Red River Radio Ninth Annual Young Artists Competition 2019

Young Artists Competition 2019 Posted February 4, 2019. Welcome to the Ninth 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 at 3 p.m. April 28, 2019, 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.
Please complete the form below, including the signature of one parent or guardian. Please return along with a CD of your performance (accompanied) and a signed teacher approval form. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, April 5. Winners will be notified beginning April 8.

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Little Theatre presents Broadway Belters

Airs Friday, February 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Laura Beeman Nugent, artistic director for Shreveport Little Theatre’s Academy along with Adam Philley, the academy’s Resident Music Director and Senior Academy Instructor, who joined us to share about Broadway Belters, a concert featuring Broadway Legend Laura Bell Bundy along with a cast of local favorites. The concert takes place Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Little Theater, located at 812 Margaret...

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TX O&G Companies Paid Billions In 2018 Tax Revenues

TX OIL & GAS REVENUES - A recent report says Texas oil and natural gas companies paid just over $14 billion dollars into state and local treasuries last year -- the second highest total in the state's history. That's according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association's Annual Energy and Economic impact report for the industry's 2018 fiscal year . Todd Staples, President of TX-OGA said Texas saw more than a 3 billion dollar increase in revenue from the industries compared to the previous...

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Sam Cooke: Bring it on Home To Me

Airs Friday, February 15, 2019 at 9 p.m. This documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke through his own recordings and commentary his friends, family and friends. This program features music from throughout his career that displays the great bredth of his talent before his tragic death in 1964 at the age of 33 - from his gospel roots to his upbeat classic hits, and from his high energy live concerts to his recordings of late-night mood pieces. Interview subjects include R&B...

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The Emergence of Otis Redding

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Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Airs Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 12 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Don Giovanni, Mozart’s dark comedy based on the legend of Don Juan. Luca Pisaroni stars as the rakish and unrepentant title character, with Ildar Abdrazakov as his put-upon servant Leporello, and Rachel Willis-Sørensen as the wronged noblewoman Donna Anna. Making their network broadcast debuts are Federica Lombardi as Donna Elvira, Aida Garifullina as Zerlina, and Stanislas de...

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Langston Hughes: I Too Sing America

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Grand Teton Music Festival: Composer Spotlight - Kareem Roustom

Airs Monday, February 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival with Music Director Donald Runnicles who leads the orchestra in a Spotlight on composer Kareem Roustom featuring his Excerpts from the String Quartet "Shades of Night," and the Ramal. Also on the concert the first movement from the String Sextet No. 2 by Brahms.

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To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2019

Airs Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano for a performance of Three Songs for medium voice, viola & piano by Frank Bridge. She will be joined by violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Then the Johannes String Quartet featuring violinist Soovin Kim & Julianne Lee, violist Choong-Jin Chang, and cellist Peter Stumpf will present...

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A Duke Ellington Retrospective PT 2

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A Duke Ellington Retrospective PT 1

Airs Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 9 p.m. The Billy Foster Jazz Zone presents a jazz retrospective, the life and music of Duke Ellington. Hosts Renee and Billy Foster take you through the history of this jazz giant from the 1920’s until his last years in the 1970’s . The maestro’s own recordings are used as we travel through the years highlighting his many accomplishments.

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SPLC On Suing Trump Over Asylum-Seeker Policy

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NPR's Scott Simon asks the Southern Poverty Law Center's Melissa Crow about challenging a policy requiring asylum-seekers at the Southern border to remain in Mexico while their cases are considered.

The president circumvented Congress by declaring a national emergency. James Wallner of the conservative R Street Institute tells NPR's Scott Simon that lawmakers failed to take action to stop Trump.

NPR's Scott Simon asks former drug czar and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske about President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the border.

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Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain'

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After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive.

U.S. National Debt Passes $22 Trillion

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The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan why and what the long-term consequences could be.

Week In Politics

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The president declared a national emergency in order to supplement the border security funding provided by Congress this week. The question of an emergency will likely end up at the Supreme Court.

Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon On Border Wall

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NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., about his stance on the president's national emergency declaration and funding for border security.

Most American automobiles are powered by internal combustion engines: Gas or diesel goes in, tiny explosions power pistons and turn a crankshaft, the car moves forward and carbon dioxide goes out.

But a growing chorus environmental activists, business analysts and auto executives are predicting a sea change, as battery-powered electric vehicles grow in popularity.



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Gary Borders: The mysteries of ILL (Interlibrary Loan Service)

Airs Friday, February 15, 2019, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares his book nerd side and his love of the ILL, the Interlibrary Loan Services, they provide.

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History Matters: The Battle Of New Orleans

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Treasures Of The Noel: Homer's Poetry

Airs Friday, January 11, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look the history and poetry of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

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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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