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Arkansas Covid Vaccine Total Ranks Among Lowest In US

ARKANSAS COVID VACCINE GOAL— Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has set a goal to have half of the state’s population at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus within the next three months. Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the goal as the state continues to lag most of the country in vaccinations. "We currently have 1,038,000 Arkansans or 34% that have received at least one shot, " Hutchinson said. "With that we want to be able to increase that to 50% and to do that that means that...

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The Gift Of Charity & A Mothers Influence

Airs Friday, May 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Mothers Day in song and word with selection including Home Is a Special Kind of Feeling, Fill the World with Love, Canticle, My Mother's Love, Jesus Loves Me, On This Day of Joy and Gladness, Mother Tell Me the Story, Songs My Mother Taught Me, All Things Bright and Beautiful, A Mother's Eyes Reflect the Love of Heaven, Have I Done Any Good, Standing on the Promises, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

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Shreveport House Concert Series:  Adam Dale
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Shreveport House Concerts: Adam Dale

Airs Thursday, May 6, 202, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Adam Dale Live

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NPR: Fifty And Forward
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NPR: Fifty And Forward - An Anniversary Celebration Of NPR

Airs Monday, May 10, 2021, at 8 p.m. NPR grew up alongside a post-Watergate journalism ethos that shaped the media industry for decades. Hosted by Audie Cornish and featuring other NPR journalists, we'll unpack that ethos: how it developed in the newsroom and changed over time, through today. Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, this program tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the growth of modern media.

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, May11, 2021

Airs Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take 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 the show, please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in at 800-552-8502 with your questions.

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For most wine drinkers, a budget bottle from the grocery store is perfectly sufficient.

But for the adventurous wine connoisseur with a discerning palate — and a lot of money — there is a new frontier: space wine.

It seems incredible: At a time when low-income nations are clamoring for vaccines against COVID-19, at least three countries — Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and South Sudan — are either discarding doses or giving them to other countries. What's going on?

Ed Ward, an incisive former critic and editor for Rolling Stone and longtime contributor to WHYY's Fresh Air, died this week in his home in Austin, Texas. He was 72 years old.

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Updated May 5, 2021 at 6:43 PM ET

President Biden threw his support behind a World Trade Organization proposal on Wednesday to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, clearing a hurdle for vaccine-strapped countries to manufacture their own vaccines even though the patents are privately held.

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Continue the conversation in 2021 StoryCorps Selects Shreveport for National Initiative

Continue the conversation in 2021: StoryCorps Selects Shreveport for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America. Shreveport is one of four cities in which StoryCorps is anchoring One Small Step in 2021 with more opportunities to record, share, and preserve conversations that show the country how Louisianians can listen to each other in spite of their differences of opinion. Read about the national effort in The Shreveport Times . Red River Radio led the project in 2020, recording 25...

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A Gathering of Geezers
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Gary Borders: A Gathering of Geezers

Airs Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares his delight and fondness for a collection of friends who reunited recently on Zoom for some "Remember When" moments.

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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.

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COVID-19 Louisiana

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LA MASK MANDATE — Gov. John Bel Edwards is partially lifting Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate enacted to combat the coronavirus outbreak.  But the Democratic governor announced yesterday that he's limiting the face covering requirement to schools, hospitals, clinics and other specific locations.
 

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LOUISIANA VACCINE DEMAND?— Louisiana officials hailed the opening of a federal mass vaccination site in Baton Rouge fewer than two weeks ago.  But Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that the location isn’t seeing enough traffic from people seeking the thousands of coronavirus vaccine doses available.   

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COVID-19 TEXAS

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TX COVID SHOTS -   Governor Greg Abbott says it’s important Texans who received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines go back and get their second shot.  The Governor made these comments in a video he released on Twitter earlier this week.

“With both doses, you can help better protect us against COVID-19, and you can help us put an end to this pandemic. So, make sure you go get your second dose,” Abbott said.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TYLER CAFE VACCINE INCENTIVE-  Earlier this month it was announced that April is National Minority Health Month by The Centers for Disease Control. And while health agencies are trying to reach out  to communities of color to promote better healt,  a local businessman in Tyler, Texas is doing his part by getting more people, not just minorities --to get coronavirus vaccines.  Courtney Esteen,  owns  Flavors Daiquiri Café in Tyler, Texas  and he’s trying to help people overcome their skepticism  and reluctance to getting a Coronavirus vaccine.

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COVID-19 Arkansas

Courtesy: Arkansas Governors Office

ARKANSAS COVID VACCINE GOAL— Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has set a goal to have half of the state’s population at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus within the next three months. Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the goal as the state continues to lag most of the country in vaccinations.

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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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