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 October 20, 2013
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: Charter School Checkup

Airs, Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m.  A national report says Louisiana charter school students learn faster than their peers in traditional public schools. That’s not the case, though, if those charters are in suburban or rural parishes. There  are over 100 charter schools throughout the state with the nation’s largest percentage of public charter school students in New Orleans. So, how effective are charter schools in Louisiana? Are they  delivering promised educational dividends or putting taxpayers’ dollars at risk? And when measuring success, do charter schools compete with traditional public schools on a level playing field in the  areas of admissions and accountability?

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12:00pm

Sat October 19, 2013
Pledge Drive

Drawing # 1: Claiborne House B & B Two Night Stay

Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast

Our first drawing for the Fall 2013 membership drive will be for a two night stay at the Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast in historic Jefferson Texas. The Drawing will take place Saturday, October 19 at 12 noon and everyone who pledges before then is automatically entered. Call now at 800-552-8502 or pledge online here. DONATE NOW!

The Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast in Jefferson, Texas, features elegance, comfort, gourmet breakfasts, designer coffees, and offers perhaps the most elegant and beautiful interior lodging space in the region. For a romantic B&B retreat into the mid-1800s, step back in time to the age of steamships in the inland water port of Jefferson, Texas. 

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8:00pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Tim Chauvin Live

Tim Chauvin Live

Airs Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Tim Chauvin will display his strong and melodic song-smithing which brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to the people, places and topics he writes about this Friday night at 8 p.m. We'll also hear some tunes from his CD "Winds of Change."  Tune in for more live music during our Fall Pledge Dive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here. Donate Now.

8:00pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Chris McCaa live

Chris McCaa - AKA Professor Pork Chop live

Chris McCaa, AKA Professor Pork Chop

Airs Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. Chris McCaa, AKA Professor Pork Chop will be cooking up some musical gumbo LIVE Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. on Red River Radio. Tune in for more live music during our Fall Pledge Dive and give us a call at 800-552-8502 to make your pledge or go on line here. Donate Now.

8:00pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Steve Howell live

Steve Howell live From Red River Radio

Steve Howell

Airs Wednesday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. Guitarist Steve Howell joins hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Howell presents a delicate blend of roots music from country, blues and rockabilly to torch songs. In 2011, his CD "Since I Saw You Last" was awarded the Historical Significance Award from the Academy of Texas Music. Support live, local music on the radio. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or Online Here.

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