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.

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

Airs Sunday, December 4, at 6 p.m. It is alleged that the practice of gerrymandering—dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group—subverts democracy by making congressional districts “safe” for one party or the other. As a result, only those voting in primaries are in effect choosing our representatives. Are primary voters more extreme in their views, and therefore pulling democrats to the left and republicans to the right? Or is the impact of gerrymandering overblown?...

Airs Thursday, December 4, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu , Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses and will take your questions at 800-552- 8502. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday night at 6p p.m. on Red River Radio.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, December 3, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins with a live broadcast of Puccini’s breakthrough opera Manon Lescaut, starring Anna Netrebko, who adds the tragic title character to her wide-ranging Met repertory this season. Marcelo Álvarez also makes a Met role debut this season, as Manon’s obsessed lover, des Grieux. They are joined by Christopher Maltman as Manon’s brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover....

Courtesy: City of Natchitoches

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - The 90th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival takes place Saturday, December 3rd in downtown Natchitoches. The city ushers in the holiday season with a Christmas parade, live music, food vendors, festive lighting, fireworks and more. Samantha Bonnette with the city of Natchitoches explains what visitors can expect to see this year. http://NatchitochesChristmas.com

Courtesy: U.S. Justice Action Network

JUSTICE REFORM DISCUSSION IN DC - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took part in a bipartisan summit on criminal justice reform in Washington, D.C. Thursday. The Google Summit on Justice Reform was also sponsored by the Coalition for Public Safety, and the U.S. Justice Action Network. Edwards was also in the nation's capitol to help the lobbying efforts to get more flood disaster relief for his state. https://youtu.be/Fe-L0Tir9bk