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Blindness Didn't Stop Hoby Wedler From Being Successful

BLIND SINCE BIRTH - Hoby Wedler has a Phd. in organic chemistry. He is a food and beverage sensory expert and has worked with Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Mondavi wines. He was selected by Forbe's as a top innovator and entrepreneur. He'll be in Shreveport this weekend as part of the La. Assn for the Blind's "Dining in the Dark", an immersive experience where those dining will do so while blindfolded. But Hoby won’t need a blindfold because he’s been has been blind since birth, he joins me...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: The Shreveport Symphony with Erich Bergen and the Hollywood Songbook

Airs Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Erich Bergen from Madam Secretary and Jersey Boys The Hollywood Songbook with Erich Bergen from Madam Secretary and Jersey Boys about his appearance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra this Saturday night, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theater. For ticket information visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863

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Red River Radio Spotlight: New Dimensions Choral Society’s 28 Annual Festival of Choirs

Airs Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Edd Anderson, Public Relation director, and Mrs. Patricia Britton Hall, the Artistic and Choral Director of New Dimensions Choral Society about their 28 Annual Festival of Choirs, which will take place this Saturday, February 24 , at 3 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, located at 1500 Pierre Ave in Shreveport. The festival is free and open to all. For more information you can call Edd Anderson at 318-762-0470 .

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Red River Radio Spotlight: SSO Chamber Concert titled Brass Spectacular - Fanfares and Flourishes

Airs Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12 noon . Kermit Poling spoke with Thomas Hundemer, principle French Horn for the Shreveport Symphony along with Rick Rowell, principal Trumpet about the Shreveport Symphony’s upcoming Noel Foundation Chamber Concert called Brass Spectacular: Fanfares and Flourishes which takes place this Sunday, February 25, at 3 p.m. and the LSUS Auditorium at the University Center. A Brass and Percussion Ensemble program featuring works by Michael Daugherty, Giovanni...

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Regional Symphony Broadcast: South Arkansas presents Beethoven's 9th

Airs Friday, February 23, 2018, at 12 noon. This week join us for the South Arkansas Symphony as they present Beethoven's symphony no. 9, with regional soloists and Kermit Poling Conducting.

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Zydeco Nation

Airs Friday, February 23, 2018, at 9 p.m. Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom. They were part of the Great Migration: the movement of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the big cities of the West, North, and Midwest starting in 1915...

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Bob Marley: Live Forever

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Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison

Airs Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza at Virginia Tech. With Good Reason interviewed Morrison and shares highlights from the night of tributes. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford in 1931. She was 39 when she published her first novel about a black girl’s painful coming of age in a white society. The Bluest Eye and many...

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The Seychelles have brokered a novel deal that will allow the island archipelago to swap millions of dollars in sovereign debt for protecting nearly one third of its ocean area.

It's hailed as the first of its kind. "Seychelles is clearly breaking new grounds and with it, it has positioned itself as a world leader in ocean governance and management," Seychelles vice president Vincent Meriton said in remarks announcing the new protections.

Last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration started looking for dangerous bacteria in a few of America's most beloved fresh foods: parsley, cilantro, basil, and prepared guacamole. The very freshness of these foods carries a risk. Since they aren't normally cooked, they may harbor nasty bugs like salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.

The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change coalesced under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA.

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ANTHONY GONZALEZ: (As Miguel Rivera) Abuelita runs our house just like Mama Imelda did.

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"We are well on our way to solving the horrible problem" of mass shootings, President Trump said Friday at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

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The debate over how to bring an end to mass shootings in America dominated the national conversation this week. Youth and survivors of gun violence raised their voices to the forefront of the discussion. And, after a lot of listening, the president weighed in, too.

The South Korean women's curling team, hometown rock stars of these Winter Games, put on quite a show for a rollicking arena in Pyeongchang on Friday. The team defeated Japan in the semifinals, 8-7, claiming the nail-biter victory only after both teams went tied into an extra end.

Friday News Roundup - International

17 hours ago

A few highlights from headlines around the world this week:

North Korea nixes plans to secretly meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Venezuela’s struggle to hold on to its real currency forces it to launch a digital one.



Gary Borders: Remembering The Space Shuttle Columbia

Airs Friday, February 23, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders remembers an extremely sad day, Feb. 1, 2003, and The Space Shuttle Columbia, a national tragedy.

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History Matters: Tolkein dug deep into how names came to be

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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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