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


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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An audit says  Louisiana's social services  agency has  been so short-staffed amid repeated budget  cuts that  it didn't  ensure the safety of  its foster children.    That's  the finding  of a Legislative  Auditor's  report that looked  at the Department of  Children and  Family  Services from 2012 through  2016,  during former  Gov.  Bobby Jindal's  tenure.

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Airs Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 11 p.m. There may be no better place than New Orleans to explore the ties of family and tradition in jazz. This episode of Jazz Night in America visits the Crescent City to get inside two of the cities best known legends: singer John Boutte and drummer Shannon Powell. With music from their shared bill at the Jazz and Heritage Center, this episode spends time with each of them at their homes, tracing their NOLA familial roots and exploring why they’ve chosen stay local.

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Airs Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 8 p.m. Music and comments that take your listeners into the heart of America, including a powerful presentation of our 200+ year old national anthem. Familiar and forgotten songs, many not normally associated with Independence Day, that highlight the people, issues, and ideas that create America, supported by insightful commentary. After the program introduction, you'll hear a dramatic rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, accompanied by rare facts about the origin of its words and music.

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Airs Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 8 p.m. The WFMT Radio Network is very pleased to present Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops for your July 4th holiday pleasure! This radio special features Leroy Anderson, America’s most popular light music composer, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, which premiered many of his short orchestral miniatures. This special explores how the two came together to make music that will be remembered for generations.

Airs Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. So you think you don’t have any plans for July 4th? WRONG! SAD! Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as they poke fun at today’s news with their brand new, one-hour 4th of July romp. This special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous…believe me, believe me.