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

Mon February 11, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, February 11 at 11 a.m. Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in this opening concert which begins with John Stafford Smith’s arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner,” followed by Steven Stucky’s “Dreamwaltzes. Then pianist Rudolf Buchbinder takes the stage for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and the concert concludes with Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Jim Cunningham is your host, for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts.

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6:00pm

Sun February 10, 2013
Justice Denied

Human Kind: Justice Denied

Airs Sunday, February 10 at 6 p.m.  How could a nation founded on a Declaration that proclaimed "all men are created equal" permit slavery? Nowhere was this contradiction more stark than in federal courts. In this one-hour Humankind special, we'll consider several historical flashpoints, which forced the judicial issues. In one case, historians, legal scholars and actors re-create the fugitive slave trial of Anthony Burns, a teenager born a slave in Virginia who escaped to freedom in Boston. The federal court proceedings that followed his arrest and court-ordered return to slavery provoked the largest abolitionist protest the nation had ever seen. We also look in-depth at the most controversial ruling in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court -- the Dred Scott case, which held that blacks had "no rights which the white man was bound to respect." We examine how these cases aggravated tensions before the Civil War, stirred up abolitionist sentiment and harmed the legitimacy of the courts.
     With historians including Columbia University’s Eric Foner, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his book, ‘The Fiery Trial – Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery’, we examine the pre-Civil War role that U.S. federal courts played in upholding slavery. We consider the notorious Dred Scott ruling, in which the Supreme Court held that blacks have no rights that whites must respect, as well as a historic fugitive slave case in Boston that triggered the largest anti-slavery protest the nation had ever seen (includes dramatizations).

7:00pm

Sat February 9, 2013
Zydeco Nation

Zydeco Nation

Airs Saturday, February 9 at 7 p.m.   Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom. They were part of the Great Migration: the movement of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the big cities of the West, North, and Midwest starting in 1915.

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9:00pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some new music from a brand new band out of England called One Mile An Hour and ethereal music for the African Kora, bass and Trumpet from Ablaye Cissoko. Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Chris Smither will be featured as well as Shreveport’s own Twang Darkly. Plus we have a live concert featuring Nora Jones. Join us this Friday night at 9 pm for the Caravan... here on Red River Radio.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, February 8, 2013

8:00pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap trio with Houston Person live

Airs Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. There have been many outstanding piano trios throughout the history of jazz, each with its own signature sound. There is the majestic swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio, the classy bop of the Hank Jones Trio, the great independence of the Bill Evans Trio, and the powerful virtuosity of Bud Powell's trios. Each great jazz piano trio brought something slightly different into the fold, combining swing, group interaction, and musical dynamics in unique ways. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest contemporary jazz piano trios, the Bill Charlap Trio, in concert at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival with special guest Houston Person.  Bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington fill out the stage and sound.

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