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.



Sun March 23, 2014
Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub: Women's History Month Special

Host, Kara Miller

Airs Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We'll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college student and helped the organization change the nation's educational system. In the medical realm, Dr. Paula Hammond joins us to discuss her pioneering cancer research at MIT and how she's using nanotechnology to achieve scientific breakthroughs. And historian Paula Byrne argues that one of the greatest female writers ever, Jane Austen, was both a transformative artist and a powerful career woman. Join us for a special Women's History Month "Innovation Hub," and take a peek into the world of great women innovators.


Fri March 21, 2014

Caravan: Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka in the woods

Airs Friday, March 21 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll ponder the Great Compromise with music from Guy Clark, Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Kyle, Paper Moon Shiners, Buddy Flett, Donna the Buffalo, the Falls, Pierce Pettis, and a touch of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. In our concert hour Tony Trischka, Barry Mitterhoff, and Beppe Gambetta take the stage at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour, we struggle against "Beauty in Fade" with tracks from Darrell Scott, Patty Griffin, John Trudell, The Eric Underwood Band, Richard Shindell and more.

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Thu March 20, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Mike Marshall & Darol Anger Live

Airs Thursday, March 20 at 8 p.m. More than 25 years ago, two of the most original string players in the community of American vernacular instrumental music joined forces, setting in motion a partnership that continues today. Beginning as members of the David Grisman Quintet while in their young twenties, they have continued to stretch their musical boundaries through recordings, performances and educational initiatives over the past three decades. In this episode, we listen to multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall and fiddler Darol Anger from their 2013 SMF performance at the Charles H. Morris Center. 


Thu March 20, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Bohemian Cowboy at River City Repertoire Theatre

Bohemian Cowboy

Aired Thursday, March 20 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with writer and star Raymond King Shurtz and director Kurt Brungardt about Shurtz’s one man play “Bohemian Cowboy” which is be presented by River City Repertoire Theatre this Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. For more information contact River City Repertoire Theatre online or by phone at 318-868-5888.

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Wed March 19, 2014
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Handel's Theodora

The English Concert

Airs Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Early-music specialist Harry Bicket returns to Carnegie Hall with The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project—the rarely heard oratorio Theodora. Featuring some of the composer’s most glorious music, this tragic work depicts the self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard, sung here by vocal greats Dorothea Röschmann and David Daniels. This deeply moving oratorio serves as a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and an indictment of persecution, topics that still resonate with audiences today.

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