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Texas Governor Addresses El Paso Shooting At Town Hall In Tyler

TYLER, TEXAS TOWN HALL MEETING - Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott appeared in a statewide televised Town Hall which took place last night in the Cowan Center on the University of Texas at Tyler. The Governor was there to answer questions ranging from illegal immigration to rising property taxes… But chief among them were questions on The recent Shooting in El Paso where 22 people were murdered at a Wal-Mart by a man with an AK-47 style semi-automatic rifle. Abbott was asked what was...

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BBC Special: The Engineers Space Flight Engineering
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BBC Special: The Engineers Space Flight Engineering

Airs Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. From liftoff to landing, rapid innovations are radically changing what's possible and bringing us much closer to outer space. Presenter Kevin Fong is joined by three of the world's greatest space flight engineers – Adam Steltzner of NASA, Anuradha TK of ISRO and David Parker of ESA – to discuss space travel with a large public audience at Imperial College in London.

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San Francisco Symphony Onstage
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The San Francisco: Pianist Daniil Trifonov performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3

Airs Monday, August 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for the fiendishly difficult Rachmaninoff 3. Also performed are two of Jean Sibelius's final works that redefined what a symphony could be.

Program :
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No. 6, Op. 104
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Sergei Rachmaninoff : Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Aaron Copland : Quiet City

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Dr. Beverely Burden answers your questions
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What's Bugging You For August 20, 2019

Airs Tuesday, August 20, 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: Pianist Beatrice Rana in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3

Airs Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. On this concert pianist Beatrice Rana will join the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin in a concert centered around Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert opens with a Funeral Song by Igor Stravinsky and will close with the Symphony No. 1 by Rachmaninoff.

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Chuck Pyle
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Shreveport House Concert Series: Chuck Pyle in concert - part 2

Approximately 10,000 people were left homeless in Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka, after a fire burned through hundreds of shanties in a slum on Friday night.

Many residents, most of whom are low-wage garment factory workers, were celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha and were not home when the fire broke out. While some people sustained injuries, no deaths have been reported, according to the BBC.

Britain would face gridlock at ports; shortages of medicine, fuel and food; and a hard border with Ireland if it left the European Union with no deal, according to a leaked government document.

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For more than 30 minutes on a frigid February morning, Robert Findley lay unconscious in the back of an ambulance as paramedics hand-pumped oxygen into his lungs.

They were waiting for a helicopter to land at a helipad just across the icy parking lot next to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, which closed in December. The night before, Findley had fallen on the slick driveway outside his home while checking the mail. He had laughed it off, ate dinner and went to bed.

In the morning, he wouldn't wake up. Linda, his wife, called 911.

On rare occasions, Dad and I would get together for lunch. It was 2014, and I had just started a job at NPR. Dad was retired and lived 60 miles away.

From what I remember, we ate dim sum, which meant driving through the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the massive skyscrapers glistening in the afternoon sun.

It was quiet in the car. I was thinking about how Mom and Dad used to make this commute to LA every day for work. Two hours in the morning, two hours at night.

Dad interrupted my thoughts, pointing to a building on the side of the freeway.

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world.

The water off the coast of the Riviera Maya was warmer than I expected, but far murkier. Endless pieces of seaweed, floating on and just below the surface, wrapped themselves like wet masking tape around my flippers and mask as I examined the second-largest reef in the world.

"It's the sargassum," my divemaster from Tulaka Diving told me resignedly. "It's coming over from Brazil, and getting worse every year."

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A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people and wounded 182 in an explosion at a packed wedding hall Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the country's interior ministry.

An Afghan government spokesperson said the bomber detonated inside the wedding reception, where more than 1,000 guests had gathered to celebrate a marriage.

"Everybody was running," a waiter at the hall, Sayed Agha Shah, told Reuters.
"Several of our waiters were killed and wounded."

Workers at a petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania were given a choice ahead of President Trump's visit to the site on Tuesday: attend the president's speech, stay home without pay or use up part of their paid time off.

Many of the construction workers did not find it a difficult choice. Seeing Trump's event at the ethane cracker plant operated by Royal Dutch Shell in Beaver County, Pa., was a welcome sight, Ken Broadbent, business manager for Steamfitters Local 449, told NPR.



Gary Borders: The Book Addiction

Airs Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares his love of books, as he clears out old books to make room for more books.

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Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea.
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Shadow Files: The Mary Celeste

The Drunkard's Progress -- moderate drinking leads to drunkenness and disaster
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History Matters: Prohibition

Treasures Of The Noel

Hollywood Actress and co-founder of the United Artists studios, Mary Pickford, full length, facing left; kneeling on chair in front of mirror.
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Treasures Of The Noel: Gladys Louise Smith (aka) Mary Pickford

Airs Friday, July 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, we look at the life of Gladys Louise Smith, who became screen star Mary Pickford, and a single book she wrote after her film career called The Demi-Widow, a signed copy first edition is house in the Noel Collection.

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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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