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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7:00pm

Tue March 12, 2013
America Abroad

America Abroad: A Decade At War: Afghanistan, Iraq, & Counterinsurgency

Airs Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m. After a decade of war, we are left to ponder and debate the important lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan. Consensus has hardly been reached on the effectiveness of the war-fighting doctrine known as "counterinsurgency." In this program, we will hear from soldiers, local military personnel and military commanders. In addition, experts discuss and debate the effectiveness of counterinsurgency and the future of warfare.

11:00am

Tue March 12, 2013
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Ensemble Matheus

Ensemble Matheus

Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m.  Together with its powerful leader, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus performs the Baroque repertoire it specializes in with white-hot energy. The ensemble is, as Stephen Brookes of The Washington Post put it, "aggressive, vibrant, and focused to an absolutely electrifying pitch."  Tune in for this top French chamber orchestra as they bring passionate life to operatic works by Vivaldi, Handel and the little-heard Nicola Antonio Porpora — a composer who was once Handel's rival.

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12:00pm

Sat March 9, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Don Carlo

Scene from Don Carlo
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 9 at 12 noon. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Don Carlo, led by renowned conductor Lorin Maazel in his first Verdi performance with the company. Tenor Ramón Vargas sings his first Met performances of the title role, opposite soprano Barbara Frittoli, also in her house role debut, as Elisabeth de Valois. Reprising their roles from previous Met seasons are mezzo-soprano Anna Smirnova as the jealous Princess Eboli; baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the revolutionary Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa; bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the tormented King Philip II; and bass Eric Halfvarson as the Grand Inquisitor. Don Carlo will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 9.  

8:00pm

Fri March 8, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Alvin Lee (19 December 1944 – 6 March 2013)

Airs Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some live tracks from Maggie Koerner & Nick Brumley, Craig Finn, Chris Allen & Winston Hall, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, Professor Porkchop and the Dishes, Robin & The Blue Birds, and Muddy Waters with The Stones. On our last hour we'll take a little adventure into the Hush. Tune in and enjoy.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, March 8, 2013

8:00pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Local

Robin & the Bluebirds: Live From Red River Radio

Airs Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. Join us for an exciting show with Robin & the Bluebirds who will play Live on Red River Radio. The band features Robin Beach Black, Jerry Beach, Bruce Flett, Stan Hoffman, Zeke Seighman, Dirty Redd and Omenka. Tune and enjoys another night of great live music from Red River Radio and help us out with a pledge of support at 800-552-8502 or online here: DONATE NOW!

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