Kermit Poling

Airs Thursday, January 14, at 6 p.m. It is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are definitely our windows to view the world around us, so it’s important to protect our eyesight. Kermit Poling hosts this Health Matters with guests Dr. Chanping Liang, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology/Glaucoma Specialist at LSU Health, and Dr. Amar Patel, from the LSU Health Shreveport Ophthalmology Department, to talk about glaucoma and other conditions that affect vision. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Aired Friday, December 18, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman along with Doug LaBrecque who will be one of the featured stars for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops: Stars on Stage concert. Mr. LaBrecque will be featured as vocalists on this concert along with LaKisha Jones and the Ark-La-Tex Children's Choir. For complete visit the Shreveport Symphony on line or call 318-227-8863.

Repeat Broadcast Friday, November 27, at 12 noon. The results are in and we have the winners of the 2015 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will is a live broadcast and a open to all. *** (Seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)***

This Year's Winners Are:

Imani Sarai Francis, Vocalist, age 17 from New Orleans, La., will sing “Music for a While,” by Henry Purcell.

Aired Friday, November 20, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman and guest violinist William Hagen about the next concert by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra featuring Mr. Hagen in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto along with Haydn's Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello with SSO players Matt Albert, violin; Ruth Drummond, cello; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon. Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 will round out the program.

Aired Friday, October 30, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Lois Robinson, Executive Director of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra about this weekends concert featuring Cirque de la Symphonie: Halloween Extravaganza with music for the Halloween season and which will thrill your children. For complete information visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.