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Red River Radio along with The Belcher Center are co-sponsoring "From The Top" which is coming to LeTourneau University's Belcher Center on March 25, 2017. From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Great kids. Great music. Hope for the future. For complete details and ticket information visit the Belcher Center. Join the Red River Radio Staff at the Belcher Center and let's Celebrate today's most talented youth. To learn more about From the Top visit their web site here. From The Top .

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Louisiana Budget Plans In Negotiation Phase

Governor John Bel Edwards has asked for $119 million from the state’s “rainy-day fund”, but the House plan only taps $75 million, the Senate’s plan takes $99 million; the differences will have to be made up in cuts to state agencies. So lawmakers are now focusing on negotiation. Added to the mix is House Speaker John Alario’s bill - HCR 1, which plans to start using a portion of dedicated funds to pay state debt, beginning July 1st. The Senate Finance committee will consider that measure this...

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Bob Marley: Live Forever

Airs, Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 8 p.m. This one-hour program features live music from and stories about his last concert. Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more. Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest. These...

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Zydeco Nation

Airs Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom. They were part of the Great Migration: the movement of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the big cities of the West, North, and Midwest starting in 1915. In...

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Historically Black Episode Three

Airs Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 6 p.m. The Question of Black Identity Racial identity in the U.S. is complicated because race is an invented category rooted in slavery. This episode explores the question of black identity in America through the voices of four people who, at one time or another, have had to answer the question: "What are you?"

Black Love Stories This story spotlights enduring love among African American couples. It dives into the history of marriage among...

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Airs, Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 8 p.m.  This one-hour program features live music from and stories about his last concert.  Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more.  Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled new policies on Tuesday that are aimed at detaining and deporting more immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

The two memos, signed by Kelly, lay out a series of steps the department plans to take to implement President Donald Trump's executive orders from late January. Those orders called for increased border security and better enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.

Many men over 65 with low testosterone levels say their sense of well-being, not to mention sexual function, isn't what it used to be.

That's why some doctors prescribe testosterone supplements. But the effectiveness of testosterone has been controversial. Studies of the risks and benefits have been mixed, and the Food and Drug Administration beefed up its warnings about cardiac side effects of testosterone supplements in 2015.

Jewish community centers across America were targeted by bomb threats on Monday, according to the JCC Association of North America, in the fourth wave of such threats in the last two months.

In total, there have been 69 threats at 54 JCCs, in 27 states, the organization reports — including previous threats on Jan. 9, 18 and 31, as well as 11 threats by telephone on Monday.

In April 1991, I met a young U.S. Army captain in the moonscape of southern Iraq. He was frustrated.

Just weeks earlier, the officer and his troops were part of the wave of U.S. forces that drove Saddam Hussein's Iraqi military out of Kuwait. The Americans kept advancing, pushing some 150 miles into southern Iraq — but then they received orders to halt in place.

When Vitaly Churkin was Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman in the early 1990s, he would in effect brief the Moscow press corps twice.

First he'd speak in Russian, formally, behind a lectern.

Then he'd step to the side, his hands folded before him, and wait for the foreign broadcast journalists to approach with their cameras and microphones. The questions and answers were in English, and the audience, it was understood, was the United States.

Against a backdrop of turmoil and after big losses in November, the Democratic National Committee votes this week for its next leader. The winner of the DNC chair race will likely reflect whether the committee's voting members think it prudent to align their party with the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama camp, the Bernie Sanders camp — or neither.

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  Governor John Bel Edwards has asked for $119 million from the state’s “rainy-day fund”, but the House plan only taps $75 million, the Senate’s plan takes $99 million; the differences will have to be made up in cuts to state agencies.  So lawmakers are now focusing on negotiation. Added to the mix is House Speaker John Alario’s bill - HCR 1, which plans to start using a portion of dedicated funds to pay state debt, beginning July 1st.

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RUSHED TO HELP — A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect, and jumped on the man's back, helping the officer subdue him. According to CBS NEWS, 56-year-old Vickie Williams-Tillman was driving to a store Sunday when she spotted Baton Rouge Police Officer Billy Amie struggling and felt she needed to help. Police said the assailant become aggressive when the officer tried to handcuff him and Williams-Tillman jumped on the man's back to allow the officer to subdue the assailant.

Saying that he's been diagnosed with the same condition that struck his mother and grandfather, singer David Cassidy has revealed that he is fighting dementia. The star whose career was launched by 1970s TV show The Partridge Family had recently told fans that he was on a farewell tour.

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," Cassidy, 66, tells People magazine, in an interview about his condition.

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History Matters: A trip through the Sabine Strip

This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner explores the history of the Sabine strip. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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