Shreveport

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
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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.

Kate Archer Kent

Professional counselor Barbara Thorne-Thomsen of Shreveport retired from her practice this month. She turned 90 last week. Over the decades, she called her patients “clients” and their struggles became part of the fabric of her life.

“I just think I got to know the finest people in the world. I cared about them, and I knew a lot about them. We walked a lot of miles together,” Thorne-Thomsen said.

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