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

Tue October 1, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: LA Film Prize 2013

Aired Tuesday, October 1 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Executive Director Gregory Kallenberg about the 2nd annual Louisiana Film Prize Festival which opens this Thursday, October 3 in downtown Shreveport. 20 Films will be screened throughout the weekend and numerous other events will fill out the festivities. For more information you can visit them on the web at LA Film Prize.  See previews for the top 20 films here.

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11:29am

Tue October 1, 2013
Music and Inspirational Teachings from the Kabbala

The Jewish New Year: Music and Inspirational Teachings from the Kabbalah

Airs Monday, September 9 at 2 p.m. Music and teachings from the Jewish mystical tradition on the High Holy Days.  Each year, on the evening of the new moon, the beginning of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish lunar calendar, Jewish people around the world begin a period of prayer and self-examination that ends, ten days later, with a twenty-four hour fast. These are the High Holy Days, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. These days are a time to reflect on the past year and to realign life with truth and wisdom, to prepare for a new year's challenges. In this program, Kabbalistic teacher, therapist, and author of "Sacred Therapy," Estelle Frankel and Cantor Richard Kaplan share the depths of insight accumulated by the Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah. They discuss the insights in stories, teachings and music, gathered from that rich tradition. 

11:00am

Mon September 30, 2013
San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, September 30 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the orchestra in an all Schubert program. We open with Schubert's Overture to Alfonso und Estrelle, D.732, followed by two chamber works of Schubert, his Piano Quintet in A Major D.667, "Trout" and his Quartet in d minor, "Death and Maiden," featuring violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour with cellist Peter Wyrick, Scott Pingel on bass and Juho Pohjonen as pianist.  Finally, Maestro Thomas lead the orchstra in  Schubert's Symphony in b minor.

6:00pm

Sun September 29, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S.: The US Drone Program is Fatally Flawed

Airs Sunday, September 29 at 6 p.m. Remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, have been the centerpiece of America’s counter terrorism toolkit since the start of the Obama presidency, and the benefits have been clear. Their use has significantly weakened al Qaeda and the Taliban while keeping American troops out of harm’s way. But critics of drone strikes argue that the short-term gains do not outweigh the long-term consequences—among them, radicalization of a public outraged over civilian deaths. Is our drone program hurting, or helping, in the fight against terrorism?

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2:00pm

Sat September 28, 2013
Santa Fe Chamber Music

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Jon Kimura Parker

Airs Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. This week from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, pianist Jon Kimura Parker returns along with violinists Jennifer Frautschi and William Preucil, violist Aloysia Friedmann and cellist Gary Hoffman for a performance of Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, op. 1. The concert opens with the Requiem: Songs for Sue, Op. 33 by Knussen.

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