From The Top Coming to the Belcher Center

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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

The performance will feature 12-year-old pianist Antonio “Nio” Ajero from Nacogdoches, Texas, performing Caprice á la Scarlatti in G major by Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Additional performers include 16-year-old flutist Olivia Elerson from Waxahachie, Texas; Quartet Diamant, winners of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; 14-year-old violinist Sena Cho from Irvine, California; 17-year-old cellist David Kaplan from Skokie, Illinois. David Kaplan and Olivia Elerson will also receive From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with their performances on the show. The $10,000 Award is given to deserving young musicians to help further their musical studies. To learn more about From the Top visit their web site here. From The Top .

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Cyberday is Friday, March 31, 2017

Cyberday is Friday,March 31, 2017 and our Spring fundraising drive begins Monday, April 3, 2017. Please help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support. Everyone who makes a donation before midnight on Friday, March 31, 2017, will automatically be entered into the drawing for an ASUS ZenPad 10 Z300M Tablet with Android 6.0 OS. Help secure the future of Red River Radio.

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Sing It - The David Egan Songbook at Margaritaville

Airs Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with John Howe, President/Secretary of the AFM Local 116, about Sing It: The David Egan Songbook, a Tribute Concert touring Louisiana and coming to the Paradise Theater at Margaritaville this Sunday Night, March 26, at 7 p.m. This is an all-star salute and celebration of the the David Egan Songbook. For complete details visit www.davidegansongbook.com or call 318-208-6375.

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Red River Radio Spotlight: From The Top at the Belcher Center

Airs Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Cynthia Hellen, Senior Director of the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University about From The Top, the award winning National Public Radio program about your artists. The show will be recorded at the Belcher Center this Saturday night, March 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. For complete details visit online the Belcher Center or call 903-233-3073. Belcher Center Virtual Tour from LeTourneau University on Vimeo .

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Highland Restoration Association Kicks Off Restoration University

RESTORATION UNIVERSITY - Highland Restoration Association and Norla Preservation Project created Restoration University, a series of presentations on restoration design, techniques and appreciation for living in and among historical homes and communities. Dr. Cheryl White, LSUS Department of History, will launch the series with a presentation titled “Edward Jacobs: Immigrant, Businessman, Builder” at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Highland Center, 520 Olive St. Other speakers, dates and...

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Caravan: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live At Monterey

Airs Friday, March 24, 2017, at 9 p.m. 2017 is the fiftieth Anniversary of the debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Monterey Pop. In honor of these events, we bring you "The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at Monterey: American Landing." A one hour documentary that traces Jimi's early days as a guitarist on the Chitlin' Circuit, through his time in New York's Greenwich Village, his discovery by the Animals' Chas Chandler, his journey to England, and triumphant return to America at Monterey...

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The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Idomeneo

Airs Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 12 noon. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts his third broadcast of the 2016-17 Metropolitan Radio Broadcast season, Mozart’s early masterpiece Idomeneo. The opera, which Levine first conducted at the Met in 1982, stars tenor Matthew Polenzani in his Met role debut as the king Idomeneo, with soprano Nadine Sierra in her role debut as Ilia, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Idomeneo’s son Idamante, and baritone...

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for March 28, 2017

Airs Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and...

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Airs Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to West Virginia Saturday where he met with small business owners before delivering public remarks, which included some lines about repealing Barack Obama's health care law, a day after Republicans efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act went down in flames.

"West Virginia and President Trump, we all know the truth about this failed law, that every day Obamacare survives is another day that America suffers," Pence told a crowd gathered at a Charleston construction supply company.

Some basketball viewers on Friday night were subjected to television commercials that were guilty of peddling some alternative facts.

That's because in some markets with conservative-leaning districts, commercials aired praising some Republican House members for their efforts in repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

Lourdes Flores Valdez says she got her diabetes under control after she was able to sign up for Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, under the Affordable Care Act's expanded eligibility rules. Sitting in an exam room at the UMMA Community Clinic's Fremont Wellness Center in South Los Angeles, she suddenly veers away from discussing the health law and starts talking about her husband, who is in the United States illegally.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing': Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he saw himself as a "Good Boy" comic in the early stages of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club."

As Iraqi forces backed by the United States ramp up efforts to take Mosul back from ISIS, there are reports of scores of civilians killed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition.

In a statement, the United States Central Command admitted that its airstrikes had hit an area where civilian casualties have been reported.

Political predictions are a dangerous business, especially this year. But it does look as though one way or another, the U.S. Senate will vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The open question is how much damage Democrats will do to their own long game in the process.

Even as they lick their wounds from a failed Affordable Care Act repeal effort, Republican leaders in Washington are looking ahead to the next battle — over taxes.

"I would say that we will probably start going very, very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform," President Trump told reporters Friday. "That will be next."

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan agreed, though he conceded that the defeat on health care was a setback.

"This does make tax reform more difficult," Ryan said. "But it does not in any way make it impossible."

Washington, D.C.'s Capital City Public Charter School feels like a mini United Nations. Many of the school's 981 students are first-generation Americans with backgrounds spanning the globe, from El Salvador to Nigeria to Vietnam. So when the staff of the literacy non-profit 826DC began a book-publishing project with the junior class, they picked a topic everyone could relate to that also left room for cultural expression: food.

Editor's Note: This story includes videos and descriptions of violent encounters between police and civilians, as well as language that may not be appropriate for all readers.

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Gary Borders: Celebrating the Spotted Bluebonnet and the early arrival of Spring.

Airs Friday, March 24, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders celebrates the Spotted Bluebonnet and the early arrival of Spring.

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Welcome The 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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