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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6:00pm

Sun July 13, 2014
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Pot or Not? - The Decriminalization Debate

Airs Sunday, July 13 at 6 p.m. Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization? Mandatory drug sentences cost Louisiana taxpayers millions of dollars to incarcerate people charged with simple possession of marijuana. Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization? Or does Louisiana - which ranks among the top ten states for drug use - need further reinforcements in its battle against this “gateway drug”? Louisiana Public Square explores the pros and cons of legalization on “Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate.”

12:00pm

Sat July 12, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera's National Council Winners Concert 2014

The winners of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. From L-R: tenor Yi Li, soprano Julie Adams, bass Patrick Guetti, soprano Amanda Woodbury, and bass-baritone Ao Li.
Rebecca Fay Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, July 12 at 12 noon. After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of judges has named five young singers the winners of the 2014 National Council Auditions, the nation’s most prestigious vocal competition.

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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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