-year-old nephew who arrived with an armload of ambitious reading material, which could be a sign of a budding bibliophile.

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Thu April 18, 2013

What Was I Thinking for April 18, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares some thoughts and ideas on the "joy" of reading to children.

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Sun September 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Selected Shorts: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Airs Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. Tim O’Brien’s stirring and poignant tale of foot soldiers in the Vietnam War shapes this entire program.  “The Things They Carried” is a powerful fictional depiction of the reality of America’s doomed enterprise in Vietnam. It is the title story of a book in which O’Brien follows one platoon of “grunts”, and its fantastic literary conceit is that their experience can best be conveyed by detailed listings of the actual things that the men carried in their backpacks and pockets, and on their shoulders and necks.

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