Special Programming

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 22, 9 PM

Join Michael Feinstein for an hour of yuletide cheer and music. This edition of Song Travels journeys from Hollywood’s vintage silver screen to New York City’s iconic Birdland club. The Michael Feinstein Big Band performs selections from the classic movie White Christmas, and Feinstein shares rare recordings from some of his favorite performers.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 PM - 12 AM

Celebrate the return of the sun and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's 2014 encore 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

Friday, Dec. 16, 9 PM

Hollywood Holiday

Dec 5, 2016
Walt Disney Pictures

Thursday, Dec. 15, 9 PM

Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of holiday movie music that ranges from the sentimental to the completely cranky. From "White Christmas" and cozy homes for the holidays to Grinches, Scrooges, and Muppets, A Hollywood Holiday takes in your favorite holiday movies from a musical point of view.

Indiana Public Media

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, 6 PM

Hoosiers from across the state will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with a look at the state’s past, present, and future on Saturday, December 10th at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

The Bicentennial Gala will feature special guests, performances by Hoosiers, and a celebration of the heritage that makes up the 92 counties in the state.

Highlights from the live event:

Portraits of Faith

Dec 5, 2016
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Friday, Dec. 9, 9 PM

Nine people of nine different faiths and philosophies attempt to answer a deceptively simple question: What does it mean to you to believe?

Advent Voices

Dec 2, 2016
http://www.yourclassical.org/story/2016/11/24/advent-voices

Thursday, Dec. 8, 9 PM

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

Good Radio Shows, Inc. & Peace Talks Radio

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 9 PM

On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, three guests who’ll touch on just a few of the many reasons political polarization continues in the U.S. Each have a few ideas and programs that could close the gap, even a little bit. Ideas that you could try that just might lessen political polarization at your dinner table, in your neighborhood, your state, and around the country.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, 9 PM

Produced the day after Leon Russell's death on November 13, 2016, music host Paul Ingles plays some spectacular Leon Russell performances and reviews his career with guest contributors Steve Pendlebury, Gardner Campbell, Darren Devivo and Scott Freiman.

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