Special Program

Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

Rubin Carter's Hurricane

Memorialized in a Bob Dylan song and an Academy Award nominated Denzel Washington film, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a successful prize fighter, who was falsely accused of murder. After nearly two decades in prison, Carter was exonerated by a federal judge (also heard in our documentary) in a ruling later affirmed by the US Supreme Court.

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Friday Journal
12:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: Show and Yell

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: The Days of Wine & Mouses

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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A Prairie Home Companion
10:00 pm
Sat December 31, 2011

A Prairie Home Companion’s Hawaiian New Year’s Eve

Garrison Keillor hosts a three hour broadcast from Hawaii, with our actors - Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman - and Erica Rhodes; Rich Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; Heather Masse, plus special guest performers, including slack key guitar and ukulele master, Led Kaapana. The broadcast will include - Guy Noir, Lives of the Cowboys and The News from Lake Wobegon.  Information is available at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

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Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat December 31, 2011

A Seasons Griot 2011

"A Season's Griot" is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 18 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.  This year's program will explore the concept of peace through storytelling, music and voices from the streets. Familiar and favorite elements of Griot will be in place with plenty of music, and the program will again feature Beverly Fields Burnette, current President of the N.C.

Special Program
6:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

A Carolina Christmas with Kathy Mattea

A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate, with Kathy Mattea is a festive celebration of holiday music -- from one of the most magnificent acoustic venues in the country! A Carolina Christmas features soloists and large ensembles performing a rich variety of songs, including sacred music of the season, African-American spirituals, Celtic jigs and folk favorites.

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Special Program
4:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Hungry for the Holidays with Julia Child

Everyone knows Julia Child loved to cook, but not everyone knows she loved to read. Long ago she started work on a series of specials that are only just now being completed and aired -- stories about food and a little cooking, but mostly about people. "A Christmas Carol is a lovely story to read over the holidays," she says, "because it has a happy ending." Actor Peter Donat brings the story to life -- with sounds and music that stimulate the theatre of the mind.

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Special Program
3:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Echoes of Christmas

This program features moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America's premier choir. Their signature holiday concert—beloved by public radio listeners nationwide—was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse create a very special Christmas musical treat.

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Special Program
2:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

A Chanticleer Christmas

A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.  Information is available at http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/programs/chanticleer_xmas/

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Special Program
1:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.

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Special Program
12:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Christmas Daybreak

Christmas Daybreak brings together two of the finest groups of singers and actors at the cutting edge of live performance in America today, the singers of The Crossing and actors from the Pig Iron Theatre company.  Specializing in work of the finest contemporary composers, The Crossing has commissioned many beautiful new carols for Christmas by composers such as Andrew Gant and Benjamin Boyle and sung many new works by British composers Gabriel Jackson, Jonathan Varcoe, and James MacMillan.

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Special Program
11:00 am
Sun December 25, 2011

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. This program is produced by NPR and KCRW and information at available at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4225458

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Special Program
10:00 am
Sun December 25, 2011

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites

This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.  This program is hosted by Lynn Nearyand information is available at www.npr.org

Special Program
10:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert

The towering walls of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine reverberate with sounds of celebration in this NPR holiday tradition. Paul Winter welcomes gospel singer Theresa Thomason, multi-instrumentalist/singer Arto Tunçboyaciyan, double reed wizard Paul McCandless, and the Paul Winter Consort in live performances from their recent Grammy-winning album MIHO and their timeless solstice songs.  Give your listeners an affirming and celebratory holiday season. Pass the longest night of the year with Paul Winter's Solstice Celebration.

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American Public Media
8:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St.

