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.

Total So Far = $26,880. 18% of Goal! Please help us raise the financial support we need and be apart of the future of Red River Radio. Our drawing at the end of the campaign will be for a Google Nexus HD tablet. We will have other drawings as well. All who contribute get entered into every upcoming drawing.

Some images from the Patron Party and concert on Saturday with Fred Child, Giovanni De Chiaro, the Rapides Symphony Brass Quintet, and Asiya Korepanova. Our thanks to Reverend Charley Photography for taking a great set of outstanding images from the show.

Airs Sunday, October 11, at 6 p.m. The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans.

Airs Sunday, October 11, at 3 p.m. The results are in and we have the winners of the 2015 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will is a live broadcast and a open to all. *** (Seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)***

This Year's Winners Are

Imani Sarai Francis, Vocalist, age 17 from New Orleans, La., will sing “Music for a While,” by Henry Purcell.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera we present Gioachino Rossini's beloved fairytale, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) starring Karine Deshayes in the title role, René Barbera as Don Ramiro, and Efrain Solis as Dandini, with Carlos Chausson in the role of Don Magnifico, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro, Maria Valdes plays Clorinda, and Zanda Svede as Tisbe. Gregory Fortner directs and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Jesus López-Cobos and Ian Robertson as Chorus Master. Dianne Nicolini will host.