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

Tue June 25, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Jack DeJohnette All-Stars with Jason Moran Live

Airs Tuesday, June 25 at 9 p.m. The drummer has had a busy year already, having accepted the NEA Jazz Masters award and having released a new album, Sound Travels. He continues his year-long 70th birthday celebration by assembling this ad hoc band of leading lights like guitarist Lionel Loueke and bassist Christian McBride, who are both leading their own gigs this year. Many of the Jack DeJohnette All-Stars can be heard on Sound Travels, including Jason Moran, who spars with him in a piano duet interlude.

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11:00am

Mon June 24, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, June 24 at 11 a.m. Manfred Honeck takes the podium this week for our concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony with guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They perform Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto & Antonio Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto in A minor.  The concert also feature Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.”

6:00pm

Sun June 23, 2013
America Abroad

America Abroad: Immigration & The Global Talent Search

Airs Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m.  It's the American dream: move to the United States, start your own business, build a successful life. But has the United States lost its edge in attracting the best and brightest entrepreneurs? In this month's America Abroad, we'll learn about the significant role immigrants play in creating small and mid-sized businesses. We'll hear how the American visa process could be deterring potential entrepreneurs, particularly from math and engineering-focused places like India. And we'll learn what other countries are doing to attract foreign talent and help themselves out of the global recession. 

12:00pm

Sat June 22, 2013
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wagner's Die Meistersinger

Airs Saturday, June 22 at 12 noon. This week tyhe Lyric Opera of Chicago presenst a Wagner masterpiece with Die Meistersinger (in German) staring James Morris as Hans Sachs with Johan Botha as Stolzing, Amanda Majeski as Eva, Bo Skovhus as Beckmesser, David Portillo as David and Jamie Barton as Magdalene. 

9:00pm

Fri June 21, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Ben Folds Five, The Pastels, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, John Melloncamp, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. For our second hour we'll sit down with Alexandra McCullough and talk about her upcoming debut CD and she'll share a few tunes with us. We'll also hear First Aid Kit live in a Tiny Desk Concert from NPR ... and on our final hour we'll walk about in Shoes by Dr. Zeuss.

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