KDAQ & KLSA will be off or on low power today

The Tower Crews begin work on the KDAQ Tower today and continue work on the KLSA Tower. This work is required by the FCC and is unavoidable. This will take some times and service will be interrupted at time as a result. We appreciate your patience. Online listening still available.

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Red River Radio News

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USAF Secretary Wilson Comments On New Bomber And Sutherland Springs Investigation

USAF SECRETARY - The Air Force Global Strike Command held a 3-day symposium in Shreveport this week. Among the special guests was Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson. She had press conference Wednesday and addressed plans for the new Air Force bomber and how it may affect Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. "B-21 bomber is moving forward, they're in the phase of engineering design and development" explained Wilson. "We need a minimum of 175 bombers or so in the fleet, a...

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Caravan: Sam Pacetti Live

Airs Friday, November 17, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll wander through the end of Childhood with tracks by Pink Floyd, Verlon Thompson, Poi Dog Pondering, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steppenwolf in our first hour. Then we'll travel to the Sunday Sampler Concert series for a performance by Finger Picking Master Sam Pacetti, and in our final hour we'll ponder What Would the Community Think.

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The Cleveland Orchestra: Bach and Bruckner

Airs Monday, November 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, from the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, music director Franz Welser-Möst will be joined by mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and the Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble for three Cantata's bu J.S. Bach; his Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsis Deo;” the Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feuer;” and the Cantata No. 29 – “Wir danken dir Gott.” The the concert turns to Bruckner and a performance of his Symphony No. 7.

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Thanksgiving 2017 Specials

Thanksgiving with Cantus - Airs Wednesday, November 22, at 11 a.m.
Join Alison Young and premier men's vocal ensemble Cantus for a conversation about Thanksgiving music and food, and sitting down with those we love and to celebrate the blessings in our lives. Listeners will enjoy a variety of performances by Cantus, including "We Gather Together," "The 23rd Psalm," "Brothers, Sing On!" and "Wanting Memories."

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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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The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms "about three years ago."

Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update "on my health and the future."

The longtime political and social activist, who was part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle in the 1960s and who later founded the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that after noticing signs of the motor system disorder, he attempted to work through it.

If you're reading this on your phone while driving, stop it. Especially if you're a young neurotic extroverted guy who drives a lot.

Two seconds of attention to the insistent beeping and blinking of our mobile phones or simply changing the radio station accounts for at least 12 percent of car accidents worldwide and 14 percent of them in the U.S., according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The tiny nation of Denmark has just three stations for monitoring atmospheric radiation. Each week, scientists change out air filters in the detectors and take the used ones to a technical university near Copenhagen.

There, Sven Poul Nielsen and other researchers analyze the filters. They often snag small amounts of naturally occurring radioactivity, radon for example.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

USAF SECRETARY -  The Air Force Global Strike Command held a 3-day symposium in Shreveport this week. Among the special guests was Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson.  She had press conference Wednesday and addressed plans for the new Air Force bomber and how it may affect Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.

Government agencies that deal with cybersecurity, like the National Security Agency, have two competing interests. On the one hand, they want to protect America's online infrastructure and economy from cyberattacks. On the other hand, government agencies want to harness tools to attack opponents in cyberspace.

Comedian Sarah Silverman confronted one aspect of the wave of sexual abuse and misconduct revelations that have come out in recent weeks: the anguish when the perpetrator is a friend.

For seven years, Angela Merkel has topped Forbes magazine's list of the most powerful women in the world. In the wake of populism's rise in European and U.S. politics, she's seen by many as a vital pillar of Western values and multilateralism.

But the 63-year-old chancellor of Germany could soon lose her job if she fails to form a new government.

A workhorse truck and a new supercar are in the works for Tesla, after founder and CEO Elon Musk introduced his company's latest effort to widen the U.S. market for electric vehicles Thursday night. Musk called the Roadster "the fastest production car ever made, period."

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET

President Trump lashed out on Twitter on Thursday night against Sen. Al Franken, who has been accused by a Los Angeles radio host of sexually assaulting her. Leeann Tweeden, a former model, was on a USO tour with Franken in 2006, before he was a senator, when the incident occurred. She also produced a photo of Franken posed with his hands on her chest as she slept.

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Gary Borders: Returning to the Cradle of Texas

Airs Friday, November 17, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders returns to the Cradle of Texas to wander the streets where he learned more about news-papering than any place he subsequently worked.

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Shadow Files: Premature Burial

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History Matters: Nitroglycerin

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The Christmas Bird Count 2018 Schedule.

2017-2018 DATES FOR SEVERAL OF THE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN THE RED RIVER RADIO LISTENING AREA

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From Dr. Beverly Burden, Host of "Whats'Bugging You"

Most of the time I communicate with you about the insect world, I am telling you not to worry about them. Attached is a photograph of the puss caterpillar, DO NOT TOUCH IT! The “hairs” are actually spines that break off and have a venom gland at the base. The symptoms can range from burning skin to convulsions. I found one today crawling up the outside front window glass of the bookstore.

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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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