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 November 29, 2012
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain - Part One

Airs Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.  Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part two of a 2011 Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. 

10:01am

Tue November 27, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Jazz Concert & Clinic

Bill Beckett talks with John Howe, President of the American Federation of Musicians Local 116 and Bill Causey, owner of Band House about their annual Jazz Concert and Clinic which takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway High School auditorium. The concert and clinic are free for any students who wish to attend and $5.00 for adults. The concert and clinic feature Mike Williams, a Shreveport native and lead trumpet player for the Count Basie Orchestra for over 20 years; Gary Meggs, former alto and tenor saxophone player with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Director of Instrumental Music at the University of Arkansas and C. E. Askew, drummer with the renowned U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble for 26 years.  More info at 868-0522.

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12:00am

Sun November 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

State of the RE: Union - Comics - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Airs Monday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m.  In this episode we explore a community where when evil rears its head, someone finds a way to set things right, even if they have to make sacrifices and defy the laws of our universe to do it. In this hour we tell the stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books, where underdogs often come out on top and fantasy merges with reality. From creators and whistle blowers to real-life superheroes who've brought comics to life, putting on their own capes and costumes to fight for justice in their cities. The episode kicks off with host Al Letson talking about his secret ‘nerdy’ side. Then, a passionate Superman fan gets taken advantage of, and the comics community pitches in to help. Comics Alliance editor Laura Hudson causes an uproar in the comics community over an editorial about the portrayal of women in comics. Then, Cowabunga Dude! We visit the town that birthed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

A letter from an unlikely comic book fan. We learn about Cosplay, then meet a man who transformed himself into a superhero. Finally, an emotional story about a boy’s wish to become a superhero.

12:00am

Sun November 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Summer Stages: Spoleto Festival USA

Airs Monday, November 26 at 11:00 a.m.  Once again this week on Summer Stages we return to Charleston South. It's been called "America's most friendly city", "the most polite and hospitable city in America" and even "America's sexiest city." Charleston South Carolina proves to be one of America's most musical cities too when we drop in for a concert at the Spoleto Festival USA. The Westminster Choir has the Durufle Requiem and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra performs the equally sublime Siegfried Idyll. Don't miss the next stop on Summer Stages from Classical Public Radio.

2:00pm

Sat November 24, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 40th Anniversary

Airs Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  With legendary cellist Pablo Casals as honorary president, the Festival's 1973 inaugural season hosted 14 artists performing six Sunday concerts in Santa Fe and additional appearances in other New Mexico and Arizona communities.  Today, 40 summers later, under the spirited artistic leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season.  The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has garnered enthusiastic acclaim not only from music lovers, but also from art aficionados with its 20-year series of collectible posters and program book covers of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings, the tradition continues with other artists, including Dan Namingha, William Lumpkins, Harry Fonsecca, Nils Hogner, Laura Gilpin, William Penhallow Henderson and Emmi Whitehorse.

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