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.



Thu September 5, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: The Art of Arranging with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Airs Thursday, September 5 at 8:00 p.m. In music, an arrangement is the art of preparing and adapting an already written composition for presentation in other than its original form. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest jazz orchestras in our time performing a variety of great arrangements. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has nearly twenty years of recording and on the road experience. Their Spring 2007 tour brought them to the Savannah Music Festival, where they played this program of both classic and new arrangements.


Thu September 5, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Obesity Management

Aired Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m. A special edition of Health Matters on Obesity Management,  guest hosted by Dr. Randall Brewer.   He was joined by three experts:  Dr. Anthony Stuart with Tri-State Internal Medicine, along with dietician Linda Delacerde and counselor Jan Burns, both with Willis Knighton Health System. They took your calls and answer your questions about Obesity Management.

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Thu September 5, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Who's Affraid of Virgina Woolf

Aired Thursday, September 6 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett is joined by Jim Cowles, Janain Pou, Rachael Lee MaGill and Missy Wise of Stage Center LA to talk about their new production of Edward Albee's award winning play, "Who's Affraid of Virgina Woolf," which opens at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. For show times and ticket information contact them at (318)-218-9978 or on the web at Stage Center LA.

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Wed September 4, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Art Space with Alison Atkins

Artist Alison Atkins

Aired Wednesday, September 4 at 12 noon.  Bill Beckett talks with artist Alison Atkins and Casey Jones, Marketing Director for Art Space in Shreveport about the Opening Reception for a new exhibit titled “The Eyes of Juliette...A Journey of Reflection” … Paintings and Poetry by Alison Atkins, as well as the upcoming Artist Talk with David Williams and several workshops. The Reception takes place on Thursday, September 5 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. You can find more information about Alison Atkins career and works on her web site Alison Atkins Art and more about Art Space at their web site Art Space Shreveport.

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Tue September 3, 2013
Birthday of the World

Birthday of the World Part 1: Rosh Hashanah

Airs Tuesday, September 3 at 2 p.m. Music and Liturgy for Rosh Hashanah, (The Jewish New Year) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. Mr. Nimoy's timeless narration focuses on the universal themes of redemption and divine forgiveness. "Sung by The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with outstanding cantors, this is an ideal High Holy Days service with a splendid narration by Leonard Nimoy, the performance is outstanding for the beauty of its artistry.