Bill Beckett

Aired Wednesday, April 13, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with director Twyla Robinson along with Mary Ellen Kidd who takes the lead role of Susannah and Aiden Poling who appear in the role of “Little Bat,” when the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse and Hurley School of Music collaborate to bring “Susannah” to the stage at Centenary on Thursday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 16.

Aired Tuesday, April 12, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Wendell Glass, from River Cities Jubilee Chorus, about “Sing Out 2016!,” a vocal competition which is sponsored by the River Cities Jubilee Chorus and will take place Thursday Night, April 14, at 7 pm in the Strand Theater. For information visit the Strand Theatre online or call 318-226-8555.

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Airs Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we feature new music from Arc Iris, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Yarn, and the Boreal Sons plus tracks from Townes Van Zandt, Diana Krall, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Robert Deeble and Chris Thomas King. Then in our concert hour, we travel to SXSW in Austin for a double bill featuring Youth Lagoon live at Stubbs and the R & B sounds of Kelis will also be featured live from Stubbs. Then, in our final hour we'll wander to The Other side of Daybreak.

Press Image - H. Sparrow / Don Conoscenti

Air Friday, March 25, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll open with two by Maggie Koerner and we'll hear from First aid Kit, Red Bird, Eric Underwood, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ali Farke Toure, Ry Cooder, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Charlie Musselwhite, J. Edwards, and AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band. Then in our concert hour we go to Decatur, GA for a concert featuring Don Conoscenti live at Eddie's Attic and in our final hour we go from Bad Nights to Better Days with tunes by Cat Power, Jeffrey Foucault, Robert Deeble, the Hold Steady, Belle & Sebastian, and Joe Walsh.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Airs Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, took questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show please send them to We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in a 800-552-8502 with your questions.