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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11:00am

Sat July 20, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S. - The GOP must seize the center or die?

Airs Sunday, July 21 at 6 p.m. 2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans.  The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate has prompted some reflection.    Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics?  Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates?

Arguing for the motion are David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times and Mickey Edwards, Former US Congressman (R) from Oklahoma. Arguing against the motion are Laura Ingraham, Host of The Laura Ingraham Show and Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.

9:00pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Harvey Reid at Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

Airs Friday, July 19 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature classic cuts from Neil Young & David Crosby, some R&B infused music from Pablo Cruise and some African inspired grooves from Regina Carter plus new country blues from the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Lonesome River Band. We'll also hear from Darien Brahms, Robert Deeble, Dave Van Ronk, the Neville Brothers and Allison Crowe. This weeks concert feature Harvey Reid on stage in a blues and folk infused show with a touch of gospel and in our final hour we travel to Silium's Hill.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 19, 2013

8:00pm

Thu July 18, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Paco de Lucia Live

Airs Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. His real name is Francisco Gustavo Sanchez Gomez and he was born in 1947 in Algeciras, a city in the province of Cadiz in Spain. He likes to eat soup and drink wine, but is also internationally renowned as a flamenco guitarist, for which he uses the stage name Paco de Lucia. Tune in for part one of a two-part program featuring Paco de Lucia in his Savannah debut at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival.

12:00pm

Thu July 18, 2013
Louisiana Folk Festival

Red River Radio Spotlight: NSU Louisiana Folk Festival 2013

Aired Thursday, July 18 at 12 noon.  Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 34th annual Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20 in Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit their web site at NSU Louisiana Folk Festival or call (318) 357-4332.

See the Schedule here         Fiddle Championship Entry Forms  

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12:00pm

Wed July 17, 2013
A Taste Of Culture

Red River Radio Spotlight: A Taste Of Culture

Aired Wednesday, July 17 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Janice Gatlin, Director of the Multicultural Center of the South, and Ebru Waters, Chairman for a Taste of Culture, which takes place this Saturday, July 20, beginning at 6 pm at Diamond Jack’s Casino in Bossier City. For information about this event and the Multicultural Center of the South you can visit their website at www.mccsouth.org or call (318) 424-1380.

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