A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel, Issaac Bashevis Singer, and Jonathan Safran Foer as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
A WNIJ radio tradition continues this year with stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.
Hosted by Lynn Neary. Join us Sunday, December 25th at Noon.
Celebrate the Return of the Sun - and the Warming of the Earth - with an exuberant Feast of Sound captured live in the majestic Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
John Schaefer hosts this all new performance, featuring the Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Danny Rivera -- the "National Voice of Puerto Rico”, and Abdel Salaam's Forces of Nature percussion and dance ensemble. Join us Wednesday, December 21st at 8pm.
With help from the folks at Echoes, we orchestrate a winter landscape in sound, with no carols or Christmas songs, just a glistening expanse of evocative music to carry you through the longest night of the year, from Loreena McKennitt, R. Carlos Nakai, Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Klaus Schulze, the Mediaeval Baebes and John Luther Adams, and more. Join us Thursday, December 20th at 10pm on 89-5, WNIJ.
Ira Glass and Company put their unique spin on stories for the holiday season, the way only This American Life can. Join us Friday, December 21st at 7pm or Saturday, December 11th at 11am on 89.5, WNIJ.
American Routes has made its list, and there's no need to check it twice. Join us for our favorite holiday tunes, from the hep jive of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, to the cool sentiments of Frank Sinatra and Elvis, and the ecstatic vibe of Celia Cruz and Bela Fleck. Plus yuletide memories from Diana Krall, Soloman Burke and other special guests. Be ready to bachata, boogie and second line as we celebrate the season. Join us Saturday, December 22nd at 7pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
A public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. 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. Join us Saturday, December 24th at 8pm.
A Kwanzaa celebration in story and song, again hosted by Madafo Lloyd Wilson. Familiar and favorite elements will be in place with plenty of music, and this year’s program will celebrate Family with special guests Elisha Minter, AKA Mother Minter, the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette. Join us Sunday, December 29th at 6pm on 89.5, WNIJ.