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Some Texas Prosecutors Reluctant On Hemp Possession Prosecution

TEXAS HEMP PROSECUTION- The political leadership in the Lone Star State is urging county prosecutors to continue enforcing Texas marijuana laws. Prosecutors in Travis and other counties have said a new hemp law requires they prove marijuana has more than zero-point-3 percent THC which is the psychoactive ingredient Tetrahydrocannabinol , which they say is costly and time consuming. So they’ve stopped prosecuting cases without a lab test. But a letter from Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan...

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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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Rossini Opera Festival: Adina by Gioachino Rossini

Airs Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 12 noon. TIn 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 Adina by Gioachino Rossini.

Cast (in order of vocal appearance):
Califo – Vito Priante
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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: Renowned Louisiana songwriter and musician David Egan

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.

Anya Kamenetz is an NPR education correspondent, a host of Life Kit and author of The Art Of Screen Time. This story draws from the book and recent reporting for Life Kit's guide, Parenting: Screen Time And Your Family.

Elise Potts picked up her 17-month-old daughter, Eliza, from daycare recently. When they got home they were greeted by a strange scene.

How Microexpressions Can Make Moods Contagious

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It's a common experience for family members or groups of friends: One person's mood can bring the whole group's energy down ... or up. But why are we so easily influenced?

In 1962, the reality television show Candid Camera offered a remarkable glimpse into a psychological phenomenon that helps explain how emotions spread. They did it through a now famous comedy stunt called "Face the Rear."

In 1969, Charles Bourland flew to Houston to interview for a food scientist position at NASA's Johnson Space Center. From his hotel's lobby, he watched with millions of Americans as Apollo astronauts took their first steps on the moon.

It was a "pretty impressive thing" to witness while considering a NASA job, he remembers with a chuckle.

President Trump said he told Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in a phone call on Saturday morning that he would "personally vouch" for the rapper A$AP Rocky's bail. Rocky has been detained in Sweden since July 3.

A Change.org petition calling for Rocky's release is gaining traction online, with over 600,000 signatures as of late Saturday afternoon.

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

And finally today, one of the definitive songs of the summer so far has been "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "OLD TOWN ROAD")

LIL NAS X: (Singing) Riding on a horse - ha. You can whip your Porsche. I've been in the valley, you ain't been up off that porch. Now, can't nobody tell me nothing.

MCCAMMON: Is it rap? Is it country? That's the question that's been playing out for a while now, sparked by the song's removal from Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart back in March. And then along came a new song.

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

And finally today, one of the definitive songs of the summer so far has been "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "OLD TOWN ROAD")

LIL NAS X: (Singing) Riding on a horse - ha. You can whip your Porsche. I've been in the valley, you ain't been up off that porch. Now, can't nobody tell me nothing.

MCCAMMON: Is it rap? Is it country? That's the question that's been playing out for a while now, sparked by the song's removal from Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart back in March. And then along came a new song.

Keeping Cool In The D.C. Heat Wave

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SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

And finally today, one of the definitive songs of the summer so far has been "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "OLD TOWN ROAD")

LIL NAS X: (Singing) Riding on a horse - ha. You can whip your Porsche. I've been in the valley, you ain't been up off that porch. Now, can't nobody tell me nothing.

MCCAMMON: Is it rap? Is it country? That's the question that's been playing out for a while now, sparked by the song's removal from Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart back in March. And then along came a new song.

After President Trump attacked four progressive congresswomen in racist remarks last week, Republicans defending him often base their support on what they say is anti-Semitism — a familiar line of attack for the president as well.

The Trump administration is planning changes to the U.S. citizenship test. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is revising the test to ensure that "it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant's civics knowledge."

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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

A scene depicting the French retreat from Russia in 1812, painting by Illarion Pryanishnikov (1874)
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History Matters: The 1812 Overture

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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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