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  • CONSIDER THIS: Leaders Against Litter

    CONSIDER THIS: Leaders Against Litter

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-03-10 23:43:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    At the "Leaders Against Litter" event on Friday, I committed to stand up against litter, to let people know about the problem, and to do something about it. 

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    At the "Leaders Against Litter" event on Friday, I committed to stand up against litter, to let people know about the problem, and to do something about it. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Heeding the warning

    CONSIDER THIS: Heeding the warning

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-02-22 23:06:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    As the storms rolled into Lake Charles Monday around midday, I got a call from someone wondering if the sirens they were hearing were a tornado warning. 

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    As the storms rolled into Lake Charles Monday around midday, I got a call from someone wondering if the sirens they were hearing were a tornado warning. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: MLK Day

    CONSIDER THIS: MLK Day

    Friday, January 13 2017 5:34 PM EST2017-01-13 22:34:51 GMT
    Martin Luther King Jr.  (Source: MLK archives)Martin Luther King Jr. (Source: MLK archives)
    On Monday we celebrate a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, legacy, and tragic death. Realizing that race is something that still divides us, and discussing it sometimes leads to angering people, I would direct you to the words of Dr. King’s famous “Dream Speech." If you haven’t read it, I hope you will. We might do well to hear again the quote, “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We ...More >>
    On Monday we celebrate a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, legacy, and tragic death. Realizing that race is something that still divides us, and discussing it sometimes leads to angering people, I would direct you to the words of Dr. King’s famous “Dream Speech." If you haven’t read it, I hope you will. We might do well to hear again the quote, “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We ...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: New Year's resolutions

    CONSIDER THIS: New Year's resolutions

    Friday, December 30 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-12-30 21:56:38 GMT
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    As we approach 2017, I want to thank you. To viewers, thank you for watching - you are the reason that we do what we do every day. To our advertisers, thank you. Without you we can’t do any of this; thank you for trusting us and letting us be part of your business. As we look at New Year’s resolutions, I can tell you that we will continue to bring you the best possible information and entertainment that we can. We’ll work hard to be a positive influence on our comm...More >>
    As we approach 2017, I want to thank you. To viewers, thank you for watching - you are the reason that we do what we do every day. To our advertisers, thank you. Without you we can’t do any of this; thank you for trusting us and letting us be part of your business. As we look at New Year’s resolutions, I can tell you that we will continue to bring you the best possible information and entertainment that we can. We’ll work hard to be a positive influence on our comm...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Give life

    CONSIDER THIS: Give life

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 7:41 PM EST2016-12-29 00:41:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It's amazing to me that the human body easily creates a substance that we can't live without, but that it still can't be manufactured by technology. Even today, though we are getting closer, blood can't be mass produced. It has to be donated by someone. I'm doing that right now. And trust me, with my low tolerance for pain, I wouldn't be able to talk to you right now if it were painful at all! In addition to not being painful, it also doesn't take much time. A few simple questions w...More >>
    It's amazing to me that the human body easily creates a substance that we can't live without, but that it still can't be manufactured by technology. Even today, though we are getting closer, blood can't be mass produced. It has to be donated by someone. I'm doing that right now. And trust me, with my low tolerance for pain, I wouldn't be able to talk to you right now if it were painful at all! In addition to not being painful, it also doesn't take much time. A few simple questions w...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Merry Christmas!

    CONSIDER THIS: Merry Christmas!

    Friday, December 23 2016 11:54 PM EST2016-12-24 04:54:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Christmas can be an emotional time - sometimes filled with happiness; sometimes bittersweet - as we remember fond memories of loved ones we have lost and friends who are no longer in our lives. And it's sometimes just very difficult as we struggle through tough times. Recently some of us at KPLC were reminiscing about memorable gifts that we've received over the years, both good and bad. Some of the bad ones were truly funny. At this point in my life, I'm most happy about the gift of...

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    Christmas can be an emotional time - sometimes filled with happiness; sometimes bittersweet - as we remember fond memories of loved ones we have lost and friends who are no longer in our lives. And it's sometimes just very difficult as we struggle through tough times. Recently some of us at KPLC were reminiscing about memorable gifts that we've received over the years, both good and bad. Some of the bad ones were truly funny. At this point in my life, I'm most happy about the gift of...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Drinking and driving

    CONSIDER THIS: Drinking and driving

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 7:28 PM EST2016-12-22 00:28:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Hi. My name is Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police, Troop D. As we participate in the tradition of traveling to see family and friends this holiday season, there is another holiday tradition we would like to see end - the increase in crashes we normally see this time of year. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, 698 fatalities were reported across Louisiana in 2015 - 46 percent of those deaths involved alcohol impairment and 59 percent involved unrest...

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    Hi. My name is Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police, Troop D. As we participate in the tradition of traveling to see family and friends this holiday season, there is another holiday tradition we would like to see end - the increase in crashes we normally see this time of year. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, 698 fatalities were reported across Louisiana in 2015 - 46 percent of those deaths involved alcohol impairment and 59 percent involved unrest...

