For our third drawing we will give away an Epiphone acoustic guitar donated by Brooks & Dunn and autographed by both Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Look for Kix Brooks’s new steakhouse opening in Shreveport soon! The drawing will take place Saturday at 7 p.m.Make your Pledge NOW by calling 800-552-8502 or pledge online here: DONATE NOW!
Our final drawing will take place at the end of the drive and we will give away an ASUS X502C laptop computer. Everyone who pledges before the end of the drive is automatically entered into this drawing. Call now at 800-552-8502 or go online and pledge here: DONATE NOW!
The ASUS X502C Laptop computer features a SlimBook design with 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217 U processor and 1.8GHz processor speed with 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB Hard Drive, and a 15.6" Display. This system runs the latest Windows 8 64-bit OS with Integrated Graphics featuring the Intel HD Graphics 4000. It also sports Integrated Audio, Integrated Wireless LAN, Integrated Webcam and Integrated Bluetooth 4.0. It comes with a 2-Cell Lithium Polymer battery for up to 5 hour continuous operating time. It comes is a slick ergonomic black case. Drawing Rules
Airs Monday, October 28 at 8 p.m. The Hammond B-3 organ maestro performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit Newark's WBGO, Boston's WGBH and NPR Music for the recording. Available for free to NPR member stations. Not much in jazz combines the churchy moan and shaking hip quite like a Hammond B-3 organ. And Joey DeFrancesco is one of its modern masters — he grew up around the instrument since birth (his father is also a jazz organist), cut his first major-label album in his teens and has been honing his innate swing instincts since then. He's 40 now, and will celebrate with an eponymous album in September; at Newport, he brings a soulful trio to the Harbor Stage. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011
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.