Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of holiday special for the season beginning the day before Thanksgiving. Programs for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, &  New Years, Passover, Easter, The High Holy Days, and more, which 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

 

Date created: April 14, 2017
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Airs Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. This moving program draws, in the main, upon the reminiscences of survivors of the Holocaust, recorded in conversation with APM classical music host Mindy Ratner. Each story is unique, and yet all contrast tragedy with a sense of courage, resilience, and serendipity, often in astonishing circumstances. The narrative is scored throughout with works by composers whose lives were, in some way, touched by the Holocaust. An unforgettable listening experience!

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Airs Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 1 p.m. This Passover holiday special magazine celebrates the journey from slavery to freedom with segments featuring Emmy Award Winner Jeremy Piven; Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brookds; 'Kosher Gospel' singer Joshua Nelson;Iranian-born novelist Gina Nahai; "The Giant Leap", an original family radio play by the acclaimed Storahtelling; a moving piece about "Freedom Song", an original musical about a Passover meal written by recovering addicts; and more...Hosted by Arye Gross.

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Airs Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 8 p.m. Fasten your seat belts and pass the chicken soup! Passover Dreams takes us from the Seder table to the edge of the universe. Audio magician Jim Metzner conjures up Albert Einstein, Frederick Douglass, Lenny Bruce and host of other Seder guests to plumb the depths of one of the world's oldest holidays in this Gabriel Award-winning program. The Layers of Passover's “Meaning Questions” are the tools that the Passover celebration offers as it urges us to dig deeper into our lives. Why is this night different from all other nights?

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Airs Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Klezmer Conservatory Band founder Hankus Netsky join WCRB's James David Jacobs to share music and memories of Passover from diverse traditions.

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Airs Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.

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