The holiday season doesn't have to be stressful! Sunday Baroque will offer cheery seasonal music to create a festive spirit - baroque Christmas Concertos, carols, and other special treats to help you get into the right frame of mind. Whether you're relaxing, preparing for guests to arrive or finishing (starting?) your shopping, it's the perfect holiday soundtrack! Join us Sunday, December 16th from 7am to 10am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
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.
A 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 classics and contemporary carols. Join us Tuesday, December 18th at 9am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
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.
As you put the finishing touches on your holiday celebrations, Sunday Baroque will create a warm and lovely environment featuring a variety of recent and classic recordings of baroque holiday music. In the 8am hour of the show, we'll hear selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Join us Sunday, December 23rd at 8am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
This afternoon, President Obama will hold his first news conference in eight months. WNIJ will bring you live coverage starting at 12:20pm. We expect the President to address his re-election victory, the impending "fiscal cliff" and negotiations with Congress, as well as the resignation of CIA Director Petraeus and the questions surrounding General John Allen, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan.