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.

Wild Ponies - Press Image - NEILSON HUBBARD
Press Image - NEILSON HUBBARD / Wild Ponies

Airs Thursday, July 20, 2021, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archives we present Wild Ponies from their January 2017 concert.

Doctor holding patient's hand before surgery
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Airs Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6 p.m. Gynecologic cancers do not receive the press that some other types of cancer receive, but talking about them can save the lives of women. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by gynecologic oncologist Dr. Destin Black, Dr. Maxwell McDonald, medical oncologist, and Dr. Lane Rosen, radiation oncologist, all with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about gynecologic cancer signs, symptoms and treatments. This is a Repeat Broadcast and phone calls will not be taken.

Courtesy: Ark Childrens Hospital

ARKANSAS COVID RISES-  Arkansas’ Covid-19  cases have skyrocketed in recent weeks due to the delta variant and the state’s low vaccination rate.

Teach, Reach, and Inspire

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Airs Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 6 p.m. A new program hosted by Tracey Burrell, Director of Clinical Preparation and Partnerships with the College of Education and Human Sciences at LSU Shreveport. This program features members of the educational community share what it truly means to teach children, reach families and inspire communities. On this first program we will discuss Teacher Pay, but not from a wage-earning perspective.

Packing It Up
Gary Borders / Gary Borders

Airs Friday, July 23, 2021, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders laments the struggles of packing and culling their possessions for a move to the country.

Airs Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Mike Martindale, Chris Alan Evans, and Blake Watkins who joined us in our Noel Foundation Studios to discuss the next production by the Shreveport Little Theatre of Tennessee William’s American Classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Performances are scheduled for July 29, 30, 31, August 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and August 1, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Shreveport Little Theatre located 812 Margaret Place. For complete details call THE SLT’s box office at (318) 424-4439 or at www.shreveportlittletheatre.com

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

HOTTER WEATHER Today’s weather is making headlines as daytime high temperatures are expected to be really hot,  reaching into the mid and possibly upper 90’s.  The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a heat advisory to be in effect from noon until 7pm for the Red River Radio Listening area.  A few moments ago I spoke with Jason Hansford, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Shreveport to get a better idea of what we cab expect.

 Caption: Sam Buskirk and Tom Blake, hosts of Grafted
Grafted / Red River Radio

Airs Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, co-hosts Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Sam VanBuskirk and Tom Blake who co-host Grafted, a video series focused on teaching a historical view of the Bible from a Messianic worldview. They also bring their historical knowledge of Israel and the Bible to reviews of The Chosen TV series episodes on their podcasts in an entertaining and informative way.