Airs Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades, and they are developed for a number of different reasons—to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought. Across the country and around the world, communities are fighting the cultivation of genetically engineered crops. Are they safe? How do they impact the environment? Can they improve food security? Is the world better off with or without GM food? The debaters are Robert Fraley, Charles Benbrook, Alison Van Eenennaam, and Margaret Mellon.
Airs Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor. Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as the title character, who comes undone in opera's most famous mad scene. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja stars opposite her as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, her family's enemy. Italian baritone Luca Salsi makes his network role debut as Lucia’s villainous brother, Enrico; and English bass Alastair Miles is the chaplain Raimondo.
Airs Friday, March 27, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter.
Airs Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Though they've played as a duo since they first met, trying impromptu duets at picking parties, doing a few tunes at benefits and playing occasional radio shows together, that was long before they got married and took the show on the road. With the birth of their little boy in the summer of summer of 2013, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn decided that the best way to stay together more would be to play together more. In this episode, we listen to a performance given by banjoists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, recorded live at the Savannah Music Festival in the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
Airs Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Join Red River Radio for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host a discussion on gastrointestinal health. Dr. James Hobley, gastroenterologist with GI Specialists in Shreveport, and Dr. Joann Warrick, colorectal surgeon with GI Specialists, will be our guests. Calls will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502.