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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12:00am

Wed March 13, 2013

9:00pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Three Clarinets Live

Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 9 p.m.  The name of the band refers to Ken Peplowski, a Swing-era specialist; Evan Christopher, a living historian of the New Orleans Creole clarinet; and Anat Cohen — what doesn't she do? They're not the only ones on stage, of course — they'll be backed by a band which knows the time-honored and broad-shouldered methods of swing. This reedy convocation on the state of the clarinet today was put together for Newport, and — on the birthday anniversary of Louis Armstrong — was filled with ad lib fireworks.

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7:00pm

Tue March 12, 2013
America Abroad

America Abroad: A Decade At War: Afghanistan, Iraq, & Counterinsurgency

Airs Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m. After a decade of war, we are left to ponder and debate the important lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan. Consensus has hardly been reached on the effectiveness of the war-fighting doctrine known as "counterinsurgency." In this program, we will hear from soldiers, local military personnel and military commanders. In addition, experts discuss and debate the effectiveness of counterinsurgency and the future of warfare.

11:00am

Tue March 12, 2013
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Ensemble Matheus

Ensemble Matheus

Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m.  Together with its powerful leader, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus performs the Baroque repertoire it specializes in with white-hot energy. The ensemble is, as Stephen Brookes of The Washington Post put it, "aggressive, vibrant, and focused to an absolutely electrifying pitch."  Tune in for this top French chamber orchestra as they bring passionate life to operatic works by Vivaldi, Handel and the little-heard Nicola Antonio Porpora — a composer who was once Handel's rival.

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12:00pm

Sat March 9, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Don Carlo

Scene from Don Carlo
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 9 at 12 noon. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Don Carlo, led by renowned conductor Lorin Maazel in his first Verdi performance with the company. Tenor Ramón Vargas sings his first Met performances of the title role, opposite soprano Barbara Frittoli, also in her house role debut, as Elisabeth de Valois. Reprising their roles from previous Met seasons are mezzo-soprano Anna Smirnova as the jealous Princess Eboli; baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the revolutionary Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa; bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the tormented King Philip II; and bass Eric Halfvarson as the Grand Inquisitor. Don Carlo will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 9.  

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