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Thank you so much for all your support during our Backpack Campaign.

The dust is still settling after a very busy Friday during our backpack campaign. We will finalize totals on Monday. Thank you so much to all who contributed during this important drive. Total: More than 450 gifts have leveraged over 1350 Backpacks. Less than 150 Gifts to go. You can still make your charitable end-of-year gift in support of Red River Radio and help four organizations at once! Not only will your gift help to bring public radio to the communities we serve, but you will also...

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Caravan: An Evening With Guy Clark

Airs Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature music by Laurie MccLain, the Be Good Tanyas, and Joanna Newsome as well as cuts from Twang Darkly, Otis Taylor, Diana Krall, and Julie Miller. Then in our concert hour we'll remember Guy Clark with a rebroadcast of An Evening With Guy Clark, and this week in our final hour we'll seek the Seeds of Divinity with music by Trout Fishing In America, Bill Miller, The Cowboy Junkies, Calexico, John Trudell and more.

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A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe

Airs Monday, December 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa! You'll hear performances from top New York ensembles East of the River, Shashmaqam, and the Marty Levitt Klezmer...

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for December 12, 2017

Airs Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu . We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.

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The Rose Ensemble: Slavic Wonders

Airs Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. The Rose Ensemble is back with another holiday special. Slavic Wonders is a stunning celebration of the season featuring some truly brilliant gems from the libraries and monasteries of Krakow, Prague, and Moscow. The Rose Ensemble of Minnesota has put together a program of dazzling, passionate music for Christmastime in the great variety and range they are known for. Hear everything from soaring soprano lines, to the signature Slavic sound of...

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A Baroque Christmas in the New World

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The Kabbalah of Chanukah

Welcome Christmas

Airs Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11 a.m . A perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral groups. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.

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A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappell

Airs Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts. Familiar tunes include "I Have a Little Dreidel" (both in its original Yiddish form and in a neo-funk Hebrew/English setting), a swing version of "S'vivon" by Steve Barnett, and a lively setting of the traditional melody for "Al-Hanissim" ("For the Miracles")...

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Phone Scams and Cons On Rise In Louisiana

SCAM PHONE CALLS - So have you ever gotten a phone call from someone who says they’re a law enforcement officer or detective…and they say you need to pay a fine or you’ll go to jail? This would jolt anybody. But According to Lt. Bill Davis with Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, these calls are scams. "The way they want you to pay that fine is through a pre-paid credit card, like a green-dot card or other means." explained Davis " And the criminals will get their money and be on their merry way...

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Loopholes In The GOP Tax Plan

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Just off a Houston freeway, in a strip mall with an Indian tailor and South Asian grocery store, is a small restaurant with an out-size reputation. It's called Himalaya and its chef and owner is a Houston institution.

Chef Kaiser Lashkari is a large man with a bushy salt-and-pepper mustache. He's constantly in motion — greeting clients, inspecting steaming dishes carried by busy waiters, calling out to his wife overseeing the kitchen. He offers us food before we've even sat down.

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This week, Texas Congressman Al Green stood on the House floor and introduced something that sounded pretty dramatic. It was a pair of articles...


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LIANE HANSEN, BYLINE: I'm Liane Hansen. A woman who served as personal assistant to Clarence Thomas for over two years has accused him of sexually harassing her. National Public Radio has learned that the woman...


While many aspects of the Justice Department's Russia investigation remain shrouded in secrecy, one thing at this point is clear: Special counsel Robert Mueller isn't finished yet.

That raises the question about where he might be heading.

Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

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Pink rectangles of paper, pinned to rows of clotheslines, festoon a gallery wall at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Each slip bears a note, handwritten by a museum visitor, that answers a question about sexual harassment and violence.

"As a child in a museum I was flashed, as a teen in the university library I was groped, as a student at the college doctor, again I was groped. No place is safe. But each time I felt I had to be polite. Not next time!" reads one.

Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic damage in Houston, but the historic deluge also brought calamity to the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay. The aftermath of the storm threatens two vital industries — one mammoth and ironclad, the other small and slimy: shipping and oysters.

Fire Boat One cruises down the Houston Ship Channel — one of the hardest working waterways in America.

The group created to reform how the Democratic National Committee selects its presidential nominee announced plans Saturday to slash the number of superdelegates by more than half — an effort it calls a "productive first step" for making the nomination process more open to the grass-roots wing of the party.


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Holiday Specials 2017

Once again Red River Radio is excited to offer a wide variety of Holiday specials to help you celebrate the season. We have programs for Advent, Chanukah, The Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Years to brighten your day. We hope you enjoy.

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History Matters: The fate of the Mizpah

Airs Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back to July 14, 1944, and the flight of the Mizpah, and why its history matters. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Shadow Files: The Night Mares

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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