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.

Airs Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. If you want to move up in America, go to college. That’s the advice people get. There’s loads of evidence that a college degree will improve your economic prospects, but a new project by economists shows that some colleges are doing a better job than others when it comes to promoting social mobility. And some colleges are doing more to exacerbate class divides than to help people move up.

Ken-Howard / LA Opera

Airs Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we present a performance from the LA Opera of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma starring Angela Meade as Norma, Jamie Barton as Adalgisa, Russell Thomas as Pollione, Morris Robinson as Oroveso, Rafael Moras as Flavio, and Lacey Jo Benter as Clotilde. James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Press Image / Lonesome Heroes

Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present the Lonesome Heroes in concert from April of 2018

Carnegie Hall / Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 3.0

Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 3. The performance also features mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura, MasterVoices and the Manhattan Girls Chorus. The symphony is a monumental work — the longest in the standard repertoire. John Schaefer and mezzo-soprano dynamo Susan Graham co-host the broadcast.

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Airs Friday, September 21, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new music from The Crackling, the Brooklyn Brothers, Sarah Jarosz and the Cranberries as well as the title cut from Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris.