Aired Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m. On this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen hosted with Shelley Visconte, a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. They were joined by Psychiatrist Dr. Pat Sewell, and will discuss to talk about anxiety. Also joining them will be special guest "Laura," who has experienced anxiety throughout her life and will relate her experiences. Your calls were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.


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A group concerned about the invasive aquatic weed choking Lake Bistineau in northwest Louisiana will hold a fundraiser Saturday. The area residents want to raise a cold-tolerant weevil that will feast on giant salvinia year-round.

Airs Thursday, September 24, at 9 a.m. Pope Francis hasn’t been shy about airing his political views. So, what will he tell Congress this Thursday when he appears before a joint session? Join us for live coverage from NPR News on Red River Radio and you’ll hear the pope’s remarks and NPR News' analysis. 

Red River Radio local news highlights for Thursday, Sept. 24.

Aired Wednesday, September 23, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Karl Hasten and Nita Cole from the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum about "Glitz & Grits 2015," which takes place this Saturday, September 26, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. For more information visit the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on line or call 318-632-2020.