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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1:00pm

Mon November 11, 2013
Veterans Come Home

Veterans Come Home

Airs Monday, November 11 at 1 p.m. We’ll listen to music from films about soldiers readjusting to civilian life, including The Dear Hunter, The Best Years of Our Lives, Born on the Fourth of July and The Hurt Locker. 

11:00am

Mon November 11, 2013
San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony

Esa Pekka-Salonen

Airs Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen will take the podium and lead the orchestra in music by Sibelius, Salonen, Wagner and Schoenberg. The concert opens with Sibelius' Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49 and then violinist Leila Josefowcz joines the orchestra for the Violin concerto by Salonen. Soprano Christine Brewer will then be featured in excerpts from Wagner's opera Gotterdammerung and the program concludes with the Five Pieces for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg.

8:00pm

Sun November 10, 2013
Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War: A Story of Four American Soldiers

Airs Sunday, November 10 at 8 p.m. Prisoners of War tells the story of four World War Two veterans: Harrison Burney (84), William Busier (86), Cliff Austin (79), and Robert Norton (80) - all of whom were captured in the first days of the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned for the remainder of the war. The hour-long program runs without narration, building its story by inter-cutting excerpts from extended field recordings with each of the men. It begins with the men remembering the chaos and confusion of the battle itself and moves quickly to each man's capture, interrogation, forced march, and transport by rail car to slave labor camps in Germany and Germany-controlled territory. The program focuses in detail on the fabric of daily life in these camps, particularly starvation, disease and the brutality of the German guards. It follows the men through their liberation, debriefing, repatriation, and reintegration into American society. And it chronicles their struggle with the life-long aftereffects of trauma and the shame they felt for having surrendered.

6:00pm

Sun November 10, 2013
The True Glory

The True Glory: The History Behind Veteran's Day

Wall Street on Armistice Day 1918

Airs Sunday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Armistice Day or Veterans Day, whichever you call it, here is a program devoted to an understanding of what it is all about. 17 million men in 8 nations went to the war that was supposed to end all wars. Featuring original and historic material this special remembers those who've fallen and those who've served. 

12:00pm

Sat November 9, 2013
Bayreuth Opera

Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold

Airs Saturday, November 9 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater.  Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first Bayreuth Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention.  The 2013 rendition by stage director Frank Castorf and conductor Kyrill Petrenko can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own exhortation to "create something new."

We open with Das Rheingold with baritone Wolfgang Koch as Woton; contralto Claudia Mahnke as Fricka; soprano Elisabet Strid as Freia; baritone Martin Winkler as Alberich; tenor Norbert Ernst as Loge; tenor Lothar Odinius as Froh; and bass Günther Groissböck as Fasolt.

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