History

9:00pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Airs Tuesday, February 11 at 9 p.m.  One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album. Interviews include Bitches Brew band members Lenny White, Benny Maupin, John McLaughlin, Harvey Brooks and more.  Music also features the rare live recordings from the deluxe editions.

6:00pm

Sun December 8, 2013
The Mandela Tapes

The Mandela Tapes

Airs Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m. In this special program, you'll hear Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. This program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Mandela, held for many years in Johannesburg by archivists at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The man chosen to record Mandela's life story was Rick Stengel, a young reporter working in South Africa for Rolling Stone magazine. From 1992 to 1996, Stengel shadowed Mandela, using his small cassette machine to record the stories which would help in the writing of Mandela's autobiography, 'Long Walk to Freedom'. The program features extensive interviews with journalists and with Mandela himself, recounting growing up and his political activities, imprisonment and then ascent into the leadership of South Africa. The two other key voices in the documentary are the current managing editor of Time Magazine Rick Stengel and freelance radio producer Robin Benger. CBC Radio was the first radio network anywhere in the world to be given full access to these remarkable recordings.

12:00pm

Thu December 5, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Highland Holiday Tour of Historic Homes

Bill Beckett was joined by Teresa Edgerton and Tina Kendrick, both with the Highland Restoration Association, to talk about this year's Highlands Holiday Tour of Historic Homes, which takes place Saturday, December 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about this event and homes to be toured contact the Highland Restoration Association online or call 318-572-9037.

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7:35am

Tue December 3, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: In their heyday, railroads were inexpensive and fast

All aboard for History Matters! Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a trip through the history of railroads.

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6:00pm

Sun November 24, 2013
We Knew JKF

We Knew JKF

Airs Sunday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father. Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office. Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. Hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil.

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