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.

NPR: Fifty And Forward

Airs Monday, May 10, 2021, at 8 p.m. NPR grew up alongside a post-Watergate journalism ethos that shaped the media industry for decades. Hosted by Audie Cornish and featuring other NPR journalists, we'll unpack that ethos: how it developed in the newsroom and changed over time, through today. Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, this program tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the growth of modern media.

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

Airs Thursday, May 6, 202, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert series we present Adam Dale Live

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle Choir / Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Airs Friday, May 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Mothers Day in song and word with selection including Home Is a Special Kind of Feeling, Fill the World with Love, Canticle, My Mother's Love, Jesus Loves Me, On This Day of Joy and Gladness, Mother Tell Me the Story, Songs My Mother Taught Me, All Things Bright and Beautiful, A Mother's Eyes Reflect the Love of Heaven, Have I Done Any Good, Standing on the Promises, Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

Courtesy: Arkansas Governors Office

ARKANSAS COVID VACCINE GOAL— Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has set a goal to have half of the state’s population at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus within the next three months. Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the goal as the state continues to lag most of the country in vaccinations.

Louisiana Public Square: Title IX in Louisiana
Louisiana Public Square / LPB

Airs Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. Louisiana colleges and universities have come under fire for their recent handling of Title IX investigations. No school is under more scrutiny than Louisiana State University after an independent investigation by Husch Blackwell revealed a culture that covered up sexual assaults and harassment, rather than sanction them. LSU Shreveport is in a Title IX scandal of its own after the chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center was accused of sexual discrimination and harassment by multiple female employees.   (more)

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

ARKANSAS CLEAN POWER-  Electric energy customers in Arkansas will be getting more solar or wind-generated power in the near future.  According to a press release Entergy Arkansas,  a utility of New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation, is seeking proposals to add 300 megawatts of solar and wind capacity to its electricity generating  portfolio  by 2026.

Courtesy: Letecia Flores-Gonzalez

FROM KANSAS TO LOUISIANA-  This story is about how social media took  a simple post and made it go viraL but it actually started with a low-tech message in a bottle sort of approach.  Letecia Flores-Gonzalez is a mom with 4 year old twin daughters: Luna and Gianella.  They live in Liberal, Kansas.  In December Letecia came up with a different way for her daughters to send a letter to Santa Claus.