Vino & Violin: A Special Event

Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport
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Red River Radio spotlight: The Centennial 100 Year Anniversary of The Woman’s Department Club

Airs Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with PR Chair Maggie Malone, along with Event Chair Sandra Harrold, about “ The Centennial 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of The Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport ,” which takes place this Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour at the Women’s Department Club, located at 802 Margaret Place in Shreveport. For reservations, call 318-222-4186 .

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La. Local Option To Set Minimum Wage Bill Killed In Committee

LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE OPTION - $7.25 an hour is the current minimum wage set by the federal government, which Louisiana follows because the state doesn’t have a minimum wage of its own. Since taking office three years ago - Governor John Bel Edwards has been urging the State Legislature to set and raise the state minimum wage, but such a move has yet to gain enough support from lawmakers. A bill by Representative Royce Duplessis (D-New Orleans) would have stripped a 1997 law that restricts...

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Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff
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Royal Opera House: Verdi's Falstaff

Airs Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 12 noon. Once again the WFMT Fine Arts Networks bring us a summer filled with opera beginning with nine presentations from the Royal Opera House and the BBC. Their series opens with Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff featuring Sir Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff, with Ana Maria Martínez as Alice Ford, Simon Keenlyside as Ford, Anna Prohaska as Nanetta, and Frédéric Antoun as Fenton. This production also features Marie McLaughlin, Peter Hoare, Craig Colclough, and...

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Grand Teton Music Festival: The Three Bs

Airs Monday, May 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival when Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the festival orchestra movemnets 2 & 3 from the Violin Concerto by Brahms with violinist James Ehnes followed by the final movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. To open Jeannette Sorrell will lead the orchestra from the harpsichord in the first movement from Bach's Brandenburg No. 5.

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Dr. Beverely Burden answers your questions
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What's Bugging You For May 21, 2019

Airs Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.

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Carnegie Hall Live: Renée Fleming & Audra McDonald

Airs Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us as Carnegie Hall Live launches a brand new season of concerts beginning with and Opening Night Gala concert featuring the San Francisco Symphony and superstar soloists Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald, led by Michael Tilson Thomas. They will be featured in Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess along with broadway selections from She Loves Me, South Pacific, and other favorites. Also on the concert we'll hear the Aria from Bachianas...

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One of the scoops of the day, from The Washington Post:

"The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company's factory, newly obtained e-mails show."

Republicans had reasons to cheer and Democrats to despair Wednesday with the upset special election victory in New York City of a Republican retired businessman who will complete the congressional term of Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who exited the U.S. House because of a sexting scandal.

Bob Turner, a 70-year-old former cable television executive, beat David Weprin, a 55-year-old, state assemblyman, in a district which had, until Tuesday, been reliably Democratic for nearly 100 years.

A sharp drop in energy costs helped keep prices at the wholesale level unchanged in August vs. July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.

According to BLS, while food costs went up 1.1 percent, energy costs fell 1 percent.

Still, over the 13 months ended Aug. 31 the producer price index rose 6.5 percent, BLS added.

The limits of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's authority appear to be showing again with word from that country's official news outlet that:

"Iran's Judiciary has rejected recent media reports on the imminent release of the two American nationals that were convicted of spying on behalf of the United States."

"Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner," NPR's Joel Rose reports. "Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin."

An attack on the U.S. embassy and other buildings in the heart of Kabul's diplomatic district that lasted 20 hours is now over.

Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner. Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin.

Democrats hold a 3-1 registration advantage in the district that spans parts of Queens and Brooklyn. And they put scores of volunteers to work canvassing, but none of it was enough to stop Turner.

"We've been asked by the people of this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear," Turner said in his victory speech shortly after midnight.

Born To Prey: Watch T. Rex Come Alive

Sep 14, 2011

Tyrannosaurus rex roamed the Earth some 65 million years ago. In the century since the first skeleton was unearthed in Montana, our understanding of how the giant predator lived, moved and behaved has evolved. Watch the videos below to see the latest T. rex research in motion.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

In Tripoli, residents are painting the town red, green and black, the new colors of the Libyan revolution.

Under Moammar Gadhafi, the regime strictly controlled the images that were allowed in public. Storefronts had to be painted green. English was banned on signs. Anti-regime graffiti was quickly painted over and could be met with a harsh response.

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Gary Borders: The ‘Grand Canyon of Texas’

Airs Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders takes us down the long, straight, flat terrain that leads to Palo Duro, the ‘Grand Canyon of Texas’

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Shadow Files: The Mystery of the 9th Legion

Closer view of Julia Lennon's grave
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History Matters: Julia and John

Treasures Of The Noel

Frontispiece to the King James' Bible, 1611, shows the Twelve Apostles at the top. Moses and Aaron flank the central text. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals.
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Treasures Of The Noel: The King James Bible

Repeat on May 3, 2019 - Original Airing Friday, March 29, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks at the King James Bible and recounts the history of the translation process.

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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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