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With your help we raised $48,576 so far. Thank You. Our goal is Twice the Members in Half the Time, and we still have two weeks to go before the end our or fiscal year. If you have not contributed yet please do so online here. Help us continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region and secure the future of Red River Radio. Thanks. DONATE NOW! Drawing Rules

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La. Special Session Ends, Budget Deal Reached

COMPROMISE REACHED? Louisiana’s second special legislative session of 2017 officially came to an end Friday delivering a budget marginally different than the one proposed by the Senate during the regular session. Many – including Governor John Bel Edwards – were wondering whether the special session had truly been necessary. The Louisiana Legislature’s final budget fully funds the popular Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, higher education avoids a cut, civil service workers get a 2...

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Carnegie Hall Live: Three Generations, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich

Airs Monday, June 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Three Generations of minimalists are featured, with music by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. We'll hear Arvo Pärt's Für Alina and Fratres along with the String Quartet No. 5 by Philip Glass and Different Trains by Steve Reich.

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What's Bugging You? June 20, 2017

Airs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502 . Some insects Dr. Burden will Identify this show.

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Health Matters: Heat Related Illness (Repeat Broadcast)

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Adam Dale

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Bellini's Norma

Airs Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Vincenzo Bellini's Norma starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma, Russell Thomas as Pollione, Elizabeth DeShong as Adalgisa, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Oroveso. Kevin Newbury directs with Michael Black as chorus master and the Lyric Opera Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Frizza.

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Intelligence Squared US Debates: Will video games make us smarter?

Kermit Poling welcomes Dr. William Whyte II to discuss pain - specifically with neck, back and legs. They also took listeners' calls as well.

Kermit Poling discusses the diagnosis and treatment of Prostate Cancer with Dr. Sanford Katz and Dr. Loren J. Smith.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

Kermit Poling discusses Common Sleep Disorders with Neurologist Dr. Andrew Chesson from the LSU Health Sciences Center

Kermit Poling discusses Alcoholism & Substance Abuse with Betsy Williams from the Center for Families in Shreveport

Kermit Poling discusses Skin Cancer & Other Skin Conditions with Dr. Donald Posner from Dermatology & Skin Surgery in Shreveport.

Kermit Poling discusses the Swine Flu with Dr. Raymond Coghlan from Willis Knighton Medical Center.

Kermit Poling discusses diet and nutrition with dietician Amy Yates & Davis Woodard.

Kermit Poling discusses Diabetes and Vision-Related Issues Associated with Diabetes with Dr. Thomas Worgul, and Internal Medicine Physician, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Ophthalmologists Dr. Christopher Shelby.

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Gary Borders: A powerless feeling

Airs Friday, June 9, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders shares a powerless moment after recent storms.

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Shadow Files: The Avenging Greek Soldier

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History Matters: A D-Day Remembrance

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Welcome The Car Talk 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 CarTalk Vehicle Donation program directly via the web or call for more information: (866) 789-8627

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