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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FLOOD INSURANCE UNDERFUNDED - As part of the budget deal President Trump signed into law last Friday,  the "National Flood Insurance Program" was extended until next month.

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Airs February 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. Professor John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists, looks at how the 1918 and 1919 flu pandemic affected every corner of the world. Over 50 million people died in the three outbreaks which hit between 1918 and 1919. It’s one of the most devastating pandemics in history and to this day scientists are still trying to pin point its origins in the hope of learning lessons for fighting such a catastrophe in the future. More people died in the so called ‘Spanish Flu’ of 100 years ago, than perished in the First World War.

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Airs Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Donizetti’s comedy L’Elisir d’Amore, starring South African soprano Pretty Yende as the wealthy Adina, opposite American tenor Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the poor villager hopelessly in love with her. Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of Dulcamara, the quack doctor who sells Nemorino the “elixir of love,” and Italian baritone Davide Luciano makes his network broadcast debut as the cocky visiting sergeant, Belcore.

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Airs Friday, February 9, at 11 p.m. Nina Simone was as powerful and complex a person as the music she played. She called it “Black Classical Music,” and it resists all definitions. Its jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and gospel.  It’s a combination as Rich as the culture. Like any legend, Nina Simone became a symbol for People and movements through the years, but she was first and foremost a performer. She acted out the story of each song as if it happened to het just yesterday.

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