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 22, 2012
Holiday Special

Harvest Home

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.   Festive, thoughtful and fun, Harvest Home is hosted by renowned folk duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and celebrates Thanksgiving, Autumn and the Harvest Season with a spicy offering of American Roots Music simmered to perfection. This program has become something of a tradition for many stations across the country for the Thanksgiving season.  The songs featured are “hand picked” by Jay and Molly from their vast archive of traditional and historical American recordings from a wide range of artists.  The songs all have a theme of autumn, Thanksgiving, and of course food!  This year’s show features performances by Robert Johnson, Chet Atkins, Vassar Clements, The Duhks, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger, Robin and Linda Williams, Merle Haggard, Jay & Molly themselves, and others.  All hosted with the “down home” flavor for which the couple are famous.

8:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Live

Airs Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. The art of playing jazz piano is something that Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes pursued for more than 20 years before they met one another. After these two premiere pianists fell in love and became a couple, they realized that one of the biggest challenges of being married and working together was finding time to rehearse. With three children and busy careers playing as leaders of their own groups, they eventually made the time to record together and began touring as a duo. This episode features highlights from two concerts that they played at the Charles H. Morris Center, across from each other on two nine-foot Steinways. 

2:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Holiday Special

Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Thanksgiving Blessings & Songs of Thanksgiving

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Thanksgiving in song and spoken word with Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, For the Beauty of the Earth, the Shaker Song Simple Gifts, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, Thanks be to God, Look at the World, We Gather Together, Because I Have Been Given Much, and Come Ye Thankful People.

1:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Holiday Special

Thanksgiving with Cantus

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. Described by the Washington Post as "a boatload of talent," Cantus bring their distinguished voices to a national audience for a vocal celebration of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. Alison Young joins Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful. 

12:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Holiday Special

Giving Thanks with John Birge

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 12:00 noon New for 2012: With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year. Original Thanksgiving music in the studio with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, heard by millions for her piano music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." A Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black, and a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.

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