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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10:00am

Thu November 22, 2012
Holiday Special

The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. This annual, live call-in program has become a national favorite. Lynne Rossetto Kasper is available to take calls from frantic cooks as they prepare their Thanksgiving feasts. Turkey Confidential is a live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving Day for public radio listeners across the nation. On Thursday, November 22, help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter. Phone lines (800-537-5252) will be open nationwide from 10 a.m. to 12 noon CT 

11:00am

Wed November 21, 2012
Holiday Special

Harmonia: Harvest Season

Airs Wednesday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. Harmonia rings in the harvest season with a cornucopia of early music delights!  We'll hear merchant cries from long-ago London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at Johann Hermann Schein's musical Banquet.  For dessert: our featured release Amor Vincit Omnia or "Love Conquers All."

10:01am

Wed November 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

10:01 Spotlight: Tipitina Foundation's 'Instruments are Comin' Benefit Concert

Bill Beckett talks with Kathy Melancon about the "Instruments A Comin" Concert on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. featuring country music legend and Shreveport native Kix Brooks who returns home for this benefit concert. He'll be joined by blues sensation Sonny Landreth for the show at Shreveport's Historic Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Tipitina Foundation's "Instruments are Comin" program which will be dedicated to the Shreveport-Bossier Parish Schools to buy new high quality instruments for their Music Education programs.

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11:00am

Tue November 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Carnegie Hall Live: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & the Monteverdi Choir

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Airs Tuesday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m.  With blocks of massive choral forces and contrasting moments of repose, the Missa solemnis is uniquely Beethovenian in its ability to convey a broad faith in humankind. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and The Monteverdi Choir come together to perform this grand plea for peace.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Soprano Elizabeth Meister,  Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Johnston,  Tenor Michael Spyres, Bass Matthew Rose.

8:00pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

State of the RE:Union - Ozarks - Full Circle

Airs Monday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. Description: The Ozarks have long been an isolated part of the country. Steep mountains break up the landscape into hills and hollows, making each little town into its own microcosm in this place some call the "State of the Ozarks;" the state line between Missouri and Arkansas meaning little to them. Here, families have stayed in the same hollows for generations with little influence from the outside world. Everyone knows everyone else, and their parents, and their grandparents. Which means that daily life here is steeped in the past, for better or for worse. In this episode, we go deep into the lives of people who live with the ghosts of their past: a family living with the legacy of a murder, young fiddlers learning songs passed down for centuries, and a married couple overcoming a history of domestic violence, together. 

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