12:59am

Mon May 12, 2014
Imperial Cities

Journey to the Imperial Cities

Red River Radio invites you to take an exciting journey to the Imperial Cities, May 12 – May 22, 2014. Join us on this trip to Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. The trip features a visit to the amazing Hradcany Castle in Prague, a river cruise down the beautiful Danube River, a tour of Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years, and finally a trip to Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," truly one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Open this PDF for the complete details of the fabulous adventure.

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For Reservations Contact:  
Collette Vacations, 
1-800-581-8942

IMPORTANT - PLEASE BOOK USING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

BOOKING NUMBER: 521774
DEPARTURE DATE: May 12, 2014
GROUP NAME: Red River Radio Network

8:00pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Donny McCaslin Group

Donny McCaslin

Airs Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m. Should you ever meet Donny McCaslin, you'll encounter an imposingly tall fellow who's one of the nicest guys you'll shake hands with — and who wields a sax like few others. His band has gone electro-funk with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. One of his newer tunes is called "Stadium Jazz," which is a little tongue-in-cheek and with a little bit of the grand vision implied. They played a side stage in the morning. The audience didn't know what hit 'em.

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11:00am

Mon April 21, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, April 21 at 11 a.m. Coming up on the next broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony, music director Manfred Honeck welcomes clarinetist Michael Rusinek for a concert featuring the Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto along with Echo of Peace by Herbert Willi, the Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky and Mason Bates’ Mothership.

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6:00pm

Sun April 20, 2014
Temple Grandin

Independent Minds: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Airs Sunday, April 20 at 6 p.m.  Unable to speak until age four and diagnosed autistic in the 1950s, Temple Grandin went on to defy expectations, becoming a renowned author, activist and expert in humane livestock design.  Honing her ability to see and think differently, this self-described “anthropologist on Mars” has brought enlightenment to her field and a new understanding of autism to the world. David D’Arcy hosts this journey into a truly Independent Mind.

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10:00am

Sun April 20, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Eastertide with Christ Church Cathedral Choir

Airs Sunday, April 20 at 10 a.m. The English chorale tradition comes alive during this Easter special featuring the Cathedral Choir of Christ's Church Oxford with a rich selection of chorale works from across the centuries. 

12:00pm

Sat April 19, 2014
Metropolitan Opera: Arabella

Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Arabella

Scene from Arabella
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s elegant romance Arabella.   Philippe Auguin conducts a cast full of debuting artists.  Swedish soprano Malin Byström, who made a notable Met debut in Gounod’s Faust two seasons ago, sings the role of the levelheaded, yet idealistic Arabella.  German baritone Michael Volle, a leading exponent of dramatic baritone roles in Europe, has made his Met debut this season as Arabella's suitor Mandryka.  Also new to the Met this season are soprano Juliane Banse, who sings the role of Arabella's sister Zdenka, tenor Roberto Saccà as Matteo, and bass-baritone Martin Winkler as Count Waldner. Arabella will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

9:00pm

Fri April 18, 2014
Caravan

Caravan: Sarah Jaffe Live

Airs Friday, April 18 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some classic tracks from Van Morrison, Victoria Williams, and Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers plus something new from Devendra Banhart and something exotic from Huun Huur Tu and on Blues at the Bottom, Buddy Flett, Henry Gray, and Carol Fran drive it on home. In our concert set this week we four tracks from an NPR Tiny Desk concert with Lord Huron and then we travel to Austin for a SXSW concert at Momo's with Sarah Jaffe. Our Final hour is a kick up your heels set guaranteed to get your feets-a-movin'.

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6:13pm

Fri April 18, 2014
This Week's Must Read

A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in 1982, died Thursday at 87.
Paco Junquera Getty Images

Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is Love in the Time of Cholera. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose, vibrant and full of love.

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6:13pm

Fri April 18, 2014
Parallels

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 7:29 pm

Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an ancient transgender community in India. Of her painful physical and psychological transformation, Aher remembers now: "I just wanted to become a beautiful butterfly."
Julie McCarthy NPR

The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.

Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.

"I used to wear the clothes that my mother used to wear — her jewelry, her makeup," Aher, now 37, recalls. "That is something which used to extremely fascinate me."

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5:31pm

Fri April 18, 2014
It's All Politics

Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 6:46 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder (right) recently expressed outrage at the treatment President Obama and he have received from conservatives. He stopped just short of saying it was race-related, leaving that for the African-American audience at the recent National Action Network convention to decide.
Seth Wenig AP

Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race.

That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda.

There seems to be a shift in recent days, however.

Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both.

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