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

Fri October 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Dave Matthews: Away From The World

Airs Friday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m. After taking a year off, the Dave Matthews Band returned to the studio with their old friend and producer Steve Lillywhite. The result is the album Away From The World. The title came from a line in one of the songs, and it takes on a larger meaning looking at the album as a whole. Dave has never shied away from talking about society and the need to take action to change things in the world. In this one hour radio special, you'll hear Dave talk about the songs from Away From The World, as well as highlights from the record.

10:01am

Fri October 5, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Thundersoul Orchestra Live

We just got word that the venue has changed for this.  See below.

Bill Beckett talks with Craig Baldwin, Artistic Director of the ThunderSoul Orchestra about their reunion concert tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m at The Mickey Melton Performance Center at Longview High School, 201 Tomlinson Parkway, Longview, 75605. It's a rare opportunity to see the original band members live on stage and the award-winning documentary,  Thundersoul, all in one evening!  All the details can be found here.   Details about the film can be found here.

8:00pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Frisell Trio

Airs Thursday October 4 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode we listen to a 2010 performance by an American guitarist who has been closely identified to jazz, although he has always taken elements of folk, blues, rock and other styles, and spun them into a wholly original sound. Guitarist Bill Frisell is joined in this closing weekend performance at the Savannah Music Festival by bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

11:00am

Thu October 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Carnegie Hall Live: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Airs Thursday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m.  An opening night with Orff's Carmina Burana is auspicious; performed by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it's breathtaking. Kick off Carnegie Hall's 2012–2013 season with this outstanding group and its illustrious music director as they dive into Carmina Burana's exciting rhythms and powerful melodies.

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10:01am

Thu October 4, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: The BIG READ

Bill Beckett talks with Debra Kavanaugh, the Literacy Coordinator for Shreve Memorial Library, about the Big Read, a community wide literacy program centering on Tim O'Brien book "The Things They Carried." There will be public dialogues and workshops about the themes in the stry and copies of the book will be handed out while supplies last. These events are set to kick off on Saturday, October 6 at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Resource Center.  To learn more about all these events surrounding this program go to Shreve Memorial Library or call 318-226-5864.

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