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Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded, Flooding A Concern

FLASH FLOOD CONCERNS - Although Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and is weakening, hazardous weather conditions still remain along with possible flooding in low-lying areas. The National Weather Service did issue a Tornado Warning earlier this morning as radar indicated tornadic conditions approaching Campti, Louisiana in Natchitoches parish, moving east-northeast at 15 mph. So far no storm damage has been reported and the tornado warning has expired at 7:30am...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Stage Center presents Peter and the Starcatcher starring Blayne Weaver

Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blayne Weaver who stars in the role of Black Stache in Stage Center’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which open up Thursday June 22, at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse in Shreveport. Show times extend through this weekend and next and additional information can be found at Stage Center or by calling 318-218-9978 .

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The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Bellini's Norma

Airs Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Vincenzo Bellini's Norma starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma, Russell Thomas as Pollione, Elizabeth DeShong as Adalgisa, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Oroveso. Kevin Newbury directs with Michael Black as chorus master and the Lyric Opera Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Frizza.

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Intelligence Squared US Debates: Will video games make us smarter?

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Carnegie Hall Live: The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas

Airs Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in an all Mahler.

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What's Bugging You? June 27, 2017

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Lightning Bugs

President Trump took to Twitter to question his predecessor's judgment and actions — at the end of a week characterized by a steady drumbeat of questions about how and when the Obama administration chose to respond to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"Why no action?," the president asked in the first of two tweets Saturday evening that suggested the Obama administration didn't do enough — and soon enough — to stop Russia last year.

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While she was a primary care doctor in Oakland, Calif., Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man who had been living with kidney disease since he was a teenager.

Seized by violence and teetering on the edge of famine, Yemen is grappling with another danger that threatens to outpace them both: cholera.

"We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," international health authorities said in a statement Saturday.

You could say Martha is a rather cheeky gal.

That is, the jowly 3-year-old Neapolitan mastiff has some remarkably expansive cheeks — so expansive, in fact, they droop practically to her knees and flap like slobbery wings when she shakes her head.

And now they've earned Martha a prestigious honor: the title of world's ugliest dog.

Pakistan was hit with a spate of violence in several cities Friday, leaving the country to cope with the deaths of dozens of people and scores more injured. In twin bombings at a market in Parachinar, a car bombing in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, more than 80 people were killed in the bloodshed.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger': Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The moment she realized she "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was a memoir she had to write.

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Gary Borders: A Tribute to Jimmy LaFave

Airs Friday, June 23, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders remembers Jimmy LaFave.

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