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Voters Registration Week In Louisiana

VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK IN LA : It’s “Voter Registration Week” in Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging citizens who are eligible to vote to register. Speaking at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club recently, Schedler explained that it’s easier than ever to get registered online. While getting people to register to vote is important, Schedler explains that getting people to vote is equally important. Schedler took issue with recent reports of voter supression, challenging...

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San Francisco Symphony: Ma Mère l’Oye and The Firebird Suite

Airs Monday, August 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as pianist Nikolai Lugansky joins maestro Charles Dutoit for a concert featureing Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff, the Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré, Stravinsky's suite from the Firebird, and the Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila by Glinka.

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BBC Proms Series: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Airs Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at the BBC Proms, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will be lead by Paavo Jarvi, with guest soloists Vilde Frang, violin and Lawrence Power, viola, in the Sinfonia concertante by Mozart's along with Erkki-Sven Tuur's Flamma and the Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.

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Caravan: An Evening With Guy Clark

Airs Friday, August 25, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature music by Laurie MccLain, the Be Good Tanyas, and Joanna Newsome as well as cuts from Twang Darkly, Otis Taylor, Diana Krall, and Julie Miller. Then in our concert hour we'll remember Guy Clark with a rebroadcast of An Evening With Guy Clark, and this week in our final hour we'll seek the Seeds of Divinity with music by Trout Fishing In America, Bill Miller, The Cowboy Junkies, Calexico, John Trudell and more.

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The list of charities and nonprofits that have canceled fundraising events at Mar-a-Lago continues to grow. At least 20 groups now have pulled out of galas that had been scheduled for President Trump's country club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In announcing the cancellations, many of the groups cited the controversy surrounding Trump's recent comments that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A Chilean court dealt abortion rights activists a landmark victory Monday, approving a controversial bill that rolled back parts of one of the world's strictest abortion bans.

The bill passed by lawmakers earlier this month — after a years-long campaign by President Michelle Bachelet — added three exceptions to a law that for nearly three decades outlawed abortion in all cases. By a narrow margin, lawmakers rendered abortion legal when the pregnancy results from rape, when the pregnancy endangers the mother's life and when the fetus is unviable.

Eclipses are among the most predictable events on the planet. This one was known about for many decades before it crossed America earlier Monday.

Accordingly, people had been planning eclipse road trips for weeks in advance. They piled into planes and cars and made their way to the 70-mile-wide swath of land where the total eclipse would be visible. They checked online calculators, which told them the time of totality down to the second.

Police in Finland say the man suspected of going on a stabbing rampage in the city of Turku, killing two people and injuring six others, is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.

Finland recently rejected his application for asylum, according to the public broadcaster YLE.

Update at 5:50 p.m. ET: At a news conference, Copenhagen police said a woman's torso — which was missing its head, arms and legs — was discovered later Monday in shallow water near Copenhagen. But they cautioned it was "too soon" to determine officially whether it was Kim Wall's body.


When the UC3 Nautilus sailed from the Port of Copenhagen on the evening of Aug. 10, the homemade submarine bore just two people: its famed Danish inventor and the Swedish journalist reporting on his invention.

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Gary Borders: Dog Day Excursion

Airs Friday, August 18, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares chronicles his annual escape to New England during the summer dog days.

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The 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 Vehicle Donation program directly online or if you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 855-277-2346 , or you can call our direct line at 401-808-8277.

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