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9:43am

Mon July 29, 2013
Local

South Arkansas water solution draws attention of MIT scientists

MIT civil engineering graduate Rob Sowby evaluates sand structures from a Sparta Aquifer outcrop north of Camden, Ark.
Credit Sherrel Johnson

A new graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology wrote an article in the new issue of a newsletter for civil engineers that demonstrates how Union County, Arkansas, found a solution to the rapidly declining Sparta Aquifer. It’s a success story that’s now 16 years in the making.

Robert Sowby, a fellow graduate student and his adviser traveled to El Dorado earlier this year to examine the Sparta Aquifer. Sowby was impressed to learn how residents, local industries, and government all pulled together to find a solution to the rapidly depleting water supply.

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9:00pm

Fri July 26, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have a country flavor, both traditional and a touch old school plus some Creole country music that they call Zydeco. We feature tracks from Guy Clark, a new cut from Chris Thile with Michael Daves, some Alison Krauss, and an unusual track from the Punch Brothers from my private collection of studio recordings. On Blues at the Bottom we have some country blues from Marie Nofsinger and Brad Paisley, a traditional and soulful track from Dorothy Moore and we'll have some happy feet music from Geno Delafose and Beau Jocque. On our concert hour this week we'll feature Steve Earl in a solo show at the Fur Peace Ranch, and our final hour takes us through "Love and Some Verses."

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 26, 2013

9:35am

Fri July 26, 2013
Local

Plano, Texas rancher brings urban rodeo to Shreveport

Credit Hip Hop Cowboys

A rodeo that blends urban and zydeco music with cowboy culture comes to Shreveport Saturday. R&B singer T.K. Soul will headline the event. But he could be upstaged by dozens of rodeo competitors and bucking broncos at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum as part of the Hip Hop Cowboys summer rodeo.

Hip Hop Cowboys is a company that Damon Leffall of Plano, Texas, formed four years ago. His hobby as a rancher and team roper turned into his bread-and-butter business. He said the urban cowboy concept is not a stretch.

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9:00pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Advancements in the screening and treatment of HIV

Bobby Darrow, Kermit Poling, Dr. Gerardo Negron, and Brett Malone in the Noel Foundation studio
Red River Radio Red River Radio

Aired Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. Since the first Aids cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in the 80s, many advancements have been made in the screening and treatment of HIV. What are these advancements? Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Gerardo Negron, Brett Malone, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, and Robert Darrow joined us for Health Matters to provide the latest information and take your questions during the show.

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11:15am

Thu July 25, 2013
Local

East Texas ballooners get on with the 'tasks' of the day

Hot air balloon pilot Richard Sabin of Longview glides toward his first target in his balloon, "Sea Breeze."
Credit Great Texas Balloon Race - Facebook

The U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship is on as scheduled Thursday in Longview after being grounded for the past two days due to poor weather conditions. The pilots are now trying to rapidly complete the tasks of the competition.

When Mother Nature interferes in a multi-day ballooning competition, the stakes get higher. The pilots must complete tasks each day of the competition in order to rack up a higher score. When there are fewer days to fly, there are fewer tasks to complete. This makes the remaining tasks all the more important.

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