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Some Texas Cities Make Top 25 For Unhealthy Air

TX AIR POLLUTION - Several Texas cities have among the most air pollution in the country. That’s according to a recently released report from the American Lung Association. The 20th annual “State of the Air”, report say three Texas cities ranked in the top 25 for unhealthy levels of ozone pollution. Janice Nolen is with the American Lung Association. "Houston ranked number 9th," Nolen explained. "Dallas-Fort Worth is number 17, and El Paso-Las Cruces is number 22.” The American Lung...

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What's Bugging You For May 21, 2019

Airs Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 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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Carnegie Hall Live: Renée Fleming & Audra McDonald

Airs Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us as Carnegie Hall Live launches a brand new season of concerts beginning with and Opening Night Gala concert featuring the San Francisco Symphony and superstar soloists Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald, led by Michael Tilson Thomas. They will be featured in Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess along with broadway selections from She Loves Me, South Pacific, and other favorites. Also on the concert we'll hear the Aria from Bachianas...

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BC20180922_0669 Bock as Wellgunde, Simkin as Flosshilde, Fagan as Woglinde (C) ROH 2018. Photography by Bill Cooper
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Royal Opera House: Wagner's Das Rheingold

Airs Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 12 noon. The WFMT Fine Arts Networks continues it's summer opera series the Royal Opera House and the BBC in a production of Wagner's Das Rheingold featuring Lauren Fagan as Woglinde and Christina Bock as Wellgunde, with Andela Simkin as Flosshilde, Johannes Martin Kränzle as Alberichr, John Lundgren as Wotan, Sarah Connolly as Fricka, and Lise Davidsen Freia. Antonio Pappano conducts.

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BBC Documentary: Me, the Refugee

The New York Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday that closes the "double jeopardy" loophole, permitting state authorities to prosecute someone who receives a pardon from the president. The vote was 90-52.

Top Democrats in the state framed the change as a way to stand up to President Trump by removing a shield that had protected defendants from being prosecuted twice for similar crimes and could have benefited those receiving pardons.

How Schools Can Support Homeless Teens

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More than 1 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2016-2017 school year. Those students are less likely to finish high school, but one Illinois teenager beat the odds.

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with OutVox crisis expert Tony Keller about Boeing's long, expensive path to rebuilding consumer trust.

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions about everything from trade and the use of military force to love and marriage.

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Taylor Walker is wiping down tables after the lunch rush at the Bunkhouse Bar and Grill in remote Arthur, Nebraska, a tiny dot of a town ringed by cattle ranches.

The 25-year-old has her young son in tow, and she is expecting another baby in August.

"I was just having some terrible pain with this pregnancy and I couldn't get in with my doctor," she says.

One morning a year ago, federal immigration agents swept into the Midwest Precast Concrete plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and arrested 32 men who were working there illegally.

"I was in the car eating when all of a sudden they all arrived," one worker tells NPR. "They took me out of the car and put handcuffs on me and on everyone else too. They even had a dog." The worker did not want his name used because his case is being heard by a judge.

The last time Belgium's Grimbergen Abbey brewed beer, the United States was only about 20 years old. But the abbey now plans to make beer again, and for inspiration, it will turn to the original recipes and brewing instructions in its archive of medieval texts.

After it was founded in 1128, the Norbertine abbey's monks spent centuries making beer. But they were forced to stop when the abbey was destroyed in 1798. Now they want to get back into brewing — and to do it, they're hoping to use secrets they've gleaned from ancient books the abbey managed to preserve.

Abortion-rights advocates are holding rallies across the country Tuesday, protesting a wave of laws passed by states in recent weeks to severely restrict access to abortions.

Organizers include the ACLU, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. More than 400 events were planned for a national day of action outside statehouses and courts, united under the #StopTheBans moniker.



Gary Borders: The ‘Grand Canyon of Texas’

Airs Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders takes us down the long, straight, flat terrain that leads to Palo Duro, the ‘Grand Canyon of Texas’

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Memorial to Lucius Duccius Rufinus, a standard bearer of the Ninth, Yorkshire Museum, York
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Shadow Files: The Mystery of the 9th Legion

Closer view of Julia Lennon's grave
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History Matters: Julia and John

Treasures Of The Noel

Frontispiece to the King James' Bible, 1611, shows the Twelve Apostles at the top. Moses and Aaron flank the central text. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals.
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Treasures Of The Noel: The King James Bible

Repeat on May 3, 2019 - Original Airing Friday, March 29, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks at the King James Bible and recounts the history of the translation process.

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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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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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