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  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian learns to 'frog'

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian learns to 'frog'

    Friday, July 28 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:13:01 GMT
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    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on the Calcasieu River learning how to frog. Often referred to as "frogging," this family hobby takes place after dark. Essentially, the goal of frogging is to quickly snatch a frog - often barehanded.

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    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on the Calcasieu River learning how to frog. Often referred to as "frogging," this family hobby takes place after dark. Essentially, the goal of frogging is to quickly snatch a frog - often barehanded.

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  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:09:38 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

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    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

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  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to Cajun dance

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to Cajun dance

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:09:43 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's very own Chicago native Christian Piekos threw on his boots to learn how to Cajun dance. Christian spent time at D.I.'s Cajun Restaurant. Under the guidance of Michelle Brown, whose parents own D.I.'s, Christian learned history behind Cajun dancing. Although off to a rocky start, he was able to quickly grasp a basic two-step Cajun dance. Send us your ideas for what Christian should try next! Send KP...

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    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's very own Chicago native Christian Piekos threw on his boots to learn how to Cajun dance. Christian spent time at D.I.'s Cajun Restaurant. Under the guidance of Michelle Brown, whose parents own D.I.'s, Christian learned history behind Cajun dancing. Although off to a rocky start, he was able to quickly grasp a basic two-step Cajun dance. Send us your ideas for what Christian should try next! Send KP...

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  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to make cracklin

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to make cracklin

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-07-08 00:57:48 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time learning how to make fresh cracklin. With the help of Jeff Benoit, owner of B & O Kitchen and Grocery in Sulphur, Christian learned the history of cracklin and how it's made. Let's just say Christian didn't leave hungry.

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    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time learning how to make fresh cracklin. With the help of Jeff Benoit, owner of B & O Kitchen and Grocery in Sulphur, Christian learned the history of cracklin and how it's made. Let's just say Christian didn't leave hungry.

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  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Learning to throw a cast net

    Saturday, July 1 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-07-01 22:06:27 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    "Christian's Cajun Adventures" continued Friday, KPLC's very own Christian Piekos learned the sacred art of throwing a cast net. Under the guidance of the always reliable Capt'n Sammie Faulk, Christian learned the basic of catching fish with a cast net. Sadly, despite his many attempts, Christian was unable to reel anything in. Send us your ideas for what Christian should try next! Send KPLC a message on Facebook or message Christian directly via h...

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    "Christian's Cajun Adventures" continued Friday, KPLC's very own Christian Piekos learned the sacred art of throwing a cast net. Under the guidance of the always reliable Capt'n Sammie Faulk, Christian learned the basic of catching fish with a cast net. Sadly, despite his many attempts, Christian was unable to reel anything in. Send us your ideas for what Christian should try next! Send KPLC a message on Facebook or message Christian directly via h...

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  • Move in day for McNeese students

    Move in day for McNeese students

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-08-19 02:55:26 GMT
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    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...More >>
    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...More >>
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:37:03 GMT
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    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

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    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

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  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:35:29 GMT
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    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

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    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

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