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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12:00pm

Sat May 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Metropolitan Opera: Janáček’s The Makropulos

Karita Mattila as Emilia Marty in Janacek's "The Makropulos Case."
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, May 5 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season comes to a close with a live broadcast of Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, starring Karita Mattila as the enigmatic diva Emilia Marty. This season’s performances—the first at the Met in more than a decade—are conducted by Czech specialist Jiří Bělohlávek and feature Richard Leech as Emilia’s admirer Albert Gregor, Danish baritone Johan Reuter in his Met debut as Gregor’s aristocratic rival, Jaroslav Prus; and Tom Fox as the lawyer Kolenaty.

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9:00pm

Fri May 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Jack Johnson and Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival

Airs Friday, May 4 at 9 p.m. Since 2004, Jack Johnson has hosted annual concerts in Hawaii featuring his musician friends to raise money for the Kokua Foundation he and his wife created to support environmental education programs. This one hour radio special features the best, one-of-a-kind collaborations from past festivals. Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, G Love and Ozomatli join Jack on his hits and covers. 

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8:00pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project, Episode Two

Airs Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoliga and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival.

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6:00pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Science

What's Bugging You?

Airs Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.  Once again Beverly J Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident Entomologist will join Bill Beckett us to discuss the insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new on the insect horizon and take your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You?"  Call in with your questions at 800-552-8502.

9:00pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Wynton Marsalis: Swinging into the 21st Century

Airs Tuesday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. Jazz is dead! Well, it's not true -- but in the history of the music, that statement is heard very often. Wynton Marsalis has found that the best way to combat that idea is simple - keep creating. Like any art form, jazz lives as an ongoing interaction between the artist, audience and larger culture. In this hour, Wynton reflects on his life and music in the 20th century and its continuation into the 21st.

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