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, January 20, 2019, at 6 p.m. Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But today the tech hub is the center of much scrutiny -- from privacy violations to flawed business models to a lack of diversity -- Silicon Valley has seemingly betrayed its idealism. But the valley's proponents believe that big tech’s detractors simply expect too much from lucrative corporations, and that its original "do good" attitude remains intact. Has Silicon Valley lost its soul?

Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart
Press Image / Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart

Airs Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart in concert.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival / Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concludes this week as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes countertenor David Daniels for a perfromance of Vivaldi's Stabat Mater. Also on the concert the Miami String Quartet will present Five Pieces for String Quartet by Schulhoff and Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott joins violinist Ida Kavafian and cellist Peter Wiley for the Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121a by Beethoven.

Cliff Shackelford
Press Image / Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Airs Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6 p.m. Once again ornithologist Cliff Shackelford, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will be on hand to take your questions about all our feathered friends on "Bird Calls" from Red River Radio. If you have a photo or the recorded sound of a bird that you'd like Cliff to research and identify for the show, please send them to wbeckett@lsus.edu. We'll also post your photos and recorded sounds on our website after the show. Join us for Bird Calls and call in at 800-552-8502 with your questions.

Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival / Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Monday, May 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival when Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the festival orchestra in the Symphony No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.