December 13, 2013
LSWI3714 - December 13, 2013
Fourth South, STEM Status, LA Christmas Journey – Natchitoches
Fourth South (4:24) Despite having to work with inferior equipment and against the struggles of segregation, the first Black nurses who worked at the Baton Rouge General Hospital worked tirelessly to take care of their patients and break the color barrier. All Black nurses and patients were relegated to one unit called Fourth South. It operated as a hospital within a hospital for several years. This week Shauna Sanford talks with some of those nurses who paved the way for so many others. SHARE
Online Lung Cancer Screening (12:18) Louisiana has one of the highest rates for lung cancer in the country, but an online basic screen process could fight this deadly disease. Dr. Mary Stringfellow with the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has the details. SHARE
LA Christmas Journey – Natchitoches (17:29) A quintessential small town Christmas celebration is as near as Natchitoches. Since 1927, residents have held its annual “Festival of Lights.” Over 300,000 Christmas lights welcome visitors along the banks of the Cane River amid the sounds of friendly Front Street shopkeepers and horse drawn carriages. Charlie Whinham takes us on a Louisiana Christmas Journey. SHARE
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