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  • CONSIDER THIS: Being Prepared

    CONSIDER THIS: Being Prepared

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:22:14 GMT

    The seasons are changing. As crawfish season draws to an end, we enter the next Louisiana season – hurricane season. And it is never too early to prepare. We urge you not to wait until we are threatened by a storm to decide what you will do, where you will go, how you will stay in touch, and what supplies you need. Anytime we are in the path of a storm grocery stores, gas stations, and home centers are overrun by people needing supplies. In many cases, we could have gotten th...

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    The seasons are changing. As crawfish season draws to an end, we enter the next Louisiana season – hurricane season. And it is never too early to prepare. We urge you not to wait until we are threatened by a storm to decide what you will do, where you will go, how you will stay in touch, and what supplies you need. Anytime we are in the path of a storm grocery stores, gas stations, and home centers are overrun by people needing supplies. In many cases, we could have gotten th...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Dancing Classrooms

    CONSIDER THIS: Dancing Classrooms

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:19:51 GMT

    KPLC supports many community events. One that we've been involved with for years is the fundraising event for The Whistlestop's programs including Dancing Classrooms. This year's "Mad Hot Ballroom" event is a little different for me as I'll be one of the "celebrity" dancers performing. As part of this process I've gotten a first-hand look at how much work all of the participants put into supporting this cause and putting on a great event.   You can support t...

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    KPLC supports many community events. One that we've been involved with for years is the fundraising event for The Whistlestop's programs including Dancing Classrooms. This year's "Mad Hot Ballroom" event is a little different for me as I'll be one of the "celebrity" dancers performing. As part of this process I've gotten a first-hand look at how much work all of the participants put into supporting this cause and putting on a great event.   You can support t...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Ride to Work Day

    CONSIDER THIS: Ride to Work Day

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:14:12 GMT
    Monday June 18th is a special day. It’s National Ride to Work Day, the 27th Anniversary of National Ride to Work Day to be specific. It’s also another anniversary that I’ll get to later. Ride to Work Day was created to encourage the use of two-wheel vehicles – scooters, motorcycles, and bicycles, in order to reduce traffic, free up parking spaces, and to encourage the rest of us to share the road responsibly.  If you don’t plan to jump on...More >>
    Monday June 18th is a special day. It’s National Ride to Work Day, the 27th Anniversary of National Ride to Work Day to be specific. It’s also another anniversary that I’ll get to later. Ride to Work Day was created to encourage the use of two-wheel vehicles – scooters, motorcycles, and bicycles, in order to reduce traffic, free up parking spaces, and to encourage the rest of us to share the road responsibly.  If you don’t plan to jump on...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Memorial Day

    CONSIDER THIS: Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:29:15 GMT

    As the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches, I hope you have plans to enjoy some time with family or friends. But let’s not forget the reason for the holiday. Memorial Day is set aside as a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the US military. I’m a fan of thanking anyone who has gone through the rigors of military training and military life to serve this great country, but our appreciation should go far beyond that for those who have given ...

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    As the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches, I hope you have plans to enjoy some time with family or friends. But let’s not forget the reason for the holiday. Memorial Day is set aside as a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the US military. I’m a fan of thanking anyone who has gone through the rigors of military training and military life to serve this great country, but our appreciation should go far beyond that for those who have given ...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: The Big Debate

    CONSIDER THIS: The Big Debate

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-05-18 13:04:40 GMT

    Were you part of the big debate this week? No, not the world current events debate, not a political debate, the really big debate. The one about whether a sound clip is saying “Yanni” or “Laurel."

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    Were you part of the big debate this week? No, not the world current events debate, not a political debate, the really big debate. The one about whether a sound clip is saying “Yanni” or “Laurel."

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  • Consider This: Spring Changes

    Consider This: Spring Changes

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-05-15 21:23:05 GMT
    CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?
    CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?
    The one constant in life may be change, but many of us notice it more in the springtime. Our lawns are green, and plants are in bloom. Even KPLC takes on our sparse gardening beds in order to spruce up a bit. But the world around us is also changing. We have a number of important changes going on here in Southwest Louisiana. Sulphur has sworn in a new mayor; long-time Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon has announced his retirement. And McNeese and Sowela have graduated a fresh new c...More >>
    The one constant in life may be change, but many of us notice it more in the springtime. Our lawns are green, and plants are in bloom. Even KPLC takes on our sparse gardening beds in order to spruce up a bit. But the world around us is also changing. We have a number of important changes going on here in Southwest Louisiana. Sulphur has sworn in a new mayor; long-time Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon has announced his retirement. And McNeese and Sowela have graduated a fresh new c...More >>
  • Consider This: Teacher Appreciation

