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 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

Airs Thursday, November 26, at 1 p.m. With music and stories for Thanksgiving, it's Giving Thanks. New for 2015, two special guests: an artist in the kitchen, and an artist at the piano:

Christopher Kimball, founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated Magazine, and host of public television most-watched cooking show, America's Test Kitchen. He’ll take us to his Vermont farm for a New England Thanksgiving, and talk about the experiences for which he’s most grateful.

Airs Wednesday, November 25, at 9 p.m. Ragamuffins, Hobos, Scary Masks, and Trick or Treat! Before marching bands, character balloons, and reindeer-driven sleighs began parading down 34th street every Thanksgiving Day, there were beggars, cross-dressers and mischief makers. This week we speak with several historians and experts about the raucous Thanksgiving tradition of ragamuffin parades, and how they gave way to the star-studded parade we are accustomed to today. We'll find out what apple gadgets can make apple pie easier, and we'll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse.

Wednesday, November 25, 2 p.m. The Holiday season can be a minefield when it comes to good behavior. Do I wish people Merry or Happy or not? What if I get cornered by my weird uncle at the family gathering? How much of the menu do I need to change because my brother is now bringing a vegan? (Wait, now he's a vegan, too?) Can I still wear my favorite leather belt?

Wednesday, November 25, 1 p.m. Join us for the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate this season of gratitude and the gift of life with a wonderful array of musical selections featuring For the Beauty of the Earth; Prayer of Thanksgiving; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Now Thank We All Our God; Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; Gently Raise the Sacred Strain; All Things Bright and Beautiful; the Shaker tune Simple Gifts; Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, from White Christmas; Hymn of Praise; and As the Dew from

Airs Thursday, November 26, at 11 a.m. On Thanksgiving Day help is on the way for cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table®, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program.