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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8:00pm

Mon January 19, 2015
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Three Landmark Speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Airs Monday, January 19 at 8 p.m. Peace Talks Radio producer Paul Ingles interviews two leading Martin Luther King Jr. scholars, asking each to pick speeches from Dr. King to focus on. You’ll hear from Dr. Vincent Harding, Professor of Religion and Social Transformation at Illiff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and a personal friend and speech writing colleague of Dr. King in the 1960’s.  Also mixed into our program, you’ll hear Dr. Clayborne Carson, who at Coretta Scott King’s request, has been directing the King Papers Project since 1985. Dr. Carson established the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University in 2005.  The speeches these scholars chose were… King’s last address, the night before his assassination in Memphis in April, 1968.  Also, the speech he made a year to the day before he was killed, called “Beyond Vietnam,” in which Dr. King came out publicly and explicitly in opposition to the Vietnam War. And from March of 1965, Dr. King’s remarks that he made at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery marches, considered a turning point in the struggle for Voting Rights and equality for African Americans. 

1:00pm

Mon January 19, 2015
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Lasting Heritage

Airs Monday, January 19 at 1 p.m. The world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir with guests Alex Boyé and Alyson Cambridge celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with "A Lasting Heritage" and "Heart & Soul."  Selections include Every Time I Feel the Spirit; I'm Runnin' On; Peace Like a River; Gently Raise the Sacred Strain; Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit; The Battle of Jericho; Down By the Riverside; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and more.

6:00pm

Sun January 18, 2015
Dr. King's Path

Dr. King's Path to Non-Violence from Peace Talk Radio

Airs Sunday, January 18 at 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr.'s journey to a philosophy of nonviolence and his lasting legacy as a peace proponent is recalled in interviews with his daughter, the late Yolanda King, and one of King's top colleagues in the civil rights movement, Dr. Dorothy Cotton. These two women with very close ties to Martin Luther King Jr. reflect on how King developed into one of the great moral and political philosophers of the 20th century and how his philosophies might still guide the world through troubled times today. Dr. Dorothy Cotton was the highest ranking female in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Dr. King. From 1960 to 1972 Dr. Cotton was the educational director for SCLC and worked very closely with Dr. King. The late Yolanda King was the eldest daughter of Dr. King. She was an internationally known motivational speaker and actress whose personal mission in life was to inspire positive social change and world peace. Ms. King died in May of 2007 at the age of 51. Ms. King and Dr. Cotton were interviewed separately in 2004 by phone by show host Carol Boss. The entire program includes about 15 minutes of excerpts from talks by Dr. King, along with music by U2 ("Pride in The Name of Love") and 1960's recordings by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Freedom Singers.

"This program features an interview with Yolanda King, the daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr., was recorded in 2004. Yolanda King died, at the age of 51, May 15, 2007." 

12:00pm

Sat January 17, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Kelli O'Hara as Valencienne with the Grisettes
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 17 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Soprano Renée Fleming adds a new role to her extensive repertory as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari, opposite baritone Nathan Gunn as the dashing Count Danilo. Broadway star Kelli O’Hara makes her network broadcast debut in the comic role of Valencienne, The cast also features tenor Alek Shrader and baritone Thomas Allen, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. The new production, by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, is performed in an English translation by Jeremy Sams. The Merry Widow will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 17.

9:00pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka in the woods

Airs Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll ponder the Great Compromise with music from Guy Clark, Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Kyle, Paper Moon Shiners, Buddy Flett, Donna the Buffalo, The Falls, Pierce Pettis, and a touch of Emerson Lake & Palmer. In our concert hour Tony Trischka, Barry Mitterhoff, and Beppe Gambetta take the stage at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour, we struggle against "Beauty in Fade" with tracks from Darrell Scott, Patty Griffin, John Trudell, The Eric Underwood Band, Richard Shindell and more.

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