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.

Tom Prasada-Rao
Press Photo / Tom Prasada-Rao

Airs Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from March 2005 we present Tom Prasada-Rao live at the Shreveport House Concerts.

Tom Kimmel
Press Image / Tom Kimmel

Airs Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from August of 2005 we present Tom Kimmel live at the Shreveport House Concerts.

Illuminations: Diana Oestreich - 112920

Nov 26, 2020
Diana Oestreich
Diana Oestreich / Diana Oestreich

Airs Sunday, November 29, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, you will meet Diana Oestreich, a war veteran, activist, sexual assault nurse, and the Key Relationships Officer at Preemptive Love. She is the author of “Waging Peace,” a book she wrote after serving as an American combat medic in Iraq. Hosted by Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips.

Airs Thursday, November 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. On Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from all around the country take some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. It's "Every Good Thing" — an hour of stories and music to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Airs Thursday, November 26, 2020, at 11 a.m. Francis Lam took over the program from long-time host Lynne Rossetto Kasper in January 2018. A regular contributor and frequent guest host on The Splendid Table since 2010, Lam is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, a division within Penguin Random House that is a leader in cookbook publishing.

Courtesy: LDH

  COVID-19 RISING - Louisiana  Gov. John Bel Edwards is toughening restrictions on businesses and gatherings as Louisiana sees a third spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.  The state is matching the trend happening across the country as health officials everywhere are concerned  the sudden rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations could threaten hospital capacity.

Courtesy: Mayor Adrian Perkins Facebook

NWLA COVID  3RD WAVE:  There  was  a  gathering of local medical leaders  in downtown Shreveport yesterday afternoon, they joined Shreveport  Mayor Adrian Perkins outside Government Plaza for a press conference, the focus of which was to inform the public of the rise in Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths  in Northwest Louisiana  as well as the rest of the country.  And with the Thanksgiving day holiday, there is a concern people won’t take Covid-19 precautions seriously and lower their guard.

Opera Barcelona’s production of Cavalleria rusticana-Pagliacci -- Credit - Antoni Bofill
Antoni Bofill / Antoni Bofill/Opera Barcelona

Airs Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 12:00 noon. This week the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series presents Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo's Pagliacci