Hello I am Erin McCarty! I am originally from Baton Rouge and I am a huge LSU fan. Geaux Tigers! I now call Shreveport home and have enjoyed working in radio for over 30 years. You can hear me doing the news on several of our stations each day. To hear more from you will need to tune into KEEL. I am half of the KEEL Morning Show team with Robert J Wright. Every weekday morning, we cover the hottest topics that impact our local, national and global communities. I am a proud mother of two sons. One is just out of the Marines and is in college in our area. My youngest son is still serving in the Marines.
How Does the Governor Want to Spend $1.6 Billion in Federal Money?
Louisiana is getting $1.6 billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan. Governor John has outlined his priorities for spending this money.
Rare Video Footage of LSU Campus in 1943
Check out video from 1943 and see how the first Mike the Tiger lived as compared to today.
More than 300 Vaccinated People in Louisiana Get Covid
A bit of bad news on the Covid front today. State health officials say there have been more than 300 cases of coronavirus cases in fully vaccinated people in Louisiana. But the experts says this is still a tiny fraction when you consider the total number of vaccines given out in the state...
$15 Minimum Wage Bill Passes One Hurdle in Louisiana
Governor John Bel Edwards has said boosting the minimum wage in Louisiana is one of his top priorities during this legislative session. A bill to boost the wage to $15/hour passes in Senate Committee.
5 Habits Louisiana Residents Should Change to Be Healthy
Louisiana is the 7th fattest state in the country according to US News and World Report. The report says one out of four adults in Louisiana is considered obese. The fattest state is Mississippi. What are some of the ways you can help change this...
Testing Is Back in Louisiana Schools this Spring
LEAP testing is back in Louisiana schools next month.
President Calls for Equal Pay
President Joe Biden met with members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team at the White on Wednesday as part of his effort to get better pay for women.
Restaurants in Louisiana Have Lost Thousands of Jobs
Louisiana's restaurant industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Stan Harris the President and CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Association says our state has lost thousands of jobs and hundreds of restaurants have closed for good. Harris says "we are taking small steps back...
More Louisiana People Can Soon Get Covid Vaccine
More people in Louisiana will soon be eligible to get the Covid vaccine.
Are Teachers Valuable to Gov? Union Leader Questions That
Governor John Bel Edwards is proposing a $400 annual pay raise for teachers in Louisiana and $200 for support staff. Teachers groups across the state are not happy about this paltry amount which is $33 a month for teachers and $16.50 for support workers.
BREAKING: Senators Vote to Acquit Trump in Impeachment Trial
Louisiana's two Senators split on the impeachment vote. Senator Bill Cassidy voted Donald Trump guilty while Senator John Kennedy voted not guilty.
Tips to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing
Here are some things you can do now to keep your pipes from freezing.