Each Sunday evening during the summer, Center Stage examines a topic or theme dealing with musical theater such as composers, performers, the current Broadway season, historical periods, current trends, as well as revivals and re-interpretations of classic shows. The scope of Center Stage also includes off-Broadway, West End and film musicals. Each show includes plenty of music from cast recordings, film soundtracks and other quality sources to support the discussion.
Whether it's how to deal with cancer or the latest obesity research, each week Susan Hidalgo-Smith hosts experts from the world of health for insightful conversation. The program has earned awards from the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Arthritis Association of Louisiana for excellence in medical reporting.
Hootenanny Power is a folk/international music program, initially named "The Spaghetti Western Hour" when it began on WRKF in 1981. It features the sounds of many cultures that are expressed in roots and world music, including blues, old-timey, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Celtic, Afro-Pop, and the music of Louisiana.