9/11: A Remembrance - 15th Anniversary Symposium

Red River Radio would like to add your voices and memories to this project. If you or someone you know would like to record for posterity, memories of 9/11, please contact Red River Radio by calling 800-552-8502 or by emailing us at 9-11 Memories. We will record and preserve and select the best for use at the 9/11 symposium. Download Flyer.
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ArkLaTex Music Heritage Festival Returns For Second Year In Shreveport

ARKLATEX MUSIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL - The Ark-La-Tex Music Heritage Festival returns to the Red RIver District in downtown Shreveport for a second year in celebration regional musicians who have helped shape the local music scene and have made a mark nationwide and internationally. There will be more than 60 bands performing during the three day event which kicks off at 5pm under the Texas Street Bridge and lasts all day Saturday and Sunday. A special ceremony will take place at 8pm Friday as...
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A Prairie Home Companion

A Note From Chris Thile Fellow Public Radio Lovers, First of all, thanks for reading this. Starting a conversation with you is one of the most exciting parts of what I’m finding to be a roundly exciting endeavor. Here’s a little too much about me: I grew up in Southern California and Western Kentucky (we moved when I was 14), the eldest of three boys. My folks were and are devoted public radio fans, who started listening to A Prairie Home Companion in the 1980s; Garrison and Co. were the...
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Health Matters: A Successful School Year

Airs Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, with host Shelley Visconte. Kids are returning to school and on this Health Matters, specialist in school psychology, Laura Harris; licensed professional counselor and former teacher, Mark Nettles; and school based mental health professional, Glenn Robinson will provide tips on helping your child have a successful school year. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.
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The San Francisco Opera: Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor.

Airs Saturday, August 27, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor, staring Nadine Sierra in the title roll with Piotr Beczala as Edgardo, Brian Mulligan as Enrico, and Nicolas Testé as Raimondo. This performance also features Zanda Švēde as Alisa, AJ Glueckert as Normanno, and Chong Wang as Arturo. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Nicola Luisotti with stage direction from...
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Good news: We've got a Code Switch podcast extra for you this week — Karen Grigsby Bates sat down with NPR's movie critic, Bob Mondello, to talk about Southside with You, a new independent film about Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, back in the summer of 1989.

The film takes place over the course of a single afternoon, and, as the title suggests, is set on the South Side of Chicago.

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looked into the Mississippi-based regional bank BancorpSouth, it didn't just review thousands of loan applications. It sent in undercover operatives — some white, some black — who pretended to be customers applying for loans.

"They had similar credit scores and similar background and situations," says CFPB Director Richard Cordray. "Our investigation had found that BancorpSouth had engaged in illegal redlining in Memphis, meaning refusing to lend into specific areas of the city."

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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In Baton Rouge, La., people are using whatever tools they have to help their community recover from the flood.

That includes cameras.

Four photographers have been creating portraits of those affected. Their project, "Humans of the Water," focuses not on what people lost, but on what they saved.

One of those photographers is Collin Richie. He says documentary photography isn't typically his style. Most of his work involves snapping photos for weddings, magazines and corporate advertisements.

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This is FRESH AIR. Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in Chicago back in 1989 is the subject of a new movie called "Southside With You." Film critic David Edelstein has a review.

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

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It's been another big week for voting laws — especially when it comes to the courts. More twists and turns are likely before the election. But for now, here's an update:

In Zimbabwe's capital city, police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a demonstration that the country's top court had ruled could proceed.

Opposition leaders termed Friday's march in Harare a "mega-demonstration." It marked "the first time that Zimbabwe's fractured opposition joined in a single action to confront President Robert Mugabe's government since 2007," as The Associated Press reports.

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Young Artists Competition 2016

Red River Radio announces our Seventh Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a live radio broadcast on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 3 p.m., to be held in the Red River Radio performance hall.
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From The Top Coming to the Belcher Center

From The Top at the Belcher Center on Longview

From The Top will be coming to LeTourneau University's Belcher Center on March 25, 2017 and we encourage all of our area's music students to apply for the program. 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.
To learn more about From the Top and how to apply visit their web site here. From The Top.
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Shadow Files: In Search of the Fountain Of Youth

Airs Thursday, August 25, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White travels into history In Search of the Fountain Of Youth.
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History Matters: Louisiana Floods

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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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