Bill Beckett

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Airs Friday, August 24, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an epic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you live from the 2018 Newport Folk Festival,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses.

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Airs Friday, July 27, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Yellow Red Sparks, Antje Duvekot, Sarah Jarosz, and Colin Linden, ... we'll take a walk with Alice Coltrane, and we'll flash back to a couple of classics from "A' Train and King Curtis. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage in hour two and you'll find us Somewhere Down The Crazy River in our final set. 

Clementine Hunter (December 4, 1886/1887 – January 1, 1988) / Melrose Plantation - NSU Folk Festival

Airs Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 39th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21, 2018, in the Air Conditioned Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University.

Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we wander with a Midnight Runaway, featuring tracks from Three Dog Night, Simon and Garfunkle, Steppenwolf, Santana, and a healthy dose of Van Morrison. This in our concert hour we travel to the rustic setting of Florida's Nature Coast for Magda Hiller in concert and in our final hour we seek out the Quiet Joys of Brotherhood with tracks by Sandy Denny, Patty Griffin, Sun Kil Moon, Erin Mckeown, Brian Eno, and Rose Polenzani.

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