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.

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9:00pm

Fri January 23, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Smithfield Fair Live in the RRR Studios

Smithfield Fair in the Red River Radio Studios
Bill Beckett Red River Radio

Friday, January 23, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear from the Secret Sisters, John Trudell, Robert Deeble, and Alex De Grassi with blues from Billy Holiday, James Cotton, Joe Pug, and Charles Brown. For our concert hour we invited Smithfield Fair to join us in our studio for some live music and conversation and during our final hour we’ll find that “This Too Shall Pass” with music by Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Danny Schmidt, Lou Reed & John Cale, Diane Ward, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, and Government Mule.

1:24pm

Fri January 23, 2015
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: The Shreveport Symphony with cellist John-Henry Crawford

Aired Friday, January 23 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Music Director Michael Butterman and guest Cellist John-Henry Crawford about their next concert, which takes place Saturday, January 24, with a pre-concert conversation starting at 6:40 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theater. The program features Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.  

After completing his studies at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, cellist John-Henry Crawford returns to Shreveport to perform one of the best-loved masterpieces in the repertoire. For more information visit them online at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-222-7496.

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8:00pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Pokey Lafarge

Airs Thursday, January 22 at 8 p.m. Ardently exploring the origins of American music in jazz, blues, country and western swing, singer and guitarist Pokey Lafarge seems like a throwback, yet the music he plays never sounds old-fashioned. In this episode, we listen to Pokey Lafarge's final performance of four given at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival. 

6:00pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

Health Matters: Selecting Insurance

Airs Thursday, January 22 at 6 p.m. On this week's Health Matters Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Jason Weinland of TFG Financial and Krista Buckhalther, Communications and Development Director for Martin Luther King Health Center, for a discussion on selecting an insurance plan in today's market. Call in with your questions during the show at 800-552-8502. 

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6:00pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Bird Calls

Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford

Cliff Shackelford

Airs Tuesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will take questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for this show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us Tuesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions. 

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