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.

      Airs Saturday, January 28 at 12:00 noon.  The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Patricia Racette as the fiery title character, Marcelo Álvarez as her lover, the idealistic Cavaradossi, and James Morris as the villain Scarpia. Finnish conductor Mikko Franck makes his Met debut with this season’s performances of Tosca, and veteran bass Paul Plishka, whose distinguished Met career spans more than 40 years, sings the role of the Sacristan in his final Met performance.

Airs Friday, Jan. 27, at 12 p.m. The Regional Symphony Broadcast features the Rapides Symphony performing a March 2011 concert that included young pianistsWesley Ducote and MinJeong Kim accompany the Rapides Symphony in a performance that includes Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and more. Ducote was a winner of the 2011 Red River Radio Young Artists Competition.

Kermit Poling talks with Michael Butterman, Music Director of the Shreveport Symphony and Guest Pianist Norman Krieger about the Beauty Brahms, the next concert by the Shreveport Symphony.  The concert takes place Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview Theatre .

Click here for more details.

The 14th annual Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., airs Friday, Jan. 13, at 12:00 p.m. 

 The concert features Dallas opera singer Keron Jackson, the El Dorado Gospel Workshop and El Dorado Community Choirs with the South Arkansas Symphony.

Airs Tuesday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Melissa Block.
Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and expert analysis from NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne (The Washington Post) and Matthew Continetti (The Weekly Standard), along with polling insights from The Pew Center's Andrew Kohut. We'll also hear from NPR's Mara Liasson and Ron Elving in our Washington Studios.

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