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Red River Radio Seeks Artists For 35th Anniversary Design Contest

Red River Radio is calling all artists to submit a design to help kick-off our 35th Anniversary celebrations that begin this fall. The winner of our art contest will have their design featured on Red River Radio T-shirts and other promotional items and materials. The winner will also have their name mentioned on air, on our website and in eblasts.

The design must include “Red River Radio” and the 35th Anniversary theme and fit within a 12” wide by 12” high space. Artists may...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: An Evening with Jazz Masters Lynn Riley the World-Mix

Airs Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Donnella about the Murphy Arts District's "An Evening With Jazz Masters," on Friday, September 20th, in the Griffin Restaurant. The show begins at 7:30 PM with the doors opening at 5:00 PM. The concert features Philedelphia master Lynn Riley, Rubin Edwards, Harry “Butch” Reed, and Adam Faulk. For details visit ELDOMAD or call 870-444-3007.

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KLDN Repairs Underway

Here is an update for KLDN listeners. While the transmitter at Lufkin did not suffer damage, the antenna at the top of the tower was damaged rather severely. We are operating at very low power, which we may be able to increase somewhat throughout the weekend. The repair parts must be fabricated by the manufacturer as antennas like these are custom made. (There are no off-the-shelf parts for these.) There are also no ready back-up antennas obtainable before the repairs would be completed, which we expect to take about a week. Parts have been ordered and we've requested they be expedited. Once the parts arrive, a tower crew will repair the antenna. Meanwhile, we apologize for the inconvenience and remind you that you may still stream all three channels from our website. This notification will be updated as more information is obtained.

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Dogtoberfest For Robinson's Rescue Spay and Neuter Clinic

ROBINSONS’ RESCUE : You’ve probably seen stray animals from time-to-time, maybe it was a stray dog on the side of the road or a cat rummaging through a trash can and they can be not only a nuisance but a health problem as well. Animal control picks up hundreds of animals and unfortunately many don’t get reunited with owners or adopted and so they get euthanized. Well one organization in Shreveport-- Robinson’s Rescue is doing what it can to reduce the population of unwanted animals and lower...

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Dr. Beverely Burden answers your questions
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What's Bugging You For September 17, 2019

Airs Tuesday, September 17, 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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Performance of Brahms Sextet with Benny Kim, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Daniel Phillips, Mark Kosower, & Peter Stumpf
Steve-Ovitsky / Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2019: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major

Airs Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week the Dover String Quartet will open the concert with Haydn's String Quartet in F Minor, Hob III:35, Op. 20, No. 5. Then clarinetist Anthony McGill is joined by violinists Harvey de Souza & Jennifer Gilbert, violist Manabu Suzuki, and cellist Eric Kim for a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581.

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The Laws
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Shreveport House Concert Series: The Laws

Regina Lin, 16, from Allen, TX;  Erin Fitzgerald, 15, from Austin, TX;  Ella Sunyoung Kim, 11, from Herndon, VA Antonio Ajero, 14, from Nacogdoches, TX;
From The Top / From The Top

Antonio Ajero from Nacogdoches on From The Top

Airs Saturday at 11 a.m. on main channel.
Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m. on HD2.
This week on From The Top, 14 year old Antonio Ajero from Nacogdoches will be one of the featured students on a show filled with piano music. Antonio “Nio” Ajero was past winner on the Red River Radio Young Artists Competition in 2014, 2015, & 2016. Simone Dinnerstein will guest host the program featuring a piano duo of “Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite;” the Theme...

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1875 lithographic poster for the première of Georges Bizet's Carmen, Published by Choudens Pére et Fils and Imp. Lemercier et Cie.
Prudent-Louis Leray (1820-1879); Restored by Adam Cuerden / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1924.

LA Opera: Carmen by George Bizet

Airs Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 12 noon. During September, the LA Opera Broadcasts return with a presentation from their 2016-17 season. This week we present Carmen by George Bizet.

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The Cleveland Orchestra: Busoni's Piano Concerto

Airs Monday, September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra 2019 season continues on Red River Radio with Guest Conductor Alan Gilbert joined by pianist Garrick Ohlsson and the Men of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for the Piano Concerto by Ferruccio Busoni. The concert also features Haydn's Symphony No. 100, “Military.”

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The U.S. abortion rate is continuing a long-term downward trend, according to new data released by the Guttmacher Institute on Wednesday.

Guttmacher, which supports abortion rights, finds that the overall number of abortions dropped 7% — to 862,320 in 2017, down from 926,200 in 2014, the last time the data were updated.

Free software pioneer and renowned computer scientist Richard Stallman resigned from his post at MIT following recent comments about one of Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking victims. He also resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation.

Nailed It! is a competition show where home bakers try to re-create elaborate cakes — and often fail spectacularly.

"Our show is truly like: As long as you don't kill people with your food, you might win!" says co-host Nicole Byer.

So when Byer learned the Netflix program was nominated for an Emmy, she was shocked.

"The call I got from Netflix, one of the execs on the show, she was like ... 'We were — nominated?'" Byer says. "Everybody was surprised."

With the ease of uploading music online, Internet sensations are made every day. But for one rising bedroom pop artist, it was truly accidental ... almost.

Until recently, mxmtoon — who otherwise prefers to go by her first name, Maia — kept her music a secret from the people in her immediate life. Now, with her debut album, the masquerade, mxmtoon is slowly peeling back the layers of her online persona.

Twitter and Facebook last month suspended hundreds of thousands of accounts and operations that they said were part of a Chinese state-linked disinformation campaign designed to discredit pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

For the first time in half a century, the U.S. government just revised the way that it inspects pork slaughterhouses. The change has been long in coming. It's been debated, and even tried out at pilot plants, for the past 20 years. It gives pork companies themselves a bigger role in the inspection process. Critics call it privatization.

Cokie Robert's storied career at National Public Radio and ABC News took her to the heights of her profession. But her values put family and relationships above all else.

A protest is mounting over one of the recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Goals Award, to be presented next week in New York City, as part of events surrounding the U.N. General Assembly. The award is given to individuals who have contributed to efforts to improve the lives of the poor.

Big white tent complexes in two Texas border towns are drawing attention. The temporary courtrooms are the Trump administration's latest effort to quickly work through thousands of asylum cases.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with journalist James Verini about his book They Will Have To Die Now, a vivid story of the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State in 2016.


Red River Radio Spotlight: “Up With People” returns to Shreveport.

Airs Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Joroen Bloemen and Paula Gerdes about “Up With People,” which makes a return visit to Shreveport after 20 years the week of September 23. They bring with them 100 Volunteers representing 15 different countries. They will spend a week in Shreveport, working with schools and non-profit organizations on projects covering a wide range such as working with schools, the elderly, poverty, homelessness, the environment, and more. They are currently seeking Host Families to house these young people during their visit to Shreveport. If you would like to learn more about being a host family or about their organization, you can visit them online at Up With People Shreveport or call 7 20-512-4513. To Register as a host family click here for details . Host families provide a place to sleep, limited transportation, and most meals.

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The Battle of Waterloo
William Sadler (1782–1839) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

History Matters: Waterloo

Airs Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Dr. Gary Joiner takes a look the battle of Waterloo and the lasting legacy of Napoleon's reign and fall of the Western World.

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Taylor Town Bell
Dr. Cheryl White / Dr. Cheryl White

Shadow Files: The Taylor Town Bell Tower

Treasures Of The Noel
unknown / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Treasures Of The Noel: Gulliver's Travels

Repeat on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. Airs Friday, January 18, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look the Travels of Gulliver.

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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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