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Fri January 2, 2015
Holiday Specials 2014

Holiday Specials 2014

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico
Airs Thursday, December 18 at 12 noon.
Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. 

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Wed December 31, 2014
Support Red River Radio

Celebrate 30 Years with an End of the Year Pledge

Help Red River Radio close out our 29th year and begin our 30th year of broadcasting with your support during our End of the Year Campaign. We have several great Holiday CDs to choose from, and everyone who pledges before midnight on December 31 will automatically be entered into a drawing for a Google Nexus 7 Full HD Tablet. (click to see details)  CD's will be shipped as soon as possible over the holidays but may not arrive in time for Christmas. 

Your pledge of support is what makes all your favorite programs possible. Your support has helped us bring great public radio programming to the Red River Radio listening community for 30 years and will help us continue this long history of public radio service to Louisiana, East Texas, South Arkansas, and Western Mississippi. Get your pledge in before midnight on December 31 and you'll be automatically entered into the drawing, and your pledge will also be tax deductible for the 2014 tax year. Please Pledge Online Now Here: DONATE NOW!             

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Mon December 22, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Airs Monday, December 22 at 11 a.m.
The The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the season with a performance of Handel's Messiah. Betsy Burleigh conducts the orchestra, soloists and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh at Heinz Hall. 


Sun December 21, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Innovation Hub: Unwrapping the Future

Kara Miller, Host

Airs Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. Forget apps to help you with last-minute shopping. This season, we look at how innovations are reshaping our holidays — altering approaches to travel, family gatherings, food, and more. Guests include: Nancy Koehn, historian at Harvard Business School; John Kasarda, professor at the University of North Carolina and author of "Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next" ; Courtney Reagan, CNBC’s retail reporter and Howard Anderson from Harvard Business School.


Sun December 21, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 4:52 am


Sun December 21, 2014
The Salt

For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

Megan Walhood loves the unique toasty potato flavor of lefse. "There's something so comforting about soft, starchy things," she says.
Deena Prichep for NPR

For many Norwegian-American families, the biggest Christmas treat isn't foil-wrapped chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's lefse, a simple flatbread.

Lefse are sort of like soft tortillas, made mostly out of mashed potatoes (with a little fat and flour mixed in to form a tender dough). They're usually spread with butter and sugar, or rolled up with a bit of lingonberry jam. And families that make them make them by the dozens.

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Sat December 20, 2014
Paul Winter's Solstice

Paul Winter's Solstice Concert 2014

Airs Saturday, December 20 at 7 p.m. Celebrate the return of the sun and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's All New 34th Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Ivan Lins and Renato Braz. Hosted by John Schaefer. 


Sat December 20, 2014
The Salt

Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music

Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste.

Here's an experiment: take a bite of whatever food you have nearby and listen to some music, something with high notes. Now, take another bite, but listen to something with low notes.

Notice anything?

Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste. They've found that higher-pitched music — think flutes — enhances the flavor of sweet or sour foods. Lower-pitched sounds, like tubas, enhance the bitter flavors.

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Sat December 20, 2014

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 5:40 pm


If the bars of Los Angeles could talk, they'd have an awful lot of tales to tell — old Hollywood was full of famously hard drinkers. And while LA's watering holes are keeping their secrets, one author, Mark Bailey, has uncorked a slew of stories from the city's plastered past.

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Sat December 20, 2014
Around the Nation

Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine'

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 5:40 pm

Diren Dede, a 17-year-old German exchange student, was fatally shot in the head and arm when he entered the garage of Markus Kaarma in Missoula, Montana, on April 27. Kaarma claimed it was self-defense, but a Montana jury recently found him guilty of deliberate homicide.
Oliver Hardt Getty Images

More than 30 states have laws that allow people to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their life or property. But this week, a Montana jury said that type of law has its limits, finding a homeowner who shot a teenager in his garage guilty of deliberate homicide.

In the early hours of April 27, a motion detector alerted homeowner Markus Kaarma someone was in the garage of his home in Missoula, Mont. He went outside and almost immediately fired four shotgun blasts, killing 17-year-old Diren Dede, a German exchange student.

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