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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8:00pm

Mon May 11, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, May 11, at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas takes the podium to lead the orchestra in a new work called "Lineage,' by Di Castri, the Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 44 by Prokofiev, and Stravinsky's Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss. Pianist Yefim Bronfman will be featured in the center performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23. 

6:00pm

Sun May 10, 2015
America Abroad

America Abroad: The Global Fight to End Child Marriage

Airs Sunday, May 10, at 6 p.m. UNICEF reports there are 250 million women worldwide who were married before they turned 15. Now, lawmakers, NGOs, and world leaders are banding together to end the practice.
This month, America Abroad travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Pakistan to talk to individuals and organizations working to change laws and change minds about child marriage. We also talk to Mabel van Oranje, the founder of Girls Not Brides, who aim to end child marriage in one generation.

12:00pm

Sat May 9, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

Scene from Stravinksky's The Rake's Progress
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, May 9, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes with a broadcast of a twentieth-century masterpiece, Igor Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, The Rake’s Progress.

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9:00pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Birds Of Chicago

Airs Friday, May 8, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with cuts from Justin Townes Earle, Three Penny Acre, Phosphorescent, Scott Biram, Twang Darkly, Danny Schmidt, Otis Taylor, and Steve Earl. Then in our Concert Hour, Birds of Chicago take the stage Live from the Divide, and in our final hour, When It Don't Come Easy, look for the Light Behind You.

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8:00pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Stringband Spectacular 2014

Airs Thursday, May 7, at 8 p.m. Every spring, sixteen talented young string players, all under the age of 22, travel to Savannah for a groundbreaking mentorship program called the Acoustic Music Seminar. Led by acclaimed mandolinist Mike Marshall, the participants receive six days of hands-on instruction in playing, songwriting and ensemble work. Past instructors have included Julian Lage, Casey Driessen, Avi Avital, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, Abigail Washburn, Zakir Hussain, Bruce Molsky, Mike Block, David Finckel, David Grisman, Tony Trischka and many others.

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