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Special Holiday Programs on KSMU

Hannah Wingo

Join KSMU this holiday season for a special lineup of programs, from Chanukah to Christmas to Zwanzaa, as well as a satirical hour of entertainment as we prepare to ring in the New Year. Many of our programs are made possible in part by our friends at Public Radio International. Enjoy! And happy holidays!

Mon Dec. 11, 7 pm      A Christmas Celtic Soujourn    

Now in its 16th year, this Celtic celebration of the season features top-flight traditional singers and instrumentalists, and a story or two from the host Brian O’Donovan.

Wed Dec. 13, 7 pm      Chanukah in Story and Song      

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.

Mon Dec. 18, 7 pm    A Baroque Christmas in the New World      

Music from 17th and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya – most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya’s own hand.

Wed Dec 20, 7 pm      The Earth is Our Home for the Holidays and Always

It's Living on Earth's annual holiday show. Hear stories from three performers about life, sharing the planet and universal themes of the season. They'll sing, rap and talk about the need for love and kindness.

Tue Dec 26, 7 pm      A Season’s Griot      

Public radio’s only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. This one-hour celebration in story and song captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. Hosted by Madafo Lloyd Wilson.

Thu Dec 28, 7 pm      The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday     

The American political satire group is at it again with its 2017 year in review. Bring your sense of humor for this presentation as we approach the New Year.

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.