The Red River Radio Food Backpack Drive
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Support Red River Radio and Help Feed a Child

Make your charitable end-of-year gift in support of Red River Radio by December 14, and you can help four organizations at once! Not only will your gift help to bring public radio to the communities we serve, but you will also help to pack three backpacks of food for food insecure children through your gift. For each donation you make - of any amount - our project partners will make a contribution to the Backpack Program at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, the Food Bank of Central...

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Former LA Gov Blanco Says "No Escape" From Her Cancer

GOV BLANCO CANCER PROGNOSIS -(AP) Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco says there's "no escape" from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body. While being honored Wednesday during the Council for a Better Louisiana’s annual meeting in Baton Rouge, Blanco revealed her prognosis in what many say felt like a farewell speech. Blanco is the state's first elected woman governor and served from 2004 to 2008. She was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2011, and the disease reappeared...

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Christmas Bird Count 2018-19
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Christmas Bird Count 2018-19

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Health Matters: Holistic Mental Health (Repeat)

Repeat Broadcast Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 6 p.m . Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed psychologist, counselor, and marriage and family therapist, will be your host to explore holistic mental health. Guests will include fitness guru and owner of DC Bodies DaNeill Reyenga and Health Kinesiologist, Emotion Code Practitioner, and Energy Healer Denise Kilonsky. This is a repeat broadcast and no calls will be taken.

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Carols & Cheer

Airs Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. Scott Blankenship and The Singers' Matt Culloton join forces to review their favorite carols this holiday season. Audiences will love singing along as the two share their top picks for the Christmas season, performed by today's leading artists and ensembles. Program :
Traditional: arr. Culloton: Sussex Carol – The Singers – MN Choral Artists
Traditional: arr. Culloton: Kling, no klokka: – The Singers – MN Choral Artists

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Hanukkah: A Great Miracle Happened There
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Chanukah: Celebration Celebration Across the Globe

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Airs Friday, December 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. The sounds of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir floated into many homes during the holidays in the '60s & '70s on Goodyear and Firestone albums, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special. The choir continues its tradition of great artistry with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and surprises with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics.

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Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Il Trittico

Airs Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12 :00 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s Il Trittico, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opera’s world premiere, which took place at the Met in December of 1918. Il Trittico is comprised of three one-act operas: the verismo-inspired Il Tabarro, starring Amber Wagner as Giorgetta, Marcelo Álvarez as Luigi, and George Gagnidze as Michele, all making role debuts with this run; Suor Angelica, a tale of...

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Welcome Christmas!

Airs Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. "Welcome Christmas!" is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups. John Birge hosts an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest. John Birge has been hosting, producing and performing classical music for more than 25 years. Since 1997, he has been hosting on Minnesota Public Radio's Classical Music Service. He...

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A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

Airs Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 1 p.m. Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.
Stile Antico is a 13-member a...

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Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford for Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Airs Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show, please send them to We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls...

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Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares view on punctuation and James Joyce. 

Dr. Sunny Hussain joins Kermit Poling to discuss 'GERD' in Infants. GERD is Gastroesophageal reflux disease and they will look into the causes and solutions to this problem in children.

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

Commentator Archie McDonald compiles a short list of journalists he admires. 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his views on appropriate language from across the cultural divide. 

Commentator Gary Joiner relates the historical significance of the Lone Star State.

Commentator Archie McDonald makes a shopping confession. 

"For the past 50 years the Community Foundation of North Louisiana has been a vital force in improving the quality of life in our community. From their support of the arts to their efforts at reducing poverty and the underlying issues, to improving the education of our children, they have been engaged on all fronts. Join us for a look at their efforts today as we speak with some of the organizations who are improving lives through the generous support of the Community Foundation."

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his views on how racial discrimination and relationships 

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a nontraditional Civil War soldier.


Red River Radio Expands the BackPack Campaign to Feed More Children, Donate Now!

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Shadow Files: The Legend of Roswell

Airs Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes us deep into the deserts of Southeast New Mexico and the town of Roswell.

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History Matters: Pigtrails

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Treasures Of The Noel: Phenakistoscope

Red River Radio Vehicle Donation Program

The Vehicle Donation Program provides Vehicle Donation Services to Public Radio stations across the country. This is a great way to support this station and get a tax write off for your car. Contact the Vehicle Donation program directly online or if you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 855-277-2346.

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The Story Of Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford on Red River Radio

This video takes you into the studio with Cliff and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502

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