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Thank You For Your Support

Thanks to everyone who made a pledge during our Fall 2021 Drive. With your help we raised more than $75,000. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the high quality programs you have come to love. We'd like to also thank all the volunteers who answered phones and helped on air. The support this station receives is truly inspiring. Thank you from all of us at Red River Radio. You can also donate anytime of year by going to this link. PLEASE DONATE NOW !

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Elvin Shields, Twister Wire Sculptor
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Red River Radio Spotlight: Honoring Tradition Bearer Elvin Shields

Airs Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. Shane Rasmussen, a Professor of English at Northwestern State University and Director of Louisiana Folklife Center, along with the Tradition Bearer and Honoree himself, Elvin Shields. Elvin will be honored in a program that takes place Saturday, October 16th, at 2 p.m. in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches. This event is free and open to all. More info can be found at www.louisianastatemuseum.org or call (318) 357-2492.

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The Foreigner
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Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Little Theatre presents The Foreigner

Airs Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with John Daniel and Rick Stovall about a new production by the Shreveport Little Theatre of “The Foreigner”, a fast paced comedy by Larry Shue. Show Times are October 14, 15, & 16 at at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday October 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. There will be two Sunday Matinee performance on Sunday October 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. The Shreveport Little Theatre is located at 812 Margaret Place. More information and tickets...

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Health Matters: REPEAT - Covid-19 vaccine myths and misconceptions

Airs Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. (Repeat Broadcast) Information about COVID-19 and COVID vaccines is all over the Internet, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Dr. Sanford Katz will host as we talk about COVID-19 and vaccine myths and misconceptions, as well as share some of the latest updates Guests will be Dr. Martha Whyte, Regional Medical Director at Louisiana Office of Public Health; Dr. John Vanchiere, Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease Specialist at...

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Dr. Beverly Burden
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What's Bugging You with Dr. Beverly Burden for Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Airs Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 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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Shreveport House Concert Series: Johnny Vidacovich

Airs Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Johnny Vidacovich.

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Red River Radio News

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Louisiana Projects A Billion-Dollar Surplus And More

STATE SURPLUS & FEDERAL DOLLARS - The state of Louisiana has a $1 billion dollar budget surplus and another billion dollars in remaining American Rescue Plan funds. This news was shared by Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the top official at the Louisiana Division of Administration, the management arm of the state government and agency responsible for developing the state’s annual budget. Speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge earlier this week, Dardenne said low initial...

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President Biden had promised to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, but an essential tool the administration planned to use to achieve that goal now appears out of reach.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Lebanon just observed a day of mourning after violent clashes left at least six people dead and injured dozens of others. The violence took place amid a protest over the investigation into last year's deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut. The militant political group Hezbollah had called for Thursday's demonstration. They were demanding the removal of a judge who was investigating Hezbollah's political allies in relation to the port explosion.

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Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Lebanon just observed a day of mourning after violent clashes left at least six people dead and injured dozens of others. The violence took place amid a protest over the investigation into last year's deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut. The militant political group Hezbollah had called for Thursday's demonstration. They were demanding the removal of a judge who was investigating Hezbollah's political allies in relation to the port explosion.

Speaking at a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers and their families, President Biden acknowledged the pain that accompanies losing a loved one.

"It's like losing a piece of your soul," Biden said at the 40th National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Saturday. "Some of you still have that feeling like you've been sucked into a black hole in your chest, wondering, 'My God, will it ever change?' "

The event is held annually at the U.S. Capitol to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

It was a modern mystery.

In a tiny neighborhood in San Francisco's Richmond District, self-driving Waymo cars have been converging at all hours of the day and night, mystifying neighbors, KPIX reported earlier this week. Most would drive to the dead-end on 15th Avenue, where they then had no choice but to turn around and leave, according to the outlet — and neighbors have no idea why.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Questlove spins the soundtrack of his life in 'Music is History': In his new book, Roots co-founder Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson starts in 1971 and moves year-by-year through his life, writing about memories, turning points and the songs he listened to.

The U.S. Department of Defense says it will provide money to the families affected by the botched drone strike on Aug. 29 that killed 10 civilians, including up to seven children, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At a Pentagon news briefing on Tuesday, a Wall Street Journal reporter asked if anyone in the U.S. military or in the Defense Department had made contact with any of the victims' families.

When Texas enacted a controversial ban on most abortions in September, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sent a message to his staff in the state, punctuated with a heart emoji.

"Ohana if you want to move we'll help you exit TX. Your choice," Benioff wrote in a tweet, using the Hawaiian word for family.

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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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From GM Kermit Poling, Brand New Transmitter for KTYK

Dear Esat Texas listeners, You may remember that our Tyler area station suffered storm damage that literally burned a hole through part of the transmitter. Since parts were impossible to find, a generous donor made it possible for us to purchase a brand new, state of the art digital transmitter. We are finishing "tweaking" the installation and will be doing so over the next couple weeks, but the transmitter is on the air at full power. Exciting news! We greatly appreciate your patience and...

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Commentaries

Gary Borders: Mowing and moving
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Gary Borders: Mowing and Moving

Airs Friday, October 15, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders has completed his move to the country, and the first chore to be done is the ritual Mowing Of The Five Acres Of Grass.

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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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COVID & FLU VAX?   Flu season is getting started and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine, there are rare exceptions so check with your doctor.  But is it safe to get a flu shot and covid shot at the same time?   Dr. John Vanchiere  is Professor of Pediatrics at LSU-Health Shreveport  and also Director of Community Outreach for Testing and Vaccination for Covid-19 at the Center for Emerging Viral Threats. 

To find a Covid Vaccine site nearest you click on the following link:

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COVID-19 TEXAS

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MORE YOUNGER PEOPLE INFECTED - Like the rest of the country,  coronavirus infection rates in East Texas have surged over the Summer  and although health officials say there are signs of a downward trend,  Covid-19 infection among persons  11 to 20 years of age living  in and around Smith County Texas is soaring.   Northeast Texas Public Health officials gave an update to the Tyler City Council yesterday afternoon during their regular session.    Northeast Texas Public Health District CEO George Roberts  explained  that even though overall infection rates began to drop in th

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YOUNGER PEOPLE INFECTED-  For the past several weeks,  the news about Covid infections on the rise has become routine as many parts of the country and especially the deep south have seen considerable increases in hospitalizations.  And doctors have noted the ages of patients are getting younger and younger than the covid surges from a year ago.  They say it’s because of the newer, more infectious Delta variant of the disease.  While the more elderly segments of the population are still at risk,  younger  people are showing up in emergency rooms unable to breathe due to Covi

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COVID-19 Arkansas

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ARKANSAS COVID CONCERNS:  According to the latest report from the Arkansas State Department of Health, Arkansas has had 41 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the state’s total to 6,539 since the pandemic began, three of those deaths  include  children.  Right now just over 1400  Arkansans  are hospitalized.

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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

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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