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Health Matters: Neck Cancers

Airs Thursday, June 30, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this discussion on head and neck cancers. Dr. Cherie Nathan, LSU Health ENT Chairman, and Dr. Hazem El-Osta, medical oncologist with LSU Health, will be our guests to talk about diagnosing head and neck cancers and the latest treatments. Your questions will be taken at 800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.
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Caravan: Band Of Horses Live at Newport

Airs Friday, July 1, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature tracks from Randall Bramblett, Slobberbone, The Gourds, Nadjiwan, Howard Lyons, Prem Joshua, and Ravi Shankar. Then in our second hour we travel to the New Port Folk Festival for a concert featuring the Band Of Horses, and in our final hour we'll wander into a Beautiful Illusion.
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Let Freedom Sing

Airs Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m.Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square conducted by Mack Wilberg. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are an American Institution that have entertained audiences for generations. As we celebrate the Fourth of July as a nation, the Mormon Tablernacle will perform patriotic and national music as only they can. Samuel A. Ward, arr. Mack Wilberg: America the Beautiful - Choir & Orchestra John Stafford Smith, arr. Robert Russell Bennett: Star Spangled...
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Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday 4th of July edition 2016

Airs Monday, July 4, at 9 p.m. This Independence Day, celebrate our country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it! You don’t need to be your own publicist to proclaim laughter is exactly what this election needs! So clap your big hands as the Capitol Steps take on The Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers in this hour-long special. With this much material to work with, this special will be HUGE!
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Miles Ahead

A few weeks ago, I went back to the federal prison in Seagoville, Texas, for another conversation with Edgar Diaz.

Editor's Note: There are descriptions of rape and other forms of sexual abuse in this story.

All that remains is a pair of yellow gates, perched on the crest of a hill dotted with gum trees and cypresses, overlooking the blue sea. The natural beauty of the site stands in stark contrast to the central role it played at the heart of a sex abuse scandal dating back decades.

Frigatebirds, seagoing fliers with a 6-foot wingspan, can stay aloft for weeks at a time, a new study has found. The results paint an astonishing picture of the bird's life, much of which is spent soaring inside the clouds.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the military is lifting a ban on transgender service members.

"Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender," he told reporters today at the Pentagon.

He called this "a matter of principle. Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so."

A strange thing is uniting Democrats and Republicans in Washington: the widespread disapproval of a meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in Arizona.

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Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

Alvin Toffler, the author whose celebrated 1970 book Future Shock examined the danger and promise of the accelerating pace of change in society, died in his sleep Monday in Los Angeles. He was 87.

At the core of Toffler's vision was that society wasn't just changing, but changing faster than it ever had before. He popularized the notion of "information overload" and wondered whether human beings could psychologically handle being bombarded by so much information and by change itself.

1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

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There are many important reasons to manage the world's wild fisheries. We do it to maintain stock levels, to ensure biodiversity and because fish are valuable. But researchers say there's something else in need of protection: The very people who rely on fish for food.

Scientists are predicting more than 10 percent of the world's population, a whopping 845 million people, will experience deficiencies in critically important micronutrients including zinc, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and fatty-acids in the coming decades if global fish catches continue to decline.

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Shadow Files: Shreveport's Elephant Burial Ground

Airs Thursday. June 30, at 7:45 a.m. On this week's shadow file, Dr. Cheryl White takes a look at an Urban Legend that is true.
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WelcomeThe Car Talk 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 CarTalk Vehicle Donation program directly via the web or call for more information: (866) 789-8627
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