    Consider This: Teacher Appreciation

    Thursday, May 10 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-05-10 22:46:44 GMT
    When I look through the “Wall of Appreciation” in my mind, I see the pictures of a number of my teachers hanging there. And even more pictures of my daughter’s teachers. Our teachers really do help shape us into the people we become. Many people in my extended family are, or were, teachers, including my Mother and one of my sisters. I know through them that teaching can be a tough, thankless job – one that they love anyway. As we approach the end of Teacher A...More >>
    When I look through the “Wall of Appreciation” in my mind, I see the pictures of a number of my teachers hanging there. And even more pictures of my daughter’s teachers. Our teachers really do help shape us into the people we become. Many people in my extended family are, or were, teachers, including my Mother and one of my sisters. I know through them that teaching can be a tough, thankless job – one that they love anyway. As we approach the end of Teacher A...More >>
  • Consider This: Au Revoir Britney

    Consider This: Au Revoir Britney

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:15:08 GMT
    You’ve likely heard by now that Britney Glaser is leaving KPLC in order to devote time to her 3 young children. Tomorrow she will co-host her last Sunrise. It’s fitting that her new job will be working in the program that started her at KPLC as a teen reporter – growing the next generation of media superstars. Beyond being a superb and hard-working journalist, Britney is an amazing person. The kind of person who makes you better for having known her. Her love of he...More >>
    You’ve likely heard by now that Britney Glaser is leaving KPLC in order to devote time to her 3 young children. Tomorrow she will co-host her last Sunrise. It’s fitting that her new job will be working in the program that started her at KPLC as a teen reporter – growing the next generation of media superstars. Beyond being a superb and hard-working journalist, Britney is an amazing person. The kind of person who makes you better for having known her. Her love of he...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: the Dragons are Coming

    CONSIDER THIS: the Dragons are Coming

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:58:36 GMT

    This Saturday Dragons will take over the lake! Dragon Boats to be specific. This annual event draws a crowd to the lakefront for a family-friendly event that’s fun for participants and bystanders alike. Some teams take the competition very seriously and put hours of practice into defending their title, or trying for an upset victory. Others, like KPLC’s team, seem to be happy just to make it out of the boat without taking a dip in the lake! There are some things KPLC exc...

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    This Saturday Dragons will take over the lake! Dragon Boats to be specific. This annual event draws a crowd to the lakefront for a family-friendly event that’s fun for participants and bystanders alike. Some teams take the competition very seriously and put hours of practice into defending their title, or trying for an upset victory. Others, like KPLC’s team, seem to be happy just to make it out of the boat without taking a dip in the lake! There are some things KPLC exc...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Recycling

    CONSIDER THIS: Recycling

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:39:06 GMT
    With Trash Bash and Earth Day this weekend, the cleanest city contest, and a number of recent anti-litter initiatives, our community seems to be focusing a lot of attention on trash. We salute the various public, private, and joint efforts to deal with trash. Our local businesses, and city and parish governments, are doing more than many of you may realize. But we still don’t have a large-scale recycling plan that works for the majority of us. Whether you are an environmentali...More >>
    With Trash Bash and Earth Day this weekend, the cleanest city contest, and a number of recent anti-litter initiatives, our community seems to be focusing a lot of attention on trash. We salute the various public, private, and joint efforts to deal with trash. Our local businesses, and city and parish governments, are doing more than many of you may realize. But we still don’t have a large-scale recycling plan that works for the majority of us. Whether you are an environmentali...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: 40 years

    CONSIDER THIS: 40 years

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:24:14 GMT
    In a time when both companies and employees frequently complain about the lack of loyalty in the work place, it's increasingly unusual for an employee to work at a single business for 40 years. But today we are celebrating just such an accomplishment. Theresa Schmidt has been at KPLC for 40 years, and she's not ready to hang up her microphone anytime soon. In her time at KPLC, Theresa has gone from shooting her stories on film, to videotape, to digital; she's been through ownership ...More >>
    In a time when both companies and employees frequently complain about the lack of loyalty in the work place, it's increasingly unusual for an employee to work at a single business for 40 years. But today we are celebrating just such an accomplishment. Theresa Schmidt has been at KPLC for 40 years, and she's not ready to hang up her microphone anytime soon. In her time at KPLC, Theresa has gone from shooting her stories on film, to videotape, to digital; she's been through ownership ...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Work zone awareness

