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Almost Half Of Texas Under Drought Conditions

TEXAS DROUGHT - According to the latest figures from U.S. Drought Monitor , recent rains in Texas have made a dent in dry conditions throughout the state. Now, about 49 percent of Texas is experiencing some level of drought -- compared to 55 percent just a week ago. Climatologist Brian Fuchs is with the National Drought Mitigation Center based in Nebraska. He explains what areas received some relief. “A lot of that was confined to a lot of the Gulf Coast region, as well as the area along the...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Little Theatre Presents "Memphis" the musical.

Airs Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Polings spoke with Chris White and Brady Hodgson from Shreveport Little Theatre about their upcoming production of Memphis, the musical which opens Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. with mutiple performances through July. For tickets contact the Little Theatre on line at Shreveport Little Theatre or call (318) 424-4439.

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KLDN Transmitter at mid-power

The KLDN Transmitter suffered damage as a result of a bad compressor on the AC unit which cools the building. We are temporarily operating at mid level power until the return of a piece of equipment from the manufacturer's repair center. If our current power level does not reach your area, KLDN programming does continue to be available online at www.redriverradio.org . We appreciate your patience.

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The San Francisco Symphony: Mahler's Symphony No. 7

Airs Monday, July 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra continues its season under Michael Tilson Thomas with a concert featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 3.

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What's Bugging You For July 17 2018

Airs Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502 .

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Grand Teton Music Festival: France and Russia

Airs Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival guest conductor James Feddeck is joined by duo pianist Christina and Michelle Naughton for Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos followed by Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1.

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Caravan: Magda Hiller Live

Airs Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we wander with a Midnight Runaway, featuring tracks from Three Dog Night, Simon and Garfunkle, Steppenwolf, Santana, and a healthy dose of Van Morrison. This in our concert hour we travel to the rustic setting of Florida's Nature Coast for Magda Hiller in concert and in our final hour we seek out the Quiet Joys of Brotherhood with tracks by Sandy Denny, Patty Griffin, Sun Kil Moon, Erin Mckeown, Brian Eno, and Rose Polenzani.

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Opera North: Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera

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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday directly challenged comments by President Trump, saying the U.S. intelligence community has been "clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election."

Coats has maintained an extremely low profile, rarely making public comments, since President Trump appointed him last year.

Half a million roses have been placed in the shape of a flat-topped pyramid in Tabacundo, Ecuador, in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Currently, the world record for largest flower arrangement is held by the Dubai Miracle Garden in United Arab Emirates, which created a life-size sculpture of a Airbus A380 in 2016.

Updated at 6:01 p.m. ET

Many Republicans harshly criticized President Trump's performance in his news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which Trump said Putin's denial that Moscow interfered with the 2016 election is "strong and powerful" — despite U.S. intelligence findings to the contrary.

Russia: A State Gone Rogue?

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday that 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted by the Mueller investigation for allegedly conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The news comes before President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two presidents are holding a summit in Helsinki today, following a two-day NATO summit where Trump openly criticized long-standing American allies. Hear our show about a potential new world order here.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who rushed into Syria three years ago in an effort to save his ally President Bashar Assad, now says he can work with the U.S. to bring peace and reconciliation to the war-torn country.

"As far as Syria is concerned," Putin said, standing next to President Trump at the Helsinki summit, "the task of establishing peace and reconciliation in this country could be the first showcase example of this successful joint work."

Nicaragua saw another weekend of deadly violence, as forces in support of President Daniel Ortega besieged student protesters in a church and attempted to assert control over several areas outside the capital.

Updated at 5:01 p.m. ET

Just hours after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and held a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart that stunned many political observers in the U.S., federal prosecutors have unsealed a criminal complaint alleging that a Russian graduate student living in the D.C. area conspired to act as an agent of Russia without registering, as required, under U.S. law.

Sinclair Broadcast Group's push to buy Tribune Media hit a new snag on Monday, as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he has "serious concerns" about the $3.9 billion deal. Pai said a plan to divest some stations might not satisfy federal laws because it wouldn't go far enough.

"The evidence we've received suggests that certain station divestitures that have been proposed to the FCC would allow Sinclair to control those stations in practice, even if not in name, in violation of the law," Pai said in a statement.

The dense network of cables that make up the Internet is likely to be inundated with saltwater as sea levels rise, a new analysis suggests, putting thousands of miles of critical infrastructure along U.S. coastlines underwater in the next 15 years.

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Gary Borders: Their First Ballgame

Airs Friday, July 13, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders remembers back to his first ballgame at Fenway park, and a recent adventure taking two teens to their first game.

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History Matters: The Indians

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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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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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