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One Small Step - Special Listening Event

Live Stream on Friday, December 11, 2020, at 6 p.m. Red River Radio's first ever streaming only event, featuring participants in the StoryCorps One Small Step collaboration. Dave Isay, creator of StoryCorps will also join us. Questions will be welcomed during the stream. Both here, and on our YouTube pages. Join us as we listen to each other during this live stream event from One Small Step.

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LA May Receive 80,000 Covid-19 Vaccines In December

LA VACCINES — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state should receive its first doses of a coronavirus vaccine within weeks if the proposed drug wins federal approval as expected. The governor shared vaccine details at a Wednesday briefing in Baton Rouge yesterday. Edwards explained Louisiana's initial allotment will be 1.46% of the available number of vaccines based on the state's population. For December Louisiana should receive about 80,000 Covid-19 vaccines divided in two shipments....

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School Sagas: Desegregation in the Caddo Parish Schools
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School Sagas: Desegregation in the Caddo Parish Schools

Airs Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 6 p.m. School Sagas is an oral history project featuring people sharing their remembrances of the early days of desegregation in the Caddo Parish schools. School Sagas also includes voices from the schools today. School Sagas has been made possible by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Tom Kimmel Live

Airs Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from August of 2005 we present Tom Kimmel live at the Shreveport House Concerts.

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Dmitri Hvrostovsky as Prince Andrei and Anna Netrebko as Natasha in Prokofiev's War and Peace  Photo - Met Opera Archives
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Metropolitan Opera: Prokofiev’s War and Peace

Airs Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 12 noon. The Metropolitan Opera's radio broadcast season begins on Saturday, December 5, at 12 noon with Prokofiev’s monumental War and Peace starring Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and a stellar cast in the 2002 performance that marked the Russian soprano’s Met broadcast debut.

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President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said he has asked the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to become his chief medical adviser and said he plans to call on Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his administration.

As the nation grapples with issues of racial injustice and social inequality, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing to remove the so-called slavery loophole from the United States Constitution.

With the adoption and ratification of the 13th Amendment 155 years ago, the practice of slavery formally ended in this country, but it did not strip away all aspects of involuntary servitude.

In the Yazidi village of Tel Qasab, Iraq, delighted neighbors welcome Nofa Khudeda as she walks into the house she fled six years ago when ISIS invaded the region. Khudeda, wearing a beige print dress with a white scarf tied loosely around her dark hair, hands out colorfully wrapped chocolates in celebration.

"It's a beautiful feeling to be home," she says, surrounded by beaming neighbors and relatives who returned a few weeks ago from camps for displaced Yazidis in northern Iraq.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against social media monolith Facebook Thursday, alleging the company "refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for over 2,600 positions."

According to the lawsuit, Facebook allegedly reserved the positions for temporary visa holders it wanted to sponsor for permanent residency in the U.S. The average salary of these positions: $156,000.

On more than one occasion, President Trump has demonstrated his willingness to use his pardon power to pluck a political ally or associate out of legal trouble.

A Wisconsin court commissioner overseeing the case of a teenager accused of killing two people and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wis., this summer, has denied defense attorneys' request to dismiss two of the six charges facing Kyle Ritttenhouse.

During a preliminary hearing conducted via video link Thursday, Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating also said he found enough evidence that support the charges against Rittenhouse, 17, for the case to proceed to trial.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The coronavirus surge has hit especially hard in the nation's smallest state. Rhode Island has the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in New England. Bars are closed. Gyms are closed. And two field hospitals opened this week to care for an overflow of COVID patients. But extra hospital beds only solve one part of the equation. Health reporter Lynn Arditi has more.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The coronavirus surge has hit especially hard in the nation's smallest state. Rhode Island has the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in New England. Bars are closed. Gyms are closed. And two field hospitals opened this week to care for an overflow of COVID patients. But extra hospital beds only solve one part of the equation. Health reporter Lynn Arditi has more.

The coronavirus surge has hit especially hard in the nation's smallest state. Rhode Island now averages about 87 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people — by far the highest in New England, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bars and gyms are closed. And two field hospitals opened this week to care for an overflow of COVID patients. But extra hospital beds only solve one part of the equation.

Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced most of the state will come under a stricter set of limitations as intensive care units reach near-capacity levels with the latest surge in coronavirus cases.

Regional stay-at-home orders will likely go into effect "in the next day or two" in places with less than 15% ICU availability, Newsom explained in a daily briefing with reporters.

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Our 2019 Winner - (L-R) Anna Grace Hardin, Cal Alexander, Olivia Ajero, Christopher Comeaux, Sydney Sorbet.
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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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Treasures Of The Noel: Omar Khayyam

Airs Friday, October 2, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks back the Omar Khayyam, the Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet.

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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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NWLA COVID  3RD WAVE:  There  was  a  gathering of local medical leaders  in downtown Shreveport yesterday afternoon, they joined Shreveport  Mayor Adrian Perkins outside Government Plaza for a press conference, the focus of which was to inform the public of the rise in Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths  in Northwest Louisiana  as well as the rest of the country.  And with the Thanksgiving day holiday, there is a concern people won’t take Covid-19 precautions seriously and lower their guard.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

COVID UPDATE-NW LA –  The number of Coronavirus cases across the United States is surging along with increased  hospitalizations  and deaths.  The most recent count of Covid-19 related fatalities is more than 247,000 with  daily reported fatalities ranging between 600 and 1,000 for the past several days.

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COVID-19 TEXAS

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TEXAS HUNTING - This past weekend marked the opening of the general Whitetail deer hunting season in Texas.  Despite  the  coronavirus  pandemic, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say fishing and hunting licenses are up more than 10 percent with sales of hunting licenses  up 1%. John Silovsky, Wildlife Division Director at Texas Parks and Wildlife explains

“People couldnt go to baseball games or take the kid to soccer and so people had so much more free time and this past licensing year we’ve set records for licensing sales," Silovsky said.  

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TEXAS EARLY VOTING - The Texas Supreme Court has denied a petition by Texas Republicans to throw out some 127,000 ballots cast through drive-thru voting in the Houston area.  But there are multiple legal challenges ahead for that ruling.    A federal hearing set for this morning with  the same Republicans who will once again argue that drive-thru voting is illegal.  Harris County Assistant Attorney Douglas Ray says he expects Republicans will make the same arguments they’ve made so far.

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COVID-19 Arkansas

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ARK COVID-19-  The number of Arkansans hospitalized with covid-19 increased by 22 on Sunday to a record high of 576.    Arkansas coronavirus hospitalizations were at record levels Tuesday through Friday before dropping by six on Saturday. The total on Saturday is still the third-highest number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Arkansas since the pandemic began.  The state’s  Covid-19 death count  rose Sunday by 17, to 1,569.  In an interview with CNN on Sunday morning, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was concerned about the increase in hospitalizations.

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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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