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 May 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Loops

Heavy Traffic Meitetsu train at Kanayama, Nagoya.
Vitroid Getty Images

Airs Monday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness. In this episode, Radiolab looks at some of the surprising ways that loops steer our lives, and asks what happens when we disturb them.

9:00pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Levon Helm: Rambles Home

Airs Friday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m.   A one-hour music and commentary show about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, and a revered solo artist. Helm died April 19, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrence of throat cancer that had threatened his life as far back as 1997. This program features Helms vocals and drumming with The Band, as well as some of his post-Band performances, with special attention given to his Midnight Ramble concerts held in recent years at his home in Woodstock, NY.  Among the commentators complimenting the music are journalist Anthony DeCurtis, musicians Shawn Colvin, Rich Pagano, David Gans, Grammy Museum head Bob Santelli and others plus archival clips of Levon Helm himself.

10:01am

Fri May 18, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: "Bully' at the Robinson Film Center.

Bill Beckett talks with Alexandyr Kent, Executive Director of the Robinson Film Center about the film Bully, which opens today at the Robinson. Bully is an eye-opening documentary which follows five kids and families during a school year. Two families have lost children to suicide, and one mother grapples with the future of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. 

8:00pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two

Airs Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.  A summit of keyboard virtuosos including Eddie Palmieri, Henry Butler, Bob Seeley and Aaron Goldberg. In the international music world, there are literally dozens of piano competitions across the globe. However, in jazz and blues music, the spirit of friendly competition has always been a part of the tradition. In this second episode, we'll hear more solos and duets by four distinct, versatile and unique players from different generations. Octogenarian and boogie woogie specialist Bob Seeley shares the stage with Aaron Goldberg, who is not even half his age. New Orleans-based Henry Butler and Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri round out this one-time-only production recorded at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. 

8:00pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Games

Basketball hoop
Sean

Airs Monday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m.  A good game--whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table--can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?

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