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.

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Airs Thursday, February 24, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks at the historic reality behind "Escape From Alcatraz"

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Airs Monday, February, 27, 2017, at 8 p.m. Valley Fontaine argues that part of the reason Michelle Obama is so important to black women around the world is as a counterblast to what's described as "shade-ism" - discrimination on the basis of the darkness of skin color. Michelle Obama, it's argued, is seen as a near-unique figure in contemporary America, as a black woman married to a prominent black man of a skin shade lighter than her own. Within the black community, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, that matters – especially to women.

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  Governor John Bel Edwards has asked for $119 million from the state’s “rainy-day fund”, but the House plan only taps $75 million, the Senate’s plan takes $99 million; the differences will have to be made up in cuts to state agencies.  So lawmakers are now focusing on negotiation. Added to the mix is House Speaker John Alario’s bill - HCR 1, which plans to start using a portion of dedicated funds to pay state debt, beginning July 1st.