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For the first time, you're able to see us streaming live video from our studios. Go to our Facebook page @RedRiverRadio and like our page to get updates here https://www.facebook.com/RedRiverRadio/ or go here to watch the live video feed now:

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Fall Fund Drive 2018 - Current Total = $ 62,505

Our Fall fundraising drive begins Monday, October 1, 2018. Please help us leap into the future with great Public Broadcasting service with your help and support. We have many great drawing items and once again a wide variety of live music to offer you throughout the drive. Please make your contribution early and you will get entered into each upcoming drawing. Donate NOW!

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Beaux Atkins Live On Red River Radio

Airs Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 8 p.m. Join us for a concert featuring Beaux Atkins Live along with Ruston native son Monty Russell. Beaux will bring his original southern fried sounds to the Red River Radio Studios straight from the Louisiana heartlands. Monty Russell will join him and add his own flavors to the Gumbo and you never know who they might bring along. You can show your love for live music on Red River Radio by making a pledge during the show and help us during our pledge drive. Call and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge online now: DONATE NOW !

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Nick Brumley & Mus Gillum Live From Red River Radio

Airs Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 8 p.m. Join us for a folk infused live music performance with Guitarist Nick Brumley who has been on in the past with Maggie Koerner and the Mansion Family. He will be joined by Mus Gillum live in our studios for a night of live music and original songwriting. Tune in a help support the arts on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or online here. DONATE NOW!

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Caravan - The Music of Time - Jamaica from the BBC

Airs Friday, October 12, 2018, at 9 p.m. Dr. Carolyn Cooper, from the University of West Indies, explores how Jamaican music has given a voice to resistance against oppression, from Nyabinghi drumming during slavery, through 1970s reggae, the dancehall sound of the 1980s and 1990s, to the modern-day reggae revival. Cooper explores how the sounds of this Caribbean island have shaped its people and politics. As ethnomusicologist Dennis Howard says, in Jamaica, "Music is more than for enjoyment....

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San Francisco Opera: Giordano's Andrea Chénier

Airs Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we open a new season of Opera's from the San Francisco Opera with Giordano's Andrea Chénier starring Yonghoon Lee as Chénier, Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, George Gagnize as Gérard, and J’Nai Bridges as Bersi, with Joel Sorensen, Jill Grove, David Pershall, Catherine Cook, Robert Pomakov, Alex Boyer, Edward Nelson, Anthony Reed, Matthew Stump, Brad Walker, and Anders Frölich. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by...

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Gustav Mahler: Turmoil and Triumph

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Airs Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 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 wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls...

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La. Medical Marijuana Program Allows More Patient Access

LA MEDICAL POT: It’s been three years since the Louisiana Legislature approved medical marijuana as a treatment option for certain health conditions. University agriculture centers are growing the plants to be processed into oils, edibles or pills and will be available to patients this year. A previous rule by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners limited doctors to recommending medical marijuana to just 100 patients each. However less than 50 La. doctors applied to be allowed to...

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The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against a suspected Chinese spy for allegedly conducting economic espionage and trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. aerospace companies.

The alleged Chinese intelligence officer, Yanjun Xu, was extradited to the United States on Tuesday from Belgium, where he was arrested in April at Washington's request.

His extradition marks what appears to be the first time that a Chinese spy has been brought to the U.S. to face prosecution, according to U.S. officials.

Waiting in a coffee shop, swimming, barbecuing — just a few recent examples of unremarkable activities that turned into headlines after the black people engaging in them had the police called on them.

Updated at 10:50 p.m. ET

New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend. Nauman Hussain, whom police described as the company's "operator," was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide for his role in the fatal incident.

It's not every day you see freed prisoners walk back into the arms of their jailers. But about 80 inmates from Indonesia's Donggala District Prison are doing just that.

They assembled this past week on the patchy grass of the prison grounds and counted off for prison head Safiuddin.

The diminutive warden's powers of persuasion worked for this group, but not for all of the 360 prisoners who had been serving time in the old jailhouse when an earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on Sept. 28.

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On July 20, 1969, an estimated 530 million people watched on live television as Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to step upon the surface of the moon. Nearly 50 years later, Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle revisits Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind" — but with a more intimate lens. First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, focuses on the personal sacrifices behind Armstrong's monumental step.

The results are in. And this year's winner in Katmai National Park and Reserve's annual "fattest bear" contest is 409 Beadnose.

"Her radiant rolls were deemed by the voting public to be this year's most fabulous flab. Our chubby champ has a few more weeks to chow down on lingering salmon carcasses before she heads up the mountains to dig herself a den and savor her victory," the national park posted on Facebook.

Police in Germany arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, whose brutal slaying on Saturday elicited international condemnation and accusations that the 30-year-old had been targeted for her investigative journalism.

Before she was on the BBC's list of "100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017"...

Before she was given the "Diamond Ball Honors Award" by the charitable Clara Lionel Foundation started by the singing star Rihanna ...

She was Angeline Murimirwa, a little girl in Zimbabwe who loved school but was afraid she wouldn't get to continue her education.

How Are You Preparing For Hurricane Michael?

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Hurricane Michael is gaining strength as it barrels toward the Florida Panhandle. Storm surges and subsequent flooding remain a major concern as governors across the region declare states of emergency and residents either flee or hunker down.

NPR and our member stations covering the storm want to hear about how you're preparing for the storm and what you're worried about.

Fill out the form below or at this link, and someone may follow up. Your response may be used on air or online.

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Gary Borders: Overly Smart Phones

Airs Friday, September 28, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Gary Borders shares his trepidations over how "Overly Smart" his phone has become and the creepy feeling it gives him.

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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 , 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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