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On Friday, May 29, 7 p.m. we will have a drawing for a "Pure Talalay Bliss Queen Size Latex Mattress" by Mattress Plus. DONATE NOW!

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Red River Radio News

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Spike In Covid-19 Infections Among Younger Arkansans

SURGE IN YOUNGER PEOPLE - While health officials have stressed that those who are at most risk for getting the Covid19 illness are elderly and in poor health, there has been an uptick in cases among younger people. Such is the case in Arkansas as yesterday Governor Asa Hutchinson revealed some new data during his press conference update on the status of Covid19 in the state.

"The cases grew from 190 on May 17th to 278," explained Hutchinson. "That's a 46% increase among the zero...

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Health Matters: COVID-19 Update For May 21, 2020

Airs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Keith Scott, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery & Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Jennifer Singh, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and is Board Certified in Lifestyle as Medicine. Dr. Scott will let us know the latest on clinical trials for treatment of COVID-19 at LSUHS, and Dr. Singh will inform us about the mobile testing unit that is testing for...

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NPR's reporter who covers election interference and voting infrastructure answers listener questions about voting, voter registration and the upcoming elections in the midst of the pandemic.

NPR's science correspondent answers listener questions about the pace and process needed to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine.

Writer, podcaster, and digital strategist Aminatou Sow answers listener questions about maintaining friendships in the ear of social distancing.

NPR's business correspondent answers listener questions about safety at the workplace as more and more businesses are reopening around the country.

NPR's business correspondent answers listener questions about safety at the workplace as more and more businesses are reopening around the country.

It has been said that disasters are relationship accelerators. They can cause a spike in marriage and babies — and they can also trigger divorce.

Most of us are hunkering down with people we already had some sort of relationship with. But a few have chosen to ride it out with practical strangers.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Updated at 9:00 p.m. ET

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies, two days after he tore into Twitter for fact-checking two of his tweets.

We don't always behave the way economic models say we will. We don't save enough for retirement. We order dessert when we're supposed to be dieting. We give donations when we could keep our money for ourselves.

Again and again, we fail to act rationally and selfishly — the way traditional economics expects us to.

We've seen this during the coronavirus crisis: People selflessly mobilizing to help each other, like the retired Kansas farmer who sent an N95 mask to New York to help a nurse or a doctor.

Amid record-breaking unemployment numbers, Nevada stands out. The jobs crisis hit the state early and dug in deep. Unemployment there has soared to more than 28% — the highest in the nation and the highest for any state since 1976, when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking this data.

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COVID-19 Louisiana

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RARE ILLNESS IN KIDS—   Louisiana health officials say 13 children in the state have developed a rare inflammatory disease related to the new coronavirus, and one has died.  Gov. John Bel Edwards gave an update Wednesday on Louisiana cases of what is now known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children.

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WEARING MASKS -  As more businesses and facilities reopen in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, people getting out in public more may or may not choose to wear face masks unless the facility or store they visit requires it.  There are all kinds of opinions on the matter and although mask-wearing is not enforceable in Louisiana,  Governor John Bel Edwards recently shared his thoughts on the matter at a Covid-19 update last week. 

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COVID-19 TEXAS

HEALTH COVERAGE GAP - A new report from the Episcopal Health Foundation in Houston  predicts the number of uninsured people in Texas could skyrocket next year following the COVID-19 outbreak.  An estimated 1.2 million Texans who have lost their jobs and their employer-sponsored insurance, are   currently eligible for either Medicaid or subsidized plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

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BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION - Experts say to expect more bankruptcies in the oil and gas industry over the coming months. The coronavirus pandemic and a global oversupply of oil continues to keep prices low.  So low that companies are reporting billions in losses, slashing budgets, and laying off workers.   Charlie Beckham specializes in oil and gas bankruptcies at the Texas law firm Haynes and Boone located in Houston.  He says companies may not be making enough money to pay off their debt.

More Texas COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Arkanas

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SURGE IN YOUNGER PEOPLE - While health officials have stressed that those who are at most risk for getting the Covid19 illness are elderly and in poor health,  there has been an uptick in cases among younger people.  Such is the case in Arkansas as yesterday Governor Asa Hutchinson revealed some new data during his press conference update on the status of Covid19 in the state.

"The cases grew from 190 on May 17th to 278," explained Hutchinson. "That's a 46% increase among the zero-to-17 (years) age group."
 

More Arkansas COVID-19 News

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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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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Protect My Public Media is a collaboration of local public radio and television stations, national distributors, producers, viewers, listeners and others who support a strong public media in the Unite

License Renewal for KDAQ, KLSA, and KBSA

In compliance with section, 73.3580 of the Rules and Regulation of the FCC, KDAQ, KLSA, and KBSA have applied for a license renewal. We are required here to provide a direct link to our public inspection file, which the FCC maintains for public review. These are the links.

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Young Artist Competition 2020 - Postponed until fall 2020

Our young artist competition has been postponed until fall 2020. The information is below. Welcome to the Tenth Annual Red River Radio Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a radio broadcast to be recorded in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the selection for a radio program. (more)

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Vienna State Opera: Elektra by Richard Strauss

Airs Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Elektra by Richard Strauss
CAST :
Klytaemnestra - Waltraud Meier
Elektra - Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis - Simone Schneider
Aegisth - Norbert Ernst
Orest - Michael Volle

ENSEMBLE: - Vienna State Opera Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: - Semyon Bychkov ...

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Coronavirus: A Weekly Report From NPR News May 31, 2020

Airs Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, this special report features the best of NPR's reporting on the coronavirus crisis over the past week, with a focus on the latest science, wide-scale impacts, and things you can do to stay safe.

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