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

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Dr. Anil Veluvolu & Dr. Sanford Katz join Kermit Poling to discuss Pancreatic Cancer.

SFA University

Aired Monday,  July 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

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The 2010 Red River Radio Young Artists Competition Winner's Concert. This program was recorded by Red River Radio before a live studio audience on Sunday May 9, 2010 at the LSUS University Center Theater. Kermit Poling is your host and master of ceremonies. The Program originally aired on Red River Radio, Saturday July 3 at 2:00 p.m.

How To Protect Our Children From Sexual Predators."  Detective Paula Morino with the Shreveport PD Sex Crimes Unit & Dr. Bruce McCormick, a medical and family psychologist joined Bill Beckett and answered online questions.

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

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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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