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.



Thu November 8, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Carnegie Hall Live: Belcea Quartet

Airs Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m.  Hurricane Sandy and a dangerously broken construction crane dangling over West 57th Street in Manhattan closed Carnegie Hall for several days.  But America’s most famous stage re-opens with a live concert featuring the phenomenal Belcea Quartet. Join us for this broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live with the Belcea Quartet, a group that approaches everything it plays with "timeless daring" (The New York Times). The quartet continues its three-concert focus on Beethoven's epoch-making late quartets. This program features Beethoven's E-flat–Major Quartet, Op. 127, the first of the five final quartets that changed the string quartet genre forever.  Then we'll hear the Beethoven B-flat–Major Quartet, Op 130. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will host.


Thu November 8, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio Part 3

Airs Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m.  When pianist Bill Charlap arrived in Savannah with his trio to play three sets of music over the course of one evening, he made it emphatically clear that he had no intention of repeating himself. Possessing a profound knowledge of music and the American songbook, he delivered four hours of ballads, blues and enough good hot swing to satisfy every patron in attendance. Tune in to hear Bill Charlap's Trio with special guests Frank Wess and Slide Hampton, recorded live at the Savannah Music Festival.


Tue November 6, 2012

Red River Radio election coverage with Kate Archer Kent

Airs Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Kate Archer Kent will bring your results from races throughout our listening area and will feature interviews and analysis from Dr. Greg Granger, professor of history and political science at Northwestern State University; Dr. Jeffrey Sadow, associate professor of history at LSU Shreveport; Dr. Ken Collier, associate professor of government at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Dr. Paul Babbitt, associate professor of political science at Southern Arkansas University. We'll bring you up-to-date results as they come in throughout the evening.


Mon November 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

State of the RE:Union - Vermont, The Small Town State

Airs Monday, November  at 8:00 p.m. Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges over clear streams, cows from dairy farms dotting green valleys: across the state, these are the iconic images of Vermont. But beyond its pastoral beauty, this is a place that prides itself on its independent spirit. This is truly a place where individual communities are self determining, where geographic isolation has forced people to get creative, and take their town's destiny into their own hands. In this hour, we'll hear a range of stories of the way Vermont's 'small town state' identity manifests.


Sun November 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Summer Stages

Airs Monday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages the musical road trip continues to Norfolk, Virginia where we'll feature music, theatre, dance and even chocolate are celebrated at the Virginia Arts Festival. We'll enjoy some lower calorie options by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms. Be listening for pianist Andre Michel Schub and members of the Daedalus Quartet in Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.2 in C Minor; Beethoven's Cello Sonata No.2 in G Minor op.5; the Brahms Piano Trio No.2 Op.87; Grieg's Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45; and Ysaÿe's Violin Sonata Op.27 No.2.