Airs Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m. The disintegration of Iraq, Syria’s ongoing civil war, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the promise and peril of the Arab Spring... What role should America play in the Middle East? For some America’s restraint has been a sign of disciplined leadership. But for others, it has been a sign of diminished strength and influence. Are we simply recognizing the limitations of our power, or does this embattled region require a bolder, more muscular, American presence?
Airs Saturday, November 22 at 12 noon. This week on our American Opera series we travel to the Glimmerglass Festival for : An American Tragedy Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy which stars Vanessa Isiguen as Roberta Alden, Samantha Guevrekian as Grace, and Jennifer Root as Elizabeth Griffiths. Also featured in this production are Aleksey Bogdanov as Samuel Griffiths, Meredith Lustig as Bella Griffiths, Cynthia Cook as Sondra Finchley, John Kapusta as Reverend McMillan, Thomas Richards as Orville Mason, Patricia Schuman as Elvira Griffiths, and Matthew Scollin as Judge. Peter Van de Graaff will host.
Airs Friday, March 29 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an eopic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you from Bonnoroo,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses. Join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.
Airs Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m. In its most simple definition, a jam session is a musical event where musicians play by improvising without extensive preparation. Jazz jam sessions are an old tradition that allow players to test their skills in front of an audience, usually playing well known standards yet ones that require a common vocabulary. In this episode, we listen to a 2013 late night jazz jam led by pianist Aaron Diehl and featuring such guests as Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Walter Blanding Jr., David Wong and many others.
Airs Tursday, Novemver 20 at 7 p.m. President Obama will address the nation from the White House tonight night at 7 p.m. CT. He will unveil executive actions on immigration. Red River Radio and NPR News will provide live anchored special coverage hosted by Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis. Melissa will be joined in studio by Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson; White House Correspondent, Tamara Keith; Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving; Congressional Reporter, Juana Summers and National Correspondent, John Burnett will join our coverage from Texas.