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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at 9 p.m. In the 1960s, as the civil-rights movement and other cultural changes gained momentum, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been less than hospitable to their aims. Singers such as Nina Simone and Jeanne Lee, composer Carla Bley, organist Shirley Scott, harpist Dorothy Ashby and fellow harpist and pianist Alice Coltrane, and trumpeter Barbara Donald all left behind notable recordings from this decade as they expanded the role of women in jazz in ways both traditional and groundbreaking.

Airs Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series archives we present Whitey Johnson In Concert.

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Airs Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. We all get tired, but when generalized fatigue becomes a problem for six months or more, it may be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Dr. Shelly Visconte, licensed counselor, will host our conversation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, with guest Dr. Thomas Pressly. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Airs Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett, director Twyla Robinson, along with Sierra Worman and Aiden Poling, who will appear in Centenary Colleges upcoming production of the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” by William Finn. This production opens Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, with performance Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. For complete detail visit online www.centenary.edu/playhouse or call 318-869-5242.

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A CAREER IN FOREIGN SERVICE: The Chancellor’s Speaker Series at LSUS will host career Foreign Service Officer Richard H. Jones at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in the Science Lecture Auditorium. As a retired US ambassador, Richard H. Jones has spent nearly 38 years in public service, including 32 years as a US Foreign Service Officer.  He has served as U.S. Ambassador in Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Israel.  he will speak about what the U.S. State Department does,  his experiences as a diplomat and how those in the foreign service work to keep the world a safer place.

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