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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11:00pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley: Grace Around the World

Airs Friday, July 5 at 11 p.m.  A look into the life and music of singer and songwriter Jeff Buckley.The tragic, but brilliant life of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley is detailed in this new radio special celebrating his landmark album, Grace.   He tragically drowned in 1997 while recording his follow-up, but his stature as an artist has grown since then from cult status to worldwide mainstream acceptance.

■ Interviews: His mother, Mary Guibert, Brenda Kahn, guitarist Michael Tighe, author David Browne, tour manager Gene Bowen, and director Laurie Trombley.  Jeff Buckley interview source: 10/23/94 -  Courtesy of WBCN-FM Boston and CBS Radio. 
■ Music: Rare, live Jeff Buckley performances taken from the CD/DVD release Grace Around the World.

9:00pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Got Blues If You Want It!

The Rolling Stones: Got Blues If You Want It!

Airs Friday, July 5 at 9 p.m. As the Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary this year, we join the celebration with a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles. It's called "Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special". The program is exclusively devoted to an exploration of the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones. Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones' blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll. Read the full description.

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9:00pm

Thu July 4, 2013
A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth

Airs Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m. This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists.      In celebration of America's 236th birthday, the show is capped off with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" complete with live cannon fire provided by The United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and now an A Capitol Fourth tradition. Also participating in the event are The Choral Arts Society of Washington, along with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band, members of the Armed Forces carrying the state and territorial flags and the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

8:00pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: The Campbell Brothers

Air Thursday, July 4 at 8 p.m. Back in the 1930s, a group of related Pentecostal churches developed an African-American gospel music tradition known as sacred steel. The steel guitar was embraced in worship services in place of the traditional organ. This new instrument was met with great enthusiasm by musicians, many of whom made recordings in the 40s and 50s. Since then, sacred steel has flourished in churches across America, and the tradition continues to be vital and alive today. Tune in for a 2012 Savannah Music Festival performance by one of the foremost exponents of the sacred steel tradition, The Campbell Brothers.

7:00pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday 4th of July edition 2013

Airs Thursday, July 4 at 7 p.m.  Tune in for another adventure in hilarity as the Capitol Steps takes on teh Washington Elite and those not so Elite in their annual 4th of July special. The Gang of 8 has announced that in order to be a citizen of the United States, you have to listen to the Capitol Steps 4th of July special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" Statistics show that many people who have not listened to past specials have been audited by the IRS. Coincidence? Probably! So relax and celebrate your country by helping The Capitol Steps make fun of it. It's not like there isn't a lot of material to work with. Warning, this show is "Not for the faint of heart or for those considering running for office."

The Capitol Steps: We put the "MOCK" in Democracy.

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