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Arkansas To Get More Electric Power Generated By Renewables

ARKANSAS CLEAN POWER- Electric energy customers in Arkansas will be getting more solar or wind-generated power in the near future. According to a press release Entergy Arkansas, a utility of New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation, is seeking proposals to add 300 megawatts of solar and wind capacity to its electricity generating portfolio by 2026. It’s part of a recently approved settlement agreement between the Sierra Club and Entergy Arkansas to retire some coal and natural-gas-fired power...

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Louisiana Public Square: Title IX in Louisiana
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Louisiana Public Square: Title IX in Louisiana

Airs Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. Louisiana colleges and universities have come under fire for their recent handling of Title IX investigations. No school is under more scrutiny than Louisiana State University after an independent investigation by Husch Blackwell revealed a culture that covered up sexual assaults and harassment, rather than sanction them. LSU Shreveport is in a Title IX scandal of its own after the chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center was accused of sexual discrimination and harassment by multiple female employees. (more)

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Jeff Bender
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Illuminations: Jeff Bender and Sight and Sound Theatres

Airs Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Jeff Bender, writer, show director and conservatory headmaster with Sight and Sound Theatres. Sight and Sound Theatres is an artistic ministry bringing epic productions of the stories of the Bible to life. Imagine a huge whale “swimming” over the audience during a production of Jonah or watching as live animals find their place on stage in Noah’s Ark. Sight and Sound provides an immersive audience experience, utilizing a 300 ft. stage. Sight and Sound Theatres, has two locations, one in Lancaster, Pa., and one in Branson, Mo.

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Shreveport House Concert Series:  Adam Dale
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Shreveport House Concerts: Adam Dale

Airs Thursday, May 6, 202, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Adam Dale Live

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NPR: Fifty And Forward

NPR: Fifty And Forward - An Anniversary Celebration Of NPR

Airs Monday, May 10, 2021, at 8 p.m. NPR grew up alongside a post-Watergate journalism ethos that shaped the media industry for decades. Hosted by Audie Cornish and featuring other NPR journalists, we'll unpack that ethos: how it developed in the newsroom and changed over time, through today. Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, this program tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the growth of modern media.

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Cliff Shackelford
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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, May11, 2021

Airs Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 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 your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in at 800-552-8502 with your questions.

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Commentator Archie McDonald salutes Flag Day. 

Brian O'Nuanain shares part one of his upcoming exciting tour of Ireland. 

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

May 30, 2011

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day.

On Sunday May 8th Red River Radio presented a concert featuring the winners of its second annual Young Artist Competition. These six performers showed their musical talents before a live audience at the LSUS University Center Theater. The concert was originally broadcast on Friday May 28, 2011 on the Regional Symphony Broadcast.  Kermit Poling will be your host and master of ceremonies.

Dr. Randall Brewer from River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists joins Host Kermit Poling to discuss Migraine Headaches and various symptoms and treatments to manage the pain.

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Dr. Anil Veluvolu & Dr. Sanford Katz join Kermit Poling to discuss Pancreatic Cancer.

SFA University

Aired Monday,  July 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

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The 2010 Red River Radio Young Artists Competition Winner's Concert. This program was recorded by Red River Radio before a live studio audience on Sunday May 9, 2010 at the LSUS University Center Theater. Kermit Poling is your host and master of ceremonies. The Program originally aired on Red River Radio, Saturday July 3 at 2:00 p.m.

How To Protect Our Children From Sexual Predators."  Detective Paula Morino with the Shreveport PD Sex Crimes Unit & Dr. Bruce McCormick, a medical and family psychologist joined Bill Beckett and answered online questions.


One Small Step

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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...

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A Gathering of Geezers
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Gary Borders: A Gathering of Geezers

Airs Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares his delight and fondness for a collection of friends who reunited recently on Zoom for some "Remember When" moments.

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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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COVID-19 Louisiana

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LA MASK MANDATE — Gov. John Bel Edwards is partially lifting Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate enacted to combat the coronavirus outbreak.  But the Democratic governor announced yesterday that he's limiting the face covering requirement to schools, hospitals, clinics and other specific locations.


LOUISIANA VACCINE DEMAND?— Louisiana officials hailed the opening of a federal mass vaccination site in Baton Rouge fewer than two weeks ago.  But Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that the location isn’t seeing enough traffic from people seeking the thousands of coronavirus vaccine doses available.   

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TX COVID SHOTS -   Governor Greg Abbott says it’s important Texans who received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines go back and get their second shot.  The Governor made these comments in a video he released on Twitter earlier this week.

“With both doses, you can help better protect us against COVID-19, and you can help us put an end to this pandemic. So, make sure you go get your second dose,” Abbott said.

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TYLER CAFE VACCINE INCENTIVE-  Earlier this month it was announced that April is National Minority Health Month by The Centers for Disease Control. And while health agencies are trying to reach out  to communities of color to promote better healt,  a local businessman in Tyler, Texas is doing his part by getting more people, not just minorities --to get coronavirus vaccines.  Courtney Esteen,  owns  Flavors Daiquiri Café in Tyler, Texas  and he’s trying to help people overcome their skepticism  and reluctance to getting a Coronavirus vaccine.

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COVID-19 Arkansas

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ARKANSAS VACCINATIONS-Arkansas is expanding eligibility for coronavirus vaccines to another 180,000 people.  Gov. Asa Hutchinson made the  announcement  yesterday  and said the state  would  fully  open  up  the  shots  to  the remainder  of  the  1B  category  under  its vaccination  plan.

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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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