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CRAWFISH BOIL: To Purge Or Not To Purge?

CRAWFISH PURGE STUDY - The Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer season as people will be gathering for picnics, BBQ’s and other social gatherings. And in Louisiana, this is the time of year for Crawfish Boils. Now if you’ve ever spent any time around those who boil crawfish, you’ve probably heard some debate people about the practice of purging the crustaceans, the icky part of preparing the mudbugs for cooking. Some say it’s necessary, others say it doesn’t matter. Ray...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Fifth Annual Louisiana Jazz Camp

Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett speaks with Chris Allen, a double bass artists with the Shreveport summer Music Festival, about their fifth annual Louisiana Jazz Camp which will take place the weeks of June 19 through the 24th. Final Registration ends Saturday, June 10 . You can learn more by going to Shreveport Summer Music Festival DOT Com or call 318-626-7996. That's 318-626-7996

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Caravan: Fred Eaglesmith Live from the Divide

Airs Friday, May 27, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll venture high into the Cry of The Snow Lion in Search of the elusive Mercy with music from Three Dog Night, Brian Bowers, Grey De Lisle, Mary Gauthier, Maggie Koerner, and Natalie Merchant. Then in our second hour we travel again to Boseman Montana for Fred Eaglesmith, Live from the Divide, and in our final hour we join the Eternal Caravan in search of the Song of the Wind.

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Intelligence Squared US Debates: Is The Universal Basic Income the Safety Net of the Future?

Airs Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. As technology transforms the workplace, jobs and income will become less reliable. A universal basic income could serve as a tool to combat poverty and uncertainty in a changing society. But some argue a guaranteed income would take away the incentive to work, waste money on those who don’t need it, and come at the expense of effective programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Is the universal basic income the safety net of the future? The...

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Carnegie Hall Live: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder

Airs Monday, May 29, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins Maestro Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Johanness Brahms. Also on the concert Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, the Symphony # 8, and Bartok's suite from the Miraculous Mandarin Suite.

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Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

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A Salute In Song For Memorial Day

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From Casals to Camelot: Classical Music and John F. Kennedy

Airs Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. The special commemorates the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth and looks at the way in which classical music featured during his presidency and has since become a potent means of remembering and honoring an era in American life that was both hopeful tinged with tragedy.

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Nearly every weekend since Inauguration Day, President Trump has flown from Washington to one of his homes outside the capital. Most often he's stayed at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In April, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping there for a summit meeting, and in February he invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe down for a round of golf.

Trump has also overnighted at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

All the travel means a lot of work for the United States Secret Service, the legendary agency which protects presidents and their families.

Sherpas are extraordinary human beings.

In the high peaks of the Himalayas, members of the Nepalese ethnic group are famous for their speed-climbing records, ascents of routes that no one has ascended before, expert guiding and other skills.

What makes Sherpas so good at climbing into the wispy atmosphere of the world's tallest mountains?

When Mexican-American artist Nora Litz first talked with her students about immigration — she was shocked to hear how scared they were.

Receiving a diagnosis in 2017 — at least one made at a medical center outfitted with the latest clinical gadgetry — might include a scan that divides your body into a bread loaf of high-resolution digital slices. Your DNA might be fed through a gene sequencer that spits out your mortal code in a matter of hours. Even your smartphone might soon be used to uncover health problems.

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Gary Borders: What’s in the garden?

Airs Friday, May 26, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders waits patiently for the blooms in his garden to create delicious vegetables.

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