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.

Airs Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. The 19 Annual Homelessness Marathon will be a four-hour broadcast, airing from 7-10 p.m., CT, on the evening of January 19. As always, the Marathon will feature the voices of desperately poor and homeless people. This year, we'll be asking them one question above all:  What would you like to tell the incoming president?

Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission / Used by permission

Airs Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters we'll kick off our airing of the Homelessness Marathon with a special edition of Health Matters on Homelessness. Our host, Dr. Sanford Katz, will be joined Pastor Larry Otwell, Executive Director of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, and other guests from our community who are working on the front lines each day to help the homeless. Questions and comments will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Press Image / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Airs, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 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 wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Photo by Bob Sandberg, Look photographer - Restoration by Adam Cuerden / This work has been released into the public domain by its copyright holder, Cowles Communications, Inc..

Airs Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Jackie Robinson, both of whom were the Right Men for the Time. The choir will feature a music tribute to both men with selection including, Little David, Play on Your Harp, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Down to the River to Pray, The Right Man for the Time, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling. In our tribute to Jackie Robinson, Pam Laws joins the choir for I'm Running On; Precious Lord, Take My Hand; and Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child.