Fall Fund Drive 2015

Total So Far - $38,150. Please support the future of Red River Radio.

Drawing # 1: Two Night Stay at the Samuel Guy House Bed and Breakfast in Natchitoches, LA.

Our first drawing will be for a two night stay at the Samuel Guy House Bed & Breakfast in Natchitoches, LA. We will hold this drawing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7. Everyone who has contributed before the drawing is automatically entered. The Samuel Guy House was built in 1850 by Samuel Eldridge Guy. The house was the centerpiece of a working plantation and was located in Mansfield, Louisiana. The house remained in the Guy family for 150 years. The home is two stories and is of Greek...
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Pipp Gillette Live On Red River Radio

Airs Friday, October 9, at 8 p.m. Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bones. Pipp and his late brother, Guy Gillette, recorded eight albums of cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010. They also received the 2012 Wrangler Award for Best Outstanding Original Western Composition for their performance of the song, Trade Off, penned by Waddie Mitchell. Pipp Gillette raises cattle on the family ranch...
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Caravan: Della Mae Live at the Divide

Airs Friday, October 9 at 10 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have short program following a live performance by Pipp Gillette Live in the Red River Radio Weiss performance studio. At 10 p.m. we join Della Mae, recorded live at the Divide, and in the final hour we'll sigh "An American Prayer."
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Red River Radio News

Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport artists pitch in to mount Nick Cave-inspired performance

Nick Cave is blanketed head to toe in thick, hot pink raffia garb. He moves his body in sweeping gestures. It’s all in a day’s work for this Chicago artist.
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Total So Far = $38,150. Please help us raise the financial support we need and be apart of the future of Red River Radio. Our drawing at the end of the campaign will be for a Google Nexus HD tablet. We will have other drawings as well. All who contribute get entered into every upcoming drawing.

Some images from the Patron Party and concert on Saturday with Fred Child, Giovanni De Chiaro, the Rapides Symphony Brass Quintet, and Asiya Korepanova. Our thanks to Reverend Charley Photography for taking a great set of outstanding images from the show.

How They Spent Their Global Summer Vacation

10 minutes ago

How did you spend your summer vacation?

If you're studying global affairs, international policy, intercultural studies or public health in the developing world, summer vacation often means fieldwork far from campus dorms (and familiar comforts).

We asked three graduate students in international studies programs to tell us how they spent their global summer vacations.

Who: Tatenda Yemeke, a native of Zimbabwe, working toward a master's degree in the Duke University Global Health program

At least 30 people have been killed and 125 injured in two bomb explosions, reportedly targeting a peace rally in central Ankara, Turkey. The explosions occurred near the capital's train station early Saturday morning.

The BBC's Mark Lowen tells our newscast:

If you've never tasted a pawpaw, now is the moment.

For just a few weeks every year in September and October, this native, mango-like fruit falls from trees, everywhere from Virginia to Kansas and many points westward. (We discovered them several years back along the banks of the Potomac River when we ran into some kayakers who were snacking on them.)

Since the diplomatic thaw with Cuba was first announced last December, the Obama administration has moved aggressively to ease restrictions on travel and trade. Looser rules were announced in January, and restrictions were eased further in September. But the Commerce and Treasury Departments can only go so far, unless Congress votes to lift the legal embargo.

Here we go: some international soccer news that doesn't involve FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Chaos ensued in the halls of Congress Thursday when Rep. Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly took himself out of the running to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.

The reason for the pandemonium and, yes, even tears: No one knows where this goes from here.

Here are the four likely ways it gets resolved:

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After a career working on Mideast policy in several administrations and many years trying to mediate a Middle East peace, Dennis Ross has written a book about U.S.-Israeli relations, and he joins us now. Welcome to the program.

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Red River Radio offers many suggested levels of support.. We offer many thank you gifts to show our gratitude for your generosity started at the $35 support level. A few of our newest gifts are listed first, including "Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City" and "Caddo, Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake."
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Young Artists Competition Winners Concert 2015

Airs Sunday, October 11, at 3 p.m. The results are in and we have the winners of the 2015 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will is a live broadcast and a open to all. *** (Seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)*** This Year's Winners Are Imani Sarai Francis, Vocalist, age 17 from New Orleans, La., will sing “Music for a While...
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Fred Child Live In Alexandria Slide show.

Some images from the Patron Party and concert on Saturday with Fred Child, Giovanni De Chiaro, the Rapides Symphony Brass Quintet, and Asiya Korepanova. Our thanks to Reverend Charley Photography for taking a great set of outstanding images from the show.
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Gary Borders: No-frills airline delivered an unexpected positive experience

In August, we spent several glorious days in Boston, with day trips up to my native New Hampshire. It was a lovely respite, precious time with my wife and daughter in a place we all love.
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CarTalk Vehicle Donation Program

WelcomeThe 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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