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KLSA temporarily on lowered power

The KLSA Alexandria transmitter will be undergoing maintenance over the next several days and will be operating at lowered power. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Red River Radio News

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North La. Safety-Net Hospitals Get New Management

LSU-HSC/OCHSNER DEAL - A new company jointly controlled by Louisiana State University and Ochsner Health System will take control of the state-owned / safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe on Oct. 1 st . That’s the deal that was officially announced yesterday by Governor John Bel Edwards. Speaking before a packed auditorium at LSU-Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Edwards stressed that the arrangement is an equitable package deal. Edwards said, “This is a true 50-50 partnership...

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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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Gender gaps aren't just for the workplace, and the midterm elections are proving it. An NPR analysis of campaign finance records shows that Democratic women candidates face a fundraising gap, compared to Democratic men, in the party's toughest House races.

At the direction of Congress, Medicare is easing up on its annual readmissions penalties for hundreds of hospitals serving large populations of low-income patients, records released last week show.

A Chinese citizen was arrested Tuesday on charges that he helped China in an effort to recruit engineers and scientists at U.S. defense contractors for possible espionage.

In a 17-page criminal complaint dated Sept. 21, federal prosecutors charged Ji Chaoquan, 27, with one count of knowingly acting as the agent of a foreign power.

Some physicians who examined immigrants while working for the federal government had histories of diluting vaccinations, exploiting women and hiring a hit man to kill a dissatisfied patient, according to a scathing report released by the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog.

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Violent crime stayed essentially flat last year, according to statistics just released by the FBI. Those crimes were down by 0.2 percent last year, after a sharp increase of more than 5 percent the year before.

That means violent crime has essentially plateaued at a level higher than the lows of a few years ago — but is still substantially lower than the high rates of the 1980s and 1990s.

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Justice Department official John Gore must sit for questioning by attorneys for the lawsuits over the citizenship question his department requested to be added to the 2020 census, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.



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History Matters: Walter O. Crain

Airs Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner looks back at the enigmatic life and career of Walter O. Crain and why his history matters. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Shadow Files: Area 51

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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