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6:00pm

Sun April 20, 2014
Temple Grandin

Independent Minds: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Airs Sunday, April 20 at 6 p.m.  Unable to speak until age four and diagnosed autistic in the 1950s, Temple Grandin went on to defy expectations, becoming a renowned author, activist and expert in humane livestock design.  Honing her ability to see and think differently, this self-described “anthropologist on Mars” has brought enlightenment to her field and a new understanding of autism to the world. David D’Arcy hosts this journey into a truly Independent Mind.

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12:00pm

Wed April 16, 2014
Particle Fever

Red River Radio Spotlight: Particle Fever at the Robinson Film Center

Aired Wednesday, April 16 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Alexandre Kent, the Executive Director of the Robinson Film Center and Dr. Lee Sawyer, a professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University about the film “Particle Fever,” a documentary which captures the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. “Particle Fever,” will be screened at the Robinson Film Center beginning Friday with a special showing Saturday, April 19 at 5 p.m. followed by a talk with Dr. Sawyer who will field questions to help audience members understand why this unprecedented experiment matters to scientists and non-­scientists alike. If you’d like more information contact the Robinson Film Center online at or call 318-459-4122.

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6:00pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Bird Calls

Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford

Cliff Shackelford

Aired Tuesday,  March 18 at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for a future show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu and we'll ask Cliff to help identify the bird. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Our Next Bird Calls will be on Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

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9:48am

Mon January 27, 2014
Science

Centenary College to host discussions on public school science education

Centenary College chemistry major Brittany Rapp and philosophy department chairman Chris Ciocchetti have planned a community-wide conversation about science and religion education in public schools.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Centenary College’s annual symposium called "Forum" gets underway this week with a focus on science and religion in public schools. Three events are planned to spark a community conversation. 

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7:00pm

Wed October 2, 2013
TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour

Every species has its own important role in maintaining nature's balance.

TED Radio Hour debuts. Red River Radio will bring the TED Radio Hour to our listeners every Wednesday Night at 7 p.m. In this story, Everything Is Connected. Every species plays a crucial role in our natural world. But when humans tinker with the equation, a chain reaction can cause entire ecosystems to break down. In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything is connected in nature, with some bold ideas about how we can restore the delicate balance and bring disappearing ecosystems back.

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