Red River Radio Local News Feature

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LA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL MEETINGS -  For the past month, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser’s Office of Tourism has been hosting a series of meetings in cities across the state to help identify locations for a new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. Meeting  organizers  had an open invitation to the public to help identify and interpret historic events, physical structures, and locations that helped shape civil rights history in their local communities.

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FOOTBALL N AMERICA - Drew Brees, NFL Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints paid a visit to Shreveport yesterday afternoon. Appearing before a packed auditorium at LSUS, Brees made his appearance before parents and kids who have participated in the Football N America Flag Football program, in which Brees is a co-founder.

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MARDI GRAS BEADS -  Yesterday  was  Fat Tuesday, marking the end of another  Mardi Gras season and ushering in the beginning of Lent.  The Parades are over and the clean up has already begun in New Orleans and other areas where thousands upon thousands of Mardi Gras beads were thrown.  Some researchers say more than 25 million  tons  of these plastic baubles were thrown during parades and many of them wind up in landfills or sewer drains and because they’re 

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CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD -  Most of us can appreciate  a traditional American Christmas experience.  But if you’re curious about how other cultures celebrate the season, you’ll want to check out a special free event taking place this evening in downtown Shreveport.  Janice Gatlin is Executive Director for the Multicultural Center of the South… she joins us now to tell us about Christmas Around the World.

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SUPPORTING EDUCATION - The Biedenharn family of Shreveport  owned and operated  the local Coca-Cola bottling plant decades  and the family  established the philanthropic Biedenharn Foundation to support wildlife preservation and education.  Yesterday  the family’s organization awarded some money to local teachers.