Cyberday is Friday, September 28, 2018

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KLSA Off Air!

The KLSA Transmitter suffered a power outage and we are busy trying to resolve. We hope it will be back shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Gov Edwards Defends Partial Sales Tax Renewal In Light Of Budget Surplus

LA BUDGET SURPLUS: Governor John Bel Edwards revealed last week that Louisiana has a $300 Million Dollar Budget Surplus…thanks to a better economy and increased tax collections. While this would normally be considered good news, this surplus has added to the debate over whether or not the surplus indicates over-taxation. According to a report in the Shreveport Times, GOP Lawmakers who voted against the partial sales-tax renewal earlier this year say the surplus demonstrates over-taxation and...

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World Choral Spectacular

Airs Monday, September 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. Join host Brian Newhouse for highlights from the 11th World Choral Symposium in Barcelona, a week-long festival featuring performances by some of the finest choirs in the world. The two-hour program explores a wide variety of repertoire and singing styles. In addition to two of America's finest choirs—Salt Lake Choral Artists, and Westminster Choir—audiences will hear highlights of fantastic ensembles from Sweden, the Philippines, Latvia, Spain,...

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Carnegie Hall Live: Yuja Wang plays Brahms, Schumann, and Beethoven

Airs Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. In this performance recorded live at Carnegie Hall, acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang performed a solo recital weaving together works across the romantic repertory. The program features a pair of ballades by Brahms; Schumann's Kreisleriana (based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann character, the eccentric conductor Johannes Kreisler); and finally Beethoven's deeply moving "Hammerklavier" Sonata. Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic,...

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Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys
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Shreveport House Concert Series: Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys
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Caravan: Sugarloaf Mountain, an Appalachian Gathering

Airs Friday, September 28, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature Apollo’s Fire in Sugarloaf Mountain, An Appalachian Gathering, with Jeannette Sorrell leading Apollo's Fire in performance at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Cleveland with Robert Conrad hosting and Jeannette Sorrell as Narrator. In our Concert Hour we have a special from NPR Music from the 2018 Newport Folk Festival with Bob Boilen and Rita Houston presenting highlights from this year's Newport Folk Festival. Hear songs from Brandi Carlile, Margo Price, Mavis Staples and more. Then in our Final Hour, we ask the question, Who Knows Where The Time Goes.

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Starting next month, any woman who visits inmates in Virginia's prisons are banned from wearing tampons or menstrual cups.

The state's Department of Corrections says its new rule is aimed at preventing contraband from being smuggled into its prisons.

An amazing animal rescue video surfaced last week, in the wake of the floodwaters caused by Hurricane Florence. In Leland, N.C., six hunting dogs had been abandoned in chain-link kennels, unable to escape the rising waters.

Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih unseated the president in the Maldives election, a surprise victory at a time when the archipelago nation was feared to be backsliding into authoritarianism and getting closer to China.

On the tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, voter turnout was nearly 90 percent, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Solih, a member of parliament, got 134,616 votes to the incumbent's 96,132.

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Gary Borders: Longview Landmark Set to Close

Airs Friday, September 21, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders laments to loss of a Longview Landmark Set to Close at the End of September.

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Shadow Files: Area 51

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History Matters: Roman Soldiers

Red River Radio Vehicle Donation Program

The Vehicle Donation Program provides Vehicle Donation Services to Public Radio stations across the country. This is a great way to support this station and get a tax write off for your car. Contact the Vehicle Donation program directly online or if you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 855-277-2346 , or you can call our direct line at 401-808-8277.

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The Story Of Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford on Red River Radio

This video takes you into the studio with Cliff and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502

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