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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10:01am

Fri April 27, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

Music Director Michael Butterman play musical chairs with Kermit Poling and interviews Kermit about this weekends performance which features the Barber Violin Concert with Mr. Poling as soloist. Other works on the concert include the Candide Overture by Bernstein, Hanson's Symphony No. 2, and Peck's The Glory and the Grandeur.

12:00am

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

Louisiana Public Square: Education Reform 2012

Airs Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.  What will the changes to the state’s education system mean for Louisiana’s public schools? Much of Governor Jindal’s education reform package has passed this legislative session, including creating America’s largest school voucher program, tying teacher pay to test scores and granting more authority to principals and superintendents.

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8:00pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project, Episode One

Airs Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. Part One of Two: Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoliga and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival.

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8:00pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Burn: An Energy Journal

Particles: Nuclear Power After Fukushima
Airs Monday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m.

A one-year anniversary special examining the future of nuclear power after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Among many stories, Alex Chadwick conducts an interview with a deputy director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about behind-the-scenes goings-on during the early hours and days post-Fukushima — and next steps for nuclear plants in the United States. 

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11:00am

Mon April 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Marlboro Music Festival

Airs Monday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. The sleepy town of Marlboro, Vermont has a population just under 980 people, but it bursts into life each summer when the world’s leading musicians come together to play music and learn from each other in the Marlboro Music Festival. The festival prides itself on fostering a true sense of community among artists and invites them to spend up to seven weeks to rehearse, exchange ideas and share meals. The result: a festival that showcases nearly 240 works each summer.

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