Fall 2017 Fundraising Campaign: Final Total = $110,005

Thanks to all who donated during our fall membership campaign. With your help we raised over $110,000 for Red River Radio. Thanks also to the Louisiana Boardwalk for donating the Gift Cards for our drawings. You can still contribute online anytime, and again thanks so much for supporting Red River Radio. DONATE NOW! Thanks to these area businesses who supported us during our Fall Fund Drive. Restaurants Jacquelyn's Café
Bodacious BBQ
Logan's Roadhouse
Ki' (Key) Mexico

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StoryCorps Has Arrived in Shreveport-Bossier

From October 13 through November 12. Red River Radio is excited to partner with StoryCorps as we host their visit to the Shreveport-Bossier City area starting October 12. They will park their mobile Airstream recording studio for an entire month at the Broadmoor branch of the Shreve Memorial Library, recording stories from our region for posterity. StoryCorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations by preserving and sharing humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. It’s a reminder of our shared humanity, strengthening and building the connections between people, teaching the value of listening, and weaving into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. Information about reserving interview/recording time will be coming soon. Reservations are available and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org . Additional appointments will be made available on October 13. Try to call as early as you can on the 28th, but if you miss getting an appointment, try again on October 13. Also, you will need to decide who will be interviewed and who will do the interviewing (a family member or friend).

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No Action From Bossier School Board Regarding Student Rights Allegations

RIGHTS GROUPS QUESTION BOARD'S POSITION - After nearly two hours in executive session Tuesday night, the Bossier Parish School Board took no action in response to allegations that it violated students' First Amendment rights by requiring school athletes to stand during the National Anthem before games or possibly face suspension from participating. According to a report in THE SHREVEPORT TIMES, several organizations —including the Freedom from Religion Foundation, and Secular Student Alliance...

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Heath Matters: A Special Debate - Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken

Airs Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. Criticized by patients, providers, and politicians alike, the United States healthcare system is hardly a crowd-pleaser. Is the most expensive health care system in the world beyond repair? The debaters are Shannon Brownlee, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Dr. Robert Pearl, and Dr. David T. Feinberg

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Caravan: Tom Petty

Airs Friday, October 20, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a two part appreciation of Top Petty starting with Tom Petty - Live and Kickin' It. The legendary rocker's surprising death on October 2, 2017 set off a series of tributes and fond memories by Petty's millions of fans around the world. Paul Ingles produced several specials honoring the beloved musician. Then we'll hear Room At The Top. Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and Esquire Magazine's Jeff Slate join Paul...

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San Francisco Symphony: Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Airs Monday, October 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony concludes its season of broadcast concerts this week with Michael Tilson Thomas joined by soprano Karina Gauvin and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor along with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for the epic Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. This concert will also feature Haydn's Symphony No. 60.

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Few of us would want the love letters we wrote to our sweethearts at age 21 released to the public. But when you've been president everything in the past is ripe for perusal by historians, researchers and journalists.

And so it is with the love letters of former President Barack Obama — excerpts of which have been released by Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, where the letters a young Obama wrote to then-girlfriend Alexandra McNear are now part of the collection.

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RIGHTS GROUPS QUESTION BOARD'S POSITION - After nearly two hours in executive  session Tuesday night, the Bossier Parish School Board  took no action  in response to allegations that it violated students' First Amendment rights by requiring school athletes to stand during the National Anthem before games or possibly face suspension from participating.

Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump's border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands. Four are solid concrete; four are made of steel and concrete; one is topped with spikes. They all approach 30 feet in height. Customs and Border Protection is paying $20 million to six construction companies from Mississippi, Maryland, Alabama, Texas and Arizona. Crews in white hardhats operating cranes and forklifts are expected to complete the models by the end of the month.

Federal prosecutors in Brazil are charging former Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman with helping to run a criminal organization and other crimes, in a scheme that paid for the votes that brought the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro last summer. The evidence includes undeclared assets in the form of 16 gold bars.

Nuzman was arrested on Oct. 5, prompting him to resign as president of Brazil's national Olympic committee. Prosecutors announced charges against him that range from corruption and money laundering to evading foreign currency laws.

The state of Vermont has one year to prepare for something it has never had: a Target store. After years of pleading from some residents and anti-big-box sentiment from others, the retail giant says it will finally open a store in South Burlington in 2018.

The news prompted a "Breaking News" banner on the local paper's website. As they're saying over at Vermont Public Radio: "This is not a drill."

In response, Adam Maxwell wrote on the VPR Facebook page: "Welcome to 1995, Vermont!"

It's a bright fall morning in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the tennis area at Brommer Street Park is overrun with dozens of people. But they aren't here for tennis. Instead, cadences of pick-pock sounds fill the air as doubles players — many in their 50s and older — whack yellow Wiffle-like balls back and forth on eight minicourts.

This recreational craze, which has an estimated 2.8 million players nationally, has a quirky name: pickleball.

In the late 1960s, the families of American aviators who had been shot down during the Vietnam War became alarmed at reports that U.S. prisoners of war were being mistreated. The way those families reacted changed the way Americans think about missing troops and the government's responsibility for them.

The POW/MIA movement isn't the cultural and political force that it once was, but it's still hard to ignore. The black and white POW/MIA flag with its slogan, "You are not forgotten," is seemingly everywhere.

It was the Friday before a Monday deadline, and federal health officials in Washington, D.C., were working feverishly with their counterparts in Oklahoma to finalize the details of a new state reinsurance program.

Lizzie Borden - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lizzie_borden.jpg
Anonymous / This photo was first taken and published circa 1889 and is therefore in the public domain.

Airs Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. On this week's shadow file, Dr. Cheryl White takes us back to August 4, 1892, and the tale of Lizzie Borden.

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Lizzie Borden - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lizzie_borden.jpg
Anonymous / This photo was first taken and published circa 1889 and is therefore in the public domain.

Shadow Files: Lizzie Borden

Airs Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. On this week's shadow file, Dr. Cheryl White takes us back to August 4, 1892, and the tale of Lizzie Borden.

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History Matters: The Insurance Salesman turned Novelist.

Red River Radio Vehicle Donation Program

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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