Red River Radio News

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Some RA's Quit Over Coronavirus Housing Plans At LSU

LSU RA’S WALK OUT - As college students move into dorms for a fall semester starting as early as next week questions are being raised about whether Louisiana’s largest campus is ready to handle problems if students start testing positive for COVID-19.

For most of the 7,000 or so incoming students at LSU, their first and most frequent point of contact for services will be fellow students hired as residential advisers, called RAs. As reported in THE ADVOCATE, three of the roughly...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival's Virtual Marketplace.

Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, professor of English at Northwestern State University and director of the Louisiana Folklife Center about this year’s Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival which will go live with a Virtual Marketplace starting August 17, and running through Jan 31, 2021.

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Marketplace Morning Report: Reimagining the Economy
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Marketplace Morning Report: Reimagining the Economy

Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7 p.m. We are in the midst of a pandemic that has led to one of the worst economic crises in our history. Once the public health emergency becomes manageable, this country still faces one of the biggest public issue of our lifetimes: will we go back to business, inequity and the systemic racism we had, or will we draw a blueprint for the economy we want? In this one-hour special, Marketplace Morning Report’s David Brancaccio explores what a new reimagined...

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Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET

President Trump stoked a controversial theory being promoted by supporters — and his campaign — that Sen. Kamala Harris of California is not eligible for the vice presidency.

The Democrat was born in California and therefore qualifies for the job.

A year ago this past Saturday, Sue Gordon — the second highest official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence — abruptly quit an ever-ascending career spanning nearly four decades in U.S. spy agencies.

"Mr. President," Gordon informed President Trump at the time in a handwritten note, "I offer this letter as an act of respect & patriotism, not preference. You should have your team. Godspeed, Sue."


Epic Games, the video game developer behind the mega popular online game Fortnite, just posted a video criticizing Apple for removing the game from its App Store.

Updated at 8:02 p.m. ET

Tribune Publishing, the parent company of local news outlets across the country from the Chicago Tribune to The Baltimore Sun, is closing the physical offices of five newspapers permanently.

Gov. Brain Kemp is taking a new approach in his battle over face masks with Atlanta's mayor. Rather than have a judge rule on the conflict, he's going to issue a new order on the subject.

On Thursday Kemp announced the attorney general's office has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta city council, when she moved to reinstate more restrictive COVID-19-related safeguards.

The Department of Justice accused Yale University of violating federal civil rights law by illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process.

Those are the findings of a two-year investigation conducted in response to a complaint by a coalition of Asian American groups. The Justice Department notified university officials in a letter on Thursday.

President Trump appeared to raise questions about whether Kamala Harris was eligible to be the vice presidential candidate following an op-ed that incorrectly raised doubts about her eligibility.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal about a Justice Department investigation that found Yale University is discriminating against Asian American and white applicants.

Black Americans are becoming infected with the coronavirus at a rate three times that of whites and they are twice as likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new report from the National Urban League, based partly on data from Johns Hopkins University.

A key focus of Thursday's report is the impact of the pandemic and how the disease has followed the contours of the larger society in falling especially hard on Blacks, Latinos and Indigenous people.

Warning: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault and misconduct.

Three women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against musician Mark Kozelek, who frequently performs as Sun Kil Moon. The accusations were published by Pitchfork on Thursday in a report by Amy Zimmerman.


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Shreveport House Concert Series: Mark Stuart

Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Mark Stuart in concert.

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San Francisco Symphony Onstage
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San Francisco Symphony: Berg & Beethoven

Airs Friday, August 14, 2020, at 12 noon. Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life. In this concert the orchestra presents Alban Berg's Seven Early Songs featuring soprano Susanna Phillips followed by Beethoven's Symphony No....

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Scene from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini
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LA Opera: La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Airs Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 12 noon. The Los Angeles Opera Broadcasts return to this season of the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series. This week we present La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Marcello -- Kihun Yoon
Rodolfo -- Samir Pirgu
Colline – Nicholas Brownlee

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Coronavirus: A Weekly Report From NPR News August 16, 2020

Airs Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, this special report features the best of NPR's reporting on the coronavirus crisis over the past week, with a focus on the latest science, wide-scale impacts, and things you can do to stay safe.

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Humankind: The Right to Vote
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Humankind: The Right to Vote

Airs Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. A documentary about the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women's suffrage, to the Civil Rights movement, to today's debate over whether voters should be required to show ID at the polls. We trace the long battle over who may participate in democracy's most basic function. Includes coverage of major summer 2016 court rulings.

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Dr. Beverely Burden answers your questions
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What's Bugging You for August 18, 2020

Airs Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.

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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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One Small Step

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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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COVID-19 Louisiana

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LSU RA’S WALK OUT - As college students move into dorms for a fall semester starting as early as next week questions are being raised about whether Louisiana’s largest campus is ready to handle problems if students start testing positive for COVID-19.

Courtesy: LDH

LOUISIANA COVID 19  DECLINES -  Louisiana  reported 26 more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday,  bringing the state's death toll to  4,195.

More COVID-19 Louisiana News


Courtesy: Texas Public Radio

LOCAL AUTHORITY - Texas State health officials say over  9,100  new  Covid-19 cases have been reported  along with 245 new deaths. This brings Texas’ total Covid cases to over 451,000 and more than 7,200 deaths.  Schools reopening during the  Coronavirus  pandemic has created controversy as there has been some confusion as to who has legal authority to say when schools can reopen.  Speaking at a Texas Division of Emergency Management Warehouse in San Antonio yesterday Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said who has the final say. 

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TEXAS REVENUES DROP -  Texas  is forecast to end the fiscal year with a 4.6-billion dollar deficit, according to revised revenue projections released by the state comptroller  Glen Hegar  who estimates state tax revenues will be down nearly 10-percent due to economic contraction spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.   Earlier this week Hegar told lawmakers his forecast  assumes  public health restrictions will be lifted by the end of the year.   

More Texas COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Arkansas

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

CONCERNS OVER  REOPENING -  A lot of schools are scheduled to reopen in a few weeks and in Arkansas- it’s August 24th.  However not everyone is on board with that start date. During a meeting of the Arkansas legislative Education Caucus in Little Rock yesterday members of the Arkansas Education Association -- told state lawmakers it is unsafe for schools to return to in-person learning as Arkansas continues to struggle to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  Carol Fleming is the president of the AEA.

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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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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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