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Kate Archer Kent brings you up to date each weekday morning with local news and feature stories from across our listening area. Tune in for her reports at 6:06 a.m.,  7:06 a.m., and 8:06 a.m. during Morning Edition. Her stories can also be heard on line in our Red River Radio Archive.

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USAF SECRETARY -  The Air Force Global Strike Command held a 3-day symposium in Shreveport this week. Among the special guests was Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson.  She had press conference Wednesday and addressed plans for the new Air Force bomber and how it may affect Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.

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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT: Every year on the third Thursday of November Smokers are encouraged to take part in the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smoke-Out". It's an effort to encourage smokers to try and stop smoking for one day and hopefully kickstarts the desire to stop smoking altogether.   Red River Radio News visited a smoking cessation group counsel session held at WKHS in Shreveport recently to ask smokers to tell their story in trying to kick the smoking habit.  "George" has several health issues that prompted him to quit smoking.

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The Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium is in it’s 3rd and final day as Air Force leaders, personnel and Defense Industry experts have been convening at Shreveport’s Convention Center this week.  The Theme is : "Breaking Barriers and Leading Change—Strategic Deterrence and Global Strike in the 21st Century" and touted as the command’s premiere professional event of the year.  Airmen and defense industry experts have held conferences exchanging ideas and experiences in Missle and bomb strategies and technologies.  One of the many speakers Brigadier General Kri