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Cyberday is Friday,March 31, 2017 and our Spring fundraising drive begins Monday, April 3, 2017. Please help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support. Everyone who makes a donation before midnight on Friday, March 31, 2017, will automatically be entered into the drawing for an ASUS ZenPad 10 Z300M Tablet with Android 6.0 OS. Help secure the future of Red River Radio.

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Former Ambassador Richard Jones to Speak at LSUS

A CAREER IN FOREIGN SERVICE: The Chancellor’s Speaker Series at LSUS will host career Foreign Service Officer Richard H. Jones at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in the Science Lecture Auditorium. As a retired US ambassador, Richard H. Jones has spent nearly 38 years in public service, including 32 years as a US Foreign Service Officer. He has served as U.S. Ambassador in Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Israel. he will speak about what the U.S. State Department does, his experiences as a...

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Red River Radio: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Airs Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett, director Twyla Robinson, along with Sierra Worman and Aiden Poling, who will appear in Centenary Colleges upcoming production of the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” by William Finn. This production opens Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, with performance Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. For complete detail visit online www.centenary.edu/playhouse or call 318-869-5242 .

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Health Matters: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Airs Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. We all get tired, but when generalized fatigue becomes a problem for six months or more, it may be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Dr. Shelly Visconte, licensed counselor, will host our conversation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, with guest Dr. Thomas Pressly. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio. Embed...

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Caravan: Jazz Women of the 1960s

Airs Friday, March 31, 2017, 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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The Metropolitan Opera: Beethoven’s Fidelio

Airs Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 12 noon. Sebastian Weigle returns to the Met to conduct his second Saturday broadcast with the company, Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore and Klaus Florian Vogt as Florestan. Fidelio, which was last seen at the Met in 2006, tells the story of Leonore, who disguises herself as a young man named Fidelio in order to free her husband Florestan, a political prisoner. The cast also includes Falk Struckmann as the jailer Rocco;...

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A federal judge levied two punishments over the "Bridgegate" tale of political retaliation in New Jersey Wednesday, sentencing former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni to two years in prison and Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, to 18 months.

The sentencing comes months after Baroni and Kelly were found guilty of crimes that included conspiracy and fraud.

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I was in the mood for reading "lite" this week. It was a nice fleeting thought. Instead, I took a detour because I got curious about Daniel Magariel's slim debut novel, One of the Boys, which is adorned with raves from writers who mostly don't generate such blurbs.

I found myself reading the novel in one still afternoon. A slim, deeply affecting and brutal story, One of the Boys is about the fierce power of a father-son relationship, which, in these pages, all but grinds a young boy to a pulp.

Two anti-abortion rights activists who covertly recorded themselves discussing fetal tissue with Planned Parenthood staff are facing felony charges in California, for allegedly violating state law by filming people without their permission.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on Tuesday, saying the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations."

Lawmakers from both parties are increasingly convinced that the United States Senate is on a collision course that will permanently change the dynamics of the chamber — and the United States Supreme Court.

There's a growing bipartisan sadness and resignation about next week's showdown over the rules that govern high court nominations. But that doesn't mean there's any serious attempt from either party to avoid it.

After seven years of trying, Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week.

That doesn't mean the health care drama is over, though. House Speaker Paul Ryan this week told donors that the party is "going to keep getting at this thing," according to The Washington Post.

But whatever Ryan and his colleagues manage to do, plenty could still change in the Affordable Care Act. Last week's failed bill, after all, was only one part of the GOP's plan.

When it broadcasts the Winter Olympics from South Korea next year, NBC will do so with live programming across the U.S., bringing an end to the network's decades-old strategy of delaying coverage according to U.S. time zones.

Code Switch's Adrian Florido has been covering the new sanctuary movement for us. For this episode, he spoke to key players to understand why hundreds of churches are ready to start a public fight with the current administration to prevent deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

He also looks at why the movement has to wrestle with important questions: Who controls the story and the message? How much say does an individual or family have in how a sanctuary church leverages their story?

Airs Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett, director Twyla Robinson, along with Sierra Worman and Aiden Poling, who will appear in Centenary Colleges upcoming production of the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” by William Finn. This production opens Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, with performance Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. For complete detail visit online www.centenary.edu/playhouse or call 318-869-5242.

Hillary Clinton criticized the lack of diversity in the Trump White House and the ill-fated Republican health care proposal in what were her most political public remarks since losing the November presidential election to Donald Trump.

Clinton made her observations in an address to the Professional BusinessWomen of California in San Francisco on Tuesday night. "There's no place I'd rather be than here with you," she told the gathering, adding, "other than the White House."

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History Matters: A Tribute To Healers

Airs Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner pays tribute top healers ahead of Doctors Day. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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