    CONSIDER THIS: Work zone awareness

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:15:39 GMT
    Guest Editorial: Sgt. James Anderson, Louisiana State Police Troop D This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week and I would like you to consider this: Work zones play a key role in maintaining our roadways. Unfortunately, changes in traffic patterns, narrow rights of way and other construction activities often create a combination of crashes, injuries, and, in 2016, 765 work-zone deaths in our country. Twelve of those were in Louisiana. These crashes can also ca...More >>
    Guest Editorial: Sgt. James Anderson, Louisiana State Police Troop D This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week and I would like you to consider this: Work zones play a key role in maintaining our roadways. Unfortunately, changes in traffic patterns, narrow rights of way and other construction activities often create a combination of crashes, injuries, and, in 2016, 765 work-zone deaths in our country. Twelve of those were in Louisiana. These crashes can also ca...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Distracted Driving Month

    CONSIDER THIS: Distracted Driving Month

    Thursday, April 12 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-12 20:52:20 GMT
    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Note that it’s not Distracted Driving month where you get a free pass for doing that, it’s an awareness month to call attention to it in hopes that we can reduce distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council, a person is injured in a car crash every seven seconds, and someone is killed in a car crash every 15 minutes. So during this newscast two people will have lost their lives on the road. And 25...More >>
    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Note that it’s not Distracted Driving month where you get a free pass for doing that, it’s an awareness month to call attention to it in hopes that we can reduce distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council, a person is injured in a car crash every seven seconds, and someone is killed in a car crash every 15 minutes. So during this newscast two people will have lost their lives on the road. And 25...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Daylight Saving Time

    CONSIDER THIS: Daylight Saving Time

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:30:41 GMT
    CONSIDER THIS: School SafetyCONSIDER THIS: School Safety

    This weekend it’s time to “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time.  For a lot of us, that means we’ll spend a week trying to get adjusted as our body clocks get re-set. Many people say they really like Daylight Saving Time for the extra daylight you get in the evenings, but not many people really like having to make the adjustment. Florida is entertaining the idea of sticking with Daylight Saving Tim...

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    This weekend it’s time to “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time.  For a lot of us, that means we’ll spend a week trying to get adjusted as our body clocks get re-set. Many people say they really like Daylight Saving Time for the extra daylight you get in the evenings, but not many people really like having to make the adjustment. Florida is entertaining the idea of sticking with Daylight Saving Tim...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: School Safety

    CONSIDER THIS: School Safety

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:29:59 GMT
    CONSIDER THIS: School SafetyCONSIDER THIS: School Safety

    We applaud the Calcasieu Parish School Board and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for their announcement today of a program to have deputies in tactical uniforms making rounds at school campuses. It’s encouraging to see them taking a proactive approach to school safety. The zero tolerance policy towards anyone making threatening comments or actions towards any of our schools seems necessary in our current environment. But that makes it even more important for all pare...

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    We applaud the Calcasieu Parish School Board and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for their announcement today of a program to have deputies in tactical uniforms making rounds at school campuses. It’s encouraging to see them taking a proactive approach to school safety. The zero tolerance policy towards anyone making threatening comments or actions towards any of our schools seems necessary in our current environment. But that makes it even more important for all pare...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Public Sleeping Day

    CONSIDER THIS: Public Sleeping Day

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:29:37 GMT

    February was a busy month for many of us, so maybe it’s very appropriate that the last day of the month is National Public Sleeping Day. I must say, that’s a day I can get behind. I love a good nap and can take one anywhere. I fell asleep on the grass in Central Park and when I woke up I still had my watch and my wallet! Many years ago, my wife and I rode the mules into the Grand Canyon; during a break, she captured a picture of me sleeping with my head resting on a rock....

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    February was a busy month for many of us, so maybe it’s very appropriate that the last day of the month is National Public Sleeping Day. I must say, that’s a day I can get behind. I love a good nap and can take one anywhere. I fell asleep on the grass in Central Park and when I woke up I still had my watch and my wallet! Many years ago, my wife and I rode the mules into the Grand Canyon; during a break, she captured a picture of me sleeping with my head resting on a rock....

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  • CONSIDER THIS: The time is now

    CONSIDER THIS: The time is now

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:28:57 GMT
    CONSIDER THIS: School SafetyCONSIDER THIS: School Safety

    Traffic in Southwest Louisiana has become unmanageable. If you travel west-to-east on I-10 you already know this. And this is not really a short-term problem. The current work on the I-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River is a preparation step for an even longer project on the I-210 bridge. Reducing the capacity of our bridges by just one-fourth has created havoc for Southwest Louisiana. Westlake and Sulphur neighborhoods are sometimes paralyzed by gridlock, businesses on both sides of...

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    Traffic in Southwest Louisiana has become unmanageable. If you travel west-to-east on I-10 you already know this. And this is not really a short-term problem. The current work on the I-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River is a preparation step for an even longer project on the I-210 bridge. Reducing the capacity of our bridges by just one-fourth has created havoc for Southwest Louisiana. Westlake and Sulphur neighborhoods are sometimes paralyzed by gridlock, businesses on both sides of...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?

    CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:25:35 GMT
    CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?
    CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?CONSIDER THIS: What is Dividing us?
    Traditionally people have said not to talk about two things, politics and religion. Since this is Good Friday and also the beginning of Passover, let’s go ahead and talk about both of them anyway. I hear a lot of comments that President Trump has divided us. Also that some hotly debated political issue is proof that religious people aren’t living their values. As a Christian, I will go ahead and admit that I fail. I fail a lot. I’d never tell you that I am bett...More >>
    Traditionally people have said not to talk about two things, politics and religion. Since this is Good Friday and also the beginning of Passover, let’s go ahead and talk about both of them anyway. I hear a lot of comments that President Trump has divided us. Also that some hotly debated political issue is proof that religious people aren’t living their values. As a Christian, I will go ahead and admit that I fail. I fail a lot. I’d never tell you that I am bett...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: The Economic Boom

    CONSIDER THIS: The Economic Boom

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-02-21 00:35:53 GMT
    With a couple of restaurants going out of business recently we are hearing questions about whether the economic boom for our area is over or not.  There are any number of reasons why a business makes the tough decision to close their doors, and those restaurants may have been the victim of our success. Our growth has brought us a lot of new businesses, so competing for customer dollars is even more difficult. And the competition for employees can make it difficult to offer your p...More >>
    With a couple of restaurants going out of business recently we are hearing questions about whether the economic boom for our area is over or not.  There are any number of reasons why a business makes the tough decision to close their doors, and those restaurants may have been the victim of our success. Our growth has brought us a lot of new businesses, so competing for customer dollars is even more difficult. And the competition for employees can make it difficult to offer your p...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude's

    CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude's

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-02-16 20:13:54 GMT
    KPLC has a new partnership! Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing about the St. Jude’s Dream Home project. This will be its first year in Southwest Louisiana, and it’ll be a chance for some lucky person to win a brand-new home. Joining in with St. Jude’s was an easy decision, they are leading the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer. St. Jude’s has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, including some from right...More >>
    KPLC has a new partnership! Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing about the St. Jude’s Dream Home project. This will be its first year in Southwest Louisiana, and it’ll be a chance for some lucky person to win a brand-new home. Joining in with St. Jude’s was an easy decision, they are leading the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer. St. Jude’s has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, including some from right...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Pet Ownership

    CONSIDER THIS: Pet Ownership

    Monday, February 12 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-02-13 00:59:08 GMT

    If you saw KPLC’s Puppy Cam last week you met this little lady. Beth was found abandoned in the woods. I know of 6 other puppies found in a black trash bag in the middle of the road at night. Fortunately for them a motorist spotted them in time and rescued them. But they still need permanent homes. You also may have seen the story about the cats and dogs found in trash bags dumped near Lafayette. I just cannot understand why someone would do this. Now I’ll admit that

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    If you saw KPLC’s Puppy Cam last week you met this little lady. Beth was found abandoned in the woods. I know of 6 other puppies found in a black trash bag in the middle of the road at night. Fortunately for them a motorist spotted them in time and rescued them. But they still need permanent homes. You also may have seen the story about the cats and dogs found in trash bags dumped near Lafayette. I just cannot understand why someone would do this. Now I’ll admit that

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Olympic Life Lessons

    CONSIDER THIS: Olympic Life Lessons

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-08 23:58:34 GMT
    The winter Olympics are here, and for the next two weeks much of the world will be watching together. We may find ourselves obsessed with a sport that we barely knew about before, as we were when Apollo Ono showed us how exciting short-track speed skating could be, or when we all decided that Curling is a really weird sport but fun to watch. I think there are a number of life lessons we can take from the Olympics. Like the fact that not everybody gets a medal. Even top athletes perf...More >>
    The winter Olympics are here, and for the next two weeks much of the world will be watching together. We may find ourselves obsessed with a sport that we barely knew about before, as we were when Apollo Ono showed us how exciting short-track speed skating could be, or when we all decided that Curling is a really weird sport but fun to watch. I think there are a number of life lessons we can take from the Olympics. Like the fact that not everybody gets a medal. Even top athletes perf...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Black History Month

