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.

Riccardo Savi / The Aspen Institute

Airs Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. Trust in civic, religious, and academic institutions is at an all-time low in America. William Bishop explores where we go from here, whether this trust can be restored, and what it all means for our communities and our democracy.

Lance Ozier / Opera Southwest

Airs Saturday, November 19, 2017, at 12 noon. This week the American Opera series from WFMT continues with a production by Opera Southwest of Franco Faccio's Amleto starring Alex Richardson as Amleto and Shannon De Vine as Claudio, with Matthew Curran as Polonio, Joseph Hubbard as Orazio, Paul Bower as Marcello, Javier Gonzalez as Laerte, Abla Lynn Hamza as Ofelia, and Caroline Worra as Geltrude. This production also features Jeff Beruan, Paul Bower, Jonathan Charles Tay, Heather Youngquist, Jeffrey Beruan, and Matthew Curran.

Press Image / Sam Pacetti

Airs Friday, November 17, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll wander through the end of Childhood with tracks by Pink Floyd, Verlon Thompson, Poi Dog Pondering, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steppenwolf in our first hour. Then we'll travel to the Sunday Sampler Concert series for a performance by Finger Picking Master Sam Pacetti, and in our final hour we'll ponder What Would the Community Think.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

USAF SECRETARY -  The Air Force Global Strike Command held a 3-day symposium in Shreveport this week. Among the special guests was Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson.  She had press conference Wednesday and addressed plans for the new Air Force bomber and how it may affect Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City.