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Thank You For Your generous Support - Total $110,805

Thanks to your generous support during our Spring 2018 Fund Drive. We raised more than $110,00 for Red River Radio. Don't forget, you can help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support at anytime during the year. Your support is what makes all the programs possible. If you have not contributed yet, please do so and help us secure the future of Red River Radio. DONATE NOW HERE .

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Bipartisan Support For Extending Harrah's NOLA State Contract

HARRAH’S CONTRACT BILL - The only land-based casino in New Orleans Harrah’s-- has a contract with the state of Louisiana that is set to expire in 6 years…— But a bill brought by Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, Republican from New Iberia-- would extend it for decades. In return, Harrah's has agreed improve its facility with several millions in upgrades. Barras explained his reasons for the extension to the House Criminal Justice committee Wednesday. “My interest in it is truly the economic...

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Health Matters: Allergy Triggers and Treatments.

Airs Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. It’s officially spring, and cars are covered in the yellow, powdery pollen which produces runny noses and red, itchy eyes. Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters as Dr. Sanford Katz hosts Dr. Lori A. Lemonnier, LSU Health Assistant Professor–Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, and Dr. Caroline Caperton, with WK Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center, to talk about allergy triggers and treatments. Questions will...

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Shreveport House Concert Series: The Laws

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Jazz Women of the 1960s

Airs Friday, March 23, 2018, at 9 p.m. In the 1960s, as the civil-rights movement and other cultural changes gained momentum, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been less than hospitable to their aims. Singers such as Nina Simone and Jeanne Lee, composer Carla Bley, organist Shirley Scott, harpist Dorothy Ashby and fellow harpist and pianist Alice Coltrane, and trumpeter Barbara Donald all left behind notable recordings from this decade as they...

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Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Turandot

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BBC Special: The Lost World Of The Suffragettes

The Cleveland Orchestra: Bach's St. John Passion

Airs Monday, March 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, maestro Franz Welser-Möst is joined by tenor Maximilian Schmitt, bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams, soprano Lauren Snouffer, countertenor Iestyn Davies, and tenor Nicholas Phan as well as the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for a performance of the St. John Passion by J.S. Bach.

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Women in Jazz Women's History Month Special

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Harmonia: Discovering Hildegard

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Apollo's Fire: Sephardic Journey

Airs Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy, Turkey and North Africa, including exotic percussion. This musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life – love, rejection, feasting and celebration – culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat. Jeannette Sorrell...

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Apollo's Fire: Israel in Egypt

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Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Airs Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals...

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To reach the Martinez home in Puerto Rico's central mountains, social worker Eileen Calderon steers around piles of dirt, treacherous potholes and power company trucks that block the road. Finally, we pull up to a sagging cement home, the roof done in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs under a tarp, and a cat is tied to a leash outside the door.

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The big budget deal reached this week in the House doesn't include a long-sought-after provision to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. But the $1.3 billion plan, set to fund the government through September, has lots of new money for medical research, addiction treatment and mental health care.

Worries about a possible trade war helped send stock prices down sharply Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average losing nearly 3 percent of its value.

The Dow finished at 23,598, a decline of 724 points. The drop left both the Dow and the Standard and Poor's 500 index in negative territory for the year.

Forget all your preconceptions about how the world has changed over the past several decades. Here's all the data you need in a shiny new tool that tracks the planet's progress toward becoming a better place for everyone.

Paul R. Pillar served in the CIA for 28 years. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University.

Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent his career at Newsday expanding coverage beyond local issues to include international stories first as a reporter, then as a columnist and editor — all while vehemently crusading for racial equality — has died at his home in Harlem, N.Y. He was 76.

Payne's son Jamal told Newsday that the retired journalist was working on a book about Malcom X when he had a heart attack in his home office Monday evening.


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Shadow Files: The Moon Landing Hoax

Airs Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White take a look at the moon landing and the conspiracy theories that try to dismiss this reality.

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KLSA Listeners: A Special Message

KLSA will be experiencing outages over the next week. Due to an FCC ruling, some television stations are moving frequencies, and LPB is affected by these changes. Red River Radio’s station KLSA is on the LPB tower at Dry Prong, which is currently undergoing work to accommodate the transition. Tower crews estimate work could last from 3-10 days, depending on the weather and other factors. During this time, we may be off the air or operating at low power. We ask for your patience during this time, and you may stream programming here on the website during outages. We are also in our spring pledge drive and still need your support.

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Young Artists Competition 2018

Red River Radio announces our 2018 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 radio broadcast to be recorded on June 9, 2018, in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the...

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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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Protect My Public Media

Protect My Public Media is a collaboration of local public radio and television stations, national distributors, producers, viewers, listeners and others who support a strong public media in the Unite



The Story Of Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford on Red River Radio

This video takes you into the studio with Cliff and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502

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