Fall 2017 Fundraising Campaign: Final Total = $110,005

Thanks to all who donated during our fall membership campaign. With your help we raised over $110,000 for Red River Radio. Thanks also to the Louisiana Boardwalk for donating the Gift Cards for our drawings. You can still contribute online anytime, and again thanks so much for supporting Red River Radio. DONATE NOW! Thanks to these area businesses who supported us during our Fall Fund Drive. Restaurants Jacquelyn's Café
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StoryCorps Has Arrived in 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. Reservations are available and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org . Additional appointments will be made available on October 13. Try to call as early as you can on the 28th, but if you miss getting an appointment, try again on October 13. Also, you will need to decide who will be interviewed and who will do the interviewing (a family member or friend).

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National Wildlife Refuge President Visits East Texas Wildlife Refuges

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE CHIEF VISITS EAST TEXAS REFUGES - The President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association is coming to East Texas this week to show support for the newly established Neches River National Wildlife Refuge in Cherokee and Anderson counties, and for the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, as well. Geoffrey Haskett has a wealth of experience as a leader in conservation. Among the many posts he has held throughout his career was the Regional Director for the US Fish and...

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San Francisco Symphony: Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Airs Monday, October 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony concludes its season of broadcast concerts this week with Michael Tilson Thomas joined by soprano Karina Gauvin and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor along with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for the epic Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. This concert will also feature Haydn's Symphony No. 60.

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Caravan: Tom Petty

Airs Friday, October 20, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a two part appreciation of Top Petty starting with Tom Petty - Live and Kickin' It. The legendary rocker's surprising death on October 2, 2017 set off a series of tributes and fond memories by Petty's millions of fans around the world. Paul Ingles produced several specials honoring the beloved musician. Then we'll hear Room At The Top. Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and Esquire Magazine's Jeff Slate join Paul...

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NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE CHIEF VISITS EAST TEXAS REFUGES - The  President  of the National Wildlife Refuge Association  is  coming  to East Texas  this week to show support  for  the  newly established  Neches River National Wildlife Refuge in Cherokee and Anderson counties,  and  for  the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, as well.   Geoffrey Haskett has a wealth of experience as a leader in conservation.

On most days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mary Grimes can be found pacing along a crowded street in Orlando, Fla., with clipboards in both hands.

"Can I have five minutes of your time?" the 58-year-old says to a parade of passers-by. Those who are in a rush, she quickly wishes well; the others, Grimes directs to a blue and yellow form, reciting her spiel and soliciting a signature from each.

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After Donald Trump won the White House, Democrats said they wanted to reconnect with rural voters. But Virginia's Governor's race suggests the party is still having a hard time. Reporter Jessie Knadler has more.

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Spain's prime minister says he'll fire the government officials of Catalonia and hold new elections there within six months. Spain's Senate will have to approve that plan next week.

The wildfires in Northern California cut across a wide swath of the state — including dozens of school districts, hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. At one point, classes were canceled for 260,000 students in 600 schools.

And while schools are slowly coming back on line, there remain many that may not resume classes for days or even weeks.

A congressional candidate in Florida drew a little ridicule this week.

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, one of the Republicans in the crowded field in Florida's 27th Congressional District, said in 2009 that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was 7 years old.

She does not mean at Disney World.

"I went in," she says in a 2009 Spanish language interview that appeared on YouTube this week. "There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship, not like airplanes.

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Gary Borders: The Halloween Grinch

Airs Friday, October 20, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders takes a Grinch like approach to Halloween and shares his reasons why.

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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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