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.



Mon March 31, 2014
Brady Blade: A Different Beat

Brady Blade: A Different Beat

Airs Monday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.  Randy Brewer checks in with Brady Blade, renowned musician, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Blade Studios in Shreveport.  They discuss  Brady's move back to Shreveport, Blade Studios, and the current projects they're involved with. Brady share his thoughts on the current state of the recording industry, some emerging artists and the flow of talent from around the world to Shreveport to record, write, and engage in various creative projects. We'll listen to some familiar artists such as Dave Matthews, The Wall Flowers with Jakob Dylan, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd as well as bands that are stretching boundaries and paving new paths.

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Mon March 31, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony baritone Thomas Hampson will join maestro Manfred Honeck for the Orchestral Songs for Baritone and Orchestra by Richard Strauss. Also joining maetsro Honeck will be french horn soloist William Cabellero who will be featured in the Horn Concerto No. 1 also by Richard Strauss. The concert will open with  John Stafford Smith’s arrangement of the “The Star Spangled Banner" and the concert will conclude with Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World."


Sun March 30, 2014
Rethinking Religion

Rethinking Religion: New Directions in Prayer

Airs Sunday, March 30 at 6 p.m. Rethinking Religion – New Directions in Prayer: Trauma and Prayer weaves together insights and experiences on how people working through emotional and mental trauma have used prayer, psychological therapy and meditation to effect healing and recovery. Practitioners explore ideas about what these different strategies have in common – and that the future of healing is in understanding the connection between body, mind and spirit. 

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Sat March 29, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Scene from La Sonnambula
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s La Sonnambula. This run marks soprano Diana Damrau's first-ever performances in the title role of the sleepwalking Amina. The broadcast also stars rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Amina's fiance, Elvino, and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Count Rodolfo, conducted by Marco Armiliato. La Sonnambula will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.


Fri March 28, 2014

Caravan: Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show at Newport Folk

Airs Friday, March 28, 2014.  This week on the Caravan we'll start out with a folky bluesy first hour featuring tunes from Verlon Thompson & Guy Clark, Reverend Charley's Patent Medicine Show & Chris Thomas King, Buddy Flett & Hubert Sumlin, and we'll throw is some Townes Van Zandt & Pink Anderson as well. Then in our second hour we'll bring you a concert from the 2013 Newport Folk Festival featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and in our final hour we'll Bendin' Like a Willow Tree. 

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