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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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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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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

I think I'm coming down with something.

Usually that means I prepare a mug of tea, add a spoonful of honey kept solely for such occasions, and add a dash of lemon juice. This elixir, I've been told, will soothe my sore throat and coax my raspy voice back to normalcy. But does it actually work?

Florida's Republican governor is calling for a range of measures that aim to prevent shootings like the one that occurred last week in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed.

In a news conference Friday in Tallahassee, Rick Scott said he wants new laws and programs that fall into three categories: gun laws, school safety and mental health.

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No One's Quite Sure Why Lassa Fever Is On The Rise

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Nigeria is tough on diseases.

With help from a few partners, it stopped Ebola's spread. It wrestled guinea-worm disease into a headlock, with no new cases since 2013. And it's nearly eradicated the transmission of polio.

But now a disease that usually just lurks in the background has roared into headlines. Since the beginning of the year, there's been a particularly large outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria's southern provinces.

President Trump on Friday announced a fresh round of sanctions against North Korea in an attempt to block oil and other prohibited products from getting to the Asian nation.

"We have imposed the heaviest sanctions ever imposed," Trump said at the conclusion of his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxen Hill, Md., just outside Washington. "Hopefully, something positive can happen. We will see."

One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. And, at least up until recently, if that isn't effective, the second line of attack has been the big guns.

"Percocet or Vicodin," says Dr. Peter Bakes, an emergency medicine specialist at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. "Medications that certainly have contributed to the rising opioid epidemic."

Updated at 5:28 p.m. ET

Rick Gates, the business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges and will begin cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Gates appeared in federal court on Friday afternoon. He told Judge Amy Berman Jackson he was making the plea of his own free will.

For the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and what authorities describe as a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, the prospect of returning to their home villages might be more than just daunting. As satellite photographs show, a return home might be simply impossible.

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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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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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