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.

Ross Foote / Ross Foote

Airs Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. Want to learn from professionals how to take better pictures at home? Join us for the Better Picture hosted by Ross Foote. His guest will be Chief Judge Carl Stewart who presides over the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal. Not only does his job carry him to places far and wide, but he always takes a good sense of humor with him as well as his camera, and thus he is ready for great shots of people, flowers, sunsets, monuments or moments. Tune in and call in with questions at 800-552-8502.

Press Image / LSU Shreveport

Airs Tuesday, June 21, at 7:45 a.m. Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

Airs Monday, June 20, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra we delve ino the archive in honor of Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary with a broadcast from January 2, 1970. Sir Yehudi Menuhin will conduct and serve as violinist and Hephzibah Menuhin as pianist. The program features Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat major, K. 450, Bartok's Divertimento for Strings, and Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, “Tragic.” 

Airs Sunday, July 26, at 6 p.m. As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans. But AI’s critics say that we should proceed with caution. That its rewards may be overpromised, and that the pursuit of superintelligence and autonomous machines may result in unintended consequences. Is this the stuff of science fiction? Should we fear AI, or will these fears prevent the next technological revolution?

Press Image / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 25, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss starring Sophie Koch as Octavian, Amanda Majeski as Marschallin, Christina Landshamer as Sophie, and Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs, with Martin Gantner as Faninal, Rene Barbera as A Singer, Megan Marino as Annia, and Rodell Rosel as Valzacchi. Michael Black is the chorus master, Marina Weber directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus is under the direction of Edward Gardner.

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