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 Monday, September 28, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast from the San Francisco Symphony, period performance specialist Ton Koopman leads the orchestra in a Bach delight featuring two generations of the Bach Family. We'll hear the Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major and the Cantata No. 51, (Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen) by J.S. Bach, and then we'll hear the Symphony in G major by C.P.E. Bach along with the Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major by C. P. E. Bach.

Airs Sunday, September 27, at 6 p.m. Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU graduates helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle class. But after desegregation, some people began to ask whether HBCUs had outlived their purpose.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 26, at 12 noon. This week on the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti will lead the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera starring Ramón Vargas as Riccardo, Julianna Di Giacomo as Amelia, Heidi Stober as Oscar, and Thomas Hampson as Renato, with Dolora Zajick as Ulrica, Scott Conner as Tommaso, Christian Van Horn as Samuele, and Efrain Solis in the role of Silvano. The Judge will be played by A.J.

Airs Friday, September 25, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we start with an up-tempo set featuring Asleep at the Wheel, the Clumsy Lovers, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, The Gourds, and Raiford Starke. Then in our concert hour, The Black Lillies take the stage Live At The Divide, .. and then in our final hour we catch "Last Tide," with tunes from Ramananda, Chris Moore, Oregon, Collective Soul, Sun Kil Moon, and Led Zeppelin.

Aired Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m. On this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen hosted with Shelley Visconte, a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. They were joined by Psychiatrist Dr. Pat Sewell, and will discuss to talk about anxiety. Also joining them will be special guest "Laura," who has experienced anxiety throughout her life and will relate her experiences. Your calls were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.