Shreveport

National Archives and Records Administration / Public domain - This image is a work of a Works Progress administration employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties.

Airs Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner discusses the lasting impact of the Works Progress Administration in Natchitoches and Shreveport and across the nation.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Courtesy: Red River Balloon Rally 2016 / Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission

Two balloons float above Shreveport, LA early Thursday morning as competition begins for the 2016 US Hot Air Balloon Championship / Red River Balloon Rally.  Events begin July 14th and run through July 20th in Northwest Louisiana.

Dr. Cheryl White
Press Image / Dr. Cheryl White

  

Airs Thursday. June 30, at 7:45 a.m. On this week's shadow file, Dr. Cheryl White takes a look at an Urban Legend that is true.

Aired Wednesday, September 23, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Karl Hasten and Nita Cole from the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum about "Glitz & Grits 2015," which takes place this Saturday, September 26, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. For more information visit the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on line or call 318-632-2020.

Shreveport business entrepreneur Mary Bennett Cane was born 203 years ago this week in New Hampshire. Commentator Gary Joiner recognizes her influence on the Shreveport economy in its early days.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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