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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 Archie McDonald compiles a short list of journalists he admires. 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his views on appropriate language from across the cultural divide. 

Commentator Gary Joiner relates the historical significance of the Lone Star State.

Commentator Archie McDonald makes a shopping confession. 

"For the past 50 years the Community Foundation of North Louisiana has been a vital force in improving the quality of life in our community. From their support of the arts to their efforts at reducing poverty and the underlying issues, to improving the education of our children, they have been engaged on all fronts. Join us for a look at their efforts today as we speak with some of the organizations who are improving lives through the generous support of the Community Foundation."

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his views on how racial discrimination and relationships 

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a nontraditional Civil War soldier.

Commentator Archie McDonald pens a commentary about Independence Day. 

Brian O'Nuanain shares his views about the deficit, the debt, consumerism, smelly diapers, and other serious topics. 

Trail commentator Gary Joiner on Gen. Custer's Last Stand.

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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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