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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AFRICAN DUST-  Well if you’ve noticed the sky looking a little hazier than usual, it’s because of dust in the atmosphere.  Over the weekend a second wave of African Dust has blown in through the Gulf of Mexico and into the Red River Radio listening area.  Jason Dunion is a scientist with  the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association---he says  this is African Dust Storm Season but we  often don't notice it.

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Airs Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the concept of a terrorist and how we define them.

Press Image / Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Airs Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in the hands of users, not nations, and make financial exchanges more transparent, efficient, and democratic. On the other hand, skeptics suggest this highly volatile digital currency offers a platform for illicit activity, including money laundering and trafficking of humans and drugs, free from government oversight and regulation.

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Airs Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we present Opera North's production of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera starring Rafael Rojas as King Gustavus; Philip Rhodes as Count Anckarstroem; Adrienn Miksch as Amelia; Patricia Bardon as Ulrika Arvidson; Tereza Gevorgyan as Oscar; Dean Robinson as Count Ribbing; John Savournin as Count Horn; and Richard Mosley-Evans as Christian. Richard Farnes will lead the Opera North Chorus and orchestra in this performance.