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Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Lessons & Carols from Washington National Cathedral

The National Cathedral bring you their signature broadcast from the Cathedral's service of lessons and carols as heard at 6pm on Christmas Eve from Washington DC.  Each Christmas-tide the Cathedral hosts a number of special services, including a quietly spectacular Lesson and Carols on Christmas Eve at 6pm, combining biblical readings that mark out the story of the birth of Christ with much-loved, as well as new, carols, from folk to ethereal polyphony, from the splendor of all the voices and organ together, to the hush of Silent Night, as the service draws to a close.  Washington National

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American Public Media
3:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Welcome Christmas

This year's VocalEssence Welcome Christmas concert celebrates the holidays with the warmth of traditional carols and the exhilaration of new songs for the season. The concert features a garland of carols from Sweden, and the world premiere of this year's Welcome Christmas! Carol Contest-winning carols, composed for chorus and bell choir. Other carols were chosen by VocalEssence fans in an online audience favorite poll.  Join us for holiday classics new and old, when Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence Welcome Christmas!

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Special Program
1:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Tinsel Tales 2

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.  This program is hosted by Lynn Neary.

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Special Program
10:00 am
Sat December 24, 2011

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.  Information is available at http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons.html

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Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Hanukkah Lights 2011

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stambergand Murray Horwitz. This program is available on Content Depot and listener information is available at www.npr.org

Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat December 17, 2011

Chanukah in Story & Song

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Chanukah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners.  This delightfully engaging program presents 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and the ensemble's original version of "I Have a Little Dreydle."  The ensemble performs a cappella as well as with instrumental accompaniment.

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Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Radiolab – Stress

Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger. But if you're stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick. In this hour of Radiolab, we take a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble. Stanford University neurologist (and part-time "baboonologist") Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies: gnawing on wood, beating the crap out of somebody, and having friends.

Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat December 10, 2011

Paul Simon: Songwriter

Paul Simon has been translating his inner thoughts into songs for over 50 years.  He doesn’t have just one way of writing -- it’s a constantly evolving set of discoveries that include both inspiration -- and a lot of hard work.  In this hour, Paul Simon tells us about his creative process, and we’ll hear his own favorite hits (Kodachrome, Late in the Evening, Boy in the Bubble) and deeper cuts (Darling Lorraine, Love and Hard Times) from throughout his solo career.  Listener information at http://www.publicmediaservice.org/2011/09/s

Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Radiolab - (So-Called) Life

In this hour, Radiolab asks what is natural in a world where biology and engineering intersect. Biotechnology is making it easier and easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life? We travel back to the first billion years of life on Earth, take a look at how modern engineers tinker with living things, and meet a woman who could have been two people.  Listener information is available at http://www.radiolab.org/

Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat December 3, 2011

The Promised Land – Farm To Plate Innovator: Cheryl Rogowski

The Promised Land

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Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Radiolab - Where Am I?

OK. Maybe you're in your desk chair. You're in your office. You're in New York, or Detroit, or Timbuktu. You're on planet Earth. But where are you, really? This hour, Radiolab examines the bond between brain and body, and looks at what happens when it breaks. Author and neurologist Oliver Sacks tries to find himself using magnets, we talk to a neuroscientist who uses an optical illusion to solve a century-old mystery that haunts some amputees, and pilots describe surviving out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets.

Best of Public Radio
4:00 pm
Sat November 26, 2011

The Promised Land – Think Like A Bee: Marla Spivak

From turkey and stuffing to latkes to black-eyed peas, the holiday season seems to revolve around food. And this fall The Promised Land — public radio's Peabody Award-winning series about vision and leadership — takes an unexpected tack on the subject.

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Third Coast Festival
9:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Each fall the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program.  The 2011 broadcast includes evocative stories, from the tale of a young woman coaxed out of a coma by her boyfriend, to the insightful exploration of Tea Party politics in Michigan through a friendship gone awry.  Host Gwen Macsai, an award-winning writer, producer and humorist, is our guide through this annual tour of the world's best new documentaries.

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American Public Media
9:00 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving with Cantus

Alison Young is joined by Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful. Listener information is available at http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/programs/cantus_thxgiving/

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A Prairie Home Companion
8:00 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Celebration with Garrison Keillor

This special broadcast of "Gratitude, Gravy & Garrison" features acclaimed acapella group VocalEssence's celebration of all things Thanksgiving.  Garrison Keillor performs his signature monologue and contributes comic new lyrics to familiar songs and hymns.  Listener information is available at www.prairiehome.org/programs/

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