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LA Dept Of Health Free Resources To Help With COVID-19 Stress

LOUISIANA COVID-19 UPDATE - The latest numbers from the Louisiana Department of Health, show just under 174,000 Covid-19 cases, with more than 161,000 presumed recoveries and 5,507 Covid-19 related deaths. Louisiana is in it’s 8th month of the Coronavirus Pandemic and if that weren’t enough—the state is still recovering from severe storms, and on top of that—there’s economic pressures with disruptions, businesses have had to restrict operations, there’s been closures, job lay-offs and...

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Illuminations: Professor N. T. Wright

Airs Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. Professor N. T. (Tom) Wright joins from Oxford, England, to talk with hosts Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips about the pandemic, his latest books, times of lament and more. Prof. Wright is the Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St Andrews as well as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of over 75 books, including God and the Pandemic and his recently released book, Broken Signposts....

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Tom Prasada-Rao

Airs Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from March 2005 we present Tom Prasada-Rao live at the Shreveport House Concerts.

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Hamburg State Opera’s production of Norma
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Hamburg State Opera: Vincenzo Bellini's Norma

Airs Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 12:00 no on. This week the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series presents the Hamburg State Opera's performance of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma.

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NPR 2020 Election Night Special Coverage

Airs Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. During a year unlike any other in our lifetimes, the question remains, who will American voters choose to lead our country? American voters finally get their chance to voice their opinions today over the cacophony of rhetoric. NPR News and Red River Radio will follow closely and bring you the latest update throughout election night. Join us beginning at 6 p.m. for live anchored Special Coverage from NPR news featuring a rotation of NPR hosts Lulu Garcia Navarro, Ari Shapiro, Ailsa Chang, Michel Martin, and Sarah McCammon, and joining them will be the NPR Politics unit, NPR correspondents, editors and member station reporters, as well as elected officials, political analysts and other guests. And an anxious nation awaits the results of critical contests around the country and Red River Radio will provide you the latest updates Tuesday Night, November 3, beginning at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio.

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When it comes to the presidency and the U.S. Senate, Democrats are largely playing offense. That's true further down the ballot, too, for the offices where many of the policies that affect our daily lives are made: state legislatures.

StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military and their families.

Former Army Spc. Garett Reppenhagen has always loved Halloween. Even during his year-long deployment to Iraq in 2004, he still found a way to celebrate.

You never know where an act of kindness ends.

Tara Berliski of Magnolia, Texas, offered to donate a kidney to her husband, John Berliski. His were removed in July because of polycystic kidney disease. Doctors at the Houston Methodist Hospital living donor program explained that because John Berliski has type AB blood, he could receive a kidney from almost any donor. But if John and Tara Berliski chose to enter a kidney swap program, they might be able to help someone else, too; someone else might help them.

Sean Connery, the first actor to portray James Bond and later one of the biggest and wealthiest stars in the history of film, has died at age 90.

Eon Productions, the film studio behind the James Bond films, confirmed the death in a statement on its website.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Rachael Shannon gets nostalgic when she thinks of the life she lived in Germany until just a couple of years ago. While she and her husband worked, their children spent their days in child care, creating awesome crafts, building pillow forts and going on outings to farms where they'd dig up potatoes.

"It was like wow times 10," says Shannon, who worked for a U.S. government contractor.

College students who are studying remotely can vote in the state where their college is located. But this is controversial in some places, and students are organizing.

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden make their closing arguments in what's been an unusual campaign season to say the least.

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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

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LA COVID SPIKE PREDICTION   The Louisiana Legislature’s  special  session has been underway  for a few days and  committee meetings have been taking place  this week as lawmakers  question the state’s response to the Coronavirus, in particular Governor John Bel Edwards’  Emergency Mitigation Orders as businesses have had to shut down or operate at limited capacities which affects  the economy, employment rates and tax revenues.      During a Louisiana House Education Committee meeting in Baton Rouge yesterday,  the state’s top Public Health Officer Dr.

Stephanie Currie, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders
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Airs Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. Students are going back to school, whether in person or online. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Shelley Visconte will address issues affecting children and parents, as the schoolyear starts, with guests Michelle Yetman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU Health Shreveport; Stephanie Curry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders at LSU Health Shreveport, and Adam Blancher, PhD, Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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TEXAS COVID UPDATES — Texas health officials report 1,397 new coronavirus cases and 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Monday reported 739,743 coronavirus cases and 15,533 deaths. The true number of cases is likely higher though because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The health department also estimated 67,570 active cases of the virus, including 3,201 current hospital patients.

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GOV ABBOTT RELAXES RESTRICTIONS — Texas is loosening some COVID-19 restrictions for work places based on a general downward trend in cases and hospitalizations. State leaders are adopting a regional approach to managing the pandemic. Yesterday Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced he is further reopening parts of Texas where coronavirus patients make up less than 15 percent of total hospitalizations for at least seven consecutive days. Businesses there can soon expand from half to 75 percent capacity. 

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COVID-19 Arkansas

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ARK COVID-19-  The number of Arkansans hospitalized with covid-19 increased by 22 on Sunday to a record high of 576.    Arkansas coronavirus hospitalizations were at record levels Tuesday through Friday before dropping by six on Saturday. The total on Saturday is still the third-highest number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Arkansas since the pandemic began.  The state’s  Covid-19 death count  rose Sunday by 17, to 1,569.  In an interview with CNN on Sunday morning, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was concerned about the increase in hospitalizations.

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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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