Thursday, July 31, 2008

SB Land Rolls

Paul Phones it in Still on the Cell Home
More folks are biking in SB Land. Some wear helmets. Some don't. Some ride on the sidewalk. Some ride against the traffic. Some with. For the next couple of weeks RRBJ will document SB Land Rolls.

For a look at other discussions on two-wheeling in the city see Trudeau's blog, Alexandyr Kent's series on biking in The Shreveport Times, Sherri Talley's blog and what Prof Demerath has to say. You're welcome to add your bike and butt to the travelogue.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Oh, Shale!

KTBS Haynesville Shale Special
Oh, shale! We're all fixin' to get rich in SB Land... if we own land...if we own land and mineral rights...maybe we don't have to own the land... just the mineral rights...

KTBS has a special on the Haynesville Shale. If you don't want to wait for it to be on TV again you can catch it on their website.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Recycling Shreveport Farmers' Market

Jesus Tote at the Shreveport Farmer's Market
Think the market can't get any greener? Shreveport Farmers' Market Manager Noma Fowler-Sandlin says tomorrow is "...the annual Cookbook Exchange, this year joined by a Tote Bag Exchange, too. So bring out your tired old cookbooks and tote bags and trade them for new ones you like better."

Also just in are reusable Shreveport Farmers' Market totes. The bright red bags feature the market logo in black. Only $10. The money raised will continue special events like the musicians on Tuesdays.
Operating hours: 7 a.m. 'til noon on Saturdays at the Festival Plaza in downtown.

Pictured is the cool tote of Conchita McElwee. Snapped at last year's market.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Where can we get a pair? And is downtown and Highland ready for them?

By the way, the state of Louisiana is working on a master plan for those who like to walk or bike. Meeting tonight at Shreve Memorial Library at 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Picture of the Day

Healthy Planet
Originally uploaded by mikerosebery.

Thank you to Mike Roseberry for his shot Healthy Planet.

P.S. Did you see Healthy Planet's owner Jim Rosso in The Shreveport Times recently?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Author Author Book Festival

Book Festival Highlights
Open books lead to open minds. It's the premise of the book fest this weekend at Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium.

Maybe the most open minded act will be the masses "braving" the neighborhood and going to the Municipal. RRBJ only says that because we've heard tales of (1) folks who won't even eat at certain restaurants because they are in the neighborhood of Highland (2) and folks who wish the Municipal could be moved from its current locale and plopped down the banks of the Red River. We are not one of those close-minded yahoos. We love us some Highland and downtown (was gonna say lub but this is a post about books...).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hot Bungalows!

Highland Bungalow / photo James Eakin
So maybe your house didn't make it into the new Highland Restoration Association Tour Guide because it isn't old enough.

There's another way for your home to be recognized. If you live in a bungalow, yours might be part of the current exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.

James Eakin took the photos featured in the show. This Saturday from 1-3 is the reception. Special guest Sue Ball will share stories of bungalow living and Highland's past. Light refreshments will be served. Don't be surprised if the place is packed. The last HRA event at Meadows Museum was standing room only.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Vote Yes for the Red River

Vote Yes for The Red River
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities wants to hear from you about a new reading program focusing on North Louisiana. The article appears on page 6 of the Summer 2008 issue of the Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine.

The big turnout during the recent Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) series on Elizabeth I of England brings this attention to the other side of Louisiana. Shreveport artist Tama Nathan documented the success of those Elizabeth sessions in Shreveport.

RRBJ says vote for Tracey Laird's book Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music along the Red River. Email your comments about the books they are considering to LEH RELIC director Jim Segreto at