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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9:00pm

Mon August 26, 2013
Remembering Marian McPartland

Remembering Marian McPartland

Airs Monday, August 26 at 9 p.m.  We remember host Marian McPartland with a memorial program. For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian McPartland brought jazz into the homes of public radio listeners through her interviews and duets with some of the greatest musicians in the world. She composed piano pieces that have entered the jazz repertoire and songs—with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee—that are considered part of the Great American Songbook. This program is hosted by Marian's longtime friend Murray Horowitz and features Marian's original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello, and more.

11:00am

Mon August 26, 2013
San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

On this week's broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D Major "Haffner";  Ades' Polaris Voyage for Orchestra;  Stravinsky's Petrouchka plus an Encore of Stravinsky's Scherzo a la Russe;  and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44.

6:00pm

Sun August 25, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared US: Cutting the Pentagon's budget is a gift to our enemies

Airs Sunday, August 25 at 6 p.m. Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March. As a result, the Pentagon was given six months to eliminate $41 billion from the current year’s budget, and unlike past cuts, this time everything is on the table. In 2011, America spent $711 billion dollars on its defense—more than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. But the burdens it shoulders, both at home and abroad, are unprecedented. Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security?

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2:00pm

Sat August 24, 2013
Santa Fe Chamber Music

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Leonard Bernstein

Airs Saturday, August 24 at 2 p.m. This week from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival clarinetist David Shifrin will be featured in Busoni's Elegy and Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata. The concert will conclude with the Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40 by Brahms.

12:00pm

Sat August 24, 2013
Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra

Airs Saturday, August 24 at 12 noon.  This week on the Cleveland Orchestra guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda is joined on stage by Massimo La Rosa on trombone for a performance of Nino Rota's Trombone Concerto. Also on the program Rachmaninoff's The Isle of the Dead and the Symphony No. 6 by Prokofiev as well as an archival performance of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

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