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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8:00pm

Thu July 11, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall

Airs Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Throughout a lifetime of performing and composing, Edgar Meyer has turned the double bass into a modern virtuoso instrument that is equally at home in classical music and in the American vernacular. Mandolin master Mike Marshall has been blending genres in acoustic music for more than 30 years, performing and recording with players in bluegrass, classical, jazz and Brazilian music - so it's no surprise that Marshall and Meyer have developed a fully realized concept of the mandolin/bass duo, presenting a repertoire that spans the globe. Tune in for highlights from their 2012 performance in the Charles H. Morris Center at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival.

12:00pm

Wed July 10, 2013
Summer Jazz Camp 2013

Red River Radio Spotlight: Summer Jazz Camp 2013

Bill Beckett talks with bassist Chris Allen about the Shreveport Music Festival's 2013 Summer Jazz Camp which begin July 15 and runs through July 20. Registrations deadline has been extended and are now being accepted online at Shreveport Summer Music Festival or you can pick up an application at many area music store or stop by Red River Radio, 8675 Youree drive, Shreveport, LA 71115.  You can also contact the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 318 - 632 - 2020 for more information. Registrations deadline has been extended.

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11:00am

Mon July 8, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony, Gianandrea Noseda takes the podium with Guest pianist Nicholas Angelich who performs Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Hector Berlioz’s Excepts from Romeo and Juliet.

6:00pm

Sun July 7, 2013
Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square: STEM Status - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana

Airs Sunday, July 7 at 6 p.m. How can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions?
     Occupations in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are projected to grow by nearly 10% over the next five years. Experts estimate Louisiana alone will have 69,000 STEM job vacancies by 2018. But who will fill these positions?
     Nationwide, more than 300,000 jobs are currently being left vacant because employers can’t find individuals skilled enough in STEM. In Louisiana, 40% of eighth-graders report never designing a science project. Only 3% of high-school seniors take advance college placement tests in science. While male students have shown a recent increased interest in STEM, Louisiana females’ interest has been decreasing since 2008.
     So, how can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions? Are Louisiana’s educators adequately prepared to teach STEM courses? And how can students be encouraged to pursue STEM careers? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “STEM Status: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana.”

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12:00pm

Sat July 6, 2013
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire

Renee Fleming as Blance DuBois

Airs Saturday, July 6 at 12 noon.  This week on the Lyric Opera of Chicago, an unusual and non-traditional production of André Previn's operatic adaptation of the Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire. Staring in this production are Renee Fleming as Blance DuBois and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Stanley Kowalski with Susannah Philips as Stella Kowalski and Anthony Dean Griffey as Harold “Mitch” Mitchell. The cast and crew are directed by Brad Dalton and the Lyric Opera Orchestra is conducted by Evan Rogister.

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