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LA VOTING MACHINES — A proposal that started moving forward in the Louisiana state Senate would rework the way Louisiana shops for voting machines. The legislation comes after two failed efforts to replace the state’s voting system ended in controversy. The proposal is from Senate Republican leader Sharon Hewitt from Slidell. "The Senate Bill 221 is the Voting Systems Bill that I believe will provide a much more open, transparent, fair and accountable process for procuring voting systems,"...
Airs Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Angelique Feaster Evans and Natorshau Davis who take on the role of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a play by Lanie Robertson. This production features multiple performances at multiple venues and opens tonight in the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre on The Grambling State University campus. Live performances are free but registration is required and seating is limited. Safety protocols will be in place including temperature checks, social distancing, and required masks. Complete show times, locations, and registration details found HERE or by calling 318-274-2106.
Airs Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. Courage is the choice to act even when we feel afraid. It gives us the ability to address shame, stigma and silence—and to feel our own strength. This hour-long show is about how accessing our courage supports our mental health and well-being. We explore the experience of living with mental illness—such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder—as a kind of “courage boot camp.” We also discuss how culturally-imposed silence can enforce shame and make accessing our courage much more difficult. Safe Space Radio combines compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to find your own courage.
Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com
Airs Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7 p.m. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a lifetime championing her two passions: equal rights and classical music, often referencing the similarities between the courtroom and the concert hall. WFMT presents a new 2-hour special as family and friends, including her son Jim Ginsburg, Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves, Lawrence Brownlee, Francesca Zambello, and Nina Totenburg, honor Ginsburg’s legacy and devotion to music.
Ginsburg was a...
Continue the conversation in 2021: StoryCorps Selects Shreveport for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America. Shreveport is one of four cities in which StoryCorps is anchoring One Small Step in 2021 with more opportunities to record, share, and preserve conversations that show the country how Louisianians can listen to each other in spite of their differences of opinion. Read about the national effort in The Shreveport Times . Red River Radio led the project in 2020, recording 25...
Airs Friday, April 16, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders reflects fondly on the many colorful characters he has worked with five decades in the newspaper business.
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This video takes you into the studio with Cliff 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 please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502
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