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.

 Johnny Vidacovich
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Airs Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Johnny Vidacovich.

Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 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.

Elvin Shields, Twister Wire Sculptor
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Airs Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. Shane Rasmussen, a Professor of English at Northwestern State University and Director of Louisiana Folklife Center, along with the Tradition Bearer and Honoree himself, Elvin Shields. Elvin will be honored in a program that takes place Saturday, October 16th, at 2 p.m. in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches. This event is free and open to all. More info can be found at www.louisianastatemuseum.org or call (318) 357-2492.

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STATE SURPLUS & FEDERAL DOLLARS-  The state of Louisiana has a $1 billion dollar budget surplus and another billion dollars in remaining American Rescue Plan funds.  This news was shared by Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne,  the top official at the Louisiana Division of Administration, the management arm of the state government and agency responsible for developing the state’s annual budget.

Gary Borders: Mowing and moving
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  Airs Friday, October 15, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders has completed his move to the country, and the first chore to be done is the ritual Mowing Of The Five Acres Of Grass.

Coronavirus image
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Airs Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. (Repeat Broadcast) Information about COVID-19 and COVID vaccines is all over the Internet, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Dr. Sanford Katz will host as we talk about COVID-19 and vaccine myths and misconceptions, as well as share some of the latest updates Guests will be Dr. Martha Whyte, Regional Medical Director at Louisiana Office of Public Health; Dr. John Vanchiere, Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health Shreveport; and Dr. Andrew Yurochko, Professor and Vice Chairman, Dept.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

COVID & FLU VAX?   Flu season is getting started and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine, there are rare exceptions so check with your doctor.  But is it safe to get a flu shot and covid shot at the same time?   Dr. John Vanchiere  is Professor of Pediatrics at LSU-Health Shreveport  and also Director of Community Outreach for Testing and Vaccination for Covid-19 at the Center for Emerging Viral Threats. 

The Foreigner
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

  Airs Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with John Daniel and Rick Stovall about a new production by the Shreveport Little Theatre of “The Foreigner”, a fast paced comedy by Larry Shue. Show Times are October 14, 15, & 16 at at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday October 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. There will be two Sunday Matinee performance on Sunday October 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. The Shreveport Little Theatre is located at 812 Margaret Place.

The Foreigner
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

  Airs Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with John Daniel and Rick Stovall about a new production by the Shreveport Little Theatre of “The Foreigner”, a fast paced comedy by Larry Shue. Show Times are October 14, 15, & 16 at at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday October 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. There will be two Sunday Matinee performance on Sunday October 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. The Shreveport Little Theatre is located at 812 Margaret Place.

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