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How has business grown so influential in state politics? As the legislature prepares to debate issues like tax reform and equal pay -- which often pit businesses against workers and other individuals -- it’s time for a history lesson.


Health Matters: Movement Disorders

Mar 14, 2017

Airs Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Jessica Wilden, neurosurgeon, to talk about advancements in care for movement disorders. Questions,will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Monday, March 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live The Philadelphia Orchestra will take the stage under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The concert will open with Tales from the Vienna Woods by J. Strauss Sr. and will also feature Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op 95 arranged for Orchestra by Mahler as well as Charivari by Gruber.  In the middle, pianist Jan Lisiecki will be soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 4 by Beethoven.
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Airs Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. Donald Trump assumes office having won the Electoral College, but having lost the popular vote. His opponents argue that he gave voice and legitimacy to extremists, and that his unpredictable, autocratic style is a threat to both democratic ideals at home. But others argue that Trump’s election represents the will of the American people, who--hungry for change--repudiated the status quo. In their view, we must find areas of common ground to work together. Should we give President Trump a chance?

Airs Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the network premiere of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, heard in a performance from November 2016. Gerald Finley stars in the title role of the legendary Swiss patriot William Tell, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Austrian princess Mathilde, and Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold. The performance was led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.

This week on The Reading Life:  Bestselling author Wally Lamb, whose most recent novel is “I’ll Take You There." We also hear from historian Miriam Davis, author of the Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story, and novelist Martin Pousson, author of Black Sheep Boy. These terrific writers will all be in town for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival coming up March 22-26.

Airs Friday, March 17, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week we open with a blues inspired album and a center piece remembrance of Jerry Beach featuring some Buddy Flett, Albert King, Government Mule, the Alman Brothers, and of course Jerry Beach. Then in our concert hour we visit with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - Live at Southwest Stages and this week in our final hour we'll lament the absence of angels. Join me Friday night at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Airs Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner examines Warren G. Harding and what's behind a Presidential Legacy.

LURING KIDS BACK TO LOUISIANA - UL Lafayette is expanding its Louisiana Legacy Scholarship, a longstanding program that offers in-state tuition rates to students from other states with a parent who graduated from UL Lafayette.

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