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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This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner explores the history of the Sabine strip.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Airs Monday, February 20 at 8 p.m. "Say It Loud" traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Louis Gates, and many others.

Airs Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutroit will lead the orchestra in Music by Stravinsky to open with a performance of the Jeu de cartes. Then cellist Gautier Capuçon will join maestro Dutroit for Elagar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85, and the concert will conclude with Ravles' orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. And from the archives we'll also hear music director Michael Tilson Thomas lead the orchestra in the Leonore Overture by Beethoven. 

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 25, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Kristine Opolais starring in her first Met broadcast of her breakthrough role, the title character in Dvořák’s Rusalka. The dark love story about a water nymph and a human man, derived in large part from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” will also star Jamie Barton in her network role debut as the witch Ježibaba, with Katarina Dalayman as the Foreign Princess, Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, and Eric Owens as Rusalka’s father, the Water Gnome.