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

Mon September 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Caramoor Jazz Festival

Kenny Barron

Airs Monday, September 3 at 9:00 p.m. Join us for highlights from the 19th annual Caramoor Jazz Festival near Katonah, NY. Hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton and presenting The Cookers,  Gretchen Parlato,  Kenny Barron, the Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet, Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth.

8:00pm

Mon September 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Bullied: Teen Stories

Phoebe Prince, A 15-year-old who committed suicide on January 14, 2010 after being relentlessly bullied.

Airs Monday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m.  Bullying isn’t a new story, but lately, it is all over the news. And while young people are often the targets and the actors in bullying, we rarely get to hear their perspectives in the media. Bullied: Teen Stories is changing that. This hour-long special produced in collaboration with WNPR includes stories from teens with first-hand insight on bullying. From being called "Osama" in a Boston classroom, to looking at whether bullying prevention programs really work in Anchorage, youth producers from around the globe help show us what we don’t we understand – but need to – about bullying. Join teen hosts Council Brandon and Peython Echelson-Russell for an hour of thought-provoking stories, interviews and teen perspectives on bullying.

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7:00pm

Mon September 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

LA Public Square: Bullying in Louisiana

Airs Sunday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. How can students, parents and teachers fight bullying?
National statistics indicate that nearly 1 in 3 students is involved in bullying. Louisiana has recently seen three high profile suicides linked to bullying at school. So, who is most at risk of being bullied? What is considered cyber bullying? And how can students, parents and teachers stand up against this aggressive behavior? A new anti-bullying state law goes into effect this coming school year, but is the statute too broad in its definition of bullying or not inclusive enough? We'll explore the answers to these questions and more on “Louisiana Public Square”.  (more)

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7:00pm

Mon September 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Life Stories: Women at Work

Airs Monday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m.  Host Alex Chadwick brings us three portraits of women working - A pastor, a seasonal worker, and a judge. These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are stories about life as we find it, and record it. In this hour:

A Pastor's Journal - For two months, the pastor of Park Union Church in Chicago kept an audio journal chronicling her daily life and thoughts about the career and the calling of the ministry. Produced with Rev. Susan Johnson and WBEZ Chicago.

After Labor Day - A short meditation on the end of the summer's work and the long winter ahead from writer Carol Wasserman. Produced with Viki Merrick.

Retiring the Robe - On the occasion of her retirement, this Chicago judge borrowed a cassette recorder, and with her family, reflected on her 18 years on the bench. Produced with Judge Susan Snow, Brent Runyon and WBEZ Chicago. 

11:00am

Mon September 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Summer Stages

Airs, Monday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. On this weeks program from the Summer Stages series  it's back to the wooded acres of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. JoAnn Falletta is on hand to conduct Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony; and Joseph Lulloff proves that the saxophone is more than a jazz staple when he performs Alexander Glazunov's Concerto. Hit the road with SummerStages from Classical Public Radio.

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