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.

Black Radio Logo

Airs Friday, February 26, 2021, at 9 p.m.
Hour Four: "A Woman's Touch" and "In Control" - Women -- both on and off the air -- have had substantial roles in the development and power of Black radio, including African American station ownership.

Johnathan Byrd
Press Image / Johnathan Byrd

Airs Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Jonathan Byrd in concert from April 2015

School Sagas: Desegregation in the Caddo Parish Schools
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation / Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

Airs Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 7 p.m. School Sagas is an oral history project featuring people sharing their remembrances of the early days of desegregation in the Caddo Parish schools. School Sagas also includes voices from the schools today. School Sagas has been made possible by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

About Faith Logo
Bill Beckett / Bill Beckett

Airs Sunday, February 28, 2021, 1 p.m. Host Dr. Marci Howard talks with Fr. Pike Thomas, retired, St. Judes Catholic Church an Ashish Modi, from the Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center and Hindu Temple.

Shreveport Little Theatre - "Talking With"
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Heather Bryson and Lisa Cruz about their new production of "Talking With," by Jane Martin, eleven extraordinary monologues include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider, and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job. This is a virtual performance and more information can be found at Shreveport Little Theatre or by calling (318) 424-4439.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

ARK STAND YOUR GROUND BILL  - Arkansas lawmakers have sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation that loosens the state's restrictions on using lethal force in self defense. The House on Wednesday voted 72 to 23 for SB24  the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill, which  removes  a person’s responsibility  to  retreat  from a threat  before using deadly force. Among those who spoke out against the bill was Representative from Fort Smith – Democrat Jay Richardson.

Crescent City Blues - Patrons at Young at Heart Club in New Orleans' Pigeontown neighborhood
Barry Yeoman / Crescent City Blues

Airs Thursday, February 26, 2021, at 9 p.m. Crescent City Blues takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like Central City, Treme, and Pigeontown. These clubs, patronized almost entirely by locals, nurture a resilient blues and rhythm-and-blues scene that is often overshadowed by the Crescent City’s legacy as a jazz town. They are an essential part of New Orleans’ cultural history, but they are struggling—because of the recession, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and potentially the BP oil spill.

Courtesy: City of Shreveport

SHREVEPORT WATER – As of Tuesday afternoon,  a little under 12,000 Shreveport residents were still experiencing water service disruptions as the city water department was working to make repairs on more than 70 water main breaks caused by last week’s freezing temperatures.    During the city council meeting yesterday Mayor Adrian Perkins said those residents are expected to have some water pressure restored soon.  Shreveport Water & Sewerage Director William Daniel  told the city council that as water service is restored, customers may experience some odor to the water