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Holiday Programming from HPR
11/25 Thanksgiving Day
6:00 am The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential
A funny, gravy-spattered special with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio’s national food show The Splendid Table®. She’ll take listeners’ live “kitchen helpline” calls and provide help for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Joining the program this year are international chef and food advocate Jamie Oliver, international culinary innovator José Andrés, wine author Joshua Wesson, and regular Splendid Table restaurant guides Jane and Michael Stern
5:00 pm Giving Thanks with John Burge
A music-and-stories celebration of Thanksgiving. Host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday—perfect for broadcast while families gather at the table to share common blessings. Deepak Chopra, celebrated writer on spirituality and wellness, and Nigella Lawson, British food writer who appears on NPR's Morning Edition, BBC television, and the Food Network, are featured. Classical music is the heart and soul of Giving Thanks, and this year's selections include Simple Gifts from Yo-Yo Ma, a hymn of Thanksgiving from Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, the autumnal lyricism of Mark O'Connor's American Seasons, and a cornucopia of Bach. Between the music, it's a contemporary celebration of spirit of Gratitude.
6:30 pm Aloha Shorts. Special rebroadcast of the show on Food, with pieces that will take you from soup to coffee. With guest reader Wanda Adams.
7:00pm Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR’s Lisa Simeone. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’ holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.
8:00 pm The Yule Deal, with Seth Markow
5:00 pm Sabor Tropical will celebrate the holidays “Latin style” with a special program titled “Navidad Tropical,” featuring holiday favorites in Salsa, traditional Spanish Christmas songs, Musica Tipica and Latin Jazz.
7:00 pm A Season’s Griot
Public radio’s only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 17 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples. This year's program features a retrospective of the wonderful stories and music from 17 years of “A Season’s Griot.” You'll hear the very best stories told by distinguished storytellers. Familiar and favorite elements of Griot will be in place with plenty of music, and an original composition by the show's poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette.
1/1/2011 (and 1/8)
5:00 pm Sabor Tropical kicks off its 20th Anniversary year on HPR with a two part review of the “Best of 2010.”
6:30 pm The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday, New Year’s Edition
Although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
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3:00 pm Live from the Atherton: Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Education Department presents Dvorak’s “Rusalka,” an opera based on the Little Mermaid fairy tale. Gene Schiller hosts.
7 pm: “Welcome Christmas” – A Christmas salute to John Rutter by VocalEssence, under the direction of Philip Brunelle.
7 pm: “Echoes of Christmas” –
The famed Dale Warland Singers with a Christmas concert drawn from their archives of live performances.
7 pm: “A Chanticleer Christmas”
The world’s finest male chorus celebrates Christmas; recorded live in San Francisco and hosted by Brian Newhouse.
3 pm: “Chaunukah in Story and Song”
A returning one-hour Chanukah favorite, a celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy.
6 pm: “A Paul Winter Solstice Concert”
From the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Paul Winter is back again with a unique exploration of the solstice tradition in cultures near and far.
12/24 Christmas Eve
8:30 am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from Kings College, Cambridge.
In 1918, the then-new dean of King’s Chapel, 34-year-old Eric Milner-White, wanted to try something innovative and beyond the standard liturgy of the Church of England. So, he wove together scripture and song, called on readers of various ages from school and town, and made up this truly magical progression that carries us from prophecy to fulfillment, from Old Testament foretelling to a birthday celebration.
7:00 pm The Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus in Concert at Honolulu’s Kawaiaha`o Church.
12/25 Christmas Day
1:00 pm Met archive broadcast of Smetana’s delightful comedy The Bartered Bride. Originally heard Dec. 2, 1978, the last time the opera was aired on a live Saturday broadcast. James Levine, celebrating his 40th Anniversary at the Met this season, conducts a legendary cast that included Teresa Stratas (Marenka), Nicolai Gedda (Jenik), Jon Vickers (Vasek), and Martti Talvela, (Kecal). Two intermissions; length about three hours.
8:00 pm Mirror of the New. Bob Wehrmann will be airing his most requested program, which has incurred the wrath of Republican cowboys and Liberal vegetarians: Garland Hershi’s Cows.
10 am The classic New Year’s Day From Vienna 2011 concert, live from the Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, with the Vienna Philharmonic.
8:00 pm Mirror of the New.
Bob Wehrmann presents a surprise program celebrating hangover cures and albino slide guitar players specializing in performance of music generated by numerology found in the fractals of light. The program features music composed on January 1, 2011, the first compositions of the second decade of the Twenty-first century C.E.