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8:32am

Tue April 21, 2015

7:45am

Tue April 21, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: On the rise and fall of an antebellum plantation tycoon

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a Natchez, Mississippi, couple -- Julia and Haller Nutt -- whose great fortune was lost during the American Civil War. According to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Haller Nutt owned about 43,000 acres and 800 slaves.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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9:00pm

Mon April 20, 2015
Jazz Fest 2014 Live

Jazz Fest 2014 Live! Highlights from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Airs Monday, April 20, at 9 p.m. Joins us for the third of four programs celebrating Jazz from the New Orleans Jazz fest 2014 with a program titled "Swing is in the House." Some of the featured artists and works are:

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11:00am

Mon April 20, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony 2015

Airs Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. A new season of concerts from the San Francisco Symphony begins this week when Semyon Bychkov takes the podium and is joined by violinist Pinchas Zukerman for Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26. The concert will open with Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser (the Dresden version), and we'll hear Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 plus as an encore Kissine's Post-scriptum (with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting. Join us for a new season of concert by the San Francisco Symphony each Monday at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.

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9:38am

Mon April 20, 2015
Business

BP Oil Spill documentarian: 'Gulf is a factory'

Credit The Great Invisible / Facebook

The Gulf of Mexico is a factory. That’s according documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown who grew up in Mobile, Alabama.

Brown’s film “The Great Invisible,” explores the lingering impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster five years later. Eleven men died and more than 3 million barrels of crude spewed into the Gulf. Ferreting out the truth was a challenge for Brown whose 83 minute documentary airs today on PBS stations.

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