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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11:01am

Thu February 7, 2013
11:01 Spotlight

11:01 Spotlight: Ideas at Aspen Film Series comes to Shreveport

Bill Beckett talks with Paula Hickman, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, about the Ideas At Aspen Film series presented at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport beginning Feb. 7. The second film and discussion is scheduled for Feb. 14. The final film and panel discussion will be held Feb. 21.  The presentations are free, but RSVPs are requested at 318-221-0582.

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8:00pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Crescent City Blues

Crescent City Blues

Airs Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. This one hour special takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like Central City, Treme, and Pigeontown. These clubs, patronized almost entirely by locals, nurture a resilient blues and rhythm-and-blues scene that is often overshadowed by the Crescent City’s legacy as a jazz town. They are an essential part of New Orleans’ cultural history, but they are struggling—because of the recession, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and potentially the BP oil spill. 

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9:00pm

Tue February 5, 2013
Newport Jazz

Newport Jazz Festival: Bill Frisell Live

Airs Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m.  Bill Frisell is a soft-spoken guy who does a lot of talking with his guitar — and its pedals and effects. So perhaps it's appropriate that he recently issued an album called All We Are Saying, a collection of John Lennon songs. Though he's known primarily for working with other improvisers, he's of the Baby Boomer generation, and he doesn't hide his love for Beatles songs away. With a band including steel guitarist Greg Leisz, violinist Jenny Scheinman, bassist Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen, Frisell doesn't reinvent the wheel — but he certainly gives it a new spin.

Set List:    "Across The Universe"    "Beautiful Boy"    "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"    "#9 Dream"    "Come Together"    "In My Life"    "Strawberry Fields Forever" This concert is made possible by NPR Music and was recorded at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

11:00am

Tue February 5, 2013
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Airs Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. As one of its members aptly puts it, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is "a human laboratory that can express to the whole world how to cope with each other." Established in 1999 as a workshop for young musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries, the group is celebrated for its interpretations of Beethoven, which exude "youthful gusto and enthusiasm" (The Independent, London). On this program, they perform Beethoven's symphonies nos. 2 and 9.

11:00am

Mon February 4, 2013
Live from Lucerne

Live from Lucerne

Airs Monday, February 4 at 11 a.m. The final episode in the series from this year's Lucerne Festival features the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Choir and Swedish Radio Choir all under the direction of Claudio Abbado with soprano Juliane Banse, soprano Anna Prohska, alto Sara Mingardo, tenor Maximilian Schmitt, bass Rene Pape and Bruno Ganz as the narrator in Beethoven's Incidental music to Goethe's tragedy Egmont, and Mozart's Requiem in D minor.

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