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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9:00pm

Fri July 11, 2014
Caravan

Caravan: Emmylou Harris Live at the Newport Folk Festival

Emmylou Harris at Newport Folk Festival

Airs Friday, July 11 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from One Mile An Hour and the Be Good Tanya's plus tracks from Myshkin, Patty Griffin, Andrew Bird, Michael Hedges, Maggie Koerner along with Blues from Odetta and Lizz Wright. Then, in our concert hour we'll join Emmylou Harris live at the Newport Folk Festival in in our final hour we'll wander Gently Off The Edge.

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8:00pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons

French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons

Airs Thursday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. He's an artist influenced by classical, jazz and the diverse musical traditions of the Mediterranean rim. When double bass player and composer Renaud Garcia-Fons arrived backstage in the van with his custom five-stringed bass, we expected to see yet another huge bass case. Instead, he unloaded a much smaller box from which emerged a wooden body, out of which came the neck, followed by some strings that were quickly attached.

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8:00pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

Airs Monday, July 7 at 8 p.m. It's hard not to admire what Esperanza Spalding has achieved in the last four years. Soon after she graduated from Boston's Berklee College of Music, she was hired as a double bass instructor.

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11:00am

Mon July 7, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014

Airs Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. This week on our broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Michael Francis will lead the orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Bedrich Smetena’s “Sarka,” No. 3 from Ma vlast. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff will join the orchestra for Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto followed by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E Major and the largo from Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005. We'll also hear Leos Janaceck’s Taras Bulba.

7:00pm

Sun July 6, 2014
The Story of German POWs in America

Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America

Airs Sunday, July 6 at 6 p.m. When captured German soldiers showed up to work the Camlin family farm in South Carolina, World War II entered the family's life in a direct and intimate way. Suddenly the enemy was there on the farm, planting tobacco, building fences, and even sitting down for meals at the kitchen table. Some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the ocean to the U.S. during the war. The POWS went to work on farms and in factories. And in small towns across America, two warring cultures came in close contact.

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