Mon January 26, 2015


Sun January 25, 2015
Exodus '47

Exodus '47

Airs Sunday, January 25 at 6 p.m.This is the story of three men who served aboard the Exodus 1947, a Jewish refugee ship that tried to run thousands of holocaust survivors past the British blockade of Palestine in 1947. At the helm was "Big Bill" Millman, a 19-year-old Navy boxing champ who "wouldn't take any crap from anybody." Frank Lavine was part of the deck crew. He was 22, and completely unprepared for the kind of battle he'd soon face against the British marines. And in the engine room, an electrician named Nat Nadler helped keep the boilers lit, never imagining that he was about to participate in the birth of a nation. Before there was an Israel, these men, and nearly 40 others climbed aboard a rusted American ferryboat and set out from Philadelphia to transport thousands of Jewish holocaust survivors past the British blockade of Palestine. Other ships had tried it. But their ship, which would come to be known as the Exodus 1947, was the one that helped shape the political landscape of the Middle East for the foreseeable future. "Exous '47: Inside Out" is an hour-long account of the journey undertaken by the Exodus and its crew. Reporter Sean Cole weaves together interviews with three men who experienced that journey, Bill Millman, Frank Lavine and Nat Nadler, punctuating their accounts with archival audio and music.


Sat January 24, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's La Bohème

A scene from Act IV of La Bohème
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 24, at 12 noon.  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. This story of love and loss, set among artists living the Bohemian life in Paris, features an international cast: Latvian sopranos Kristine Opolais as Mimì and Marina Rebeka as Musetta; French tenor Jean-François Borras as Rodolfo; Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as Marcello; Italian baritone Alessio Arduini as Schaunard; and English bass David Soar as Colline. Riccardo Frizza conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 24


Fri January 23, 2015

Caravan: Smithfield Fair Live in the RRR Studios

Smithfield Fair in the Red River Radio Studios
Bill Beckett Red River Radio

Friday, January 23, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear from the Secret Sisters, John Trudell, Robert Deeble, and Alex De Grassi with blues from Billy Holiday, James Cotton, Joe Pug, and Charles Brown. For our concert hour we invited Smithfield Fair to join us in our studio for some live music and conversation and during our final hour we’ll find that “This Too Shall Pass” with music by Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Danny Schmidt, Lou Reed & John Cale, Diane Ward, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, and Government Mule.


Fri January 23, 2015

East Texas point-in-time survey provides valuable data on homelessness

A group working to end homelessness in East Texas held its annual Point in Time Count Thursday. More than 100 volunteers worked with the North East Homeless Consortium to count all the people who are currently homeless in a six county region of East Texas. The consortium’s Karen Holt says data collected on this one day is used in grant writing and to shape priorities for local nonprofits.

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