Chanukah http://redriverradio.org en Chanukah in Story & Song http://redriverradio.org/post/chanukah-story-song <p><strong>Airs Sunday, December 1 at 6 p.m. </strong>Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Chanukah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 36636 at http://redriverradio.org Chanukah in Story & Song Chanukah: Candles Burning Brightly http://redriverradio.org/post/chanukah-candles-burning-brightly <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Friday, November 29 at 2 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a celebration of the Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.</span></div> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 36635 at http://redriverradio.org Chanukah: Candles Burning Brightly Holiday Specials on Red River Radio http://redriverradio.org/post/holiday-specials-red-river-radio <p><strong>Red River Radio's holiday offering continue through New Years with a wide variety of &nbsp;specials. We will celebrate our diverse culture through the sacred and secular, classical, jazz, folk, world, and popular music, story telling, drama, humor, cooking, religion, philosophy, and more. Join us as we celebrate with each other throughout this season of joy. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information, contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu.<br><br>Here are Red River Radio's holiday offerings for 2012: (Click on the Post Title)</strong> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:59:59 +0000 Red River Radio 19744 at http://redriverradio.org Holiday Specials on Red River Radio Candles Burning Brightly http://redriverradio.org/post/candles-burning-brightly <p><strong>Airs Sunday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>More than two thousand years ago, in the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the religious life of the Jews was brought almost to a halt by the ancient Greeks. But rather than give in to the pressure to assimilate, a band of Jews who practiced their faith in secret returned to their holy city and rededicated the Temple. Their courageous act and its aftermath form the focus of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Mindy Ratner and Bill&nbsp;Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Mindy Ratner & Bill Morelock 20510 at http://redriverradio.org Candles Burning Brightly Chanukah in Story and Song http://redriverradio.org/post/chanukah-story-and-song <p><strong>Airs Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m&nbsp;</strong>A celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes.&nbsp;Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Chanukah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners.&nbsp;This delightfully engaging program presents 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and the ensemble's original version of "I Have a Little Dreydle." &nbsp;The ensemble performs a cappella as well as with instrumental accompaniment. The narration, written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, sheds new light on the holiday's customs and rituals. Listeners of all ages will hum the tunes after enjoying this wonderful program.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Leonard Nimoy 20507 at http://redriverradio.org Chanukah in Story and Song