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.

Courtesy: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

ZIKA VIRUS UPDATES:   Health investigators recently  have discovered the first cases of Zika virus being spread within the U.S.  The first cases discovered are in Florida and that means mosquitos in the area could be spreading the virus.  Another case was in Utah where a man contracted the virus while traveling outside the U.S. and later died but not before transmitting the virus to his son who was taking care of him before he died.

Red River Radio Local Newscast - July 26, 2016 - 8 a.m.

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Airs Tuesday, July 26, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the roll that spies played during the Civil War. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. 

Airs Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra, maestro Giancarlo Guerrero will lead the orchestra in a program from Knight Concert Hall in Miami which opens with the World Premiere of "Siklon,' music by Dorman. The concert then features Sir Edward Elgar's “Enigma” Variations and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, the Titan.

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Airs Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m. We like to think of our own personalities - and those of our spouses, children and friends - as predictable and constant over time. But what if they aren't? In this episode, Alix Spiegel visits a prison to explore whether there is such a thing as a stable personality. And Lulu Miller asks whether scientists can point to a single thing about a person that doesn't change over time. The answer might surprise you.