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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. 

White House

President Obama will speak today at noon about the economy. His remarks are expected to last approximately 10 minutes and NPR will provide coverage of his remarks. We will start the Regional Symphony Broadcast after the president's remarks.

NPR has alerted us that the President will address the nation tonight and NPR coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT tonight.  No details about the subject of the address are known at this time.  President Obama is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Obama will address Americans tonight from Bagram Air Base, at 6:30 p.m. CT.  NPR coverage will begin at 6pm.

The fourth program in the series on "Higher Education's Role" aired on November 16th at 6:00 p.m. Guests for the program were Dr. Paul Sisson, Provost and Vice Chancellor, LSUS; Christianne Wojcik, Director of Academic Services, LSUS;  Janice Sneed, Vice Chancellor of Community and Workforce Development, Southern University Shreveport;  Saundra Bigham, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment for Southern University Shreveport.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting collaborated with Red River Radio for a town hall discussion on Thursday, October 20th, 7 p.m. at LSUS.  Local and state experts explored the drop-out crisis and answered questions the audience.  The town hall meeting aired on Red River Radio on October 31.

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.