Red River Radio Spotlight: Sleep Out For Independence 2017

Airs Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out 4 Independence, …. A community awareness project about homelessness, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit online Sleep Out 4 Independence or call 318-221-7887 . Watch Providence House Video Here

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Fifth Annual Louisiana Jazz Camp

Airs Thursday, April 27, 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 June 24. Early Bird registration ends Wednesday, May 10. You can learn more by going to Shreveport Summer Music Festival or call 318-626-7996 .

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Moonbot Studios Returning To Shreveport

Moonbot Studios William Joyce announces the return of the Academy Award-winning company in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Caravan: Don Conoscenti live at Eddie's Attic

Air Friday, April 28, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll open with two by Maggie Koerner and we'll hear from First aid Kit, Red Bird, Eric Underwood, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ali Farke Toure, Ry Cooder, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Charlie Musselwhite, J. Edwards, and AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band. Then in our concert hour we go to Decatur, GA for a concert featuring Don Conoscenti live at Eddie's Attic and in our final hour we go from Bad Nights to Better Days with tunes by Cat Power, Jeffrey Foucault, Robert Deeble, the Hold Steady, Belle & Sebastian, and Joe Walsh.

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Carnegie Hall Live: All Bach with the Accademia Bizantina

Airs Monday, May 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live violinist Viktoria Mullova will join Ottavio Dantone who conducts the Accademia Bizantina from the Harpsichord in an all Bach program featuring Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor; the Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in C Minor; the Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major; and Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major will close the concert.

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Shreveport House Concert Series: The Laws

Airs Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present The Laws. in concert from the archives.

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Halfway into a 24-hour worker strike, Brazil's biggest cities have partially shut down — with many major thoroughfares clogged and businesses shuttered for the day. The nationwide strike mounted by unions aims to unravel a set of measures supported by President Michel Temer, legislation that would loosen labor laws and roll back pension regulations.

To legally justify its military actions against the Islamic State, the U.S. has relied on a piece of 2001 legislation, written years before the extremist group came into existence.

Now 46 representatives from both parties say in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan that it's time for Congress to "immediately begin a serious debate" on authorization for the use military force against the Islamic State.

The National Security Agency is scaling back the way it spies on some communications over the Internet.

The NSA says it discovered what it called "lapses" in compliance with U.S. law.

They're called "about" communications: The NSA not only watches messages traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

That can mean the NSA sometimes sweeps up data from Americans without a warrant. In the past, officials said the spy agency was still mindful of citizens' privacy.

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In 1966 Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane gave filmmaker Frederick Wiseman unprecedented access. Wiseman documented staff at the Massachusetts hospital herding patients, often heavily drugged and naked, through bare rooms and corridors.

The resulting documentary, Titicut Follies, shook up the medium and launched Wiseman's innovative, Oscar-winning career. A ballet adaptation of the film premieres in New York Friday night.

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Gary Borders: Last Dog on The Hill

Airs Friday, April 28 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares his joy over the book "Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou.”

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Shadow Files: The Abandoned Ellerbe Road School

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History Matters: Spies

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CarTalk Vehicle Donation Program

Welcome The Car Talk 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 CarTalk Vehicle Donation program directly via the web or call for more information: (866) 789-8627

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