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August 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm
What do you think the reaction would be if you walked into a Hollywood producer’s office and said you had this idea for a movie script: A British-Pakistani Muslim teenager has dreams of being a journalist against the strong objection of his domineering father. The teenager is introduced to the...
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August 19, 2019 - 10:59 am
The sudden and tragic death of Fox 8 news anchor and award-winning journalist, Nancy Parker late Friday sent a grief-stricken chill through the Greater New Orleans area. Reaction to the news was accented by sheer disbelief that something so horrible would happen to the treasured Nancy Parker. With...
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August 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
A single event that would become a cornerstone in the foundation of a young generation began on this day - August 15, 1969. The music festival known as “Woodstock” was 50 years ago today and serves as a milepost in the journey of a young, idealistic generation that rebelled against the...
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August 14, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Comedian/actor Andy Dick was standing outside of a nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans after a performance; and an unprovoked individual weaved past others and sucker-punched Dick, who hit the ground and was unconscious for about 20 minutes. Dick was rushed to a local hospital and was...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 14, 2019 - 9:52 am
Should an F-bomb-laced verbal attack in retaliation against a public insult make an individual unworthy of owing a gun? That is the question raised by President Trump’s comment about CNN host Chris Cuomo’s F-bomb tirade after a group of men called him “Fredo” – a reference to the slacker brother in...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:14 pm
When a rapper, who is a Christian and raps with only clean lyrics, beat out the highly-anticipated new album from Chance The Rapper and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 rap album chart – heads turned. Nathan Feuerstein, known as NF, is not only a Christian; but he’s also white. His new rap album, “...
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August 07, 2019 - 12:38 pm
As the President of the United States prepared to visit two American cities that were the scene of mass shootings that killed 31 people and injured over 50 within a 13-hour period over the weekend, protesters were planning to meet the president to send their message that they disagree with his...
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August 05, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Sunday morning at 9:45am, I posted on the Scoot On The Air (SOTA) Facebook page, the idea that time is running out for President Trump to denounce white supremacy. Nearly 24 hours later, President Trump addressed the American people and said, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry...
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August 01, 2019 - 1:42 pm
After two debates with a total of 20 Democratic candidates, does the Democratic Party stand for: open borders or closed borders, Medicare-for-all or improving the current healthcare system, free healthcare of all undocumented workers or not free healthcare for undocumented workers, decriminalizing...
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August 01, 2019 - 11:55 am
It was on this day, August 1, 1981, MTV signed on the air. The first music video played by the new rock music channel was “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. Yet thirty-eight years later - the radio star - and radio as an entertainment medium - are still viable forces in American society...
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