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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9:00pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Regina Spektor: Live at Le Poisson Rouge

Airs Friday, September 21 at 9:00 p.m.  This warmly eclectic singer-songwriter Regina Spektor played old favorites and introduced fans to highlights from her lovely new album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, in a concert, recorded live from Le Poisson Rouge.

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7:00pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Seeking Civility in Political Discourse

Airs Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.  On this special election season edition of Peace Talks Radio, an assessment of the degree of the problem, and some ideas on how to address it, from a number people.  We’ll hear from current Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, former long-term Republican congresswoman Connie Morella from Maryland – both of whom actually agree on several things they think will help.  We’ll also talk with two media analysts - Western Washington University's Michael Karlberg and Hakim Bellamy of the Media Literacy Project, who’ll comment on the media’s role in heightening incivility in political discourse.  And we’ll hear from veteran reporter Art Schreiber, who covered Congress in the 1960's when, he says, it was all more civil and respectful.

11:00am

Thu September 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Best of Carnegie Hall Live: The Piano, Center Stage

Airs Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. This week, pianists Leif Ove Andsnes is featured in Haydn's Sonata No. 43 in C minor; Debussy's Images, Book I; Chopin's Waltz, Op 34, No 1; and the Granados Spanish Dance #5.  Then the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer is joined by pianists Andras Schiff for Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2. Finally, Andras Schiff plays Schubert's Impromptu and Lang Lang is featured in Chopin's Twelve Etudes, Op. 25.

10:01am

Thu September 20, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches about the 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference which takes place Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 in Magale Recital Hall on the NSU Campus. One of the topics this year includes the life and paintings of Clementine Hunter. Information available at the Louisiana Folklife Center.

Related Story: Biography gives fresh insight into artist Clementine Hunter

2:00pm

Wed September 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Jewish New Year: Music and Inspirational Teachings from the Kabbalah

Airs Wednesday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m.  Music and teachings from the Jewish mystical tradition on the High Holy Days.  Each year, on the evening of the new moon, the beginning of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish lunar calendar, Jewish people around the world begin a period of prayer and self-examination that ends, ten days later, with a twenty-four hour fast. These are the High Holy Days, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. These days are a time to reflect on the past year and to realign life with truth and wisdom, to prepare for a new year's challenges. In this program, Kabbalistic teacher, therapist, and author of "Sacred Therapy," Estelle Frankel and Cantor Richard Kaplan share the depths of insight accumulated by the Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah. They discuss the insights in stories, teachings and music, gathered from that rich tradition.

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