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Jacksonville, Texas Woman Was On Apollo 11 Team

SISSY AUSTIN- This past week marked the 50 th Anniversary of man landing on the moon . Names like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are somewhat easy to remember as they were the crew of the famous Apollo 11 mission. But there were thousands of other names that were part of that mission too. And in this next story we visit with one Laurel Ann “Sissy” Austin of Jacksonville, Texas who was part of the Apollo 11 team. Our East Texas reporter Wynter Chauvin has more. Jacksonville,...

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Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testified during a Senate hearing in 2013.
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Robert Mueller Hearings

Airs Wednesday, July 24, at 7:30 a.m. Live Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees is now set for July 24th. The committees have subpoenaed Mueller, instructing him to appear to respond to questions about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller has agreed to appear at two separate hearings. The Judiciary Committee will hold one in the morning and the Intelligence Committee will hold...

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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: All Hail The Driverless Car?

Airs Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 6 p.m. What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in test-drive mode around the globe. Should we proceed with caution? Or embrace the driverless car? Featuring Amitai Bin-Nun, Chris Urmson, Meredith Broussard, and Ashley Nunes.

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Buzz Aldrin poses on the Moon, allowing Neil Armstrong to photograph both of them using the visor's reflection.
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The Pulse: Destination Moon

Airs Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. They had reached the distant light that humans had admired and looked up to for thousands of years. It was a mission with hundreds of dedicated minds behind it. A dangerous and ambitious mission, that could have failed at many moments. On this special episode of The Pulse, we will explore the science that got us to the moon, the politics that push space exploration, and our...

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The San Francisco Symphony 2019: Mozart & Mahler

Airs Monday, July 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. Soprano Isabel Leonard Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for some of the happiest music that Mozart and Mahler ever wrote. They also perform dance music that Mozart dashed off in less than an hour.

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Carnegie Hall Live: Pianist Andras Schiff Solo

Airs Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, broadcast live from Carnegie Hall features pianist Sir András Schiff performing fantasies, sonatas and suites by Mendelssohn and the most well-known configuration of the "Three Bs" — Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer co-host the broadcast. Program :
Mendelssohn : Fantasia in F-sharp min. Opus 28
Beethoven : Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp. Opus 78
Brahms : Klavierstücke, Opus 76
Brahms : Seven...

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Shreveport House Concert Series
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Shreveport House Concert Series: Renowned Louisiana songwriter and musician David Egan

Title page of the original full score of Gluck's 1762 opera Orfeo ed Euridice (Duchesne, Paris, 1764).
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Rossini Opera Festival: Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Airs Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 12 noon. In July and August, the 2019 WFMT Radio Network Opera Series continues with more presentations in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union, including three standout broadcasts from across Italy, including performances from the Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro), Teatro Dell’Opera (Rome) and La Scala (Milan.) This week we present Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.

Cast (in order of vocal appearance) :
Orfeo –...

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Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testified during a Senate hearing in 2013.
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Airs Wednesday, July 24, at 7:30 a.m. Live Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees is now set for July 24th. The committees have subpoenaed Mueller, instructing him to appear to respond to questions about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller has agreed to appear at two separate hearings. The Judiciary Committee will hold one in the morning and the Intelligence Committee will hold one in the afternoon.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is lying in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court Monday. The flag-draped casket was brought into the court as more than 80 of his former law clerks lined the marble steps of the building.

Several the current justices, including Elena Kagan, whom former President Barack Obama named to replace Stevens when he retired in 2010, paid their respects. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited later in the morning.

Updated at 12:20 p.m. ET

Democratic presidential candidates are proposing lots of progressive policies in this election. And while those policies may resonate with the party base, some of those ideas are not popular with a general election electorate, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

India is celebrating the successful launch of its Chandrayaan-2 rocket, which has now started its journey to the moon. It's India's second attempt to launch the unmanned lunar mission and to further its dreams of space exploration.

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SISSY AUSTIN-  This past week marked the  50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon .  Names like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are somewhat easy to remember as they were the crew of the famous Apollo 11 mission.   But there were thousands of other names that were part of that mission too.  And in this next story we visit with one Laurel Ann “Sissy”  Austin  of Jacksonville, Texas  who was part of the Apollo 11 team. Our East Texas reporter Wynter Chauvin has more.

Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET

Equifax will pay up to $700 million in fines and monetary relief to consumers over a 2017 data breach at the credit reporting bureau that affected nearly 150 million people.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Cambodia's prime minister has denounced as "fake news" a report in The Wall Street Journal that his country had signed a secret deal to allow Chinese warships to use a naval base in the Gulf of Thailand.

"This is the worst-ever made up news against Cambodia," Hun Sen told the country's pro-government Fresh News on Monday, according to The South China Morning Post.

Updated at 5:10 a.m. ET

Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has died at age 72, leaving a vacancy at the top of the monitoring body just as tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions appear to be reaching a critical threshold.

The former Japanese diplomat had led the United Nations' nuclear watchdog since 2009. He was integral to the negotiations leading up to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the agreement last year.

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Gary Borders: The LeTourneau Domes

Airs Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders remembers the history behind the LeTourneau Domes and the man who created them.

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Shadow Files: The Avenging Greek Soldier

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History Matters: The 1812 Overture

Treasures Of The Noel

Treasures Of The Noel: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Airs Friday, July 19, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, we look at the impact of Upton Sinclair's landmark novel, The Jungle, an exposé of the Chicago meat packing industry which led to many reforms including the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. The Noel has a first edition signed in their collection.

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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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