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A Shreveport Police officer is seen on duty at the 30th Annual African American History Parade in downtown Shreveport on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
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In this photo illustration a virtual friend is seen on the screen of an iPhone on April 30, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. - "It's so good to hear your voice." "I was worried about you." "What would you like to do today?" This might sound like ordinary banter between friends. But in these cases, the "friend" speaking was a chatbot created with artificial intelligence. The custom-designed chatbots -- male, female or other -- in this case come from California-based startup Replika and are designed to be companions for people needing a connection. The AI chatbots have drawn increased interest during the global virus pandemic, which has led to a sharp rise in isolation and anxiety. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Jimmie Cavin, right, is escorted from the Senate State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee meeting by a State Capitol Police officer after being told to leave by committee chairman Sen. Blake Johnson, R-Corning. Cavin had been expressing his opposition to SB9, which would make changes to the state’s Freedom of Information Act when he and Johnson exchanged heated words
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  • Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at 6 p.m. Former President Jimmy Carter has brought national attention to hospice care. On this Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, host Jenny Gregorio talks with Amanda Gardner, with Christus Hospice Shreveport-Bossier, about the support hospice care provides to patients and families and the potential benefits of entering hospice care earlier rather than later.
  • Each year the Louisiana Department of Education in partnership with Dream Teachers acknowledges competent, qualified, and motivated teachers through its Teacher of the Year Recognition Program. On this episode of Teach, Reach, Inspire, we will be joined by three local teachers who were recognized as state finalists.Janet McCrevan, teacher at South Highlands Elementary in Caddo and Louisiana TOY State FinalistCamille Cole, teacher at Platt Elementary School in Bossier and Louisiana New TOY State FinalistBrad Winstead, teacher at Airline High School in Bossier and Louisiana New TOY State Finalist.
  • Airs Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m. This edition of Conserving Earth, hosted by Janice Bezanson, features a conversation with Jenny Sanders, coordinator of a grassroots coalition of hunters, landowners and conservationists in Texas
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 2023, at 6 p.m. Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Michelle Yetman, Clinical Psychologist at Children’s Center at LSU Health Shreveport; Dr. Laura Cassidy, Co-Founder and Board Chair of Louisiana Key Academy; and Pamela Barker, Principal at Louisiana Key Academy’s Caddo Campus to talk about the reading disorder dyslexia, how it is diagnosed and the resources available to help. Questions will be taken at 1-80-552-8502.
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Shreveport Symphony
Host Kermit Poling speaks with Michael Butterman, music director of the Shreveport Symphony, and Simone Porter, the featured guest artist for the upcoming season opening concert by the symphony.
Local Events
  • The first event in the return of the University Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will be a performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the newly renovated Turner Auditorium in Griffith Fine Arts Building.

    Raised in a family of gospel singers, Foster performs blues, jazz, folk, soul and gospel, often being compared to Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin.

    Single event tickets are adult, $35; senior (62 or better), $30; SFA faculty/staff, $18; non-SFA student/youth, $15; SFA student, $3. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit sfasu.edu/boxoffice. The Fine Arts Box Office is located in the second floor lobby, Griffith Fine Arts Building, SFA campus.
  • The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA’s filmmaking program will present the premiere of its summer film project, “CUT!,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Written and directed by filmmaking Professor Brad Maule and guest directed by Derek Wayne Johnson, “CUT!” is about a struggling film school in East Texas that hires a Hollywood filmmaker, Skippy Digler III, to direct a student feature film, “Massacre in the Pines.” The students get more than they bargained for when they realize Skippy isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.
    Admission to the premiere of “CUT!” is free. For more information, contact the School of Art at (936) 468-4804.

  • Join us this Fall as we host our 5th annual Minden Maker’s Fair Saturday, October 14th at The Farm of Cultural Crossroads (419 East Union) in Minden, LA.

    When you attend Minden Maker’s Fair you’ll find artisans selling their handmade goods, culinary artists with plenty of treats to take home, & food vendors!

    Pottery with Mandie Ebarb
    Glass Blowing with Ivy Woods
    LSU AgCenter Webster Parish
    TurnUp Dance Fitness Workshop
    Free Make & Take Art provided by Webster Parish Libraries.

    Free Face Painting
    Free Balloon Art
    (By LAFF-CO Home of Jelly the Clown)
    Free Henna Tattoos
    (By CreateItHannah)
    On display: Art at the Farm Student Works Gallery

    To apply as a vendor, volunteer, or demonstrator use this link:

    Sponsors make it possible for us to provide all the free elements of the event!

    Corporate Sponsors:
    Catherine C. Hunt of LaState Realty
    Gibsland Bank
    Speer Roofing & Construction, LLC
    B1 Bank
    Home Federal Bank

    Friends of The Farm:
    Minden Family Dental

    Supporting Sponsor::
    Bobbies Hobbies
    Mike’s Hometown Sprits

    Funded in part by Webster Parish Tourism
  • Enjoy an evening of student improvisational theatre featuring different games, themes and show structures sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega.
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This video takes you into the studio with Cliff Shackelford and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and call-in with your questions at 800-552-8502