Black History http://redriverradio.org en Robert Johnson Celebration http://redriverradio.org/post/robert-johnson-celebration <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Friday, F</span>ebruary<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 28 at 11 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Insightful review of the life of legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson and his&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">enduring musical legacy. Includes 20 of his legendary recordings and brand-new,&nbsp;</span></div><div>exclusive interviews with contemporary blues musicians and historians.</div><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 40641 at http://redriverradio.org Robert Johnson Celebration Civil Rights in America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyond http://redriverradio.org/post/civil-rights-america-seneca-falls-selma-stonewall-and-beyond-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Tuesday, February 25 at 9 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hosted by Charles Dutton, this one-hour special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color, and the </span>LGBT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community to expand our traditional definitions of equality. Like “Moments of the Movement” it features first-person narratives culled from hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast video and audio footage to provide a rich, detailed history of the nation during an important and tumultuous period.</span></div><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 40635 at http://redriverradio.org Civil Rights in America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyond Nina Simone: To Be Free http://redriverradio.org/post/nina-simone-be-free <p><strong>Airs Monday, February 24 at 11 p.m. </strong>Nina Simone was as powerful and complex a person as the music she played. She called it “Black Classical Music,” and it resists all definitions. Its jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and gospel. &nbsp;It’s a combination as Rich as the culture. Like any legend, Nina Simone became a symbol for People and movements through the years, but she was first and foremost a performer. She acted out the story of each song as if it happened to her just yesterday. This hour we’ll hear about the music and life of Nina Simone from colleagues and friends including Odetta, Camille Yarbrough, Guitarist Al Schackman, Patti Smith journalist David Nathan and more.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 40444 at http://redriverradio.org Nina Simone: To Be Free Music of the Civil Rights and Black Consciousness Movement http://redriverradio.org/post/music-civil-rights-and-black-consciousness-movement <p><strong>Airs Monday, February 24 at 9 p.m.</strong> So Many musical artists weighed in during the decades of the Civil Rights and Black Consciousness Movements... Nina Simone, Max Roach, Gil Scott-Heron, Archie Shepp, James Brown, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Sly Stone, Art Blakey, Curtis Mayfield... The list goes on! &nbsp;The Music of the Civil Rights and Black Consciousness Movements Radio Special takes us back to a time when the social revolution taking place in America was reflected in the popular music that was all around us. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 40441 at http://redriverradio.org Music of the Civil Rights and Black Consciousness Movement An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era http://redriverradio.org/post/imperfect-revolution-voices-desegregation-era <div><strong>Airs Sunday, February 23 at 6 pm.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> saw a tidal change in American race relations: for the first time, large numbers of white, black and other children of color began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped them for life. Using first-person accounts of the era of "forced </span>busing<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," An Imperfect Revolution explores the ways school desegregation changed the nation.</span></div><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 40306 at http://redriverradio.org An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era