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City Of Longview, Texas Warrant Amnesty Program

WARRANT AMNESTY - Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket or some sort of citation that involved having to pay a fine? It happens, Sometimes people forget to pay and late penalties add up, if left unpaid a warrant could be issued and it could lead to an arrest. If you have outstanding (class c) misdemeanor warrants and you live in Longview, Texas you’re in luck, there’s a Warrant Amnesty Program. Sally Forbus is Court Administrator for the City of Longview.
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Health Matters: Glaucoma and Eye Health

Airs Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 6 p.m. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m., as host Dr. Patrick Lavo talks with Dr. James Lusk and Dr. Jefferey Lusk of Lusk Eye Specialists about glaucoma and other eye health conditions. Dr. James Lusk will also share his recent experience of being on the other side of cataract surgery as a patient. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Caravan: Sigur Rós In Concert

Airs Friday, January 18, 2019, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll feature music from PH Balance, Myshkin’s Ruby Warbler, Chris McCaa and Chris Allen, Rose Polenzani, Ali Farke Toure, Dave Matthews, Joe Ely and new tracks from the New Release by Buddy Flett. Then in our concert hour, Sigur Ros live from Celebrate Brooklyn, and in the final hour, we go beneath the fire.

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A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Airs Monday, January 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

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Airs Monday, January 21, 2019, at 2 p.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Martin Luther King Day with the Power of Dreams and Messenger of Peace featuring Peace Like a River, In Christ There Is No East or West, When the Saints Go Marching In, Deep River, and Down by the Riverside.

The Trump administration is appealing a federal judge's ruling that blocks plans to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The State Department on Thursday ordered employees to return to work next week, despite the partial government shutdown, saying it would figure out how to cover the next paycheck.

In a note posted on its website and emailed to staff, the department said it "is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries."

If the shutdown continues beyond the next pay period, State Department officials say they will have to work with Congress to reprogram funds in order to cover salaries.

The Trump administration is interpreting the somewhat vague law governing shutdowns broadly so it can ease the pain this shutdown causes. But some critics say they're not adhering to the law.

Lawyers have descended on Chico, Calif., in a race to find fire victims to sign up for lawsuits against PG&E. But the utility company's announcement that they will be filing for bankruptcy has thrown the legal race into chaos.

A special celestial event is on the calendar for this Sunday night and experts are already raving:

"A full 62 luxurious minutes of totality," says Sky and Telescope Magazine.

"The Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019," promises NASA.

The White House has blocked an emergency effort to finish major U.S.-funded school, water and sewage projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to documents reviewed by NPR.

It is the latest of a series of moves by the Trump administration to shut down U.S. aid to Palestinians, which is scheduled to end Feb 1.

NPR's Ari Shapiro catches up with Brazilian composer and pianist André Mehmari, who improvised a nearly 30-minute version of the All Things Considered theme song.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former National Security Council official Michael Green about President Trump's new missile defense strategy that says North Korea is still a threat.

The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after comments that survivors of Larry Nassar felt were insulting. For some, this move by the university feels like a new direction.

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Shadow Files: King Arthur (Arturius)

Airs Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White travels back to 5th Century England and a look at the Arthurian Legend.

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History Matters: Dust Bowl

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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