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 Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. On Governor John Bel Edwards' second day in office, he issued an executive order expanding Medicaid. An estimated 300,000 Louisiana residents will be eligible for coverage. How will the lives of these newly-insured change? What will the expansion mean for the cost of health care and insurance for everyone else? And how will hospitals and those with insurance from healthcare.gov be affected? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana.”
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Peace Talk Radio / Public Domain

Airs Sunday, May 8 at 7 p.m. The story of Julia Ward Howe's 1871 Proclamation for Peace and her call for a universal Mother's Day to promote peace and disarmament.  Host Carol Boss talks with Kate Stickley, a direct descendent of Howe, and Jane Smith Bernhardt, an actor who portrays Howe onstage.  Plus conversation with Susan Galleymore, author of a book called "Long Time Passing: Mothers Talk About War and Terror." 

Press Image / LA Public Square

Airs Sunday, May 8, at 6 p.m. Deaths from drug overdoses have jumped in nearly every community in the United States, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. Heroin-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish reached a record high this year even after the state Legislature increased penalties for use of the drug. And opioid arrests have risen dramatically in Shreveport over the last two years.

Cbrackeen / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Airs Friday, May 6, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we start with an up-tempo set featuring Asleep at the Wheel, the Clumsy Lovers, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, the Gourds and Raiford Starke. Then in our concert hour, The Black Lillies take the stage Live At The Divide, .. and then in our final hour we catch "Last Tide," with tunes from Ramananda, Chris Moore, Oregon, Collective Soul, Sun Kil Moon, and Led Zeppelin. 

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Airs Friday, May 6, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Saint Lawrence String Quartet will perform Haydn's String Quartet Op. 20, No. 5 in F minor; the Second Quartet by John Adams;  and Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. The Saint Lawrence String Quartet features Geoff Nuttall & Owen Dalby, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host.

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