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The Tower Crews begin work on the KDAQ Tower today and continue work on the KLSA Tower. This work is required by the FCC and is unavoidable. This will take some times and service will be interrupted at time as a result. We appreciate your patience. Online listening still available.

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USAF Secretary Wilson Comments On New Bomber And Sutherland Springs Investigation

USAF SECRETARY - The Air Force Global Strike Command held a 3-day symposium in Shreveport this week. Among the special guests was Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson. She had press conference Wednesday and addressed plans for the new Air Force bomber and how it may affect Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. "B-21 bomber is moving forward, they're in the phase of engineering design and development" explained Wilson. "We need a minimum of 175 bombers or so in the fleet, a...

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Caravan: Sam Pacetti Live

Airs Friday, November 17, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll wander through the end of Childhood with tracks by Pink Floyd, Verlon Thompson, Poi Dog Pondering, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steppenwolf in our first hour. Then we'll travel to the Sunday Sampler Concert series for a performance by Finger Picking Master Sam Pacetti, and in our final hour we'll ponder What Would the Community Think.

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The Cleveland Orchestra: Bach and Bruckner

Airs Monday, November 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, from the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, music director Franz Welser-Möst will be joined by mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and the Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble for three Cantata's bu J.S. Bach; his Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsis Deo;” the Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feuer;” and the Cantata No. 29 – “Wir danken dir Gott.” The the concert turns to Bruckner and a performance of his Symphony No. 7.

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Thanksgiving 2017 Specials

Thanksgiving with Cantus - Airs Wednesday, November 22, at 11 a.m.
Join Alison Young and premier men's vocal ensemble Cantus for a conversation about Thanksgiving music and food, and sitting down with those we love and to celebrate the blessings in our lives. Listeners will enjoy a variety of performances by Cantus, including "We Gather Together," "The 23rd Psalm," "Brothers, Sing On!" and "Wanting Memories."

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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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It was an unusually busy week on Capitol Hill.

The House passed the tax bill, largely along party lines. Now it's on to the Senate, where Republicans are tacking on a rollback of the Obamacare individual mandate.

For all the negative headlines that 2017 have generated, Republicans are on the cusp of accomplishing two major policy goals that have eluded them for decades, at the same time.

The Senate could soon approve oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its bill to overhaul the nation's tax code.

You are in a foreign country. And things are certainly looking a bit foreign.

Do you sit or squat? Can you toss toilet paper down the bowl or hole?

Let the signs guide you.

That is, if you can understand them.

Doug Lansky, author of the Signspotting series of books, knows how toilet etiquette signs can be mysterious, misleading and hilarious. His books include all types of funny warning and advice signs, but the topic of toilets is especially popular.

Two dozen third-graders wiggle in their seats. Their attention is on their teacher — up front. He has a question for them: How many know about condoms? About half of the class raise their hands. The students are fixed on his talk — a lesson on sexual education and gender equality.

Everyone inside the classroom in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, is captivated with this lesson. It's the people farther away — across the small island nation — that are not happy about this.

The three UCLA basketball players President Trump helped spring from China this week looked shamefaced when they told reporters in Los Angeles they were guilty of shoplifting sunglasses in China. They added they were grateful to President Trump for raising their case with President Xi Jinping. Mr.

The head of Puerto Rico's power authority stepped down Friday amid controversy over his handling of a system that still can't deliver electricity to that island two months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid.

Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, resigned as he was unable to shake off questions about a $300 million contract that he had awarded to Whitefish, a small Montana-based energy firm, that was supposed to restore power on the island.

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The Faroe Islands is a tiny archipelago about halfway between Iceland and Norway.

LEVI HANSSEN: There are a lot of people that don't even know that we exist.

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And now a goodbye to the Warped Tour.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE ROCK SHOW")

BLINK-182: (Singing) I couldn't wait for the summer and the Warped Tour. I remember it's the first time that I saw her there.

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Gary Borders: Returning to the Cradle of Texas

Airs Friday, November 17, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders returns to the Cradle of Texas to wander the streets where he learned more about news-papering than any place he subsequently worked.

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Shadow Files: Premature Burial

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History Matters: Nitroglycerin

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The Christmas Bird Count 2018 Schedule.

2017-2018 DATES FOR SEVERAL OF THE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN THE RED RIVER RADIO LISTENING AREA

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From Dr. Beverly Burden, Host of "Whats'Bugging You"

Most of the time I communicate with you about the insect world, I am telling you not to worry about them. Attached is a photograph of the puss caterpillar, DO NOT TOUCH IT! The “hairs” are actually spines that break off and have a venom gland at the base. The symptoms can range from burning skin to convulsions. I found one today crawling up the outside front window glass of the bookstore.

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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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