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 Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m. The Kabbalah of Chanukah: An Inspirational Program for the Festival of Lights A jazz-virtuoso cantor and a kabbalistic psychotherapist bring their respective talents together, to provide new inspiration for Chanukah! Weaving a tapestry of tales and teachings from the Kabbalah together with sacred music from around the world, this dynamic duo reveals some of the hidden treasures of this ancient spiritual tradition.

Airs Sunday, June 4, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Louisiana is the prison capital of the world. Its incarceration rate is nearly double the rest of the country. And while Louisiana imprisons violent offenders at a rate comparable to other southern states, nonviolent offenders are imprisoned at a much higher rate.
A package of bills being proposed this legislative session attacks the mass incarceration problem from a number of angles. Should alternatives to prison be used for criminals charged with nonviolent offenses?

Airs Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues this week with a performance of Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz starring Christine Goerke as Cassandre; Susan Graham as Didon; Brandon Jovanovich as Énée; Lucas Meachem as Chorèbe; Christian Van Horn as Narbal; and Okka von der Damerau as Anna. The director is Tim Albery, the chorus master is Michael Black, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

Shantel Mitchell / NPR

Airs Friday, June 2, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll walk about a bit, going to New Orleans from some new tracks from Maggie Koerner's latest CD as well as new music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops. We'll also hear from Red Bird, the Eric Underwood Band, and First Aid Kit with Blues by Charlie Musselwhite, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, and J. Edwards. We'll travel to India with Chitravina N. Ravikiran and to Mali with Ali Farke Toure.

Airs Thursday, Jane 1, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Darrell Scott - Part 2, in concert from the archives.

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