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.

Courtesy: Texas State Legislature

TEXAS BATHROOM BILL - Texas House Speaker  and leading Republican Joe Straus  said lawmakers should be "very careful" about doing anything that makes the state less economically competitive.  Straus voiced his concerns Wednesday  on Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on "biological sex."  The bill would pre-empt local ordinances that protect transgender individuals from discrimination in public accommodations.  

Airs Friday, January 20, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders takes a cue from the bible as he seeks Harmony between his dog and cats.

Press Image / The Be Good Tanyas

Airs Friday, January 19, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll visit with December Wind, Magda Hiller, Rose Polenzani, Gypsy Soul, Annie Gallup, La Musgana, Anemos, Annie Wenz, Mary Jane Lamond, and Tim O'Brien. This week in our concert hour we'll visit with the Be Good Tanyas at the Thirsty Ear Festival of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and this week in our final hour we float down The Great Sad River.

Airs Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. The 19 Annual Homelessness Marathon will be a four-hour broadcast, airing from 7-10 p.m., CT, on the evening of January 19. As always, the Marathon will feature the voices of desperately poor and homeless people. This year, we'll be asking them one question above all:  What would you like to tell the incoming president?