WSHU Holiday Programs

WSHU Public Radio is bringing you a wide selection of special programs for this holiday season. It includes music and thoughts for Chanukah, as well as songs, carols and stories for Christmas starting on Dec. 16.  Among the annual favorites will be the live broadcast of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College in Cambridge, England on Christmas Eve. Also coming, a Strauss-fest, live from Vienna on New Year's Day, stories and music for Kwaanza and the political satire of the Capitol Steps in the newest edition of Politics Takes a Holiday.

WSHU Holiday Programs
5:27 am
Tue December 16, 2014

A Season's Griot

Griots of Sambala, king of Medina, 1890.
Credit Bibliothèque nationale de France

A Season's Griot

Friday, Dec. 26, 9 to 10 p.m., on WSHU-FM

This one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. This year's program will celebrate Peace with special guests Pamela Reid, Joyce Grear and the show's poet laureate, Beverly Burnette.

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WSHU Holiday Programs
5:25 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Light And Gold: The Music Of Eric Whitacre

Light and Gold; The Music of Eric Whitacre

Dec. 29, 8 to 10 p.m., WSHU-FM

Eric Whitacre is America's most popular composer today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. This 2-hour program includes Whitacre with co-host Brian Newhouse describing the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.

WSHU Holiday Programs
5:15 am
Tue December 16, 2014

The Capitol Steps New Year's Edition of "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

The Capitol Steps New Year's Edition of "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

Saturday, Jan. 3, 12 to 1 p.m., on WSHU-FM, WSUF, and WQQQ    

Help us roast 2014 to a crisp with The Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

New Year's Day from Vienna 2014
2:24 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Polkas, Gallops and Waltzes

The Vienna Philharmonic

New Year's Day from Vienna 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on WSHU-FM

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2014. The orchestra has invited Daniel Barenboim to welcome 2014 by conducting the annual New Year's concert, honoring his 25 years of musical collaboration with the orchestra  and his efforts to bring peace to the world through music. Hear the hit tunes of the Strauss family and others -- polkas, gallops and waltzes, live from the Musikverein, on New Year's Day from Vienna.

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