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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6:00pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Explorers of the Brain

Explorers of the Brain

Airs Sunday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Right now, inside your head, is a three-pound, non-stop, multitasking marvel. How does it work? Why does it work that way? How can we find the answers?

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12:00pm

Sat July 25, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Béla Bartók's Bluebeard’s Castle

Scene From Bluebeards Castle
Craig Mathew LA Opera

Airs Saturday, July 25, at 12 noon.  This week from the LA Opera it's a double bill featuring two seemingly disconnected works, Dido and Aeneas By Henry Purcell And Bluebeard’s Castle By Béla Bartók. The common thread? Tune in and find out. Steven Sloan will lead the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Dido and Aeneas staring Paula Murrihy as Dido and Liam Bonner as Aeneas, with Kateryna Kasper as Belinda, John Holiday as the Sorceress, Summer Hassen as Second Lady, G. Thomas Allen as First Witch and Darryl Taylor as Second Witch.

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9:00pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Rory Block Live at the Fur Peace Ranch

Airs Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll feature new tracks from Katie Glassman and Snapshot, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Molly Tuttle and John Mailander, Yarn, and The Royal Oui, plus tunes from Steve Earl, J. Wagner, Terra Naomi, Allison Crowe, and Sarah Jaroz. Then in our concert hour we feature Rory Block recorded live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour we are rejoicing in the hands.

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12:00pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Newport Folk Festival

The Newport Folk Festival 2015 Live stream

Live Stream from the Newport Folk Festival provided by TuneIn Radio

Haunt The House - 11:00AM-11:40AM
Bahamas - 12:25PM-1:10PM
The Lone Bellow - 2:30PM-3:15PM
Calexico - 3:15PM**-3:45PM
The Tallest Man - 4:00-5:00PM
Heartless Bastards - 5:05PM-5:50PM
Watkins Family Hour - 5:50PM**-6:35PM

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9:00pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Jazz Nights In America

Jazz Night In America: Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation

Airs Thursday, July 23, at 9 p.m. Introducing Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation. Roberts’ new 11-piece ensemble - featuring many of his younger protégé - perform original material by Roberts and the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Chick Corea, and Horace Silver. We speak to Roberts and the members of the ensemble about the formation of the band in Tallahassee, Florida and explore what it means to teach jazz through mentorship.

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