    CONSIDER THIS: Black History Month

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:48 PM EST2018-02-06 20:48:12 GMT
    For a short month, February is certainly full of special events. We have the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, the start of Lent, and National Heart Month.  But it’s also Black History Month. History may not have been your favorite class in school, it wasn’t mine, but recognizing the contributions of our ancestors and hearing their stories can be a fascinating subject. And our history is still being shaped, in real ti...More >>
    For a short month, February is certainly full of special events. We have the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, the start of Lent, and National Heart Month.  But it’s also Black History Month. History may not have been your favorite class in school, it wasn’t mine, but recognizing the contributions of our ancestors and hearing their stories can be a fascinating subject. And our history is still being shaped, in real ti...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: People are good

    CONSIDER THIS: People are good

    Friday, February 2 2018 11:24 AM EST2018-02-02 16:24:45 GMT
    One of the great privileges of working at a television station is getting to meet so many people. I’m honored to be able to meet and know some amazing entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders, and government officials. But I also get to meet and know people who don’t have a station in life that high. This week a frail older lady walked into a local restaurant where I was eating. She wanted to know if I could give her some money so she could go next door and get somethin...More >>
    One of the great privileges of working at a television station is getting to meet so many people. I’m honored to be able to meet and know some amazing entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders, and government officials. But I also get to meet and know people who don’t have a station in life that high. This week a frail older lady walked into a local restaurant where I was eating. She wanted to know if I could give her some money so she could go next door and get somethin...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Real ID

    CONSIDER THIS: Real ID

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-01-24 23:39:01 GMT

    Now that federal buildings are open again, the question on entering one will go back to the “Real ID.” More importantly for most of us, getting on an airplane to fly domestically will also depend on a federally recognized identification. If you don’t like the idea of the Real ID act, you will still be able to get on a plane if you have a passport. But you certainly wouldn’t want to forget that at home and show up at the airport with only your driver

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    Now that federal buildings are open again, the question on entering one will go back to the “Real ID.” More importantly for most of us, getting on an airplane to fly domestically will also depend on a federally recognized identification. If you don’t like the idea of the Real ID act, you will still be able to get on a plane if you have a passport. But you certainly wouldn’t want to forget that at home and show up at the airport with only your driver

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Martin Luther King Day

    CONSIDER THIS: Martin Luther King Day

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-10 22:30:00 GMT
    In my last editorial I commented that the Epiphany signaled the end of the holidays. And while that’s true for the Christmas season, there is a holiday which arrives in early January. Monday is a federal and state holiday for Martin Luther King Day, and it’s also a holiday for many companies including KPLC. As part of this holiday KPLC will once again broadcast live the MLK Celebration event organized by KZWA radio from 9 to 10 a.m. this Friday. We invite you to join...More >>
    In my last editorial I commented that the Epiphany signaled the end of the holidays. And while that’s true for the Christmas season, there is a holiday which arrives in early January. Monday is a federal and state holiday for Martin Luther King Day, and it’s also a holiday for many companies including KPLC. As part of this holiday KPLC will once again broadcast live the MLK Celebration event organized by KZWA radio from 9 to 10 a.m. this Friday. We invite you to join...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: New Year's resolutions

    CONSIDER THIS: New Year's resolutions

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-01-06 00:11:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The New Year is here, and this Saturday the 12 days of Christmas come to a close with the Epiphany. Many of us will also have a personal epiphany as we come to the sudden clarity and realization that our New Year’s resolutions have already gone by the wayside.

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    The New Year is here, and this Saturday the 12 days of Christmas come to a close with the Epiphany. Many of us will also have a personal epiphany as we come to the sudden clarity and realization that our New Year’s resolutions have already gone by the wayside.

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  • Consider This: Goodbye, Vicki

    Consider This: Goodbye, Vicki

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 7:35 PM EST2017-12-21 00:35:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    If you’ve watched KPLC for a while, you’ve seen quite a few familiar faces come and go, it’s just part of our business and life in general. This month we are celebrating the retirement of a face you may not know, but has been instrumental to KPLC for decades.  Vicki Zimmerman LaFleur is hanging up her well-worn broadcast shoes this month. In the 80’s and early 90’s, Vicki helped guide the newsroom as our assignments editor; she was a whirlwind of ac...More >>
    If you’ve watched KPLC for a while, you’ve seen quite a few familiar faces come and go, it’s just part of our business and life in general. This month we are celebrating the retirement of a face you may not know, but has been instrumental to KPLC for decades.  Vicki Zimmerman LaFleur is hanging up her well-worn broadcast shoes this month. In the 80’s and early 90’s, Vicki helped guide the newsroom as our assignments editor; she was a whirlwind of ac...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Community Christmas

    CONSIDER THIS: Community Christmas

    Thursday, December 14 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-12-14 22:05:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Thank you Southwest Louisiana for so generously giving and supporting your community in every way. As we head into the final days of KPLC’s Community Christmas food and toy drive, I want to let you know that the deadline for donations is this Saturday. So if you intended to make a donation but just haven’t yet, now is the time. Together we are serving over 450 families and over 1,000 children. Any donation small or large will help, and is very much appreciated.

