Sun February 16, 2014
The Beatles In America

The Beatles In America - 1964

Airs Sunday, February 16 at 6 p.m. When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively hour long montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. Some of the recordings featured in this program haven't been played publicly in 40 years. They are available here because of Larry Kane and Art Schreiber, two reporters who made almost every stop of The Beatle's 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews capture the boys' wonder, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them and enveloping the nation. Ingles talks with historians and authors whose enthusiasm and excitement also reflects that phenomenal time.


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.


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.


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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Tue December 3, 2013

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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