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.

Crockett, Pettis, and Childs
Shreveport House Concert Series / Shreveport House Concert Series

Airs Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archives we present Crockett, Pettis, and Childs from May 2011. 

Performance of Brahms Sextet with Benny Kim, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Daniel Phillips, Mark Kosower, & Peter Stumpf
Steve-Ovitsky / Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Thursday, January 23, 2020, 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 final concert in the series features Henri Dutilleux's Les citations for Oboe, Harpsichord, Bass & Percussion featuring harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon. Next, we'll hear the Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands by Brahms and the concert concludes with the Fantasy in C Major for Violin & Piano by Brahms featuring Daniel Phillips, violin and Haochen Zhang, piano.

Airs Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 6 p.m. The Keepers, two new hour-long specials from The Kitchen Sisters and PRX with host, Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand. Stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Guardians of history, large and small. Protectors of the free flow of information and ideas. Keepers of the culture and the culture and collections they keep.

Aleksandra Kurzak as Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata."
Marty Sohl / Met Opera

Airs Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 12 noon. The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s beautiful tragedy La Traviata. Aleksandra Kurzak sings the iconic title role as Violetta, the courtesan who gives up everything she possesses for an enduring love. Dmytro Popov is the impulsive Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey is his moralistic father Giorgio Germont. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

Pink Floyd performing on their early 1973 US tour, shortly before the release of The Dark Side of the Moon
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Airs Friday, January 17, 202, at 9 p.m. Exclusive interviews with the band’s three surviving members - David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, plus comments by the late Richard right, give rare insights from inside of one of rock’s most influential bands. Host/producer Redbeard (In the Studio) also adds footage from his own archive of Pink Floyd band member interviews, between a 1967-1994, career-spanning setlist of their best known songs.