Special Programs: Upcoming Community and Cultural Programs

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of programming, from classical, jazz and blues to news, public affairs, entertainment and information programming. We will also present specials for various holidays, cultural events, and documentaries on important issues of the day. Bookmark this page for information about these various specials. This page will be updated weekly. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu


  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.

Airs Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m. The Kabbalah of Chanukah: An Inspirational Program for the Festival of Lights A jazz-virtuoso cantor and a kabbalistic psychotherapist bring their respective talents together, to provide new inspiration for Chanukah! Weaving a tapestry of tales and teachings from the Kabbalah together with sacred music from around the world, this dynamic duo reveals some of the hidden treasures of this ancient spiritual tradition.

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Airs Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. This month, The Response - America's Story tackles one of President Trump's signature issues: immigration. Contributors from a dozen states and every corner of the world tell how they got here and what they hope happens next. The program is a remarkable array of heartfelt experiences, and a testament to both the strength and challenge of the U.S. as a diverse nation.

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Cyberday is Friday,March 31, 2017 and our Spring fundraising drive begins Monday, April 3, 2017. Please help continue more than 30 years of Public Broadcasting service to our region with your support. Everyone who makes a donation before midnight on Friday, March 31, 2017, will automatically be entered into the drawing for an ASUS ZenPad 10 Z300M Tablet with Android 6.0 OS. Help secure the future of Red River Radio.

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Airs Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11 p.m. It's not every day that artists who are iconic figures in American popular music sit down with public radio producers to lay out the complete trajectory of their life's work. But that's exactly what Bubba (Merald) Knight, founding member of Gladys Knight and the Pips and older brother to Gladys has done, with Bubba Knight's Story: Through the Eyes of a Pip. This production was conceived by KCEP-FM in partnership with the AAPRC, and co-produced by Craig Knight and Jim Luce.

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Airs Friday, March 31, 2017, at 10 p.m. Jazz Night in America marks the centennial of the birth of Billie Holiday with Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson. She showcases her blues, country, and folk-tinged delivery, singing selections from her latest recording highlighting the artistry of Billie Holiday. Jazz Night speaks with some of the key players in the making of this recording and we also catch up with pianist Barbara Carroll who shares her story of the one opportunity she had to perform with Lady Day on “The Today Show” in 1958.