History

12:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Holiday Special

Giving Thanks with John Birge

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.

11:00am

Wed November 21, 2012
Holiday Special

Harmonia: Harvest Season

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."

7:01pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Support Red River Radio

'History Matters' by Gary D. Joiner

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

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8:00pm

Mon September 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Archie McDonald Speaker Series: James A. Baker III

Archie McDonald (L) with James A. Baker III (R)

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.

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7:35am

Thu August 9, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 9, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain recounts his latest excursion to the emerald isle and land of dark beer.

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