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FREEZING WEATHER KEEPS SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR WED.

FREEZING WEATHER - Temperatures today MAY reach the freezing mark this afternoon, BUT will quickly fall into the lower to middle teens overnight. The National Weather Service reports bridges and overpasses may continue to have slick spots with certain highways likely remaining closed through tonight. Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected . ICE ON ROADWAYS IS STILL A PROBLEM --- ROAD CLOSURES in NW LOUISIANA – Benton Road Railroad overpass is closed. I-220 in Shreveport-Bossier is closed...

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Health Matters: Colorectal and GI conditions

Airs Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host our show on Colorectal and GI conditions. Guests will include Dr. Andrew Werner, colorectal surgeon with Colon & Rectal Associates in Shreveport; Dr. John Bienvenu, gastroenterologist with WK Bossier Gastroenterology and Associate Fellowship Program Director at LSUHSC; and nutritionist Julie Hartley. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Hendrix & Maines

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Caravan: Dawes live at The Newport Folk Festival

Airs Friday, January 19, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear tracks from the Swedish Folk Duo First Aid Kit, a classic track from Victoria Williams, Native America music by R. Carlos Nakai and a taste of India as well. We’ll also check out the phenomenal blues of Chris Smither and Buddy Guy. In our second hour, join us for Dawes live at The Newport Folk Festival, and in our final hour we'll share a Mass For Peace with music by Joel Rafael, Simon and Garfunkel, Harvey Reid, Led...

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told a caucus of Hispanic lawmakers on Wednesday that he has persuaded President Trump that building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is unnecessary, signaling a possible reversal on the key campaign promise.

Kelly, who was secretary of Homeland Security before taking over as chief of staff in July, said that candidate Trump had not been "fully informed" about the border situation when he pledged repeatedly on the campaign trail to build the 2,200-mile wall and get Mexico to pay for it.

Victims Confront Larry Nassar Over Sexual Abuse

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China is reporting its fastest economic growth in seven years, saying its gross domestic product grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

In releasing the number Thursday, the National Bureau of Statistics of China said, "The economy has achieved stable and healthy development."

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As President Trump approaches the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, a majority of Americans think his first year in office has been a failure — and that he's divided the nation.

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that by a 53-to-40-percent margin, Americans deemed Trump's first year a failure. And by an almost 2-to-1 margin (61 to 32 percent), Americans said they believe Trump has divided the country since his election.

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The House Intelligence Committee is set to decide on Thursday whether to release the transcript of its meeting with the man who commissioned the infamous Trump-Russia dossier.

Lawmakers have scheduled a closed meeting at which they'll vote about whether to unveil the text of hours' worth of testimony by Glenn Simpson, founder of the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS.

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs And Build New Campus

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Apple announced in a statement on Wednesday that it plans to accelerate U.S. investment and create thousands of new jobs.

For years Apple Inc. has been criticized for outsourcing manufacturing to China.

Apple says it plans to bring back billions of dollars it has kept in tax havens overseas, and that it will pay a one-time tax of $38 billion on its overseas cash holdings.

As President Trump approaches his first anniversary of taking office, he and others are taking stock.

"2017 was a year of tremendous achievement, monumental achievement, actually," Trump told members of his Cabinet last week. "I don't think any administration has ever done what we've done and what we've accomplished in its first year."

The president has delivered on some of his major campaign promises. Other pledges are still works in progress, while some commitments have been quietly discarded.

Nora Baladerian and Karyn Harvey are both psychologists with an unusual specialty — they are among a small number of therapists who treat people with intellectual disabilities who have been the victims of sexual violence.

They're friends, brought together by decades of shared experience. Baladerian, from Los Angeles, is a co-founder of the Disability and Abuse Project, which tracks violence against people with intellectual disabilities.

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History Matters: Secret Squirrel

Airs Tuesday, January 16, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner remembers a top secret air combat mission commenced from Barksdale Airforce Base and code named Secret Squirrel.

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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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