Special Programming

Here is a list of special programs that air Monday nights at 9  and at other times outside of our normal schedule.

Indivisible

Jan 22, 2017
WNYC

Mondays through Thursdays starting Jan. 23, 2017, at 8 PM on News2

Tuesday, January 17, 7 PM

WVPE will air both Indiana and Michigan's state of the state addresses, simultaneously.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his first address to the General Assembly and you can hear it live on our main channel at 88.1 WVPE.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be broadcast on WVPE News2, which you can hear on an HD radio, online or on the WVPE app.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 8 PM on News2

The second week of 2017 is turning out to be a very busy one in American politics. As the U.S. prepares for a new presidential administration to take office, The NPR Politics Team is covering a flurry of confirmation and intelligence hearings at the Capitol, a "farewell" speech by President Obama, and a news conference held by President-elect Trump. The NPR Politics Podcast Radio Special offers reporting and analysis of all of these events.

APM Reports: In The Dark

Jan 9, 2017

Child abductions are rare crimes. And they're typically solved. For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports and reporter Madeleine Baran reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation's sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving effectiveness and accountability.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, 9 PM

NPR News has produced a new hour-long special called, “College Choice: The Value of It All,” hosted by All Things Considered’s Robert Siegel. Robert spent more than a year checking in periodically with nine college seniors, talking with them about their choice of school and how things turned out. The special follows the arc of these visits, capturing the highlights of this ATC reporting project from beginning to end.

Toast of the Nation

Dec 20, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 9 PM - Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, 3 AM

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world! We’ll hear sets from Buika, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, pianist Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 8 PM

If only the Capitol Steps had some funny material to work with in 2016…is something that will never cross your mind when listening to their Year In Review New Year’s special. All your election favorites will be there: President Elect Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin…wait, what?!?

Let’s not let the election divide us any further. Tune in, and let’s unite in laughter! And for goodness sake, can someone give Merrick Garland a hug?

krpoliticaljunkie.com / PRX

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, 9 PM

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, 9 PM

Bob Boilen’s had it with the holidays. He storms out of the studio and finds himself taking a Dickensian journey, with visits from some old friends including Carrie Brownstein, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann, Ben Folds, and more. And um, they will also play the usual unusual holiday songs.

Nate Ryan / MPR

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, 11 PM

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish communities, plus an exploration of well-loved holiday traditions.

Hanukkah Lights

Dec 18, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, 10 PM

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories. Written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, 11 PM

The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro, and co-produced by OPB and Murray Street Productions.

An Afro Blue Christmas

Dec 18, 2016

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, 10 PM

Here's a very special holiday concert with Howard University's premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue, and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The a-cappela group performs a variety of holiday songs including African-American spirituals, jazz and pop tunes, and classical repertoire. The joyous celebration includes one of a kind arrangements on traditional holiday songs plus new compositions... music perfect for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. Hosted by Michele Norris.

Brian Yoder Schlabach / Goshen College

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, 9 PM

Occasional Shivers

Dec 18, 2016
APM

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, 10 PM

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