Red River Radio News

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

Gov Edwards Urges Remote Work To Fight Covid-19

LA COVID-19 - The latest Covid-19 update from the Louisiana Department of Health reports 2,679 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 47 more confirmed deaths, bringing Louisiana’s Covid related death total closer to 8,000 . The number of hospitalizations decreased by 58, and the number of patients in need of ventilators decreased by 10. There are also 45,345 total "probable" coronavirus cases in Louisiana. Yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement on Twitter encouraging employers...

Read More
Coronavirus image
CDC / Courtesy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Matters: Update Coronavirus, Vaccines and More.

Airs Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. It’s a new year, but the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging. A few rays of hope have emerged, however, as doctors now understand how to better treat the virus and its complications and vaccines have been released for use in some populations. Host Dr. Randall Brewer is joined by Dr. Chris Kevil, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Director/P.I. Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease COBRE, Professor,...

Read More
About Faith Logo
Bill Beckett / Bill Beckett

About Faith: Finding Peace In Current Times

Airs, Sunday, Jaunaury 17, 2021, at 1 p.m. Our host, Dr. Marci Howard will talk with Bishop Joseph Hall, Jr., of First Baptist Church of Cedar Grove, and P. T. Asher, of the Hindu Cultural Center and Temple, and Rev. Sione Tu'uta, Associate Pastor, First United Methodist Church Bossier.

Read More
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle Choir / Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Legacy of Hope

Airs Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a celebration of hope this Martin Luther Kind Day as we listen to He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; Peace Like a River; I'm Runnin' On; Great Day; I Want Jesus to Walk with Me; My Country, 'Tis of Thee;' Gently Raise the Sacred Strain; As the Dew from Heaven Distilling; God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

Read More
Cliff Shackelford
Press Image / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Airs Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 6 p.m. Due to illness, Bird Calls has been postponed until Tuesday, January 26th at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show, please send them to . We'll also post...

Read More
Gary Nicholson
Press Image / Shreveport House Concert Series

Shreveport House Concert Series: Gary Nicholson Part 1

Airs Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Part 1 of a concert featuring Gary Nicholson live.

Read More

Dr. Anthony Fauci says letting the science speak on the pandemic got him "into a little bit of trouble" during the Trump administration.

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:

It's the kind of purchase many shoppers make on impulse. Eggs, milk, yogurt, and — why not? — a lottery ticket.

With just six numbers drawn Friday night — 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and the "Mega Ball" of 24 — a ticket sold at a Michigan grocery store made somebody one of the richest people in the country.

Updated at 2:50 p.m. ET

Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest on Saturday to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, braving the threat of mass arrests in what was expected to be one of the largest demonstrations against the Kremlin in years.

A year ago, on January 23, 2020, China imposed an absolute lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

With his trademark suspenders and deep baritone voice Larry King spoke with presidents, world leaders, celebrities, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes — everyone. The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 87.

The death of the famed interviewer was announced on King's Twitter feed in a posting from his production studio, Ora Media. No cause of death was provided, but King had recently been hospitalized with COVID-19.

The Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit

New York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.

The Americans with Disabilities Act says schools have to help not just students but parents with disabilities, too, like making sure deaf or blind parents can communicate during parent-teacher conferences. But what happens when kids are learning at home? That's uncharted territory.


Our 2019 Winner - (L-R) Anna Grace Hardin, Cal Alexander, Olivia Ajero, Christopher Comeaux, Sydney Sorbet.
Red River Radio / Red River Radio

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)

Read More
One Small Step
One Small Step / One Small Step

One Small Step - Listen Here

Listen here to several conversation that Red River Radio facilitated as part of our collaboration with One Small Step from Story Corp.

Read More

One Small Step

StoryCorps / StoryCorps

Continue the conversation in 2021 StoryCorps Selects Shreveport for National Initiative

Continue the conversation in 2021: StoryCorps Selects Shreveport for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America. Shreveport is one of four cities in which StoryCorps is anchoring One Small Step in 2021 with more opportunities to record, share, and preserve conversations that show the country how Louisianians can listen to each other in spite of their differences of opinion. Read about the national effort in The Shreveport Times . Red River Radio led the project in 2020, recording 25...

Read More

Treasures Of The Noel

Omar Khayyam - Rubaiyat

Treasures Of The Noel: Omar Khayyam

Airs Friday, October 2, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks back the Omar Khayyam, the Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet.

Read More

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.

Read More

COVID-19 Louisiana

Courtesy: Mayor Adrian Perkins Facebook

NWLA COVID  3RD WAVE:  There  was  a  gathering of local medical leaders  in downtown Shreveport yesterday afternoon, they joined Shreveport  Mayor Adrian Perkins outside Government Plaza for a press conference, the focus of which was to inform the public of the rise in Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths  in Northwest Louisiana  as well as the rest of the country.  And with the Thanksgiving day holiday, there is a concern people won’t take Covid-19 precautions seriously and lower their guard.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

COVID UPDATE-NW LA –  The number of Coronavirus cases across the United States is surging along with increased  hospitalizations  and deaths.  The most recent count of Covid-19 related fatalities is more than 247,000 with  daily reported fatalities ranging between 600 and 1,000 for the past several days.

More COVID-19 Louisiana News


Courtesy: TWPD

TEXAS HUNTING - This past weekend marked the opening of the general Whitetail deer hunting season in Texas.  Despite  the  coronavirus  pandemic, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say fishing and hunting licenses are up more than 10 percent with sales of hunting licenses  up 1%. John Silovsky, Wildlife Division Director at Texas Parks and Wildlife explains

“People couldnt go to baseball games or take the kid to soccer and so people had so much more free time and this past licensing year we’ve set records for licensing sales," Silovsky said.  

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TEXAS EARLY VOTING - The Texas Supreme Court has denied a petition by Texas Republicans to throw out some 127,000 ballots cast through drive-thru voting in the Houston area.  But there are multiple legal challenges ahead for that ruling.    A federal hearing set for this morning with  the same Republicans who will once again argue that drive-thru voting is illegal.  Harris County Assistant Attorney Douglas Ray says he expects Republicans will make the same arguments they’ve made so far.

More Texas COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Arkansas

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

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.

More Arkansas COVID-19 News

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

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

Read More