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.

Courtesy: Longview PD Facebook

DRUG TAKE BACK:  The City of Longview, Texas Police Department is having a “Prescription Drug Take Back” Day … Today from 10am to 2pm  You can drop off your old medications at 302 W. Cotton Street in Downtown Longview.   Officer Jeff Hall with the Longview Police Department explains more.

Courtesy: Texans Care For Children

TEXAS TEEN PREGNANCY - According to a new study released today, teenagers in foster care in Texas are FIVE times more likely to become pregnant than other teens in the state.  Kate Murphy with the group Texans Care for Children, the group that conducted the study. Murphy says her research found state lawmakers have a lot of work to do to prevent pregnancy among teens in foster care. Murphy says caseworkers could also be better about telling foster teens – who are all on Medicaid – that they have access to birth control.

Courtesy: LSU Manship School News Services

TOPS GETS SUPPORT- HOSPITALS DON'T -  Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee met in Baton Rouge yesterday to address funding the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students,  the  popular scholarship program known as TOPS. The committee voted to fully fund TOPS given a recent revelation that the state’s budget shortfall will be lower than first anticipated as it’s been projected some $350 million dollars more in the budget due to Federal Tax reform, a better state economy,  and higher oil prices.