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.



Thu June 27, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Thursday, June 27 at 12 noon.   talks with Robert Darrow and Anna Maria Sparke Keele from Shreveport Little Theatre about their upcoming performance of "Company," a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim. show times and ticket information can be found at Shreveport Little Theatre or by calling (318) 424-4439

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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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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.”


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. 


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.