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.

Scene From Norma
Lance Ozier / Opera Southwest

Airs Saturday, November 23, at 12 noon. Two Opera Southwest productions feature in the 2019 WFMT Radio Network Opera Series – the New Mexico state premiere of Bellini’s Norma, from April 2018, and a much-awaited performance of Giovanni Bottesini’s little-known work, Alì Babà. This week we hear Norma by Vincenzo Bellini.

Conductor: Anthony Barrese
Lindsay Ohse - Norma
John Pickle - Pollione
Olivia Vote - Adalgisa
Cammy Cook - Clotilde
Flavio - John Brabson

Shreveport House Concert Series:  Adam Dale
Adam Dale Press Image / Adam Dale

Airs Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Adam Dale Live

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

Airs Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week violinists Benny Kim and Daniel Phillips are joined by violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellists Mark Kosower and Peter Stumpf for the String Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 63 (1944-45) by Walter Braunfels. The concert opens with the Piano Sonata No. 1 by Pierre Boulez featuring Haochen Zhang.

Listening to the Arctic
Listening to the Arctic / Listening to the Arctic

Airs Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. When you hear those statistics that tell you the oceans are warming or the glaciers are melting or it’s hotter or it’s colder and you wonder: Where do those numbers come from? This is where: From scientists measuring precisely what’s happening in the Arctic and what it could mean for all of us.

Airs Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 6 p.m. What happens when an economist walks into a brothel? In this episode, economist and author Allison Schrager talks with host John Donvan about her new book, “An Economist Walks Into a Brothel,” and how you can use reason to assess risk in your everyday life.