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.

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Airs, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. at 11 a.m. An hour-long program of music, exploring the life and continuing popular appeal of medieval Abbess, composer, and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. In the past 50 years, we've learned much more about the music of women composers in earlier ages. One of the most studied, discussed, and performed of these composers is the medieval Abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. On this edition of Harmonia, we'll explore the continuing popularity of Hildegard, and some different approaches to her music. Hosted by Angela Mariani.

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Red River Radio announces our 2018 Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a radio broadcast to be recorded on June 9, 2018, in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the selection for a radio program.

Airs Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. join us for the first program from the Grand Teton Music Festival with music director Donald Runnicles leading a program featuring the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams; For Love of the Mountains by Aaron Jay Kernis; and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

Airs Monday, April 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we take a concert from the archives featuring conductor Rafael Kubelik leading the Cleveland Orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No. 99 in Eb and Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 in A.

Airs Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. Peace Talks Radio host Paul Ingles talks with two therapists - Kathryn Stamoulis, from Hunter College in New York City and Jennifer Weeks, director of Sexual Addiction Treatment Services in Pennsylvania about how to talk to youngsters about sexual harassment and unwanted sexual behavior. The conversation aims at setting a framework early on, so when our young people are adults, there may be less of the kind of sexual abuse, intimidation, insensitive advances that made news dramatically in 2017.