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.

Airs Wednesday, November 22, at 11 a.m. Join Alison Young and premier men's vocal ensemble Cantus for a conversation about Thanksgiving music and food, and sitting down with those we love and to celebrate the blessings in our lives. Listeners will enjoy a variety of performances by Cantus, including "We Gather Together," "The 23rd Psalm," "Brothers, Sing On!" and "Wanting Memories."

Make your charitable end-of-year gift in support of Red River Radio by December 8, and you can help four organizations at once! Not only will your gift help to bring public radio to the communities we serve, but you will also help to pack three backpacks of food for food insecure children through your gift.

Courtesy: Louisiana Budget Project

LOW WAGES IN LA:  You've probably heard the term: "The Working Poor",  this describes people with families and who have  jobs  but  receive minimum wage which is set at $7.25  per hour in Louisiana.   And although raising the minimum wage has been a goal  for  Gov. John Bel Edwards,  Budget Project Director Jan  Moller  told Baton Rouge  public radio WRKF  that  this  idea  hasn't  gained  much  traction. "Minimum wage is a hard lift at the legislature," he says.

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LOUISIANA VOTERS and POLITICAL PARTIES  With less than 13% of all registered voters in Louisiana showing up to vote last Saturday… it’s a safe assumption that voting enthusiasm has hit a low.  And that could be true of party affiliation as 25% of voters are either registered as ‘other’ or ‘no party.   Could this be a trend?  University of Louisiana at Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley shared some observations with public radio WRKF in Baton Rouge. " I’m not ready to say that it means there's dissatisfaction with the party system.