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

Wed July 31, 2013
Auction Against AIDS

Red River Radio Spotlight: Auction Against AIDS

Bill Beckett talks with Brett Malone, Executive Director for the Philadelphia Center about the 24th Annual Auction against AIDS which takes place Saturday, August 3 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Horseshoe Riverdome. The main auction takes place at 6 p.m. and there will also be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, music, dancing and more. For all the details call the Philadelphia Center at 318-222-6633 or visit the Philadelphia Center web site.

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11:00am

Mon July 29, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, cellist Anne Martindale Williams joins maestro Manfred Honeck on the stage for Arthur Honegger’s Cello Concerto. The concert also features  Igor Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris with and archival performance of Darius Milhaud’s La Creation du Monde and excerpts from Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2. Eugene Ormandy will lead the orchestra in the Ravel.

12:00pm

Sat July 27, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert

Airs Saturday, July 27 at 12 noon - National Council Grand Finals Concert
The Met's National Council Auditions are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Over six decades, this competition for exceptionally talented singers from across the country has helped launch the careers of some of opera's greatest stars, including Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Patricia Racette, and Deborah Voigt—as well as, more recently, Lawrence Brownlee and Angela Meade. This year's ten finalists will compete on the Met stage in the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, March 10, at 3pm. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, a 1995 winner, will be the host and guest performer, with Marco Armiliato conducting the Met Orchestra.

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9:00pm

Fri July 26, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have a country flavor, both traditional and a touch old school plus some Creole country music that they call Zydeco. We feature tracks from Guy Clark, a new cut from Chris Thile with Michael Daves, some Alison Krauss, and an unusual track from the Punch Brothers from my private collection of studio recordings. On Blues at the Bottom we have some country blues from Marie Nofsinger and Brad Paisley, a traditional and soulful track from Dorothy Moore and we'll have some happy feet music from Geno Delafose and Beau Jocque. On our concert hour this week we'll feature Steve Earl in a solo show at the Fur Peace Ranch, and our final hour takes us through "Love and Some Verses."

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 26, 2013

9:00pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Advancements in the screening and treatment of HIV

Bobby Darrow, Kermit Poling, Dr. Gerardo Negron, and Brett Malone in the Noel Foundation studio
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Aired Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. Since the first Aids cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in the 80s, many advancements have been made in the screening and treatment of HIV. What are these advancements? Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Gerardo Negron, Brett Malone, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, and Robert Darrow joined us for Health Matters to provide the latest information and take your questions during the show.

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