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Sen. Cassidy Unsure About GOP Healthcare Bill, Wants More Time

Dominating the national news this week is the potential vote on the Senate Republican Healthcare bill as Senate Majority leadership hopes to have a vote before the July 4 th holiday break. Although the Senate has a Republican majority, there are some Republican Senators who have spoken out that they have reservations about the bill in its current form. Some Senators feel the bill doesn’t go far enough in repealing the core of Obama-Care, whereas others have expressed concern that the bill...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Stage Center presents Peter and the Starcatcher starring Blayne Weaver

Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blayne Weaver who stars in the role of Black Stache in Stage Center’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which open up Thursday June 22, at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse in Shreveport. Show times extend through this weekend and next and additional information can be found at Stage Center or by calling 318-218-9978 .

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Carnegie Hall Live: The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas

Airs Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in an all Mahler.

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What's Bugging You? June 27, 2017

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The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Georges Bizet's Carmen

Airs Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Georges Bizet's Carmen starring Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen and Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, with Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla, Christian Van Horn as Escamillo, and Bradley Smoak as Zuniga. Rob Ashford is our director, Michael Black is Chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus are under the direction of Ainars Rubikis.

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So Senate Republicans, it would appear, have their work cut out for them this week.

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Chinese authorities have granted dissident Liu Xiaobo medical parole, freeing the Nobel Peace Prize winner from prison because he has terminal liver cancer. Liu, 61, is being allowed to seek treatment in a hospital outside of prison.

"According to his lawyer, Liu was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer while in prison last month," NPR's Rob Schmitz reports from Hong Kong. "[He] is being treated at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang."

Ladi Adaikwu's top-shelf merchandise is hidden in a mud-brick shed in a warren of narrow alleyways in Angwan-Dodo, a farming village close to Nigeria's capital city Abuja. The steel door is secured with a heavy padlock, and when she opens it, a shaft of light cuts through the damp darkness to reveal what looks like a knee-high pile of narrow, dirt-encrusted footballs.

But don't be fooled by their humble appearance: These are high-quality yams, and around here they're as good as gold.

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It looks like Senate Republicans are going to have their work cut out for them this week.

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It's summer vacation season and many families will be lucky enough to be heading off for at least a few days. At least half of parents say quality time together is the most important reason to take a family vacation, according to a national survey by the rental car company Alamo.

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We're going to bring another voice into the conversation now - NPR health policy correspondent Alison Kodjak.

Alison, what did you hear in that interview just now?

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Gary Borders: A Tribute to Jimmy LaFave

Airs Friday, June 23, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders remembers Jimmy LaFave.

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