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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6:00pm

Sun July 14, 2013
Intelligence Squared US Debates

Intelligence Squared US: Abolish the minimum wage

Airs Sunday, July 14 at 6 p.m.  The first attempt at establishing a national minimum wage, a part of 1933’s sweeping National Industrial Recovery Act, was struck down by the Supreme Court in 1935. But in 1938, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law a minimum hourly wage of 25 cents—$4.07 in today’s dollars. Three-quarters of a century later, we are still debating the merits of this cornerstone of the New Deal. Do we need government to ensure a decent paycheck, or would low-wage workers and the economy be better off without its intervention? Arguing for the motion are James A. Dorn from the Cato Institute and Russell Roberts, a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and arguing against the motion are Jared Bernstein, Former Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden and Karen Kornbluh, a Former US Ambassador, who is now with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

9:10pm

Sat July 13, 2013
Zimmerman Verdict

Zimmerman Verdict In

George Zimmerman was found “Not Guilty” by a Florida jury in his murder trial. The verdict was published to the court a few minutes past 10 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 13, 2013.  Zimmerman was accused of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.  A lesser charge of manslaughter was also included in the jury instructions. The jury deliberated for more than 16 hours before reaching this verdict.

We will have follow-up news casts at 10 pm and 11 pm CDT from NPR on Red River Radio and complete coverage on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

12:00pm

Sat July 13, 2013
Cultural, Community, Information

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Richard Rodger's Oklahoma

Airs Saturday, July 13 at 12 noon. The final production in this season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago feature the  first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. This performance features John Cudia in the lead roll of Curley McLain with Ashley Brown as Laurey Williams. David Adam Moore is featured as Jud Fry, Tari Kelly sings Ado Annie, Curtis Holbrook appears as Will Parker and Paula Scrofano plays Aunt Eller. Gary Griffin directs and James Lowe leads the orchestra in Oklahoma from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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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