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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


  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.



Sun May 3, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Are Liberals Stifling Intellectual Diversity on Campus?

Airs Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Recent cancelations of conservative speakers, rescinded honorary degrees, and scrutiny of certain campus groups have heightened perceptions that there is pervasive liberal intolerance on campuses. Are liberals shutting down speech and debate on campus? Or is this theory a myth, based on the preponderance of liberals at universities rather than intentionally discriminatory actions? The debaters are Greg Lukianoff, Angus Johnston, Kirsten Powers, and Jeremy Mayer.


Sat May 2, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

A scene from Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, May 2, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. This is Maestro Levine's first network broadcast of this opera since 1997. Piotr Beczala makes a network role debut as the self-destructive King Gustavo III of Sweden, opposite Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, the woman he loves.

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Fri May 1, 2015

Caravan: Ray Wylie Hubbard live at the Divide

Airs Friday, May 1 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we hear new music from Ben Folds Five, The Pastels, Terra Naomi, and Cloud Control plus tunes from Allison Crowe, John Melloncamp, Nick Brumley and Buddy Flett. For our concert hour we feature Ray Wylie Hubbard live at the divide and this week on Be Quiet and Play the Music we'll march with Hobos on Parade, with tracks from Neil Young, Nick Drake, Holopaw, The Gourds, Bonnie Prince Billy, Natalie Merchant and more.

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Thu April 30, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Eric Kim

Airs Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. While Beethoven is generally acknowledged as the first great composer of cello sonatas, there have been numerous outstanding works written for the cello as a solo instrument over the last three centuries. Composers such as Boccherini, Grieg, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich and Britten all wrote compositions that every cellist must come to terms with at some point in their career. In this episode we listen to a cello recital featuring Eric Kim, a veteran of the SMF chamber music series, former principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and current professor of cello at the Indiana University School of Music.

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Thu April 30, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Breaking the chain - Addiction to Porn and Adolescents

Aired Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. On this Mental Health edition of Health Matters, hosts Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte were joined by guests Betty Marak, Assistant Federal Public Defender, and Dr. Pam McPherson, psychiatrist, for this discussion on pornography and its effects on adolescents.

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