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Louisiana Family Leave Bill To Include 12 Weeks Paid Leave

LA FAMILY LEAVE - A new coalition of Louisiana groups are putting their support behind a proposal to create a paid family and medical leave program. Sen. J.P. Morrell, Democrat from New Orleans gathered last week with a group of fellow lawmakers, state officials and advocacy groups outside the state capitol to call for a paid family leave arrangement that would help family members to care for newborns and ailing relatives. It’s an effort that is similar to federal legislation being...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Backstage Pass & That Day, Exhibits at the Longview Museum Of Fine Arts

Airs Friday, April 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Tiffany Nolan Jehorek, Executive Director & Curator of Exhibitions for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, about two ongoing exhibits at the Museum Of Fine Arts: Backstage Pass, photographs by Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Magazine's First Photographer: And renowned photographer Laura Wilson's Exhibition, "That Day," Pictures in the American West . To find out more you can visit online the Longview Museum Of Fine Ar ts on line at...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Little Theatre presents “The Fantasticks.”

Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Richard Folmer about Shreveport Little Theatre’s new production of “The Fantasticks,” a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, directed here by Richard Folmer and choreographed by Ginger Folmer with musical direction by Robert Young. For complete details visit online Shreveport Little Theater or call 318-424-4439 .

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Grand Teton Music Festival: Made in America

Airs Monday, April 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival with music director Donald Runnicles leading an all American featuring violinist Nicola Benedetti in the Violin concerto by Korngold and music from the film Schindler’s List by Williams. In between we'll hear guest conductor Jerry Hou in Invisible Mosaic III by Kernis.

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Apollo’s Fire: Sephardic Journey
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Apollo's Fire: Sephardic Journey

Airs Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy, Turkey and North Africa, including exotic percussion. This musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life – love, rejection, feasting and celebration – culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat. Jeannette Sorrell and...

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The Seventh Plague
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Apollo's Fire: Israel in Egypt

The Four Cups: A Celebration of Passover
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The Four Cups: A Celebration of Passover

Airs Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at 1 p.m. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Klezmer Conservatory Band founder Hankus Netsky join WCRB's James David Jacobs to share music and memories of Passover from diverse traditions.

The gathering together of Jews every springtime to retell the story of their flight from Egypt might be the longest-running yearly cultural event in the history of humankind, and one that has inspired many different musical traditions. The Four Cups: A Celebration of...

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Passover Dreams
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Passover Dreams

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2019

Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Jennifer Frautschi, and cellist Mark Kosower for a performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3. Then the Orion String Quartet will be joined by violinists Martin Beaver & Owen Dalby, violist Ida Kavafian, and bassist Mark Tatum for the String Octet by Maz Bruch.

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Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Götterdämmerung

Airs Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Götterdämmerung, the fourth and final opera of Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Soprano Christine Goerke continues in the starring role of Brünnhilde, a goddess now made mortal, opposite tenor Andreas Schager making his Met debut as Siegfried, and bass-baritone Eric Owens as the scheming Hagen. The cast of preeminent Wagnerian singers also features bass-baritones Tomasz...

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With Good Reason: Holocaust Memory

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has issued another big policy proposal as part of her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. This one concerns higher education.

Warren proposes that the federal government write off hundreds of billions of dollars in existing student loan debt.

The singer Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" has been a cherished part of sports tradition in the U.S. for decades. But in the aftermath of a discovery that the singer had also recorded at least two songs with racist content in the 1930s, two major American sports teams, baseball's New York Yankees and hockey's Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that they will stop playing Smith's rendition of the Irving Berlin patriotic classic. On Sunday, the Flyers also took down a statue of Smith that had stood in front of their stadium since 1987.

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Courtesy: Louisiana Families First

LA FAMILY LEAVE -  A new coalition of Louisiana groups are putting their support behind a proposal to create a paid family and medical leave program. Sen. J.P. Morrell, Democrat from New Orleans gathered last week with a group of fellow lawmakers, state officials and advocacy groups outside the state capitol to call for a paid family leave arrangement that would help family members to  care  for  newborns and ailing relatives.  It’s an effort that is similar to federal legislation being spearheaded in part by Louisiana U.S. Sen.

President Trump will not renew special waivers that have allowed Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea to import oil from Iran without running afoul of renewed U.S. sanctions, the White House announced Monday. The waivers are set to expire in early May.

The oil-importing countries have been benefiting from Significant Reduction Exceptions — temporary waivers the Trump administration has been issuing since the president withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran last year.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announces an end to sanctions waivers it has granted countries that import Iranian oil, such as Japan and Turkey.

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:

Biographer Robert Caro On Fame, Power And 'Working' To Uncover The Truth: The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was never interested in only telling the stories of famous men. Instead, he says, "I wanted to use their lives to show how political power worked."

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Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is joining the large 2020 Democratic presidential field, touting a record of military service, bucking his party and arguing for younger leadership.

"The greatest generation saved our country from tyranny. It's time for our generation to step up and do the same," Moulton said in an announcement video posted early Monday.

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Gary Borders: Wendy Reves, From Marshall to the South of France. A small town girl with big dreams.

Airs Friday, April 19, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders takes us through the life of Wendy Reves, a child of Marshall with big dreams, dreams she made come true.

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John White discovers the word "CROATOAN" carved at Roanoke's fort palisade.
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Shadow Files: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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History Matters: Dirt

Treasures Of The Noel

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Treasures Of The Noel: Plato's Republic.

Airs Friday, April 19, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks ancient Greece and Plato's Republic.

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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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