We’re celebrating the season on WFPL with a variety of new programs and classic favorites. Here’s our schedule for 2014.
Tuesday 12/16 7pm Hanukkah Lights
A perennial NPR favorite with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andrew Borowitz, and Theodore Bikel. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
Monday 12/22 7pm All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. Hear renditions of great holiday music you’ll never hear at the mall or your mother’s house.
Tuesday 12/23 7pm 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. Hosted by Lynn Neary.
7pm Tinsel Tales III
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. Hosted by Lynn Neary.
8-11pm A Christmas Carol
Long-time radio reader Doug Brown reads the Charles Dickens holiday classic on Christmas Eve, complete and unabridged.
Friday 12/26 7pm A Season’s Griot 2014
This annual 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. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson.