Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

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Larry Josephson / Larry Josephson

Airs Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 8 p.m. Host Larry Josephson talks with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the Jewish High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. The Jewish High Holy Days are the most solemn time on the Jewish calendar. The ten-day period between Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are a period of renewal and reflection. Music appropriate to the High Holy Days is interspersed throughout.

Airs Monday, September 3, 2018, at 11 p.m. Work songs gave laborers a way of transforming their toil into something more meaningful, of enriching their everyday lives through music. How did the influence of the work song emerge in the recordings of artists such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Nat Adderley, Dave Brubeck and other musicians? Jazz historian Ted Gioia, author of Work Songs, joins Night Lights for a Labor Day look at the work song's relationship to jazz and popular music.

Airs Monday, September 3, 2018, at 10 p.m. From mining to manufacturing, housework to ranching, hear surprising information about the labor movement, the return of overseas jobs, U.S. manufacturing, employment, and the auto industry, plus quitting, firing, and hiring, all highlighted by songs about unusual, tough, and dangerous jobs. Music about work and workers in a variety of genres: soft rock, bluegrass, country, bebop, folk, show tunes, and more, plus a classic comedy bit by George Carlin.

Airs Monday, September 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Labor day tribute. Songs featured include O Come Ye Nations of the Earth; The Road Not Taken; Climb Ev'ry Mountain; God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand; As the Dew from Heaven Distilling; God Be with You Till We Meet Again, and musch more.

Courtesy: LSU AgCenter

TRADE WAR - Thanks to the recent tit-for-tat tariffs going on between China and the United States, it’s fair to say that current trade relations between the two nations aren’t at their best.   And  for  Louisiana Soybean farmers, their business has suffered as a result.  Charles  Canatella  farms  4,000 acres of soybeans along the Atchafalaya River in Melville, Louisiana.  His crop is part of a $700 million dollar soybean industry in Louisiana, which is the state’s second largest row crop.