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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LSUS Pioneer Day Takes Us Back In Time This Saturday

The Pioneer Heritage Center located on LSUS campus is holding its Pioneer Day this Saturday. It promises a fun time to see craftsmen at work, it’s also an excellent way to engage with Louisiana history. I visited with Pioneer Heritage Center’s director: Marty Young to learn more. “It’s just a fun thing,” said Young, “you can take an hour, hour-and-a-half out of your day and stop by to see us.” Pioneer Day initially began 21 years ago as an independent study put on by LSUS students in...

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

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. 



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Gary Borders: The Story of StoryCorps

Airs Friday, October 13, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders brings us the Story of StoryCorps, and the importance of oral history.

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Shadow Files: 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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