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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: 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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Health Matters: Chronic Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Airs Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday t 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host our discussion on Chronic Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System. Guests will be Attorney Elton Richey, and forensic psychiatry fellows from University Health Dr. Vinay Kothapalli and Dr. Erica Parker. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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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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When Congress passed a sweeping tax overhaul last December, it lowered the corporate tax rate, and dozens of companies promised to share the good fortune with employees by offering raises or bonuses.

The Walt Disney Co. was among them, having logged a one-time windfall of $1.6 billion during its latest quarter, largely because of tax cuts. It announced to its workers in January that nonmanagement employees — about 125,000 workers in all — would receive a $1,000 bonus.

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No immediate relief is in sight for a swath of the Midwest where heavy rain, melting snow and rising rivers have shuttered schools, closed roads and prompted several evacuations.

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Thursday morning.

But the hard part came next: trying to catch the rocket's falling nose cone with a big net on a ship in the ocean.

Wait, what?

Tens of thousands of years ago, the first artists painted images on the walls of caves. They collected, painted and ground holes in shells, presumably to wear. It was the very first art, created by what we call "modern humans," or Homo sapiens.

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Shadow Files: Amelia Earhart

Airs Thursday, February 22, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes us back to July of 1937, and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Mary Earhart.

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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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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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