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Thu December 4, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

What Was I Thinking for December 4, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain has had his share of vices, but kicking cigarettes was a real struggle. If he were in charge cigarettes would be banned. 

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Thu November 20, 2014
Presidential Address

President Obama Addresses The Nation: Immigration Reform

Airs Tursday, Novemver 20 at 7 p.m. President Obama will address the nation from the White House tonight night at 7 p.m. CT.  He will unveil executive actions on immigration. Red River Radio and NPR News will provide live anchored special coverage hosted by Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis.  Melissa will be joined in studio by Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson; White House Correspondent, Tamara Keith; Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving; Congressional Reporter, Juana Summers and National Correspondent,  John Burnett will join our coverage from Texas.


Sun November 2, 2014
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Louisiana's Congressional Priorities

Airs Sunday, November 2 at 6 p.m. In November, Louisiana voters head to the polls to decide who will represent them in Washington, D.C. This month, Louisiana Public Square explores what issues matter to the electorate and what the priorities should be for the state's next congressional delegation. Should the focus be on job creation or tax relief? Should more funds go towards coastal restoration or securing the Southern border? And what role should the state's delegation play in the future of the Affordable Care Act?

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Sun October 26, 2014
America Abroad

America Abroad: The Keystone XL Pipeline - An International Town Hall

Airs Sunday, October 26 at 6 p.m. The Keystone XL pipeline has been a controversial project in both the United States and Canada. On this edition of America Abroad, audiences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Calgary, Canada engaged in a cross border discussion about how the oil sands industry and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline directly affects their lives.

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Sun October 19, 2014
America Abroad

America Abroad: When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict

Somali troops march against Al Shabaab

Airs Sunday, October 19 at 6 p.m. AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. This month, we travel to Sub Saharan and Pakistan to bring you the stories of those caught up in the struggle to secure clean water.   We’ll hear from unapologetic water thieves, reporters turned refugees, and rural residents whose way of life may be completed decimated because of the wording in an old international treaty. Also the voices of American officials, NGO’s, and others.