Cultural, Community, Information

Red River Radio presents cultural specials throughout the year. Holiday specials, programs on music, theatre, and the arts. We also air documentaries on a wide range of subjects from sciences and politics, to history and our changing communities  . Red River Radio is your source for Great Music, In Depth News, and much more.

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for September 12, 2017 -  Profile Species is the Red-tailed Hawk 

Airs Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m. The Kabbalah of Chanukah: An Inspirational Program for the Festival of Lights A jazz-virtuoso cantor and a kabbalistic psychotherapist bring their respective talents together, to provide new inspiration for Chanukah! Weaving a tapestry of tales and teachings from the Kabbalah together with sacred music from around the world, this dynamic duo reveals some of the hidden treasures of this ancient spiritual tradition.

Airs Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. A growing number of colleges and universities in the eastern United States are confronting their historic ties to the slave trade. Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. In many southern states, enslaved people built and maintained college campuses. This documentary will focus on three universities – Harvard, Georgetown and the University of Virginia -- as they grapple with a deeply troubling chapter in their vaunted histories. 

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Bright Sheng's Dream Of The Red Chamber starring Yijie Shi in the role of Bao Yu and Purem Jo as Dai Yu, with Hyona Kim as Lady Wang, Karen Chia-Ling Ho as Princess Jia, Qiulin Zhang as Granny Jia, Yanyu Guo as Aunt Xue, and The Monk with be performed by Randall Nakano. The Flowers and Handmaidens are Amina Edris, Toni Marie Palmertree, and Zanda Svede. The Stones and Eunuchs are Pene Pati, Alex Boyer, and Edward Nelson.
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Airs Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have a distinctive country flavor, both traditional and a touch old school plus some Creole country music called Zydeco. We feature tracks from Guy Clark, a new cut from Chris Thile with Michael Daves, some Alison Krauss, and an unusual track from the Punch Brothers. On Blues at the Bottom, country blues from Marie Nofsinger and Brad Paisley, a traditional and soulful track from Dorothy Moore and we'll have some happy feet music from Geno Delafose and Beau Jocque.