Happy December! ‘Tis the season for decent chocolate, Snuggies and vacation celebrations for a lot of totally different religions and cultures.
Whether you rejoice Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa — or are simply trying ahead to New Years Eve and 2019 — WFPL has vacation programming for you. Here’s what’s on faucet:
Sunday, December 2
Eight-9 p.m.: Hanukkah Lights 2018
A perennial NPR favourite, Hanukkah Lights options all new Hanukkah tales, written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
Tuesday, December 25
10 a.m. and 10 p.m.: Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
An up to date model of a public radio custom hosted by NPR’s Susan Stamberg. Master comic Jonathan Winters presents a particular studying of Dickens’ vacation traditional, with a particular performing version ready by Dickens for his personal shows. Also that includes Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.
11 a.m.-Three p.m.
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
This program options tales from the NPR archives that contact on the which means of Christmas. These 4, one-hour collections of tales function NPR voices previous and current telling tales of the season, together with David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk, Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh and Nina Totenberg. Some tales are humorous; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or shocking. You would possibly acknowledge them from our broadcast archives — otherwise you would possibly fall in love with them for the primary time. Hosted by Lynn Neary.
Three p.m.: Happy(ish) Holidays From Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Some individuals rejoice the vacations with cheer and eggnog and magic. Some individuals don’t rejoice the vacations in any respect. And lots of people endure the vacations with a smile on their face and a ache of their coronary heart. Because the vacations are powerful, and on this particular host Nora McInerny (from the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking) goes to speak about it. With particular company and tales from listeners, it’s an trustworthy have a look at why some individuals aren’t so jolly throughout this troublesome time of yr.
Saturday, December 29
9 p.m.: A Season’s Griot
A Season’s Griot is public radio’s solely nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for 23 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour particular captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.
Monday, December 31
Eight p.m.: Marketplace: Divided Decade
2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the monetary disaster, and Marketplace has spent the yr exploring the way it modified America. “Divided Decade” attracts a line from 2008 to the tumultuous political, cultural and financial local weather America is experiencing immediately.
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, the “Divided Decade” particular includes a round-up and evaluation of a few of Marketplace’s greatest protection on the disaster’ impression on housing, jobs, inequality and finance. It consists of the historic interview with the three males tasked with saving the financial system from complete devastation –Timothy Geithner, Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson – and an unique interview with the 2 males whose names will endlessly be synonymous with the reforms meant to shore it up – former congressmen Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.
“Divided Decade” additionally options an evaluation of our listener engagement sequence “How We Changed,” highlighting a few of the most distinguished, fascinating and shocking methods Americans really feel the disaster modified them.
9 p.m.: Toast of the Nation 2018/2019
An NPR custom each New Year’s Eve because the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the right audio complement for the event. It’s festive jazz you may get together to, all night time lengthy. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, every section stops in a particular venue, all through the nation.
Tuesday, January 1
Eight p.m.: Marketplace: Divided Decade (rebroadcast)