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John Prime
Military Affairs reporter for the Shreveport Times

John Prime is an award-winning senior reporter for the Times at Shreveport. Prime, who has been with the paper since 1978, reports on the military in the Shreveport-Bossier area. He has worked at a number of different positions for the Gannett paper including assistant state editor. Prime has also co-written a book called "Images of America: Barksdale Air Force Base" with H.D. "Buck" Rigg and Shawn Bohannon that was published in 2002.

The Shreveport Times

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01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?

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12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

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