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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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05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

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12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

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

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06/16 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces (encore)

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How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?

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