Cyber Day is Friday, September 22, 2017

Cyber Day is Friday, September 22, 2017, kicking off our Fall campaign which begins Monday, September 25, 2017. For every $20,000 we raise before midnight, Friday, September 22 we will eliminate one day from our drive. Help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support. Everyone who makes a donation before midnight on Friday, September 22, 2017, will automatically be entered into the drawing for an ASUS ZenPad 10 Z300M Tablet with Android 6.0 OS. Help secure the future of Red River Radio. DONATE NOW!

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StoryCorps Coming to Shreveport-Bossier

From October 13 through November 12. Red River Radio is excited to partner with StoryCorps as we host their visit to the Shreveport-Bossier City area starting October 12. They will park their mobile Airstream recording studio for an entire month at the Broadmoor branch of the Shreve Memorial Library, recording stories from our region for posterity. StoryCorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations by preserving and sharing humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. It’s a reminder of our shared humanity, strengthening and building the connections between people, teaching the value of listening, and weaving into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. Information about reserving interview/recording time will be coming soon.

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LSU System President Says Hold Legislators Accountable

HIGHER EDUCATION PRIORITIES - Earlier this week, Louisiana State University in Shreveport celebrated its 50 th Anniversary…an official birthday ceremony took place on the University Mall…there were several special guests and dignitaries on hand. LSU System President, Dr. F. King Alexander came up from Baton Rouge to participate. Dr. Alexander told Red River Radio that state funding for higher education institutions like LSUS should be a strong priority for the state. " It's about time we...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: The 9th annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, the Director of the Louisiana Folk Life Center and an Associate Professors of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches about the 9th annual Louisiana Studies Conference which will take place this Weekend, September 22 & 23, at Northwestern State University. If you’d like more information about the conference you can visit the Louisiana Folk Life Center or call the center at (318)-357-4332.

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Health Matters: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. According to the CDC, 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injury annually. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. as Dr. Patrick Lavo hosts this discussion on traumatic brain injury. Guests will be Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health; Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Associate Professor of Neurology at LSU Health; and Dr. John Owings, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Critical...

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BBC Proms Series: Pianist Emanuel Ax in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14

Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at The BBC Proms we feature the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with pianist Emanuel Ax in a concert that opens with the Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale by Brahms and closes with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. In between, pianist Pianist Emanuel Ax is featured in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14.

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San Francisco Opera: Umberto Giordano Andrea Chénier

Airs Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier starring Yonghoon Lee as Andrea Chénier, Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, George Gagnize as Gérard, J’Nai Bridges as Bersi, Joel Sorensen as The Incredible, Jill Grove as Madelon, David Pershall as Roucher, and Catherine Cook as Contessa di Coigny. Also apprearing are Robert Pomakov, Alex Boyer, Edward Nelson, Anthony Reed,...

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Cyber Day is Friday, September 22, 2017, kicking off our Fall campaign which begins Monday, September 25, 2017. For every $20,000 we raise before midnight, Friday, September 22 we will eliminate one day from our drive. Help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support. Everyone who makes a donation before midnight on Friday, September 22, 2017, will automatically be entered into the drawing for an ASUS ZenPad 10 Z300M Tablet with Android 6.0 OS. Help secure the future of Red River Radio.  DONATE NOW!

When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants, his parents were told that their son's condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric surgery team capable of performing the operation on his stomach.

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In Mexico City and surrounding areas, rescuers are still searching for casualties and survivors of Tuesday's earthquake. More than 200 people are believed to have died.

Geologically speaking, Mexico City is not built in a very good place.

This is the second big quake in Mexico in less than two weeks. It came 32 years to the day after another deadly quake. And there will be more in the future, though when is anyone's guess.

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History Matters: The Stolen Bomber

Airs Tuesday, September 19, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner explores the mystery behind the stolen bomber and the desire to go home. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Gary Borders: Touring The Breakers

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High Holy Days Schedule

Birthday of the World Part 1 - Airs Monday, September 18, at 8 p.m.
Music and Liturgy for Rosh Hashanah, (The Jewish New Year) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition,...

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Red River Radio Vehicle Donation Program

The Vehicle Donation Program provides Vehicle Donation Services to Public Radio stations across the country. This is a great way to support this station and get a tax write off for your car. Contact the Vehicle Donation program directly online or if you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 855-277-2346 , or you can call our direct line at 401-808-8277.

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