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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9:00pm

Tue February 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival - Mario Castro Quintet In Concert

Airs Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m. The Berklee College of Music in Boston has educated at least eight bandleaders playing this year's Newport Jazz Festival, and several other sidemen. So it's appropriate that the school annually sends one of its most enterprising student groups to Newport. At the Harbor Stage, Puerto Rican saxophonist Mario Castro leads a group of musicians from places as far-flung as South Korea, Israel and California, and as close as a few hours north on the Massachusetts coast. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7.

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9:00am

Tue February 21, 2012
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Dear Red River Radio Supporter, 

I am excited to announce that Red River Radio will soon have a new home.   Many of you know that we have long needed a new studio facility.   Separately from our regular fund drives, we have raised over $600,000 to build new studios and have already started construction.   Some very generous people and several foundations have quietly contributed to this effort.  

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9:00pm

Mon February 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Rethinking Religion: Music, Religion, & the Politics of Race, Part 2

Langston Hughes
Carl Van Vechten

Airs Monday, February 20 at 9:00 p.m.  During the vibrant years of the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spitituality were interconnected -- not just in the religious setting of the church, but in the jazz club, the dance hall, the rent party, even the political street rally.  Writer Carl Hancock Rux, Reverend Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, historian Farah Griffin, Professors Josef Sorett and Obery Hendricks, and others explore these powerful interconnections.  Includes the voices of Langston Hughes, poet Sterling Brown, Marcus Garvey, as well as read

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8:00pm

Mon February 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab - Stress

Airs Monday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.  Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger. But if you're stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick. This hour of Radiolab, a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble.   Stanford University neurologist (and part-time "baboonologist") Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies: gnawing on wood, beating the crap out of somebody, and having friends.

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11:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Golandsky International Piano Festival

Golandsky Institute

Airs Monday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m.  The International Piano Festival kicks off from the Princeton University campus this July 7th through the 15th as part of the Golandsky Institute’s Summer Symposium. The festival celebrates piano masterworks and brings students, teachers and professional pianists together to hear wonderful music and hone their craft. The Golandsky Institute has been helping musicians learn proper technique and avoid music-related injury since its start in 2003. 

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