Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of holiday special for the season beginning the day before Thanksgiving. Programs for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, &  New Years, Passover, Easter, The High Holy Days, and more, which celebrate our diverse culture through the sacred and secular, classical, jazz, folk, world, and popular music, story telling, drama, humor, cooking, religion, philosophy, and more. Join us as we Celebrate with each other throughout this season of Joy. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at


Press Image / Beyond Glory

Airs Monday, May 28, 2018, at 9 p.m. "As starkly moving as taps at dusk" says the Washington Post about Beyond Glory, a powerful tribute to military valor written and performed by stage and screen star Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch in Avatar). He portrays three recipients of the MEDAL OF HONOR recounting in their own words the incident that earned them the United States' highest military honor for valor beyond the call of duty.

Remember / Public Domain

Airs Monday, May 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. “Dreams of the Fallen” seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country—often at great sacrifice—from before its founding to the present. From “Taps” to Britten’s War Requiem to numerous film scores and folk songs, conflict and memory have inspired some of the greatest music in history.

Airs Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 2 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a celebration of the heart of our Mothers with music including I Think The World is Glorious, I Often Go Walking, A Belgian Mother's Song, Home Is a Special Kind of Feeling, A Mother's Love, Tonight - from West Side Story, Come to My Garden, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, God be with You Till We Meet Again.

Airs Sunday, may 13, 2018, at 7 p.m.  This hour, Mothers in all their beautiful, complicated glory.Deliverance by Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell with presenter Lemn Sissay for Between the Ears (BBC Radio 3, 2015) A sound poem made from the audio diaries of five women in their final days of pregnancy.  International Brotherhood of Mothers By Nate DiMeo for The Memory Palace (2009) The story of the founding of Mother’s Day and the holiday’s social justice origins turned commercial. Private Black Motherhood and Public White Protest By Stacia Brown for Hope Chest (2017) S

Date created: April 14, 2017
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Airs Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. This moving program draws, in the main, upon the reminiscences of survivors of the Holocaust, recorded in conversation with APM classical music host Mindy Ratner. Each story is unique, and yet all contrast tragedy with a sense of courage, resilience, and serendipity, often in astonishing circumstances. The narrative is scored throughout with works by composers whose lives were, in some way, touched by the Holocaust. An unforgettable listening experience!