Fall 2017 Fundraising Campaign: Final Total = $110,005

Thanks to all who donated during our fall membership campaign. With your help we raised over $110,000 for Red River Radio. Thanks also to the Louisiana Boardwalk for donating the Gift Cards for our drawings. You can still contribute online anytime, and again thanks so much for supporting Red River Radio. DONATE NOW!

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StoryCorps Has Arrived in Shreveport-Bossier

From October 13 through November 12. Red River Radio is excited to partner with StoryCorps as we host their visit to the Shreveport-Bossier City area starting October 12. They will park their mobile Airstream recording studio for an entire month at the Broadmoor branch of the Shreve Memorial Library, recording stories from our region for posterity. StoryCorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations by preserving and sharing humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. It’s a reminder of our shared humanity, strengthening and building the connections between people, teaching the value of listening, and weaving into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. Information about reserving interview/recording time will be coming soon. Reservations are available and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org . Additional appointments will be made available on October 13. Try to call as early as you can on the 28th, but if you miss getting an appointment, try again on October 13. Also, you will need to decide who will be interviewed and who will do the interviewing (a family member or friend).

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Many Still Haven't Applied For La. 2016 Flood Recovery Funds

FLOOD RECOVERY FOR LA: Louisiana has received $1.7 billion from the federal government to help recover from the 2016 floods, a majority of which is being spent on repairing homes. But according to Pat Forbes, director for the Louisiana Office of Community Development, a lot of Louisiana home owners who had flood damage haven’t applied for FEMA money to help with their flooded homes. He updated the Legislature’s Homeland Security Committee yesterday and revealed only about 1,800 homeowners...

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Health Matters: Living Independently as a Senior Adult (Repeat Broadcast)

Airs Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. February is Senior Independence Month. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. as Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist,and Dr. Shelley Visconte, counselor and marriage and family therapist, will host a discussion on living independently as a senior adult. Guests will include Mary Alice Rountree, Executive Director for the Caddo Council on Aging; Bridget Lymon, the Caddo Council on Aging’s Disability Resource Center Manager; and Susan Stewart from the Louisiana Assistive Technology Network. (This is a repeat broadcast and no calls will be taken.)

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Crockett, Pettis, and Childs

Airs Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archives we present Crockett, Pettis, and Childs from May 2011.

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Caravan: Back Home Again with John Denver

Airs Friday, October 13, 2017, at 9 p.m. An extensive journal of the life and music of one of the most creative and popular performers of the late 20th Century. John Denver's music and comments about his life as a songwriter and performer, as revealed in interviews and his songs. Includes top hit recordings and those less familiar, but revealing, meaningful, and sometimes humorous. We're also reminded of his life as a husband, father, environmentalist, and adventurer. In our second hour we'll...

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San Francisco Symphony: Brahms Symphony No. 1

Airs Monday, October 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week with Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra in the Symphony No. 1 in D major by C.P.E. Bach, the Symphony No. 1 in C minor by Brahms, and Apollo by Stravinsky. In the middle, pianist Yefim Bronfman will be featured in a new work by Jörg Widmann, his Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra.

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What's Bugging You For October 17, 2017

   Commentator Archie McDonald has a gentleman's guide to wearing hats.

Commentator Gary Joiner has the history of the railroad.

Commentator Archie McDonald examines the Juneteenth celebration 

Brian O'Nuanain shares part two of his upcoming exciting tour of Ireland. 

History Matters

Jun 14, 2011

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a journey down the yellow brick road, replete with historical references.

Commentator Archie McDonald salutes Flag Day. 

Brian O'Nuanain shares part one of his upcoming exciting tour of Ireland. 

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

May 30, 2011

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

On Sunday May 8th Red River Radio presented a concert featuring the winners of its second annual Young Artist Competition. These six performers showed their musical talents before a live audience at the LSUS University Center Theater. The concert was originally broadcast on Friday May 28, 2011 on the Regional Symphony Broadcast.  Kermit Poling will be your host and master of ceremonies.

Dr. Randall Brewer from River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists joins Host Kermit Poling to discuss Migraine Headaches and various symptoms and treatments to manage the pain.

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Shadow Files: The Gentleman at Houmas House Plantation

Airs Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. On this week's shadow file, Dr. Cheryl White travels to Darrow, Louisiana and examines the ghostly tales of the Gentleman at Houmas House Plantation.

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History Matters: The lasting affects of the WPA

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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