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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11:00am

Wed July 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Love of Country and Sweet Land of Liberty with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Airs Wednesday, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. Join us for a concert of beautiful patriotic songs as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Celebrates Independence Day with Love of Country and Sweet Land of Liberty. Songs featured include My Country, 'Tis of Thee, The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, America, the Dream Goes On, This Is My Country, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, God of Our Fathers - Whose Almighty Hand,  America the Beautiful, So Many Voices Sing America's Song, As the Dew From the Heaven Distilling, and God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

6:00pm

Tue July 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday: 4th of July Edition 2012

Airs Tuesday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m. That’s right, Joe Biden recently surprised us by announcing that in order to accommodate the Secret Service scandal and the requests of many public radio stations, the Capitol Steps July 4th edition of “Politics Takes a Holiday” will be a full hour.  It’s so wacky it just might work! Packed with new songs and more fun than a GSA party in Vegas, the Capitol Steps hope to remind you that if this special influences your vote for President…yikes, we’re in worse shape than we thought. Not for the faint of heart or for those considering running for office. warning this program could make your side split and your brain go numb.

Surgeon General's Warning:
The Capitol Steps will cause your sides to split.
– C. Everett Koop, 1/6/1989

12:00pm

Sat June 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Aida

Scene from Aida

Airs Saturday, June 30 at 12:00 noon.  Here it is—the granddaddy of grand-opera spectacle—complete with pyramids and potentates, priestesses and dancing girls, plus armies of soldiers and slaves! At its heart, a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, and Radames, leader of the Egyptian army that conquered her homeland, long to be together forever. But someone else wants Radames, too—it’s Amneris, the jealous daughter of the Pharaoh himself! Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music show us Verdi at the peak of his powers–masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy.

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11:00am

Sat June 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Life By The Drop: Drought, Water and the Future of Texas

A dried up pond near Rusk, Texas

Airs Sunday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. Life By the Drop is a close look at the state of water and drought in Texas, looking both to the past and the future for answers on how the state can manage a growing population amid a shrinking water supply. This report is a collaboration of KUT Austin, StateImpact Texas, and Texas Monthly.

Look at this photo spread from The Big Picture.

12:00am

Sat June 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Ghost Stories

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
Captain Hubert C. Provand Country Life Magazine

Airs Monday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m.  Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way to journey to find out whether spirits exist.

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