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.

Press Photo / Della Mae

Airs Thursday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim with its first two albums. Now, Della Mae finds the foursome embracing a fresh set of musical challenges with eleven compelling new tunes that embody the musical and emotional qualities of the group's prior output while venturing into uncharted creative territory.

Airs Monday, June 27, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will be the soloist in Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 on a program that opens with Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and closes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 in G minor, “Winter Dreams.” Franz Welser-Möst will conduct this concert from Knight Concert Hall in Miami.

Scott Crain / Used by permission

Airs Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter. 

TOPS Tuition Cuts May Affect Student Enrollment and Retention

Jun 24, 2016

Since Louisiana lawmakers raised less than half the $600 million dollar state budget requested by Governor John Bel Edwards,  TOPS tuition program will be cut by 30% and possibly cut to 40% in the near future.  Such cuts may be already affecting enrollment at Louisiana colleges and univerisities.

Red River Radio Local Newscast -  June 24, 2016  8 a.m.

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