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Texas Coal Plants May Get Longer Life Thanks To Trump

TRUMP CLEAN POWER ROLLBACKS IN TX: Texas Republicans are cheering the Trump Administration’s proposal to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Texas sued over that Obama-era plan to curb carbon emissions, calling it federal overreach. Still, when it comes to where Texas gets its power, experts say the new policy wouldn’t change much. The new plan gives states more leeway on regulating coal plant emissions, which could mean some Texas coal plants stay open longer. But coal is losing its importance...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: “Face of A Nation: What Happened To The World’s Fair?”

Airs Friday, August 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Director and architect Mina Chow about her new film, “Face of A Nation: What Happened To The World’s Fair?” A preview screening of this film will take place at the Robinson Film Center on Thursday, August 23, 2018, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m., the screening at 6 p.m., and a question and answer session with Mina Chow follows. For complete details visit online the Robinson Film Center Or call (318) 459-4122.

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Leonard Bernstein: America's Music Teacher

Airs Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. So many musicians and lovers of music remember being introduced to classical music by Leonard Bernstein. This music-filled two-hour special celebrates that, looking especially at Bernstein’s devotion to music education, through his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic his Harvard Lectures, the CBS Omnibus Television specials and his many writings about music.

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Health Matters: Healthy Dieting

Airs Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. Selecting a weight loss plan to follow can be a mind-boggling experience, Keto, Mediterranean, low carb… how do you choose? Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Kenneth Sanders, Dr. Laura Kimball-Ravari, Dr. Jennifer Singh, and nutritionist Julie Hartley to help us sort out the pros and cons of some of the most popular diet trends. Questions will be taken at 800-552-8502 . About our guests : Dr. Kenneth Sanders is a Board Certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery. .Recently, he’s gotten involved in Keto supplements. Dr. Laura Kimball-Rivari in an endocrinologist with Willis-Knighton Health Systems. She has a special interest in diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Jennifer Singh is the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Physician Assistant Program Medical Director, and Director of Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Services at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. .Lifestyle Medicine is an emerging medical specialization focused on treating the whole person. Julie Hartley is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach and Exercise/Yoga instructor, who leads workshops on Functional Nutrition and Wellness for Willis Knighton Health Systems.

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Carnegie Hall Live: L'Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance

Airs Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live L'Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance featuring selections by Rossi, Cazzati, L. Allegri, Sances, and Monteverdi plus as a bonus we'll hear Respighi's Pines of Rome performed by Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and to fill out the program Mozart's Violin Sonata in B-flat K. 454 performed by violinist Joshua Bell & pianist Jeremy Denk.

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Regional Symphony Broadcast: The South Arkansas Symphony with guitarist Lily Afshar

Airs Friday, August 24, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we'll hear a concert from the 2016 season by the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra with music by Kermit Poling, his Orchestra Suite No. 3 "Visions of the Virgin." The concert opnes with Three Pieces in the Old Style by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and will also feature guitarist Lily Afshar in the Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Rodrigo. Kermit Poling conducts.

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Bernstein: From Broadway to Hollywood

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Caravan: Brandi Carlisle: Live at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival

Airs Friday, August 24, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an epic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you live from the 2018 Newport Folk Festival,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses.

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Lyric Opera: Wagner's Das Rheingold

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The San Francisco Symphony: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D

Airs Monday, August 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Opus 19 with violinist Julia Fischer, along with the Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14 by Berlioz and an encore performance of Mozart Symphony No. 38.

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The Better Picture: Twin Blends - 082818

Airs August 28, 2018, at 6 p.m. Mark and Mike Mangham posted some vintage photos of Southern Hills to a Facebook page and got a a great response. Mike blended some of the old shots with some new ones and got numerous requests for more. With his twin brother they began expanding to downtown Shreveport shots applying their then/now magic. The twins blended old and new into a search for a glimpse of the past and a desire to preserve what is left. Twin Blends was born and has moved on to time...

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Commentator Gary Joiner relates the historical significance of the Lone Star State.

Commentator Archie McDonald makes a shopping confession. 

"For the past 50 years the Community Foundation of North Louisiana has been a vital force in improving the quality of life in our community. From their support of the arts to their efforts at reducing poverty and the underlying issues, to improving the education of our children, they have been engaged on all fronts. Join us for a look at their efforts today as we speak with some of the organizations who are improving lives through the generous support of the Community Foundation."

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his views on how racial discrimination and relationships 

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a nontraditional Civil War soldier.

Commentator Archie McDonald pens a commentary about Independence Day. 

Brian O'Nuanain shares his views about the deficit, the debt, consumerism, smelly diapers, and other serious topics. 

Trail commentator Gary Joiner on Gen. Custer's Last Stand.

   Commentator Archie McDonald has a gentleman's guide to wearing hats.

Commentator Gary Joiner has the history of the railroad.


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History Matters: Geologic History of the Ark-La-Tex

Airs Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner takes a look back through geologic history at the changing landscapes of the Ark-La-Tex. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Shadow Files: Juju Road

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 , or you can call our direct line at 401-808-8277.

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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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