Culture

12:00pm

Thu April 23, 2015
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: 13th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert

Bill Beckett spoke with Gloria Gipson, Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts, along with project coordinator Larry Pierson, and special guest artist Donald Harrison, about the 13th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert which takes place Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Riverview Theatre in Downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Theatre of the Performing Arts office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914 or by email at tpaarts318@aol.com.

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9:00pm

Sat April 4, 2015
Church Music

Church Music: Why We Sing

Airs Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m.  A documentary exploring why we sing music at church and what it does for individuals and communities. Church music is one of the few pure forms of human expression. Just a person, their voice, and the belief that compassion is self-fulfilling and will birth more compassion. Here in a one-hour special we explore the many kinds of church music in America. The culture and the people behind the voices. Who sings and why, and what those songs say about our country.

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6:00pm

Sun March 15, 2015
America Abroad

America Abroad: America and Cuba - After The Thaw

Tobacco Plantation, Cuba

Airs Sunday, March 15, at 6 p.m.  President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century. But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ties, what does that mean for the average Cuban or Cuban American? In this special edition America Abroad teams up Latino USA to take an in depth look at how this new thaw affects everyone from families living in both countries, to businessmen hoping to cash in, to baseball players who for decades have been caught in the middle. We'll hear stories from on the ground in Havana, Miami, and elsewhere for a wide range of perspectives and personal narratives.    

7:45am

Thu January 8, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking January 8, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain discusses the tired old question he is constantly asked, "where are you from?" 

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2:00pm

Thu October 2, 2014
Yom Kippur

Music for Yom Kippur

Airs Thursday, October 2 at 2 p.m. Music for the High Holidays is a one-hour program for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  The show includes both traditional and composed music from Jewish liturgy (with a recording of Kol Nidre that features violinist Itzhak Perlman), as well as concert music based on High Holidays melodies.  Written and hosted by Naomi Lewin, Music for the High Holidays also explains a bit about the Jewish new year and its traditions -- there’s even a website recipe!

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