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FOOD BACKPACK COUNTDOWN: The dust has not yet settled but we know we exceeded our 2,400 back pack goal. Final totals are pending. Thanks so much to everyone who donated and help out in this campaign. Your generosity will help so many children.

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Biedenharn Foundation Awards $50,000 To Bossier Teachers

SUPPORTING EDUCATION - The Biedenharn family of Shreveport owned and operated the local Coca-Cola bottling plant decades and the family established the philanthropic Biedenharn Foundation to support wildlife preservation and education. Yesterday the family’s organization awarded some money to local teachers. Yesterday 29 teachers from the Bossier Parish School System were awarded a total of $50,000 in grants to fund education projects they created to further reach and engage students in the...

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The Cleveland Orchestra: Handel & Purcell

Airs Monday, December 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the Cleveland Orchestra present another concert from their 100th season with guest conductor Harry Bicket leading the orcestra in two works by Handel, his Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 11 and the Music for the Royal Fireworks. In between we'll hear the suite from Suite from Les Boréades by Purcell and Rameau's Suite from King Arthur.

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Harmonia: Anonymous 4 Holiday Special

Airs Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. Celebrate the holidays with early music on Harmonia. Join us as Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas songs and ballads; Stile Antico serves up Tudor music for Christmas and Advent; and Montserrat Figueras and Hesperion XXI offer a special holiday feature.

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An Afro Blue Christmas

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A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

Airs Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.
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Christmas with Madrigalia

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A Chanticleer Christmas

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The Rose Ensemble: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas

Airs Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. In La Nochebuena, The Rose Ensemble explores the great variety of music that filled the royal court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and flooded the chapels and streets of Renaissance Spain. Serene choral music from 16th-century masters is balanced with spirited cantigas for solo voice and harp. Spanish-language villancicos from court and countryside, and lively dances for vihuela, harp and percussion. Now in its 16th season, the Rose Ensemble reawakens...

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The Rose Ensemble: Vamos a Belén

Airs Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. The acclaimed Rose Ensemble returns with a special featuring festive and evocative music from early Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, and beyond. Colonial Latin America was a melting pot of ethnic diversity, when newcomers wrestled with local traditions, and cultural conflict was often reconciled through musical collaboration. Dances from the streets of Mother Spain mingle with African rhythms and indigenous languages, while celebration turns glorious in the...

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Caravan: Yo-Yo Ma - Song of Joy and Peace

Airs Friday, December 21, 2018, at 9 p.m. Imagine a musical party that celebrates the hopes, dreams and joy that animates seasonal festivals the world over. That is what inspired Yo-Yo Ma to create "Songs of Joy and Peace: The Yo-Yo Ma Holiday Party" with a remarkable group of friends. Hosted by John Schaefer, this one-hour holiday special combines the joy of music with the gift of discovery as shared and performed by friends old and new. James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck...

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Paul Winter’s 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

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A Cajun Christmas

Airs Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 9 p.m. Everyone is invited to laissez les bons temps rouler, let the good times roll! Each holiday season, join singer-songwriter Monty Brown for A Cajun Christmas. Brown offers up spicy reminiscences from some of the bayou folk, and draws out more poignant memories from others. But mostly it's the music that tells the story. You'll find yourself two-steppin' and waltzin' to "Joyeux Noël" as swamp fiddles, accordions, and singers cook up a holiday gumbo, a...

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Do You Hear What I Hear: A Holiday Folk Tour With Judy Collins

The first cases related to the Parkland school shooting in February are beginning to work through the courts, testing a number of thorny legal issues.

In the last week, for example, judges in different courts ruled on questions about what duty school deputy Scot Peterson had to protect the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the attack there in February.

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A flight chartered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is said to have departed Monday from El Paso, Texas, carrying about three dozen Cambodian immigrants who came to the U.S. legally, but were ordered deported for having committed a crime.

Peter Brown moved several years ago to the Florida Keys, and he's taken with the place. "It's the Keys," he says, "so it's a very different, very laid back place." Brown's life took an unexpected turn last spring. He tested positive for marijuana, violating his probation. He'd had an earlier run-in with police at a Key West bar and pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.

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Residents of Falmouth, a coastal city in the far southwest corner of England, woke up Tuesday morning to an unusual sight. Instead of the open waters of the English Channel, they looked out and saw a 600-foot Russian cargo ship grounded just off Gyllyngvase Beach.

More journalists were killed, imprisoned and held hostage in 2018 than the year before, according to the latest annual report from Reporters Without Borders.

In the first 11 months of the year, 348 journalists were detained and 60 were held hostage, the organization found. Eighty were killed.

Reporters Without Borders — known as RSF, for its French name, Reporters Sans Frontieres — released the report on Tuesday.


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Christmas Bird Count 2018-19

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Gary Borders: Rituals of everyday life

Airs Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders examines the Rituals of everyday life, in his life.

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History Matters: Benjamin Grierson

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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