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 Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Coverage. PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will anchor the special coverage, along with NPR host Rachel Martin. NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro will be featured analysts. NPR’s Congressional Reporter Susan Davis will report from the floor along with PBS NewsHour’s Correspondents John Yang and Lisa Desjardins.

Airs Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra, maestro Giancarlo Guerrero will lead the orchestra in a program from Knight Concert Hall in Miami which opens with the World Premiere of "Siklon,' music by Dorman. The concert then features Sir Edward Elgar's “Enigma” Variations and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, the Titan.

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Airs Sunday, July 24, at 6 p.m. You probably don’t even notice them, but social norms determine so much of your behavior - how you dress, talk, eat, and even what you allow yourself to feel. These emotional norms are so entrenched we never imagine they can shift. But hosts Alix Spiegel, Hanna Rosin and Lulu Miller examine two social experiments that attempted to do just that: teach McDonald’s employees in Russia to smile, and workers on an oil rig how to cry.

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Airs Friday, July 22, at 9 p.m. This week on the caravan we start on a trail of Cold Blooded Love and end up on the whipping post with tracks from The Trishas, Townes Van Zandt, Birds of Chicago, Steve Earl, Masayoshi Fujita, HEM, the Banditos, and the Allman Brothers. In our second our we join Darrell Scott Live on stage at Merlfest and in our final hour we find a respite, "Up Above the Clouds," with cuts by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Andrew Vasquez, Danny Schmidt, William Ackerman, Natalie Merchant, L. Subramanian, and Turin Brakes.

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