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Hints at Special Sessions for Texas and Louisiana Legislators

SPECIAL SESSIONS? Both Louisiana and Texas legislatures are winding down to their final weeks but could a Special Session be in the works for both states? Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has threatened to force one if the Texas House of Representatives doesn't pass Patrick’s Senate priorities. Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana expressed his frustrations at the lack of progress in the state house of representatives as tax reform bills have yet to be brought to the floor. Tax reform...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Within the Orb of Glories Wearing

Airs Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Father Peter Mangum, from St. John Berchmans Cathedral, along with Leonard Kacenjar, first violin with the Festival String Quartet, and composer Kermit Poling about the North American broadcast premiere of Kermit Poling’s “ Within the Orb of Glories Wearing ,” featuring our very own Shreveport Summer Music Festival String Quartet in a performance that will be Broadcast across the U.S. and Canada on the EWTN Network. The High...

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Caravan: Darrell Scott Live on stage at Merlfest

Airs Friday, May 19, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the caravan we start on a trail of Cold Blooded Love and end up on the whipping post with tracks from The Trishas, Townes Van Zandt, Birds of Chicago, Steve Earl, Masayoshi Fujita, HEM, the Banditos, and the Allman Brothers. In our second our we join Darrell Scott Live on stage at Merlfest and in our final hour we find a respite, "Up Above the Clouds," with cuts by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Andrew Vasquez, Danny Schmidt, William...

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Carnegie Hall Live: Brentano String Quartet with Pianist Jonathan Biss

Airs Monday, May 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Brentano String Quartet will be joined by pianist Jonathan Biss for works by chuman, Brahms, Mozart, and Gesualdo. We'll hear Schumann's Fünf Gesänge der Frühe (Songs of Dawn), followed by Selections from Madrigals, Book VI by Gesualdo. We'll also hear the Klavierstücke, Op. 118 by Brahms and Mozart's String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614.

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Commentator Brian O’Nuanain gives us a useful rant on the modern scourge of texting.

Commentator Gary Joiner travels for Louisiana highway 8 to a place called Burr’s Ferry 

Commentator Archie McDonald reflects on the dependence we now have on the internet and instant connectivity. 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his bemused thoughts about marital tests.

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the life and history of the lessor know of the Lafitte brothers 

The Steve Miller Band On World Cafe

Jul 25, 2011

Some people call him space cowboy, some people call him the gangster of love, but most know him as Steve Miller, the guitarist and vocalist whose laid-back, infectiously catchy tunes have soothed the nation for decades.

Commentator Archie McDonald remembers with some misgivings, his youthful fascination with professional wrestling.
 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares view on punctuation and James Joyce. 

Dr. Sunny Hussain joins Kermit Poling to discuss 'GERD' in Infants. GERD is Gastroesophageal reflux disease and they will look into the causes and solutions to this problem in children.

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

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Gary Borders: Troop 201 Turns 100

Airs Friday, May 19, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 201 celebrate it's centennial with the opening of a time capsule buried 50 years ago.

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Shadow Files: The Man in the Iron Mask

Historic routes of the Spanish colonial El Camino Real de los Tejas, the portion in the United States is a National Historic Trail.
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History Matters: Piercing the frontier via the El Camino Real

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