Special Programs: Upcoming Community and Cultural Programs

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of programming, from classical, jazz and blues to news, public affairs, entertainment and information programming. We will also present specials for various holidays, cultural events, and documentaries on important issues of the day. Bookmark this page for information about these various specials. This page will be updated weekly. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu


  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.

Michelangelo (1475–1564) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live L'Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance featuring selections by Rossi, Cazzati, L. Allegri, Sances, and Monteverdi plus as a bonus we'll hear Respighi's Pines of Rome performed by Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and to fill out the program Mozart's Violin Sonata in B-flat K. 454 performed by violinist Joshua Bell & pianist Jeremy Denk.

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Airs Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. So many musicians and lovers of music remember being introduced to classical music by Leonard Bernstein. This music-filled two-hour special celebrates that, looking especially at Bernstein’s devotion to music education, through his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic his Harvard Lectures, the CBS Omnibus Television specials and his many writings about music.

Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, August 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas performs Three works by Beethoven; his Romance in G major for Violin and Orchestra and the Romance in F major for Violin and Orchestra along with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 93. Music by Mason Bates, his B-Sides and Mahler's Adagio from the Symphony No. 10 will fill out our concert.

Emily Hanford / APM Reports

Airs Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. One in five American school children has a hard time learning to read. Many of these kids have dyslexia. There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn, and a federal law that’s supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place. This APM Reports documentary investigates why and explores how improving things for dyslexic kids could help all students learn to read better.