Airs Sunday, October 27 at 6 p.m. From KUT, Austin Public Radio, the world premiere of a new radio documentary, The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom. Produced by Peabody award winner Trey Kay, Long Game delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content, which have ebbed and flowed in the Lone Star State for the past fifty years.
For more than a half a century, citizens of the Lone Star State have had intense, emotional battles over what children should and should not be taught in public school classrooms. While there have been fights over just about every academic subject, debates over history, evolution, God and country generate the most heat. Listen again here.
Airs Friday, October 25 at 10 p.m. For this hour-long special, The Band co-founder and songwriter Robbie Robertson sits down with host Mike Etchart for a candid, insightful and revealing conversation on the behind-the-scenes history and dynamics of the group, and the inspiration and stories of some of their best known songs, like "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and many others that are interspersed throughout the program. Robbie also discusses the original influences of The Band and their music, and why their sound continues to influence contemporary groups like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. Before there was "Americana".......there was The Band.
Airs Thursday, October 24 at 8 p.m. Join us once again for an electrified performance as AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band take to the air waves. Thanks to everyone who pledged we can offer this concert without interruption for pledging and we will let AJ and the Band have the studio all to themselves. AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band have maintained a prestigious career over the years and have played the Sonny Boy Blues Society Battle of the Bands Competition, the King Biscuit Blues Festival and the International Blues Competition in Memphis. They are well know throughout the region and always inject high voltage into our pledge drives. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or On Line Now Here.
Credit Sherry Tally: Used by permission / Talley Media, LLC
Airs Wednesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. Earshot Graffiti featuring Earshot Hornz is a musical entertainment group, made up of 9 experienced and highly regarded local musicians. The band has been in existence since 1989. Earshot Graffiti's brand of old school soul, get down funk and classic and modern rock gives Earshot the edge, ability and tight dynamic sound that makes people party and dance. Several members are retired band directors and several others are bankers by day. The original members met 24-years ago while shutting down banks for the FDIC.
Airs Tuesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. One part whiskey, one part broken hearts, one part bar fight and five parts brothers in soul, The Mansion Family is smooth blend of high energy roots rock and songwriter introspection. Hailing from East Texas, the band draws from a variety of influences to create a sound that winds from the back roads to the back alleys, taking all who listen along for the ride. Tune in and enjoy and also help Red River Radio raise the money we need to continue for the next year. You can call in and pledge at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line now: DONATE NOW!