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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8:00am

Sat June 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: When Brains Attack!

Brain Scan
PBS

Airs Monday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m.  In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.

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8:00am

Fri June 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Monterey at 45: The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

Airs Friday, June 22 at 10:00 p.m.  The folks behind the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival have produced a two-hour special marking its 45th anniversary. This special contains songs and interview clips from The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and others. The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Monterey was the first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival, attracting an estimated 55,000 total attendees with up to 90,000 people present at the event's peak at midnight on Sunday. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large scale public performance of Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. Tune in for this journey back to this extraordinary music festival on Red River Radio.

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8:00pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Shannon Whitworth Live

Airs Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Growing up in the South Carolina low country, Shannon Whitworth was always surrounded by water, before she decided to make her home in the North Carolina mountains. It's the reason that the themes of water and mountains surface regularly in her songs, alongside the women about whom she writes. There are women who run, who hope, who love the wrong man, and when true love is present, women who return.

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10:01am

Thu June 21, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Emily Elbert at the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival

Bill Beckett talks with Emily Elbert about her recent CD and her appearance at the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival this weekend.

10:01am

Tue June 19, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: William Joyce & The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Cover for the Book

The wait is almost over for the picture book that originally inspired William Joyce’s Academy Award-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  Bill Beckett talks with William Joyce about the release of the BOOK and a new iPhone and iPad AP for the book. A Book signing will take place tonight at 6:00 p.m.

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