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.



Sat June 27, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger

Airs on Saturday, June 27, at 12 noon. On this week's Lyric Opera of Chicago, suppressed for more that 40 years, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera The Passenger is the story of a former Nazi SS Officer haunted by her past and stunned when she believes a fellow passenger if a former prisoner. Hosted by Suzanne Nance with commentary by Rogers Pines. the powerful and provocative opera stars Amanda Majeski as Marta and Daveda Karanas as Liese, with Brandon Jovanovich as Walter, Joshua Hopkins as Tadeusz, and Kelly Kaduce as Katya. Sir Andrew Davis will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

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Fri June 26, 2015

Caravan: Jack Williams Live

Airs Friday, June 26, at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we have a lot of new tracks from Blake Mills, Harry Dean Stanton, Zella Day, Eric Bibb and Twang Darkly plus tunes from Allison Crowe, The Head and the Heart, Andrea England, and Laurie McClain. This week in our concert hour we feature Jack Williams in a house concert from 2005 and this week on Be Quite and Play The Music we'll search for some Grace.


Fri June 26, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Raising Happy & Psychologically Healthy Children

Aired Thursday, June 26, at 8 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, hosted along with Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. The topic was raising happy and psychologically healthy children. Dr. Candi Hill and Ms. Laura Harris, Specialist in School Psychology, were guests and we answered your questions.

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Thu June 25, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Paco de Lucía - Part One (encore)

Airs Thursday, June 25, at 8 p.m. Paco de Lucía passed away in February 2014. This broadcast is part one of his only performances at the Savannah Music Festival.
     His real name is Francisco Gustavo Sanchez Gomez and he was born in 1947 in, a city in the province of Cadiz in Spain. He liked to eat soup and drink wine, but was also internationally renowned as a flamenco guitarist, for which he uses the stage name de Lucia. Tune in for part one of a two-part program featuring de Lucia in his Savannah debut at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival.


Thu June 25, 2015
Walk Through Oakland

A Walk Through Oakland

Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White

Repeat Broadcast Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. 

A Walk Through Oakland is a tour of Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery, led by Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White, two prominent historians at LSUS who have extensively researched the many people buried there, most of whom were key players in the development of Shreveport during its early years.

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