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    Thank you Southwest Louisiana for so generously giving and supporting your community in every way. As we head into the final days of KPLC’s Community Christmas food and toy drive, I want to let you know that the deadline for donations is this Saturday. So if you intended to make a donation but just haven’t yet, now is the time. Together we are serving over 450 families and over 1,000 children. Any donation small or large will help, and is very much appreciated.

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  • Consider This: Christmas Giving

    Consider This: Christmas Giving

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-12-06 20:24:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Many of us are in full swing for Christmas. Until December 16, KPLC is conducting our “Community Christmas” drive, with a goal of providing toys for over a thousand boys and girls through age 12, and a Christmas meal for 450 local families. I purchased the non-perishable items for a Christmas dinner for less than $9, but if you can donate even a single can of food, it will help us reach our goal. This Wednesday we’ll also be “Packing the Tent” at Abraham...

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    Many of us are in full swing for Christmas. Until December 16, KPLC is conducting our “Community Christmas” drive, with a goal of providing toys for over a thousand boys and girls through age 12, and a Christmas meal for 450 local families. I purchased the non-perishable items for a Christmas dinner for less than $9, but if you can donate even a single can of food, it will help us reach our goal. This Wednesday we’ll also be “Packing the Tent” at Abraham...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Thanksgiving Day

    CONSIDER THIS: Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-11-23 21:11:25 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    I come to you today to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s not a work holiday for everyone - many of KPLC’s employees work today, just as many of you do. But it is nonetheless a day to reflect on our blessings and to have heart filled with gratitude. 

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    I come to you today to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s not a work holiday for everyone - many of KPLC’s employees work today, just as many of you do. But it is nonetheless a day to reflect on our blessings and to have heart filled with gratitude. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: CPSB bond issue

    CONSIDER THIS: CPSB bond issue

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:46 PM EST2017-11-17 21:46:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Tomorrow is another election day. In Calcasieu Parish, voters need to decide on bond issues for the school board. I’ll continue to say that KPLC’s role is not to tell you how you should vote, and we won’t do that. But we will encourage you to vote. Don’t let someone else decide for you. 

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    Tomorrow is another election day. In Calcasieu Parish, voters need to decide on bond issues for the school board. I’ll continue to say that KPLC’s role is not to tell you how you should vote, and we won’t do that. But we will encourage you to vote. Don’t let someone else decide for you. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Q&A Recap

    CONSIDER THIS: Q&A Recap

    Thursday, October 26 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-10-27 02:37:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    This week KPLC General Manager John Ware went live on Facebook to answer viewer questions and take your comments. There was a lot of engagement, a lot of interaction. Some of the questions and comments were from people who were not very happy with KPLC for one reason or another. Thank you for being there and sharing your opinions and questions. Some of the comments were very positive, and thank you for those even more. It was a bit of a risk putting himself out there in that way, so...

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    This week KPLC General Manager John Ware went live on Facebook to answer viewer questions and take your comments. There was a lot of engagement, a lot of interaction. Some of the questions and comments were from people who were not very happy with KPLC for one reason or another. Thank you for being there and sharing your opinions and questions. Some of the comments were very positive, and thank you for those even more. It was a bit of a risk putting himself out there in that way, so...

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  • Consider This: Let's Talk

    Consider This: Let's Talk

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-10-23 21:48:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Can we talk? I see a lot of comments and questions on social media about KPLC, and frequently get questions when I see people out and about. So what’s on your mind? Would you like to ask me about whether I’m conservative or liberal? Whether I want the station to have a bias? Do I have an agenda against President Trump? Would you like to ask me about “Fake News?” Whether I am religious, what I think about the NFL and the National Anthem controversy, d...More >>
    Can we talk? I see a lot of comments and questions on social media about KPLC, and frequently get questions when I see people out and about. So what’s on your mind? Would you like to ask me about whether I’m conservative or liberal? Whether I want the station to have a bias? Do I have an agenda against President Trump? Would you like to ask me about “Fake News?” Whether I am religious, what I think about the NFL and the National Anthem controversy, d...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Time to vote

    CONSIDER THIS: Time to vote

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:11:41 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This

    It’s time to vote, Louisiana! Did you know there's an election this Saturday? If you are a registered voter in Louisiana, you have something on the ballot in your precinct. Statewide, we are electing a state treasurer to replace John Kennedy, who become a U.S. senator for Louisiana. 

