water

11:16am

Fri January 31, 2014
Local

Shreveport waterworks subject of lecture in El Dorado

Shreveport Water Works circa 1911.
Credit South Arkansas Historical Foundation

A Michigan Tech emeritus professor of history will give a presentation Monday about the early history of Shreveport Water Works and the city’s struggle to supply water prior to building a municipally-owned system. Terry Reynolds, a native of El Dorado, will address the South Arkansas Historical Foundation.

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10:15am

Fri September 7, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: On bodies of water that carry our lives

The late commentator Archie McDonald contributed to our Friday morning airwaves for a better part of a decade. Now we're taking some Fridays to remember the commentaries that touched us in the past. This commentary about the "watery element" is one of them.

11:00am

Sat June 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Life By The Drop: Drought, Water and the Future of Texas

A dried up pond near Rusk, Texas

Airs Sunday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. Life By the Drop is a close look at the state of water and drought in Texas, looking both to the past and the future for answers on how the state can manage a growing population amid a shrinking water supply. This report is a collaboration of KUT Austin, StateImpact Texas, and Texas Monthly.

Look at this photo spread from The Big Picture.

11:30am

Sat June 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge

Airs Sunday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m.  The world's population is growing, and with it, so is the demand for water. On this month's program,  America Abroad examines global issues related to water, from dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, to droughts and floods in Queensland, Australia. We'll also discuss solutions-from water-related I.T. in the developing world to solar-powered purification after the Haiti earthquake. (more)

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10:02am

Wed January 4, 2012
Local

Shreveport museum launches fundraising blitz

At the heart of the 1921 pump house are two crank-and-flywheel high service engines.
McNeill Street Pumping Station Preservation Society

The McNeill Street Pumping Station has launched an emergency fundraising campaign to stay open this year.