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

Mon March 26, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Hidden World of Girls Part 2

Airs Monday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.  Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, and secret identities of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed a tide.

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6:00am

Sun March 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Harmonia: Discovering Hildegard

Airs, Sunday, March 25 at 6:00 a.m.  An hour-long program of music, exploring the life and continuing popular appeal of medieval Abbess, composer, and mystic Hildegard von Bingen.  In the past 50 years, we've learned much more about the music of women composers in earlier ages.  One of the most studied, discussed, and performed of these composers is the medieval Abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. On this edition of Harmonia, we'll explore the continuing popularity of Hildegard, and some different approaches to her music. Hosted by Angela Mariani.

 

12:00pm

Sat March 24, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Macbeth

A scene from Verdi's "Macbeth" with Nadja Michael as Lady Macbeth
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Macbeth, starring Thomas Hampson in the title role. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first Met performances of Verdi’s opera, adapted from the Shakespeare tragedy, which also stars German soprano Nadja Michael in her Met debut run as Lady Macbeth.

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11:00am

Sat March 24, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Carnegie Hall Live: Bach's St. John Passion

Airs, Monday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m.  Carnegie Hall Live: Bach's St. John Passion - Just before Holy Week, this top-flight Canadian ensemble with an international cast of soloists performs one of Bach's crowning religious works.

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10:00am

Fri March 23, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - Harmony On The Red

Pleasant Street from San Antonio
Pleasant Street

Bill Beckett talks with Philip Maxfield and the men of Pleasant Street Barbershop Quartet about the Harmony On The Red showcase and competition this weekend. On March 23 & 24 voices will be raised here in Shreveport as the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Harmony On The Red" returns. Approximately 400 participants featuring both Barbershop Quartets and Choruses will compete for Top Honors. The competition will take place at Caddo Magnet High School Performing Arts Center. Free Harmony Education classes will be held on Friday, March 23 and 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m.

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