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 Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

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Airs Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's performance of Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani starring Albina Shagimuratova as Elvira, Lawrence Brownlee as Arturo, Anthony Clark Evans as Riccardo, and Adrian Sâmpetrean as Giorgio. Eric Einhorn directs, Michael Black is our chorus master, and Enrique Mazzolla will conduct the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus in this production.

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Red River Radio announces our 2018 Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a radio broadcast to be recorded on June 9, 2018, in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the selection for a radio program.

Aired Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 3 p.m. Red River Radio presents the winners for the 2018 Annual Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. We will featured these young artists live in the Red River Radio studios on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 3 p.m. Please tune in and support these young artists.

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Airs Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Giacomo Puccini's Turandot starring Amber Wagner as Turandot, Patrick Guetti as A Mandarin, Andrea Silvestrelli as Timur, Stefano La Colla as Calaf, and Maria Agresta as Liù. This production also features Geoffrey Agpalo, Zachary Nelson, Rodell Rosel, Keith Jameson, Desirée Hassler, Stephanie Schoenhofer, and Josh Lovell. Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra in this production.

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