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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11:00am

Fri August 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Saturday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m.  Join us for a new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week we feature the World Premiere of Sean Shepherd's Quartet for Oboe and Strings (A 2011 Co-Commission by Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Music Society) with Liang Wang, oboe; Giora Schmidt, violin; Lily Francis, viola; and Felix Fan, cello.  Also on the program, the Orion String Quartet will be joined by violist Lily Francis for Mozart's String Quintet No. 3 in C Major.

8:00pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Sarah Jarosz

Airs Thursday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Few musical communities have proven more nurturing of emerging talent than bluegrass and its acoustic tributaries. In part this is because precocious youth has proved a wise investment, as evidenced by former teenage virtuosos such as Marty Stuart, Alison Krauss and Chris Thile. But mostly this is because the players themselves are drawn together by their innate love of the music, and by a common quest for new ways to play it. In this episode, we listen to Sarah Jarosz playing with violinist Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith.

8:00pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities

Airs Monday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Program One: Sounding the Waters

Sea level rise and increasingly extreme weather patterns are two of the impacts of climate change. How are these phenomena created? What effects will they have on our coastlines? To what extent are we feeling them already? And what can we do to adapt to changing conditions? We explore these questions with a visit to San Francisco’s financial district and other spots around the Bay.

11:00am

Mon August 6, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

Airs Monday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.  “Classical Music with a View” is the tagline for this festival in Western Washington. Indeed, The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival has both incredible music from world-class artists and some of the best views of the rugged Washington coastline. Orcas Island is nestled among the San Juan Islands and is a popular vacation destination, with excellent hiking and whale watching. The festival boasts an impressive roster of artists, thanks to the talented Aloysia Friedmann (Artistic Director) and Jon Kimura Parker (Artistic Advisor).

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12:00am

Sun August 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: The Bad Show

The Bad Show
Adam Cole WNYC

Airs Monday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.   Cruelty, violence, badness... This episode of Radiolab, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape. We encounter a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil, turn to one of the most famous (and misunderstood) psychology experiments ever, talk to  a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history. then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?

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