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 Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m. Once again Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Aired Tuesday, November 17, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. Rick Jones, professor of theater at Stephen F. Austin State University about their new production of Macbeth, which opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Also joining them were Dominique Rider who plays Macbeth and Shelby Gilliam who play Lady Macbeth. This production runs Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 21.  For complete details visit online SFA Theater or call 936-468-6407.

Airs Monday, November 16, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony violinist Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for the intimates yet international concert for violin No. 2 by Prokofiev as well as music inspired by the Indonesian Gamelan in Britten's Excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas. The program opens iwth the sound of Gamelan in a traditional work titled Lelambatan Tabuh Pat Jagul and we conclude the concert with Three Places in New England by Charles Ives. 

Airs Sunday, November 15, at 6 p.m. Machines have no friendship to offer, and yet we persist in the desire for conversation, companionship, and even communion with the inanimate. Has the simulation of empathy become empathy enough? The simulation of communion, communion enough? We are at the robotic moment not because we have made robots that are ready to be our companions but because we are willing to be theirs. Who do we become when we talk to machines? What do we forget when we talk to machines?

Airs Saturday, November 14, at 12 noon. This week from the Glimmerglass Opera we present Verdi's Cato in Utica staring Thomas Michael Allen as Cato, John Holiday as Caesar, Megan Samarin as Marzia, and Eric Jurenas as Arbace, with Allegra De Vita as Fulvio and Sarah Mesko as Emilia. Tazewell Thompson directs and Ryan Brown leads the Glimmerglass Festival orchestra and chorus.