Holiday Specials

KTOO, KRNN and 360 North will have special programs to celebrate the holidays.

 

Thursday, December 18

Writers’ Showcase – 7  p.m. – KTOO
This episode of 360 North’s Writers’ Showcase features several holiday-themed essays, including Geoff Kirsch, Patricia Hull, Rebecca Braun, Carol Prentice, Miki and Julie Collins, Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, and special guest Seth Kantner, the award winning author of “Ordinary Wolves.”

 

Sunday, December 21

“Hot jazz for a cool night” – 7 to 9 p.m. – KRNN
Hosted by Robert Sewell.

 

Monday, December 22

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert – 1 p.m. – Repeated at 9 p.m. – KRNN
Celebrate the return of the sun and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter’s All New 34th Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Ivan Lins and Renato Braz. Hosted by John Schaefer.

Tinsel Tales 2 – 3 p.m. – KTOO
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of 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. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

 

Tuesday, December 23

Kate’s Big Holiday show – 5 p.m. – KRNN
Join Kate Burkhart for two hours of seasonally-appropriate music!

 

Wednesday, December 24

Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol – 3 p.m. – KTOO
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. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.

Friends & Neighbors – 7 to 9 p.m. – KRNN
Christmas Eve Special with Shelley Owens.

Stormy Christmas Weather 9-11 p.m. with Alasonga

 

Thursday, December 25

Jazz Piano Christmas XXX – Noon to 1 p.m. – KRNN
NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Pianists Cyrus Chestnut, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and The “Master” Harold Maybern take the stage to perform their favorite holiday songs. Hosted by Felix Contreras.

Tinsel Tales 3 –  3 p.m. – KTOO
Listeners tune to NPR for holiday stories of all kinds; funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Hear the latest version of evergreen delights while driving to the mall, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling fire. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

 

Friday, December 26

A Season’s Griot – 3 p.m. – KTOO
A Season’s Griot is public radio’s only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 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 celebrate Peace with special guests Pamela Reid, Joyce Grear and the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette. We’ll also feature music from The Healing Force and Marvin Gaye. Familiar and favorite elements of Griot will also be in place with plenty of music and stories in this, the 2014 edition of A Season’s Griot.

 

Sunday, December 28

Up at the New Year – 7 to 9 p.m. – KRNN
Hosted by Robert Sewell.

 

Wednesday, December 31

3 p.m. – Capital Steps Year in Review – KTOO
Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review. It’s all in their hour-long special of “Politics Takes a Holiday!” This year will feature all-new awards, such as:

“Is that guy jumping the White House fence or is he just really into Michelle’s ‘Get Moving’ campaign? “You say ISIS, I say ISIL. Let’s call the whole thing off.” And of course, “I scream, you scream, we all scream EBOLA!”

Go ahead and announce it on your social media pages, but don’t post it on the Cloud because we have some pictures we really don’t think the world is ready to see.

So let’s send 2014 out like a character from Fifty Shades of Grey…with a bright red bottom.

Let’s have some fun, shall we?
Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review. It’s all in their hour-long special of “Politics Takes a Holiday!” This year will feature all-new awards, such as:

“Is that guy jumping the White House fence or is he just really into Michelle’s ‘Get Moving’ campaign? “You say ISIS, I say ISIL. Let’s call the whole thing off.” And of course, “I scream, you scream, we all scream EBOLA!”

Go ahead and announce it on your social media pages, but don’t post it on the Cloud because we have some pictures we really don’t think the world is ready to see.

So let’s send 2014 out like a character from Fifty Shades of Grey…with a bright red bottom.

Let’s have some fun, shall we?

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