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Red River Radio wants to thank all of you who donated to our Summer Fund Drive . We raised over $61,000 to make the Fund Drive a success. However, we still need to raise some additional money before the end of the Fiscal Year on Friday, June 28, as the goal for our drive was $75,000. An additional $10,000 would be very helpful towards both maintaining the great programs we offer and expanding our schedule with new offerings . Make an online donation by next Friday, June 28 , and get one of...

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Czech Officials Visit Shreveport And Barksdale AFB

CZECH SISTER CITY - For the past several years, members of Barksdale’s 2 nd and 307 th Bombwings have attended a NATO Air Show in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, and through that, a "Sister City" relationship has been formed. Yesterday, Shreveport’s Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast welcoming visitors from the Czech Republic; the Deputy Mayor from Ostravow, Ms. Andrea Hoffmannova shared some of her first impressions. "I can see we have very many things similar," Hoffmannova said. "For us it's...

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Carnegie Hall Live: Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Airs Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. This performance with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra also featured trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, who showcased his skills on the piccolo trumpet and cow horn — as well as his voice — in HK Gruber’s Aerial. The program concluded with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a sprawling work that tugs at your every emotion, from the opening trumpet calls to the finale’s magnificent peaks.

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Vincent van Gogh  (1853–1890)  -  Sorrowing old man ("At Eternity's Gate")
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Health Matters: Depression

Airs Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 6 p.m. Studies have been showing that major depression is on the rise across all age groups. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Shelley Visconte will talk about depression with Licensed Professional Counselors Andrea O’Neal and Kathryn Costello. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 .

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Tildon Krautz

Poster (presumably) for Giuseppe Verdi's La forza del destino by Alexandre Charles Lecocq
Alexandre Charles Lecocq (1832-1918) - Restored by Adam Cuerden / The author died in 1918, so 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.

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi

Airs Saturday, June 30, 2019, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue its American Opera Series with nine productions from The Royal Opera House in Partnership with the European Broadcasting Union and the BBC. This week we present La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi.

Cast (in order of vocal appearance) :
Marquis of Calatrava – Robert Lloyd
Donna Leonora – Anna Netrebko
Curra–Roberta Alexander
Don Alvaro – Jonas Kaufmann
Alcade –...

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The San Francisco Symphony 2019: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

Airs Monday, July 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. Cellist Gautier Capucon joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for an all-Russian concert, featuring a concerto by Shostakovich from a serene time of his life but full of grim memories from the past. Also featured is Tchaikovsky's enigmatic final statement and a tribute to the Jewish music that influenced so many Russian composers.

Mikhail Gnessin : The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball of Nothingtown, Opus 41
Dmitri Shostakovich :...

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At the heart of the Trump campaign are the president's big flashy rallies, but the Republican Party is working with the campaign to leverage these events to recruit volunteers and register voters.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Anna North, senior reporter at Vox, about E. Jean Carroll's allegations of sexual assault against President Trump.

This week's first primary debate will be an introduction to the country for 20 Democratic presidential candidates. There's a clear top tier to the race, but it could all shake up when voters tune in.

The House of Representatives will vote on a bill to send $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the Southern border. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., joins NPR's Ari Shapiro to discuss the bill.

In 2004, on the day he turned 29, then-Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia charged into a darkened house in Fallujah, Iraq and fired his weapon at lurking insurgents as the squad he led scrambled outside.

"Staff Sgt. Bellavia single-handedly saved an entire squad, risking his own life to allow his fellow soldiers to break contact and reorganize when trapped by overwhelming insurgent fire."

Uruguayan officials have launched a manhunt for an Italian organized crime boss known as the Cocaine King of Milan who escaped on Sunday from a detention center where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

Europe's top human rights organization is reinstating Russia's voting rights, a major step in removing penalties for a country accused of grave human rights violations.

Russia was stripped of its rights in 2014, after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. The seizure triggered international condemnation.

Enveloped in soft, blue, dim LED light, Southwest Airlines Network Operations Center in Dallas looks a little like a Hollywood set piece on a science fiction film. It's the heart and mind of the largest domestic carrier in the country with a 4,000-flight dance card every day. Bad weather, mechanical breakdowns, delayed flight crews, improvisational dispatch performed here day and night.

That day in March when the Federal Aviation Administration said, "Park all your Maxes right now," demanded a whole lot of improv.

After a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire, lawyers for the man charged with seven counts of negligent homicide have entered a plea of not guilty.

According to the criminal complaint, 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving erratically in a Dodge pickup truck and trailer on Friday night. He allegedly crossed the center line of a rural road in the small town of Randolph, colliding with a group of motorcyclists.

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History Matters: Oakland Cemetery

Airs Tuesday, June 25, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks at Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport, and the stories it tells about Shreveport’s past.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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"Look at them," troll mother said. "Look at my sons! You won't find more beautiful trolls on this side of the moon."
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Shadow Files: Trolls

Treasures Of The Noel

Treasures Of The Noel: Aesop's Fables

Repeat Airing Friday, June 21, 2019. Original Airing Friday, December 7, 2018, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze and a look at the history of Aesop's Fables and a delightful pocket edition of this famous book which is housed in their 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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