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Nicholas Moves Slowly And Brings Heavy Rainfall

NICHOLAS CRAWLS INTO LA. Nicholas has weakened into a tropical depression as it crawls across southern Louisiana, unleashing heavy rain across the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. It's unwelcome weather for survivors of Hurricane Ida, which destroyed thousands of rooftops now covered with tarps. The National Weather Service says the lower Deep South is in for days of rain as Nicholas lingers over central Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards has warned residents to expect...

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Cliff Shackelford
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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Airs Tuesday, September 14, 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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Migratory birds fly south over the U.S.-Mexico border on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas.
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Conserving Earth: Light Pollution and Migrating Birds

Airs Wednesday, September, 15. 2021, at 6 p.m. On this debut episode of Conserving Earth, Host Janice Bezanson is joined by Ben Jones, Executive Director of the Texas Conservation Alliance, to talk about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds and how buildings and cities such as Dallas, Houston and Austin are participating in Lights Out to protect migrating birds, how other cities can take steps to do the same, as well as how individuals can help by flipping a switch.

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Rita Hosking
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Shreveport House Concert Series: Rita Hosking

Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present the Rita Hosking.

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Brian O'Nuanain shares a moment of bemused theatre at the Auto Mall.

Commentator Gary Joiner looks back at a true life Dr. Strangelove Moment in our history. 

Note: Wilhelm Furtwangler's last name is typically spelled with an umlaut over the 'a' character. The npr website does not support characters with umlauts over characters. A variation of Furtwangler's name without the umlaut is spelled Furtwaengler.

Wilhelm Furtwaengler's name may be hard for Americans to pronounce, but the reason this great conductor isn't so well-remembered here is that he chose to remain in Germany during WWII, though he was never a member of the Nazi Party, and was exonerated by a postwar tribunal.

Commentator Archie McDonald tells tales of the unusual that took place in the little country church he attends. 

Brian O'Nuanain takes us down "Reminiscing Lane" after his recent Irish Excursion.

Commentator Gary Join takes a look now at the amazing histories that can be found in our cemeteries. 

Commentator Archie McDonald laments the loss of the Made in America label and what it means for our future. 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain offers a shameless plug for his class on Irish Culture and drin..,,... History.

Commentator Gary Joiner takes a historic look at the Dust Bowl compared to today’s climate. 

Commentator Archie McDonald takes a look at the historic love southerners have with pork and the genesis of the wild hogs that forage in his country landscape 


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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Kermit Poling, General Manager.
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From GM Kermit Poling, Work continues in East Texas

Dear Esat Texas listeners, Some good news - our Lufkin station - KLDN, is working great these days after repairs. Work continues on our Tyler station, though, following the storm damage in May. Storm damage literally burned a hole through part of the transmitter. The manufacturer is trying to locate the parts we need but, as you may be aware, it is difficult to get integrated circuit chips and boards these days. Meanwhile, we are on the air but at reduced power. We have opted to purchase a...

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Packing It Up
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Gary Borders: Packing and culling our possessions

Airs Friday, July 23, 2021, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders laments the struggles of packing and culling their possessions for a move to the country.

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Robert Earl Keen
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Gary Borders: First live concert in 15 months

Gary Borders: Fitting Epitaphs
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Gary Borders: Fitting Epitaphs

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

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LSU TO UNENROLL NON-COMPLYING STUDENTS- LSU students  returning  to campus for  the Fall Semester  have just a couple more days to comply with the school's pandemic protocol or risk getting disenrolled.    According to a report in the Advocate,  a text message sent  to students who had yet to comply from the  university  said the deadline is Friday.

The text message reads  “If you do not comply," you will be unenrolled   from the university.”

LSU VACCINE REQUIREMENT-   With Covid cases surging all over the country,  administrations  at colleges and universities  had been debating whether vaccines should be required for on-campus students, faculty and staff.   The  game changer  happened  earlier  this week as the Pfizer vaccine has received full approval by the Food and Drug Administration.   LSU  President  William Tate, IV   said during a recent media briefing  at LSU Health Shreveport,    where he stood on students getting vaccinated.

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COVID-19 Arkansas

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

ARKANSAS COVID CONCERNS:  According to the latest report from the Arkansas State Department of Health, Arkansas has had 41 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the state’s total to 6,539 since the pandemic began, three of those deaths  include  children.  Right now just over 1400  Arkansans  are hospitalized.

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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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