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    It’s time to vote, Louisiana! Did you know there's an election this Saturday? If you are a registered voter in Louisiana, you have something on the ballot in your precinct. Statewide, we are electing a state treasurer to replace John Kennedy, who become a U.S. senator for Louisiana. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: DIRECTV service interruption

    CONSIDER THIS: DIRECTV service interruption

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-08-22 23:53:51 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This

    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? In fact, the average newscast at a Raycom Media station delivers nearly eight times the audience of a national cable newscast.

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    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? In fact, the average newscast at a Raycom Media station delivers nearly eight times the audience of a national cable newscast.

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  • Consider This: Thoughts on Racism

    Consider This: Thoughts on Racism

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:10:47 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This

    I do hate that race keeps coming up, so often, in so many ways. How we approach it from a station standpoint is always a discussion, we hope we get it right more than we miss it. Everyone gets an opinion, and mine is no more valuable than yours, but I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. I grew up in a time of school desegregation in my hometown. In discussing those times and everything happening back then, a lady I work with, whom I respect very much, asked me “what wer...

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    I do hate that race keeps coming up, so often, in so many ways. How we approach it from a station standpoint is always a discussion, we hope we get it right more than we miss it. Everyone gets an opinion, and mine is no more valuable than yours, but I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. I grew up in a time of school desegregation in my hometown. In discussing those times and everything happening back then, a lady I work with, whom I respect very much, asked me “what wer...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Back to School

    CONSIDER THIS: Back to School

    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:22:35 GMT

    It's hard to believe that it's already time to talk about Back-To-School, but it is. Coming from a family full of teachers I can tell you first-hand that a lot of students show up to school ready to learn, but without being able to afford basic school supplies. You and I have an opportunity to help with that in many ways, one of those ways is KPLC's Back To School Supply drive next Wednesday, August 2nd.  You can drop off your donation of any new school supplies or uniforms at ...

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    It's hard to believe that it's already time to talk about Back-to-School, but it is. Coming from a family full of teachers, I can tell you firsthand that a lot of students show up to school ready to learn, but without being able to afford basic school supplies. You and I have an opportunity to help with that in many ways. One of those ways is KPLC's Back to School supply drive next Wednesday, August 2. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: We made the list

    CONSIDER THIS: We made the list

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:07:04 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This

    Well, we made the list! Have you seen the story where Louisiana was ranked as the second-worst state in which to live? I have to ask, was this based on people who don’t like to fish, or eat fantastic food, or spend time with friends and family? Or do they just not like living in a state with friendly people? It turns out the state got “dinged” for crime and for the health of our citizens. New Orleans, I hate to throw you under the bus, but without your crime I...

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    Well, we made the list! Have you seen the story where Louisiana was ranked as the second-worst state in which to live? I have to ask, was this based on people who don’t like to fish, or eat fantastic food, or spend time with friends and family? Or do they just not like living in a state with friendly people? It turns out the state got “dinged” for crime and for the health of our citizens. New Orleans, I hate to throw you under the bus, but without your crime I...

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  • Consider This: Congress on Vacation

    Consider This: Congress on Vacation

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:13:10 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This
    In just a couple of weeks, Congress goes on vacation for August. Sometimes I really like it when Congress is out of session – if they aren’t voting on anything they can’t be making anything worse! But this year they’ve got a lot to get done, maybe they should consider doing like my job, and probably yours, where sometimes you just have to stay over and get the work done. When they come back in September, among other things, they’ll have just three week...More >>
    In just a couple of weeks, Congress goes on vacation for August. Sometimes I really like it when Congress is out of session – if they aren’t voting on anything they can’t be making anything worse! But this year they’ve got a lot to get done, maybe they should consider doing like my job, and probably yours, where sometimes you just have to stay over and get the work done. When they come back in September, among other things, they’ll have just three week...More >>
  • Consider This: Dodging a Bullet

    Consider This: Dodging a Bullet

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-06-28 00:15:06 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This

    How long did you think it would be before I said, “We dodged a bullet”? Well, here it is, last week we dodged a bullet. Our meteorology team said all along that conditions weren’t right to make what became Tropical Storm Cindy into a major storm, and they were right. But it certainly could have been worse, and has been before. Sixty years ago, Hurricane Audrey devastated Southwest Louisiana. Part of the problem was that the storm sped u

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    How long did you think it would be before I said, “We dodged a bullet”? Well, here it is, last week we dodged a bullet. Our meteorology team said all along that conditions weren’t right to make what became Tropical Storm Cindy into a major storm, and they were right. But it certainly could have been worse, and has been before. Sixty years ago, Hurricane Audrey devastated Southwest Louisiana. Part of the problem was that the storm sped u

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  • Consider This: Prepare to be offended

