Cultural, Community, Information

Red River Radio presents cultural specials throughout the year. Holiday specials, programs on music, theatre, and the arts. We also air documentaries on a wide range of subjects from sciences and politics, to history and our changing communities  . Red River Radio is your source for Great Music, In Depth News, and much more.

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Bird Calls - 020216 - Spotlight bird was the House Finch - recorded by Paul Jaszczak.


Airs Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. On Governor John Bel Edwards' second day in office, he issued an executive order expanding Medicaid. An estimated 300,000 Louisiana residents will be eligible for coverage. How will the lives of these newly-insured change? What will the expansion mean for the cost of health care and insurance for everyone else? And how will hospitals and those with insurance from healthcare.gov be affected? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana.”
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Airs Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, music dircetor Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Cleveland Orchestra and the Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in one of Mahler's masterpieces; his Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Then from the archive we'll hear the Le Corsaire Overture, H 101, by Berlioz.

Given by Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, 1856, on display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom / This image is in the public domain

Airs Sunday, May 1, at 6 p.m. Shakespeare is a Black Woman: Shakespeare in American Politics.  In 1849, disputes over British and American acting styles touched off a deadly riot. The most famous black Shakespearean of the 19th century was an American who went to Europe after he saw black actors arrested for performing Shakespeare in the US. In the 1980s, Shakespeare was drawn into battles over race and gender on college campuses. The program also explores the supremely conflicted African-American sense of ownership when it comes to Shakespeare.

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This year as in the past Red River Radio celebrates Passover with the following series of specials. We hope you and your family will enjoy.

Why This Night With Rabbi Ismar Schorsch: Airs Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover.

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