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.

  Red River Radio Local Newscast - Monday, June 20, 8 a.m.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates / Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Airs Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. To many, these students are speaking out against racial injustice that has long been manifested in unwelcoming, sometimes hostile environments. But to critics, their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance for opposing or unpopular points of view. Are the protesters silencing free speech, or are they just trying to be heard? The debaters are Wendy Kaminer, John McWhorter, Shaun Harper, and Jason Stanley. 

Press Image / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 18, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco featuring Zeljko Lucic in the title role with Tatiana Serjan as Abigaille, Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria, Elizabeth DeShong as Fenena, Sergey Skorokhodov as Ismaele, Stefan Szkafarowsky as the High Priest, Laura Wilde as Anna, and Jesse Donner as Abdallo. Michael Black serves as Chorus Master, Matthew Ozawa directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are all under the direction of Carlo Rizzi.

Press Image / producer - Paul Ingles

Airs Friday, June 17, at 10 p.m. Radio Producer Paul Ingles mines his many documentaries on Beatles albums for a few stories that show off producer George Martin’s contributions to Beatles records. The legendary record producer died March 8, 2016, at the age of 90.

Songs include, "In My Life," "Rain," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite," "Within You Without You," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight," "The End".

Ten For David

Jun 17, 2016
Press Image / Paul Ingles - producer

Airs Friday, June 17, at 9 p.m. Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Track Listing

Under Pressure (excerpt)
Lazarus
Moonage Daydream
Let’s Dance
Day-In, Day Out
Speed of Life (excerpt)
Heroes
Starman
Rebel Rebel
Ashes to Ashes (excerpt)
The Jean Genie
Knock on Wood
Win
Suffragette City
Golden Years (excerpt)

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