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Gen. Robin Rand offers advice to Centenary College freshmen: be kind, grateful

The Centenary College Choir performed “You Are the New Day,” at the college’s opening convocation Tuesday. It heralded the start of a new academic year and served as a ceremonial welcome to the incoming freshmen at the private liberal arts college in Shreveport.
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Health Matters: Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Clubfoot and other Orthopaedic Disorders

Airs Thursday, September 4, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this edition of Health Matters. Spina bifida, scoliosis, clubfoot and other orthopaedic disorders are commonly treated in children. Guests from Shriners Hospital in Shreveport including Dr. John Fox, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon; Leslie Armstrong, physical therapist; and Alyse Wells, occupational therapist; will join Dr. Brewer for this Health Matters to talk about pediatric orthopaedic disorders. Questions will be taken at 1...
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San Francisco Opera: Puccini's Madame Butterfly

Airs Saturday, September 5, at 12 noon This week from the San Francisco Opera it's Puccini's beloved masterpiece Madame Butterfly starring Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San, Brian Jagde as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton, Elizabeth DeShong as Susuki, and Brian Mulligan as Sharpless, with Julius Ahn as Goro, Jacqueline Piccolino as Kate Pinkerton, Efrain Solis as Prince Yamadori, Morris Robinson as The Bonze, and Hadleigh Adams as the Commissioner.
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Work Worth Doing & American Folk Hymns

Airs Monday, September 7, at 11 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Labor Day with songs and selections from the American Songbook and more including Awake and Arise; All Ye Children of Light; Sinfonia to Cantata XXiX; O Light of Life; Climb Ev'ry Mountain; O Come; Ye Nations of the Earth, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, God Be with You Till We Meet Again, and spoken word message titles "Work Worth Doing."
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NPR News Features

It's been four months since more than 400 Baltimore businesses were damaged in riots following the death of Freddie Gray. Most — but not all — of those businesses have reopened, although some are still struggling to get back the customers they lost.

Six weeks after the April riots, the windows of Taylor Alexander's women's clothing store were still boarded up. Her shop, Flawless Damsels, was so empty inside that her voice echoed off the walls when she described what it used to look like before looters cleared her out.

Here is a pop quiz: How many trees are on the planet?

Most people have no idea.

A new study says the answer is more than 3 trillion trees — that's trillion with a T, and that number is about eight times more than a previous estimate.

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, has died at age 84. In addition to his film work, Jones played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company in 1970.

Jones died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to his publicist, Richard Hoffman. The cause of death is reportedly related to Parkinson's disease.

Yellow Springs is a small college town in Ohio that has more than one head shop and a lot of tie-dye and hemp.

Many would consider it ground zero for likely supporters of the referendum on the ballot this November that could make Ohio the fifth state to legalize recreational and medical marijuana.

But the proposal is drawing some unusual opposition — and it's coming from residents who generally support legalizing marijuana.

Soul singer Lizz Wright is starting over. Her new album, Freedom & Surrender, comes after a tough few years, during which she left behind a failed marriage and her own expectations about starting a family. And yet, she found a creative spark in that loss, along with a new kind of voice.

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It was just after sunset on a muggy Friday evening earlier this month, and my wife and I were standing outside a Hardee's in Seneca, S.C. We were at a vigil for Zachary Hammond, a white teenager killed by a police officer during an attempted drug arrest in the restaurant's parking lot, three miles from where we live and teach at Clemson University.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

In an interview with conservative website Breitbart, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dug into his opponent Jeb Bush, saying he should lead by speaking English while in the U.S.

"I like Jeb," Trump said, according to Breitbart. "He's a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States."

More than two years after accusations arose that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death was the result of polonium-210 poisoning, French judges say there isn't enough evidence to support the claim that Arafat was murdered.

"At the end of the investigation ... it has not been demonstrated that Mr Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning," the judges said, according to France 24.

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Young Artists Competition 2015

Red River Radio announces our Sixth 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 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.
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History Matters: Army Air Force aces of World War II inspired the historian in me

Commentator Gary Joiner pens homage to the Army Air Forces 4th Fighter Group. Growing up in the 1950s, his passion for historical research was born out of the stories of these distinguished fighter pilots.
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