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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12:00pm

Thu June 12, 2014
India Night 2014

Red River Radio Spotlight: India Night 2014

Aired Thursday, June 12 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. Sanjay Menon. He is he Director of the Indian Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at LSUS. They spoke about “India Night 2014,” which will take place this Saturday Night, June 14 starting at 5 pm, at the University Center Theatre on the LSUS Campus. For more information call 318-797-5179 or online at India Nights 2014.  

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8:00pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live

Jon Batiste And Stay Human

Airs Monday, June 9 at 8 p.m. A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jonathan Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He now lives in New York — he met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. But Stay Human is named for its dedication to live music magic, which results in second-line-style parades in the subways and through the Lower East Side. It's perfect for Newport's festive ssetting — and yes, there's a tuba.

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11:00am

Mon June 9, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014

Airs Monday, June 9 at 11 a.m.  On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra maestra Lorin Maazel will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak and the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich with Enrico Dindo as the soloist. Mr. Dindo will also perform the Allemande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major (BWV 1012) and the Sarabande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major (BWV 1007).

6:00pm

Sun June 8, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared US: Was Snowden Justified?

Airs Sunday, June 8 at 6 p.m.Was Snowden Justified?Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files –tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?   Arguing for the motion are Daniel Ellsberg, Former U.S.

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12:00pm

Sat June 7, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Verdi's La Traviata (in Italian)

Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta

Airs Saturday, June 7 at 12 noon.  This week the Lyric Opera Of Chicago brings us Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata featuring Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta with Joseph Calleja as Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Giorgio Germont. Massimo Zanetti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.

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