    Consider This: Prepare to be offended

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:46:14 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This
    Prepare to be offended. Or maybe not. But this is your tool to avoid it. Your remote control. Wednesday night at 8 p.m. NBC will air an episode of The Carmichael Show that you may or may not want to see. If you haven’t seen the program yet, it’s a comedy based on the fictional family of creator Jerrod Carmichael. The program has taken on a number of controversial issues. This week’s episode features a racial slur, said more than one time. It come...More >>
    Prepare to be offended. Or maybe not. But this is your tool to avoid it. Your remote control. Wednesday night at 8 p.m. NBC will air an episode of The Carmichael Show that you may or may not want to see. If you haven’t seen the program yet, it’s a comedy based on the fictional family of creator Jerrod Carmichael. The program has taken on a number of controversial issues. This week’s episode features a racial slur, said more than one time. It come...More >>
  • Consider This: Program Interruptions

    Consider This: Program Interruptions

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 00:04:29 GMT
    Consider ThisConsider This

    In the classic movie “Jaws”, a character whose son had been killed by the shark approaches the police chief and says “You knew, and still my boy is dead." Because the police chief had not warned them about the shark. He could have told the beachgoers, “We can’t be 100% sure, but there may be a dangerous shark in the water, protect yourselves”. But he didn’t. Monday night we interrupted some of your favorite programming to say, “We ...

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    In the classic movie “Jaws”, a character whose son had been killed by the shark approaches the police chief and says “You knew, and still my boy is dead." Because the police chief had not warned them about the shark. He could have told the beachgoers, “We can’t be 100% sure, but there may be a dangerous shark in the water, protect yourselves”. But he didn’t. Monday night we interrupted some of your favorite programming to say, “We ...

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Gun Safety

    CONSIDER THIS: Gun Safety

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:32:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Monday’s tragic accidental shooting of an innocent victim at an elementary school gives us an opportunity, or maybe an obligation, to talk a bit about gun safety.

    A spokesman for the family of the young man injured this week released a statement thanking the community for our prayers, but also asking us to take a moment to make sure that any firearms in our homes are properly secured. I think that’s a good idea.

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    Monday’s tragic accidental shooting of an innocent victim at an elementary school gives us an opportunity, or maybe an obligation, to talk a bit about gun safety.

    A spokesman for the family of the young man injured this week released a statement thanking the community for our prayers, but also asking us to take a moment to make sure that any firearms in our homes are properly secured. I think that’s a good idea.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Chennault International Airshow

    CONSIDER THIS: Chennault International Airshow

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:26:11 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    I imagine there are places in the world where the sight of F-16 is pretty frightening. 

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    I imagine there are places in the world where the sight of F-16 is pretty frightening. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Never pass up an opportunity to see Mom

    CONSIDER THIS: Never pass up an opportunity to see Mom

    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-05-12 01:05:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Just a heads up here, Mother's Day is this Sunday! It's time now to make plans to show your appreciation to the significant Moms in your life. I'm blessed that my own mother is still with us, I love her dearly. And my wife is an amazing mother to our daughter, I have to think she learned that from her own Mom. Less than two weeks ago my sweet mother-in-law passed away. She was a wonderful, beautiful, incredible lady and we are missing her greatly. I suppose our Mother's Day this yea...More >>
    Just a heads up here, Mother's Day is this Sunday! It's time now to make plans to show your appreciation to the significant Moms in your life. I'm blessed that my own mother is still with us, I love her dearly. And my wife is an amazing mother to our daughter, I have to think she learned that from her own Mom. Less than two weeks ago my sweet mother-in-law passed away. She was a wonderful, beautiful, incredible lady and we are missing her greatly. I suppose our Mother's Day this yea...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: Vote!

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:27:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Early voting for the April 29 election has come and gone.If you didn’t take advantage of that opportunity, you’ll have to head to the polls this Saturday to make your voice heard.

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    Early voting for the April 29 election has come and gone.If you didn’t take advantage of that opportunity, you’ll have to head to the polls this Saturday to make your voice heard.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Support the Calcasieu Ship Channel

    CONSIDER THIS: Support the Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-04-14 03:38:28 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Ship Channel is vital to our economy. 

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    The Calcasieu Ship Channel is vital to our economy. 

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Flooding changes lives

    CONSIDER THIS: Flooding changes lives

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-04-04 23:28:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Being around daily news often reminds us of how quickly life can change. 

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    Being around daily news often reminds us of how quickly life can change. 

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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: 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: 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: 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: New Year's resolutions

    CONSIDER THIS: New Year's resolutions

    Friday, December 30 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-12-30 21:56:38 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)
    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: 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: '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: 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: 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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  • 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: 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: 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 >>
  • 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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