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Blood Donations Still Needed During Covid-19 Outbreak

BLOOD DONATIONS - A lot businesses and organizations have been severely affected by the Coronavirus emergency stay-at-home orders. LifeShare Blood Centers serve a large area including East Texas, South Arkansas and North and Central Louisiana. It’s where people donate blood that is used in area hospitals to treat people with life-threatening injuries or illness. COVID-19 has affected blood donations cancelling over 300 hundred blood drives and resulting in 6000+ fewer blood donations. Bobby...

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Health Matters: COVID-19 Update - April 9, 2020

Airs Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m., when we will continue our special coverage on COVID-19. details coming soon.

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White House Covid 19 Daily Press Briefing

Tune in here to view or listen to the White House Daily Corona Virus Press Briefings.

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Courtesy: LifeShare Blood Center

BLOOD DONATIONS -  A lot businesses and organizations have been severely affected by the Coronavirus emergency stay-at-home orders.  LifeShare Blood Centers serve a large area including East Texas, South Arkansas and North and Central Louisiana.  It’s where people donate blood that is used in area hospitals to treat people with life-threatening injuries or illness. COVID-19 has affected blood donations cancelling over 300 hundred blood drives and resulting in 6000+ fewer blood donations.

Italy has been hard-hit by the coronavirus epidemic, with a death toll of more than 16,000. Its economy is in near-shutdown.

Although Italy's south has seen fewer deaths from COVID-19 infection than the north, its poverty and jobless rates are high. In lockdown since March 10, Naples, a normally bustling city of more than 2 million, is now a ghost town. Acts of charity, long a hallmark of this city, have become more important than ever as a means of sustenance.

The United States faces "a bad recession," combined with the kind of financial stress not seen since the global financial crisis of 2008, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warns.

"The world is confronting one of the greatest health threats of a generation, one that profoundly impacts the global economy and all of its citizens," he wrote in his widely read annual letter to shareholders.

When the coronavirus interrupted China's global shipping lines, fewer containers arrived at ports in the United States. For a truck driver in San Bernardino, Calif., that meant a reduction in income.

Updated at 11:03 a.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the world's economy, with full or partial lockdown measures now affecting the livelihood of almost 2.7 billion people — more than 4 out of 5 workers in the global workforce of 3.3 billion, according to the International Labour Organization.

Updated at 10 a.m. ET

It's a strange and tragic pattern in some cases of COVID-19: The patient struggles through the first week of illness, and perhaps even begins to feel a little better.

Then suddenly they crash.

South Korea will go ahead with its parliamentary election next week as scheduled, even as political calendars around the world are seeing disruptions over the coronavirus pandemic.

Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive.

President Trump says the federal government's procurement and distribution of vital medical supplies to fight COVID-19 is "a fine-tuned machine," but many hospitals and state governors say they're still struggling to get what they need.

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COVID-19 Louisiana

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Airs Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m., when we will continue our special coverage on COVID-19. details coming soon.

Courtesy: LifeShare Blood Center

BLOOD DONATIONS -  A lot businesses and organizations have been severely affected by the Coronavirus emergency stay-at-home orders.  LifeShare Blood Centers serve a large area including East Texas, South Arkansas and North and Central Louisiana.  It’s where people donate blood that is used in area hospitals to treat people with life-threatening injuries or illness. COVID-19 has affected blood donations cancelling over 300 hundred blood drives and resulting in 6000+ fewer blood donations.

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COVID-19 TEXAS

Courtesy: A. Bacarrise

MASK MAKERS – There are , sewing guilds,  quilting groups, church volunteers,  inmates   in county jails and many individuals all across the Red Rive Radio Listening area who are making protective masks.  These grassroots  efforts  are  supplying  thousands of masks to healthcare workers  on the front lines  battling  the Coronavirus  pandemic.   Our reporter in Nacogdoches, Texas – Wynter Chauvin files this report.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

NO SHUT-OFFS - The Texas Public Utility Commission is barring providers from shutting off power and water services to residents who have lost jobs or income because of the coronavirus outbreak. Commissioner Arthur  D'Andrea said why the measure is critical.

"People have been ordered not to work by the government so I think it is the government's responsibility to make sure they at least have lights and water while they're sitting home under government order." 

The Texas Public Utility Commission voted last 

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COVID-19 Arkanas

Arkansas Covid-19 Cases Below Predictions

Apr 6, 2020
Courtesy: Arkansas Dept. of Health

LOWER THAN EXPECTED - Arkansas health officials say the number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to  837 and COVID-19 deaths increased to 16. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the number of cases now includes  14  people  at a  federal prison in Forrest City.  He also explained that Arkansas’ COVID-19 case  numbers  are  well below  than  what  earlier projections predicted.

"Today under the projections we were supposed to be at 2, 000 cases," Hutchinson explained. "So instead of 2,000 cases we have 837 cases."

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History Matters: Ghost Towns

Airs Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks back at many towns that once were, but are ghostly memories of the past.

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Shadow Files: The Secrets of the Valley of the Kings near Thebes

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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Protect My Public Media

Protect My Public Media is a collaboration of local public radio and television stations, national distributors, producers, viewers, listeners and others who support a strong public media in the Unite

License Renewal for KDAQ, KLSA, and KBSA

In compliance with section, 73.3580 of the Rules and Regulation of the FCC, KDAQ, KLSA, and KBSA have applied for a license renewal. We are required here to provide a direct link to our public inspection file, which the FCC maintains for public review. These are the links.

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Our 2019 Winner - (L-R) Anna Grace Hardin, Cal Alexander, Olivia Ajero, Christopher Comeaux, Sydney Sorbet.
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Young Artist Competition 2020 - Postponed until fall 2020

Our young artist competition has been postponed until fall 2020. The information is below. Welcome to the Tenth Annual Red River Radio Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a radio broadcast to be recorded in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the selection for a radio program. (more)

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The Passover Story
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The Passover Story

Airs Monday, April 6, 2020, at 1 p.m. Renowned actor Theodore Bikel and The Western Wind, America's pre-eminent vocal ensemble, present 25 eclectic selections that, along with an inspring narration, serve as musical documentary of Passover. Music includes Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, Klezmer-style improvisations, and traditional songs from the Seder. This program is designed for listeners of any religious background and provides a good...

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Passover Dreams
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Passover Dreams

Airs Monday, April 6, 2020, at 9 p.m. Fasten your seat belts and pass the chicken soup! Passover Dreams takes us from the Seder table to the edge of the universe. Audio magician Jim Metzner conjures up Albert Einstein, Frederick Douglass, Lenny Bruce and host of other Seder guests to plumb the depths of one of the world's oldest holidays in this Gabriel Award-winning program. The Layers of Passover's “Meaning Questions” are the tools that the Passover celebration offers as it urges us to dig...

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Itzhak Perlman
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A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

Airs Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.

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Passover:  A Time To Cross Over
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Passover: A Time To Cross Over

Grand Teton Music Festival
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The Grand Teton Music Festival 2020: A Hero's Life

Airs Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 1 p.m. Join us again for another series of 13 concerts recorded at the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Donald Runnicles. On this concert we feature Tow works by Richard Strauss; his Cäcilie featuring soprano Heidi Melton and Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40.

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Anna Netrebko in the title role and Michael Volle as Scarpia in Puccini's "Tosca."
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Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Tosca

Airs Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 12 noon. The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s thriller Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, in a performance that was originally recorded live at the Met on April 30, 2018. The superstar soprano took on the iconic role of the fiery diva Floria Tosca for the very first time that month at the Met. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov starred opposite her as Tosca’s lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi, and...

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Larry Josephson
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Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Airs Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and...

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