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 Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. As technology transforms the workplace, jobs and income will become less reliable. A universal basic income could serve as a tool to combat poverty and uncertainty in a changing society. But some argue a guaranteed income would take away the incentive to work, waste money on those who don’t need it, and come at the expense of effective programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Is the universal basic income the safety net of the future? The debaters are Charles Murray, Jared Bernstein, Andrew Stern and Jason Furman.

Airs Friday, May 27, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll venture high into the Cry of The Snow Lion in Search of the elusive Mercy with music from Three Dog Night, Brian Bowers, Grey De Lisle, Mary Gauthier, Maggie Koerner, and Natalie Merchant. Then in our second hour we travel again to Boseman Montana for Fred Eaglesmith, Live from the Divide, and in our final hour we join the Eternal Caravan in search of the Song of the Wind.

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Airs Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 3 p.m. The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day, an hour-long special that explores music composed for stories of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the post-9/11 world we inhabit today.

Airs Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 12 noon.  The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues this week with a performance of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor staring Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia, Piotr Beczała as Edgardo, Quinn Kelsey as Enrico, and Adrian Sâmpetrean as Raimondo. Our chorus master is Michael Black, the director is Graham Vick, and Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Darrell Scott - Part 1, in concert from the archives.

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