Airs Thursday, November 22 at 12:00 noon New for 2012: With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year. Original Thanksgiving music in the studio with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, heard by millions for her piano music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." A Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black, and a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.
Airs Wednesday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. Harmonia rings in the harvest season with a cornucopia of early music delights! We'll hear merchant cries from long-ago London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at Johann Hermann Schein's musical Banquet. For dessert: our featured release Amor Vincit Omnia or "Love Conquers All."
You hear his commentaries every Tuesday morning. Now read his new book of historical commentaries in a rich collection of regional history. "History Matters" by Gary D. Joiner is a special thank-you gift. A signed, first edition copy is yours for a $150 pledge. An unsigned copy is at the $50 pledge level.Donate Now!
"Gary Joiner's Red River Radio commentaries translate into print exceedingly well. Better still, one can go back over material on the printed page if one wishes. Either way, Gary easily convinces us that History Matters." -- Archie P. McDonald, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University
Airs Monday, September 10 at 8:00 p.m. Archie McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from illness and we were deeply saddened by the loss of this long time friend and contributor to Red River Radio, SFA University, the world of History scholarship, and all our communities to which he contributed tirelessly. At SFA University they honored him in many ways including creating an annual speakers series in his name. He was the host for these informative programs. In April of this year he had the privilege to speak with the Honorable James A. Baker, III. We offer a repeat broadcast of this special now to honor his memory, friendship, love of community, and his dedicated support of education and citizenship over the course of his life.