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9:18am

Wed January 15, 2014
Local

Soul food expert comes to Shreveport for book signing, headlines 'The Dream Dinner'

Author Adrian Miller dined at 150 soul food restaurants in the course of researching his book published last year by the University of North Carolina Press.

Soul food expert Adrian Miller will be in Shreveport this week for a book signing and to be the guest of honor at what’s being called "The Dream Dinner."

The family-style meal will feature signature soul food dishes from Miller's book, like fried catfish and black-eyed peas. It’s a menu that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been fond of, according to Miller.

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10:07am

Wed January 8, 2014
Business

Shreveport dental clinic offers free procedures Saturday

Dr. Michael Wiesner is hosting a Dentistry From the Heart event in Shreveport on Jan. 11. More than 80,000 people have been served worldwide since the program began 12 years ago.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport-area residents in need of a dental treatment, but who can’t afford care, will have an opportunity to see a dentist Saturday free of charge. 

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8:44am

Tue January 7, 2014
Local

LSU AgCenter: Give fragile plants the kid gloves treatment in cold snap

The LSU AgCenter is offering many tips for keeping plants and trees alive during this cold snap. The AgCenter’s Shreveport-based horticulture agent Melea Martin said fragile plants should’ve been covered or moved during the last two nights of the hard freeze, but with care.

“During the freeze you want to make sure that if you do cover your plants with plastic, that the plastic is not touching the plant at all. It can cause damage to the plant," Martin said.

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7:35am

Tue January 7, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Shreveporters honor a Doolittle Raider, but who were they?

Doolittle's Raiders made history during World War II as they flew over the Japanese Home Islands to attack targets in Tokyo and other cities. Retired Col. Richard Cole, 98, was co-pilot to Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, and was in Shreveport last week to receive the Spirit of Independence Award. Commentator Gary Joiner visited with Cole and fills in the history of Doolittle's dangerous mission. 

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9:55am

Fri December 20, 2013
Arts

Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts

The Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport captures the dreams of people who step up to the art installation and contribute their beliefs.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport. The giant chalkboard with a bold yellow frame has three words across the top: “Before I die…” People step up on a platform, pick their chalk color, and write or draw what they feel. 

Plain Dealing, La., artist Megan Davis-Taylor designed and built the chalkboard through a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. It’s been traveling around Shreveport Common since September.

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