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.

Shreveport House Concert Series / Shreveport House Concert Series

Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Renowned Louisiana songwriter and musician David Egan, who passed away last year from cancer. David Egan was one of the state's most well-respected songwriters. he wrote music that has been performed by Joe Cocker, Percy Sledge, Tab Benoit, Irma Thomas, Etta James, Solomon Burke, Marcia Ball, Marc Broussard, and many others. David grew up in Shreveport and studied jazz and composition at the University of North Texas.

Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.

Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. According to the CDC, 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injury annually. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. as Dr. Patrick Lavo hosts this discussion on traumatic brain injury. Guests will be Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health; Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Associate Professor of Neurology at LSU Health; and Dr. John Owings, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Critical Care at LSU Health.

Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at The BBC Proms we feature the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with pianist Emanuel Ax in a concert that opens with the Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale by Brahms and closes with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. In between, pianist Pianist Emanuel Ax is featured in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14.

Courtesy: AP Photo

GRAHAM-CASSIDY HEALTHCARE BILL - The latest effort to repeal and replace  The  Affordable Care Act,  commonly known as “Obama-Care” is a bill crafted by Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham,  both republicans.  The “Graham-Cassidy” bill would establish a Block-Grant  system to states to cover healthcare costs for Medicaid recipients… Senator Cassidy told CNN yesterday how the bill would work.“Our bill gives the Governor responsibility, which she or he may not want, but that’s the best way to get people covered," But Louis

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