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Thank You For Your generous Support - Total $110,805

Thanks to your generous support during our Spring 2018 Fund Drive. We raised more than $110,00 for Red River Radio. Don't forget, you can help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support at anytime during the year. Your support is what makes all the programs possible. If you have not contributed yet, please do so and help us secure the future of Red River Radio. DONATE NOW HERE .

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Bipartisan Support For Extending Harrah's NOLA State Contract

HARRAH’S CONTRACT BILL - The only land-based casino in New Orleans Harrah’s-- has a contract with the state of Louisiana that is set to expire in 6 years…— But a bill brought by Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, Republican from New Iberia-- would extend it for decades. In return, Harrah's has agreed improve its facility with several millions in upgrades. Barras explained his reasons for the extension to the House Criminal Justice committee Wednesday. “My interest in it is truly the economic...

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Health Matters: Allergy Triggers and Treatments.

Airs Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. It’s officially spring, and cars are covered in the yellow, powdery pollen which produces runny noses and red, itchy eyes. Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters as Dr. Sanford Katz hosts Dr. Lori A. Lemonnier, LSU Health Assistant Professor–Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, and Dr. Caroline Caperton, with WK Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center, to talk about allergy triggers and treatments. Questions will...

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Shreveport House Concert Series: The Laws

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Jazz Women of the 1960s

Airs Friday, March 23, 2018, at 9 p.m. In the 1960s, as the civil-rights movement and other cultural changes gained momentum, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been less than hospitable to their aims. Singers such as Nina Simone and Jeanne Lee, composer Carla Bley, organist Shirley Scott, harpist Dorothy Ashby and fellow harpist and pianist Alice Coltrane, and trumpeter Barbara Donald all left behind notable recordings from this decade as they...

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Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Turandot

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BBC Special: The Lost World Of The Suffragettes

The Cleveland Orchestra: Bach's St. John Passion

Airs Monday, March 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, maestro Franz Welser-Möst is joined by tenor Maximilian Schmitt, bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams, soprano Lauren Snouffer, countertenor Iestyn Davies, and tenor Nicholas Phan as well as the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for a performance of the St. John Passion by J.S. Bach.

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Women in Jazz Women's History Month Special

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Harmonia: Discovering Hildegard

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Apollo's Fire: Sephardic Journey

Airs Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy, Turkey and North Africa, including exotic percussion. This musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life – love, rejection, feasting and celebration – culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat. Jeannette Sorrell...

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Apollo's Fire: Israel in Egypt

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Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Airs Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals...

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Workers in traditional steel towns across the country are rejoicing over President Trump's steep tariffs on imported steel that go into effect Friday.

Especially in Granite City, Ill., where U.S. Steel is calling back 500 laid off workers to restart one of its two idled blast furnaces at a mill there.

That mill is the town's largest employer and for decades Granite City's fortunes have largely tracked the success of the steel industry.

The police officer who was hospitalized after rushing to help a former Russian spy and his daughter suffering from a poison attack in Salisbury, England, was discharged Thursday.

In a statement released by police, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey said he needs more time to regroup and recover but that normal life "will never be the same."

Candidates in Mexico's volatile presidential race are scrambling to distance themselves from the disgraced big-data firm Cambridge Analytica.

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President Trump has chosen John Bolton, a hawk on North Korea and Iran, to be his next national security adviser.

The appointment comes just as those two foreign policy challenges come to a head.

Bolton replaces H.R. McMaster, who Trump said Thursday via Twitter is leaving the administration. Bolton takes over from McMaster effective April 9, the president also said.

The battle over firearms has officially entered the digital realm. YouTube announced that it will place more restrictions on firearms videos hosted on its website, and the move has angered some gun enthusiasts who are now publishing their content on a large porn site.

Updated at 11:00 p.m. ET.

The chief justice of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is condemning moves to impeach most of the court's Democratic justices.

The impeachment resolutions, introduced by a Republican lawmaker, follow a tense battle over the commonwealth's redrawn congressional map, which the Democratic-majority court imposed after declaring the previous map unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans.

Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, himself a Republican, said he was "very concerned" about the filings.

A provision in the U.S tax code that bars churches and charities from engaging in political campaigns remains intact, more than a year after President Trump pledged to "get rid of and totally destroy" it.

Under the Johnson Amendment, named for its 1954 legislative sponsor, then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, religious and nonprofit organizations can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in activity "on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office."


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Shadow Files: The Moon Landing Hoax

Airs Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White take a look at the moon landing and the conspiracy theories that try to dismiss this reality.

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KLSA Listeners: A Special Message

KLSA will be experiencing outages over the next week. Due to an FCC ruling, some television stations are moving frequencies, and LPB is affected by these changes. Red River Radio’s station KLSA is on the LPB tower at Dry Prong, which is currently undergoing work to accommodate the transition. Tower crews estimate work could last from 3-10 days, depending on the weather and other factors. During this time, we may be off the air or operating at low power. We ask for your patience during this time, and you may stream programming here on the website during outages. We are also in our spring pledge drive and still need your support.

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Young Artists Competition 2018

Red River Radio announces our 2018 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 radio broadcast to be recorded on June 9, 2018, in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the...

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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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The Story Of Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford on Red River Radio

This video takes you into the studio with Cliff and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502

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