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.

BBC Global Questions
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Airs Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. China’s extraordinary economic boom is finally cooling. It’s locked into a damaging trade war with the United States. Is the Chinese economic miracle grinding to a halt? If so, what will be the impact on the global economy?

Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff
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Airs Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 12 noon. Once again the WFMT Fine Arts Networks bring us a summer filled with opera beginning with nine presentations from the Royal Opera House and the BBC. Their series opens with Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff featuring Sir Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff, with Ana Maria Martínez as Alice Ford, Simon Keenlyside as Ford, Anna Prohaska as Nanetta, and Frédéric Antoun as Fenton. This production also features Marie McLaughlin, Peter Hoare, Craig Colclough, and Michael Colvin.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE OPTION - $7.25 an hour is the current minimum wage set by the federal government, which Louisiana follows because the state doesn’t have a minimum wage of its own.  Since taking office three years ago - Governor John Bel Edwards has been urging the State Legislature to set and raise the state minimum wage, but such a move has yet to gain enough support from lawmakers.