Robert Siegel

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Airs Sunday, December 11, at 6 p.m. When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession. And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.

Airs Monday, September 26, 8 p.m. The First Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in New York. This debate will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt and our coverage will be anchored by All Things Considered host Robert Siegel.

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Airs Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, January 20, 2015, President Obama will deliver the anual State of the Union address. National Public Radio news will be there to provide live anchored coverage of the President’s speech as well as the Republican response. Robert Siegel will host and he'll be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. NPR’s Ailsa Chang will report live from the House chamber and we will also have analysis of the speeches from two political pollsters: Democrat Anna Greenberg, senior vice president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights, as well as NPR reporters.

Airs Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.  Control of the Senate is up for grabs in this midterm election and Red River Radio will bring you NPR election coverage Tuesday featuring local updates and analysis from political scientists in our region. We’ll hear from Jeffrey Sadow of LSU Shreveport, Greg Granger of Northwestern State, Paul Babbitt of Southern Arkansas University, and Ken Collier of Stephen F. Austin State.

Airs Tuesday, January 28 at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, January 28, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address and is expected to address income inequality, immigration and education as key topics. Red River Radio and NPR News will provide full coverage hosted by Robert Siegel who will be joined by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.  We will also have analysis of the speeches from Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor of National Review magazine and EJ Dionne, columnist at the Washington Post as well as NPR reporters. NPR will also cover the Republican response to President Obama's State Of The Union Address with analysis.