9/11: A Remembrance - 15th Anniversary Symposium

Red River Radio would like to add your voices and memories to this project. If you or someone you know would like to record for posterity, memories of 9/11, please contact Red River Radio by calling 800-552-8502 or by emailing us at 9-11 Memories. We will record and preserve and select the best for use at the 9/11 symposium. Download Flyer.
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Louisiana Travel Promotion Summit Kicks Off in Shreveport Today

TOURISM SUMMIT IN SHREVEPORT: The Lt. Governor's Annual Louisiana Travel Promotions Association Summit returns to Shreveport, LA this week as an estimated 500+ professionals in the state's travel and hospitality industry will convene at the Shreveport Convention Center. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will address a kick-off breakfast meeting Wednesday morning as he offers an update on the state of the tourism economy in Louisiana as well as how the recent weather catastrophe may impact tourism...
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A Prairie Home Companion

A Note From Chris Thile Fellow Public Radio Lovers, First of all, thanks for reading this. Starting a conversation with you is one of the most exciting parts of what I’m finding to be a roundly exciting endeavor. Here’s a little too much about me: I grew up in Southern California and Western Kentucky (we moved when I was 14), the eldest of three boys. My folks were and are devoted public radio fans, who started listening to A Prairie Home Companion in the 1980s; Garrison and Co. were the...
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Health Matters: A Successful School Year

Airs Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, with host Shelley Visconte. Kids are returning to school and on this Health Matters, specialist in school psychology, Laura Harris; licensed professional counselor and former teacher, Mark Nettles; and school based mental health professional, Glenn Robinson will provide tips on helping your child have a successful school year. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.
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The San Francisco Opera: Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor.

Airs Saturday, August 27, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor, staring Nadine Sierra in the title roll with Piotr Beczala as Edgardo, Brian Mulligan as Enrico, and Nicolas Testé as Raimondo. This performance also features Zanda Švēde as Alisa, AJ Glueckert as Normanno, and Chong Wang as Arturo. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Nicola Luisotti with stage direction from...
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In the blink of a few thousand likes and shares, Texas teacher Brandy Young's homework policy gained the viral notoriety normally reserved for tip-shaming.

Earlier this month, Young informed parents of her Godley Elementary second-graders of her policy for the year: no homework.

Updated at 7:10 p.m. ET

Like a lot of people's grandmothers, Flonzie Brown-Wright keeps a candy jar in the living room of her single-story home, which is also adorned with potted plants and family photos.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with professor Christian Herbst, who was part of the team that released a study that explores the science behind Freddie Mercury's amazing voice. This story originally aired on April 25, 2016 on All Things Considered.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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For such a commonplace bodily function, the sneeze has messed with our minds (and noses) for centuries. It will kill us, it won't kill us. We'll have bad luck, we'll have good luck. Watch out for Satan, he's wily and knows how to get into your nasal membranes. Did you have too much to eat? Are you sad? Do you have a weak heart?

To a mathematician, it's a violent explosion that shoots out missiles of hot, wet air, slamming a turbulent cloud of moisture into anybody or anything that crosses its path.

To the rest of us, it's a sneeze.

They call it the octobot.

The squishy eight-legged robot described in the journal Nature is made entirely out of soft, flexible materials, runs on hydrogen peroxide, and looks like a 2-centimeter-tall baby octopus.

The Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe sits on one side of a noisy street in a lower-middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India, not far from the city's swanky new international airport.

A major study about the best way to treat early-stage breast cancer reveals that "precision medicine" doesn't provide unambiguous answers about how to choose the best therapy.

"Precision doesn't mean certainty," says David Hunter, a professor of cancer prevention at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

That point is illustrated in a large study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, involving decisions about chemotherapy.

EpiPens are in your friend's purse and your kid's backpack. The school nurse has a few, as does Grandma.

The medicine inside — epinephrine — has been around forever, and the handy gadget that injects it into your leg is not particularly new either.

So members of Congress, responding to their angry constituents, want to know why the price of the EpiPen, which can reverse a life-threatening allergic reaction, has risen about fivefold in the past decade.

Newborn conjoined twins were evacuated from a Syrian rebel stronghold to the capital Damascus after lengthy negotiations earlier this month.

But brothers Moaz and Nawras died early Wednesday before they could be transferred to a hospital outside Syria for urgent heart surgery. It's a tragic end to a story that was the subject of an international campaign to save their lives.

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Young Artists Competition 2016

Red River Radio announces our Seventh Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a live radio broadcast on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 3 p.m., to be held in the Red River Radio performance hall.
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History Matters: Louisiana Floods

Airs Tuesday, August 23, at 7:45 p.m. In light of the recent flooding, commentary Dr. Gary Joiner is with us now to share a historic perspective.
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Shadow Files: The Moon Landing Hoax

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CarTalk Vehicle Donation Program

WelcomeThe Car Talk 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 CarTalk Vehicle Donation program directly via the web or call for more information: (866) 789-8627
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