Archie McDonald Speaker Series en Judy McDonald & Kathleen Kennedy Townsend <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Stephen F. Austin State University in February, 2013. As part of her visit she sat down with Judy McDonald before a live audience in the Baker </span>Pattillo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Student Center. The conversation includes insight into growing up a Kennedy as the eldest child of Robert Kennedy and niece of John F. Kennedy. They also discuss her work as a lieutenant governor in Maryland and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general as well as her work on issues including public safety and improving access to higher education as well as the Police Corps, a program granting higher education scholarships to those who pledged to work as police officers.</span></p><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Judy McDonald is a former president and CEO of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation and she served on the Nacogdoches City Commission for 18 years, becoming the first female mayor of Nacogdoches. She says "Townsend's experiences during one of America's most turbulent times give her an interesting perspective on both historical events and current issues."</div><p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 25892 at Judy McDonald & Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Archie McDonald Speaker Series: James A. Baker III <p><strong>Airs Monday, September&nbsp;10 at 8:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Archie McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from&nbsp;illness and we were deeply saddened by the loss of this long time friend and contributor to Red River Radio, SFA University, the world of History scholarship, and all our communities to which he contributed tirelessly. At SFA University they honored him in many ways including creating an annual speakers series in his name. He was the host for these informative programs. In April of this year he had the privilege to speak with the Honorable James A. Baker, III.&nbsp; We offer a repeat broadcast of this special now to honor his memory, friendship, love of community, and his dedicated support of education and citizenship over the course of his life. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Archie McDonald, Ph.D. 11095 at Archie McDonald Speaker Series: James A. Baker III Remembering Dr. Archie McDonald <p>Red River Radio has a heavy heart with the loss of longtime commentator Archie McDonald whose "Friday morning follies" have been a fixture on our station for more than a decade. &nbsp;Dr. McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from an illness. He served on the Stephen F. Austin State University faculty for more than 40 years and was beloved in the Nacogdoches community. He was the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association for many years and wrote or edited books, journals and articles. Most recently, he served SFA as a community liaison, representing the university at many public events. He was a long time member of the Red River Radio Community Advisory Board, serving as chairperson for several terms.&nbsp; He interviewed George Foreman, Alan Bean, and James Baker through his Archie McDonald Speaker Series broadcast on our station. In the classroom, on the streets of Nacogdoches, and on the airwaves, Archie will be missed tremendously. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:13:14 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 15779 at Remembering Dr. Archie McDonald Archie McDonald Speaker Series: Alan Bean <p><strong>Repeat Broadcast on&nbsp;Monday, April 2,&nbsp;at 8&nbsp;p.m.</strong><br />Original&nbsp;broadcast on Thursday,&nbsp;May 26, at&nbsp;8 p.m.&nbsp;Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, was the featured guest at the 2011 Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. &quot;Alan Bean is a member of a most exclusive group &ndash; one of 12 people who have walked on the moon and captured the focus and imagination of the nation and the world during the apex of manned space exploration,&rdquo; Dr. Archie McDonald said. &ldquo;Our speaker series is delighted to feature a fellow Texan who has viewed our world from a perspective few others have experienced.&rdquo; Tue, 03 Apr 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Archie McDonald, Ph.D. 4502 at Archie McDonald Speaker Series: Alan Bean Archie McDonald Speaker Series: George Foreman <p>Aired Monday,&nbsp; July 12, 2010&nbsp;at 8:00 p.m. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 01:00:00 +0000 Archie McDonald, Ph.D. 4501 at Archie McDonald Speaker Series: George Foreman