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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8:00pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio with Houston Person

Airs Thursday, May 16 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.  Part two of two. 

9:00pm

Tue May 14, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Jenny Scheinman And Bill Frisell

Airs Tuesday, May 14 at 9 p.m. The violinist Jenny Scheinman and guitarist Bill Frisell have both developed reputations for flexibility — for being able to collaborate with any musicians from country rockers to straight-ahead swing barons. Appropriately, they've been working together in bands for quite a long time now, including in Frisell's John Lennon tribute earlier in the festival. This duo performance features the two alone together, working out stripped-down versions of Scheinman's fiddle tunes.

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11:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Symphony with Pianist James Dick

Kermit Poling is joined by Music Director Michael Butterman and pianist James Dick to talk about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Season Finale which takes place this Saturday Night at 7:30 p.m. in RiverView Theatre. The Final Family Concert will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  SciPort is collaborating with the Shreveport Symphony to offer pre-concert activities and musical demonstrations starting in the RiverView Theater lobby at 2:15 PM.   More information at 318 - 227 - 8863.

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11:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh symphony Orchestra concert Mariss Jansons takes the podium in a orchestral spectacular with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No 41 in C Major “Jupiter”; Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished); Bela Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.

6:00pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care

Airs Sunday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost taxpayers $590 billion, with over 25% going toward patients in their last year of life. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care, deciding whose life is worth saving? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth? The debaters are Dr. Art Kellermann, Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, and Ken Connor. 

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