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Gov Edwards Explains Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

MONEY FOR FLOOD MITIGATION: Louisiana is spending $277 million in federal cash received after last year's March and August floods to fortify communities against future disasters. And so Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling the state to explain the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and why it was established. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Plans include buyouts of flood-prone properties, improved drainage, and home elevations. But the Edwards administration says the dollars are woefully short...

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Caravan: Scott Ainslie Live at the House of Beede

Airs Friday, July 21, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from The Crackling, The Brooklyn Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, and The Cranberries as well as the title cut from Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris. We'll also have a spotlight on Alvin Lee on Blues at the Bottom, a blast from the past from King Curtis, and in our concert, Scott Ainslie is featured live at the House of Beede, and in our final hour we'll listen for The Cry of the Snow Lion with tracks from Joan Baez,...

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San Francisco Symphony: Lord Nelson Mass

Airs Monday, July 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as pianist and conductor András Schiff leads the orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, followed by the Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring soprano Anna Lucia Richter, contralto Britta Schwarz, tenor Werner Güra, and Robert Holl, bass. The vocalist will then be featured in Songs by Franz Schubert, works which show the power of the creative spirit even...

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Shreveport House Concert Series: The Waymore

Airs Thursday, July 28, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present The Waymore.

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Leaving federal government service after decades can be, well, liberating.

Just ask James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, and John Brennan, the former leader of the Central Intelligence Agency. They unloaded on President Trump and the "baffling" way he's embraced Russia while criticizing his own intelligence apparatus during a session at the Aspen Security Forum Friday.

Asked whether the president is taking the Russia threat seriously, Clapper replied: "Well, it's hard to tell. Sometimes I think he's about making Russia great again."

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An al-Qaida-linked suspect who prosecutors say conspired to murder a Swedish cartoonist has been charged in federal court in Philadelphia, despite the Trump administration's vow that alleged terrorists would be tried in military courts.

Prosecutors say Ali Charaf Damache, 52, an Algerian-born Irish citizen also known as "Black Flag," was allegedly part of an Ireland-based cell that included Colleen R. LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane." LaRose pled guilty in a U.S. court in 2011 to conspiracy and terrorism-related crimes. She is serving a 10-year sentence.

As general sessions judge for White County, Tenn., Sam Benningfield says the vast majority of cases he hears are drug-related offenses. The opioid epidemic has hit the state especially hard — resulting in more than 1,400 drug overdose deaths there in 2015 alone, according to the CDC — and he felt that an unusual solution would be necessary to drive home the dangers of illegal drugs for would-be parents.

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Gary Borders: Hauling Lumber on the Fourth

Airs Friday, July 21, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders heads to the country to haul his cache of vintage rough-cut black walnut and red oak lumber to a new storage spot.

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