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  • Consider This: Light and Hope

    Consider This: Light and Hope

    Friday, December 16 2016 9:51 PM EST2016-12-17 02:51:55 GMT

    There are children who need their forever home, some available right now, right here, in Southwest Louisiana.

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    There are children who need their forever home, some available right now, right here, in Southwest Louisiana.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Community Christmas

    CONSIDER THIS: Community Christmas

    Friday, December 9 2016 12:35 AM EST2016-12-09 05:35:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Does this cold weather snap have you in the Christmas spirit yet? Well even if it doesn’t, a great way to start feeling the joys of the season is to brighten someone else’s day. You can make Christmas special for a family in need with a donation to KPLC’s Community Christmas. You have until Sunday to make a food or toy donation to this year’s drive. And while anything is helpful and appreciated, a great way to feel personally connected is to pick up a name fr...More >>
    Does this cold weather snap have you in the Christmas spirit yet? Well even if it doesn’t, a great way to start feeling the joys of the season is to brighten someone else’s day. You can make Christmas special for a family in need with a donation to KPLC’s Community Christmas. You have until Sunday to make a food or toy donation to this year’s drive. And while anything is helpful and appreciated, a great way to feel personally connected is to pick up a name fr...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Shop small

    CONSIDER THIS: Shop small

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 9:15 PM EST2016-12-01 02:15:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Black Friday has come and gone, - and with it the race to the best deal from the big box stores. Now that the national economy has received that annual shot to the arm, we encourage you to give the same boost to our local economy. Locally-owned small businesses are the backbone of the life we love in Southwest Louisiana. From artists and craftsmen, to homemade soapmakers and woodworkers, to the small gift shops and retail outlets owned by your neighbors and friends, now is the ...More >>
    Black Friday has come and gone, - and with it the race to the best deal from the big box stores. Now that the national economy has received that annual shot to the arm, we encourage you to give the same boost to our local economy. Locally-owned small businesses are the backbone of the life we love in Southwest Louisiana. From artists and craftsmen, to homemade soapmakers and woodworkers, to the small gift shops and retail outlets owned by your neighbors and friends, now is the ...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: On being great

    CONSIDER THIS: On being great

    Friday, November 11 2016 5:23 PM EST2016-11-11 22:23:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    One of the first things I did in my new role as KPLC's general manager was to encourage all of our employees to go for greatness every day. Even knowing that we’ll fall short of that more than we will achieve it, it’s still what we strive for. But I’m keenly aware that the higher I move up in the organization, the less I can truly impact greatness.

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    One of the first things I did in my new role as KPLC's general manager was to encourage all of our employees to go for greatness every day. Even knowing that we’ll fall short of that more than we will achieve it, it’s still what we strive for. But I’m keenly aware that the higher I move up in the organization, the less I can truly impact greatness.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: 'No Shave November'

    CONSIDER THIS: 'No Shave November'

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-11-02 22:13:11 GMT
    Brady Renard on Day 1 of 'No Shave November' (KPLC)Brady Renard on Day 1 of 'No Shave November' (KPLC)

    Well, November is finally here. This month, the presidential election will come and go. 

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    Well, November is finally here. This month, the presidential election will come and go. 

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  • Consider This: Voting Counts

    Consider This: Voting Counts

    Friday, October 14 2016 12:43 AM EDT2016-10-14 04:43:02 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    Earlier this week we passed the deadline to register to vote in Louisiana for the November election. If you aren’t registered you won’t be able to take part in the decision for President, Louisiana’s Junior Senator, and Southwest Louisiana’s representative in the US House. The bigger issue from my chair is not the number of people who are not registered, but the number of registered voters who will not show up on Nov. 8. Yes, we know that there are many people...More >>
    Earlier this week we passed the deadline to register to vote in Louisiana for the November election. If you aren’t registered you won’t be able to take part in the decision for President, Louisiana’s Junior Senator, and Southwest Louisiana’s representative in the US House. The bigger issue from my chair is not the number of people who are not registered, but the number of registered voters who will not show up on Nov. 8. Yes, we know that there are many people...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Breast cancer awareness

    CONSIDER THIS: Breast cancer awareness

    Monday, October 10 2016 10:03 PM EDT2016-10-11 02:03:56 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Real men do wear pink. 

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    Real men do wear pink. 

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  • A Better Southwest Louisiana: Project Roadblock

    A Better Southwest Louisiana: Project Roadblock

    My message is very simple this week: Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive buzzed. Once again this year, TV stations around the country including KPLC have joined together to support Project Roadblock in an effort to remind our viewers on-air and online to not drink and drive. More >>

    My message is very simple this week: Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive buzzed.

    Once again this year, TV stations around the country including KPLC have joined together to support Project Roadblock in an effort to remind our viewers on-air and online to not drink and drive.

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