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 Thursday, December 4, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses and will take your questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday night at 6p p.m. on Red River Radio.

Airs Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. NPR News and Red River Radio bring you complete Election night coverage of the 2016 General Election. NPR hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Rachel Martin, and Ari Shapiro will co-host our Special Coverage from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC.  The program will feature speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from candidate sites, and analysis from NPR's Political Team.Throughout the night, the NPR politics team will provide live updates on election returns and analysis of the results.

Airs Monday, October 31, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we draw a classic concert from 1971 featuring Leopold Stokowski leading the orchestra in his own arrangement of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach. The concert also features Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, the symphonic tone poem by Sibelius called the Swan of Tuonela, and Glière's Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42, “Iyla Murometz."

Airs Sunday, October 30, at 6 p.m. Reducing carbon emissions is clearly good for the environment but often imposes substantial costs, which can affect everyone indirectly through higher energy costs, slower economic growth, reduced employment, and lower business profits. Has the Environmental Protection Agency considered the costs and benefits of its regulatory mandates fairly and appropriately? Is its Clean Power Plan a bold initiative to reduce carbon pollution at power plants, or an unconstitutional usurpation of power?

Donna Green-Townsend / Used by permission

Airs Friday, October 28, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with a rockin' blues filled hour featuring the Memphis Rockabilly Band, the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Son House, and Erin McKeown, along with Henry Gray, Arthur Adams & BB King, Deborah Coleman, and George "Harmonica" Smith.