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Confederate Memorials On Public Property On Review In Texas

TEXAS CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS UNDER REVIEW - A top Texas Republican wants the accuracy of memorials around the state Capitol reviewed amid calls to remove Confederate monuments. A spokesman for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said Thursday that the powerful GOP leader will work with a Dallas lawmaker who this week singled out one Confederate plaque as "indefensible on historical grounds." The nearly 60-year-old plaque rejects that slavery was the "underlying cause" of the Civil War. It is one of...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Zion Baptist Church's 80th Anniversary

Airs Friday, August 18, 2017, at 11 am. Kermit Poling spoke with Pastor Brady Blade Sr., and Brian Blade about Zion Baptist Church 's 80th Anniversary Celebration, this Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church. Musical guest featured are The Zion Choir with Pastor Brady Blade Sr., Brian Blade, Brady Blade Jr., Royce Mosley, and Johnny Shepherd. Information available at 318-636-1427 .

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Red River Radio Spotlight: East Texas Symphony & YO-YO MA

Airs Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 12 noon. Kermit Poling spoke with Richard Lee, Music Director of the East Texas Symphony, about their upcoming concert season and their concert with YO-YO MA, Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:00 pm, at the UT Tyler Cowan Center. 2017/2018 Series

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Longview Symphony's 2017 Symphony Season Kickoff

Airs Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Gene Moon and Jade Killingsworth, executive Director of the Longview Symphony, about their Season Kickoff this Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Longview Community Center, 500 East Whaley Street, Longview, Texas. There will be live music from the Longview String Quartet and members of the Longview Symphony Orchestra, including an instrument petting zoo for children.For more information visit...

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Caravan: Black Lillies Live At The Divide Part 2

Friday, August 18, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear from the Secret Sisters, John Trudell, Robert Deeble, and Alex De Grassi with blues from Billy Holiday, James Cotton, Joe Pug, and Charles Brown. For our concert hour we travel back to Boseman Montana for part 2 or the Black Lillies - Live At The Divide, and during our final hour we’ll find that “This Too Shall Pass” with music by Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Danny Schmidt, Lou Reed & John Cale, Diane Ward, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, and Government Mule.

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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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Across the country, the debate continues over removing Confederate monuments. But one town in Kentucky is welcoming a Confederate statue. Jake Ryan of member station WFPL reports on why.

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President Trump was out of sight today, huddling with his national security team at Camp David. On the agenda - a much delayed decision on a plan for America's longest war. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.

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Heavily armed militia members and white nationalists listing the crimes of the federal government on camera. That's what happened in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. And it's also what happened 25 years ago at Ruby Ridge.

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On Tuesday afternoon, three days after violent clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump insisted that both sides were to blame.

A reporter asked the president if he meant to put what he called the "alt-left" and white supremacists on the same moral plane.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested more than 400 people in an operation targeting undocumented parents and guardians who allegedly paid smugglers to bring their children to the U.S., putting them in grave danger. An ICE spokesman tells NPR the domestic phase of its Human Smuggling Disruption Initiative concluded on Friday. He said the "surge initiative" will now shift its focus to the transnational smuggling organizations that bring the children to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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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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