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November 16, 2021 00:44:23
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Veteran caregiver advocates Corrine and Tyron Hinton

This week’s episode features retired Marine Staff Sgt. Tyron Hinton and his wife, Dr. Corrine Hinton, an associate professor of English at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.Tyron had several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and sustained injuries.Corrine became a military caregiver for her husband and works to bring awareness and help to the parents, friends and partners who serve in caregiving roles for veterans. She is an alumni fellow with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which is committed to empowering, supporting and honoring our nation’s military caregivers.November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, and to those who have served and sacrificed, we thank you.In this episode, guest host Christy Busby Worsham spoke with the Hintons about their journey and experiences, as well as the available resources for military caregivers and veterans. LINK: Hidden Heroes ...

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November 09, 2021 00:33:30
Model and singer Carol Miles

Model and singer Carol Miles

From Texarkana to New York, L.A. and almost two decades in Paris, Carol Miles has led an extraordinary life. As a pioneering woman of color in the world of high fashion modeling, a singer, a restaurateur and now as a champion of composer Scott Joplin's legacy, she has used her talents to break barriers and better communities. She and host Karl Richter spoke about her cosmopolitan journey, her new album of original songs and plans to celebrate Joplin's birthday later this month in Texarkana. LINK: Scott Joplin Support Group (Facebook) ...

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October 30, 2021 00:34:03
Jenny Walker, Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties

Jenny Walker, Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties

For this week's episode, host Karl Richter spoke with Jenny Walker, executive director of the Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties. She leads the Literacy Council's mission to fill a wide variety of educational gaps in the Texarkana community, and she spoke about some of the exciting new projects and programs the Council has in store. It's a LOT more than just teaching people how to read. ...

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October 26, 2021 00:50:00
Halloween Special: Scarlett Lewis and Pamula Pierce Barcelou

Halloween Special: Scarlett Lewis and Pamula Pierce Barcelou

This week's special Halloween episode features a double dose of Texarkana thrills and chills. In Part 1, host Karl Richter spoke with Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk host Scarlett Lewis about the tour and her love of local history, and she shared some of her favorite spooky tales. Part 2 is a conversation with Pamula Pierce Barcelou, whose father, Charles B. Pierce, made two iconic horror movies — “The Legend of Boggy Creek” and “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” — in and around Texarkana, based on true local stories. She spoke about her father's legacy in the horror genre and beyond, and what she's doing to preserve it. Happy Halloween! LINKS Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk (Facebook) "The Legend of Boggy Creek" official website ...

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October 19, 2021 00:32:30
In Memoriam Aaron Brand

In Memoriam Aaron Brand

Colleagues, friends and loved ones share their thoughts and memories about the late Aaron Brand. Aaron died unexpectedly the weekend of Oct. 2 at his home after a two-decade career as the Texarkana Gazette's features reporter, covering culture, arts and entertainment, among other subjects. Closing music: "I'll Be Seeing You" performed by Marc-Andre Bougie and Candace Taylor. ...

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October 12, 2021 00:31:01
Mayoral candidates' forum

Mayoral candidates' forum

This week's episode focuses on this year's race for mayor in Texarkana, Texas. Mayor Bob Bruggeman is seeking a fifth consecutive term in office. Former City Council member Brian Matthews is challenging him for the seat. For this forum, we provided both candidates the same seven questions in advance and asked them to limit their responses to two minutes each. Both candidates also had the opportunity to make a two-minute closing statement. They were interviewed separately and their responses were edited together question by question. The responses themselves have not been altered. We gave the incumbent, Mayor Bruggeman, the first word and the challenger, Dr. Matthews, the last. Early voting begins October 18, and Election Day is November 2. As always, the Texarkana Gazette will provide complete coverage of the race and the results. CAMPAIGN SITE LINKS: Bob Bruggeman (Facebook) Brian Matthews ...

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