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A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 12/29/2012 - 6:00pm
Sun, 12/30/2012 - 2:00pm
Sun Valley Center for the Arts

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we've rounded up a few memorable moments from 2012, including visits from Joshua Bell, Brad Paisley, Suzy Bogguss, Steve Wariner, Heather Masse, Aoife O'Donovan, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Punch Brothers, Sara Watkins, Joe Ely, Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, and much more. All that, plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and, of course, the News from Lake Wobegon.
 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:00pm
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:00am
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A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries , from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols. 

A Kwanzaa Special
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 7:00pm
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"A Season's Griot" is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.
 

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 4:59pm
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As of approximately 11:45am WSKG's transmitter in Ithaca (90.9) is without power due to downed lines.

WSKG's engineers have been notified and are working with NYSEG to get power restored. As of 4:40pm there is not estimation of when restoration is expected.

Please access WSKG's programming through our webstream at WSKG.org.  On the right hand side of the page it reads LIVE STREAM. Click on that and choose between WSKG and WSQX for a live stream of our programming. Thank you for your patience!

 

Freakonomics Radio
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 7:00pm

Sometimes we have a hard time committing ourselves – whether it's quitting a bad habit or following through on a worthy goal. A commitment device is essentially a clever means to help you commit to a course of action that you know will be hard. For an individual, this might mean losing weight, quitting smoking, or anything else involving willpower.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:00am
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:00pm
Kings College (MPR Photo / Michael Barone)

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.


 Look here for the complete program for the 2012 service
Read about the history of the Festival and hear interviews here.
 

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 8:00pm
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This holiday season, Madrigalia returns to public radio for Christmas with Madrigalia: A Time to Rejoice. This program of holiday cheer fills the season with joy, and features many Madrigalia favorites along with some new seasonal tunes to brighten the darkest of winter's days. The program features settings of familiar tunes and texts by some of today's most brilliant young composers along with some less familiar, yet captivating melodies.

The one-hour program, conducted by Lee Wright and recorded live in concert at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY, includes music by David Hogan, Eric Whitacre, Roger Wilhelm, Cary Ratcliff, Libby Larsen and others.
 

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 8:00pm
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What makes a song last? Join host Philip Furia for an enduring body of holiday songs, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers in styles that range from jazz to blues, rock to country. Hear the stories behind the songs, and hear familiar artists singing them. The program shows how The Great American Songbook came into being during the first half of the 20th-century through the interplay of the sheet-music publishing industry known as "Tin Pan Alley," the Broadway musical, the emergence of radio in the 1920s, the advent of sound movies, the creation of a jazz repertoire, and developments in the recording industry.
 

Part One: We explore the beginnings of popular Christmas songs, including Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Part Two: WWII Christmas songs, including "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "I'll Be Home for Christmas", and "Let It Snow"

Part Three: Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" and Coots and Gillespie's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
 

Special
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 7:00pm

During the holidays we unpack, dust off and polish up countless traditions,.  Some are surrounded by festive foods, others involve preparing and decorating for family, friends and homecomings. Many of these special times include classic movies that take us back to wonderful Christmases past. Lynne Warfel shares music that made great films from 'A Christmas Carol' to 'Polar Express' come alive with the warmth and sparkle of the season.

Holiday Special
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 7:00pm

Tinsel Tales 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.

  

Stories include:

Dad 'n' Sam (Jay Allison)
Homeless Christmas (Lee Stringer)
Christmas Morning, 1949 (Sylvia Seymour/Paul Auster)
Low-Glamour Christmas Party (Bailey White)
Doing it in the Closet (John McIlwraith)
Christopher (Jay O'Callahan)
Ode to Christmas (Chuck Kramer)
Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris)
Modern Day Joseph and Mary (Scott Simon)
John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story (John Henry Faulk)

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