Toast of the Nation: Live All Night, 9pm – 5am

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's jazz that you can party to, all night long with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations, contributing something new to the musical feast. Tune in all night for the celebration and energy from live concert recordings of Wynton Marsalis, Snarky Puppy, Wycliffe Gordon, and more.

Florida Matters: Best Of – Town Hall: HIV In Florida 7:30am - 8am

WUSF and its statewide reporting project, Health News Florida, presented a remarkable series of stories focusing on HIV patients and their communities. On September 1st, we presented a Florida Matters Town Hall that featured panelists Mary Shedden with Health News Florida; Debbie Sergi-Laws with Sarasota’s Comprehensive Care Clinic; and Dr. Vilma Vega with Infectious Disease Associates in Sarasota.

Florida Matters: Best Of – Town Hall: HIV In Florida 6:30pm – 7pm

WUSF and its statewide reporting project, Health News Florida, presented a remarkable series of stories focusing on HIV patients and their communities. On September 1st, we presented a Florida Matters Town Hall that featured panelists Mary Shedden with Health News Florida; Debbie Sergi-Laws with Sarasota’s Comprehensive Care Clinic; and Dr. Vilma Vega with Infectious Disease Associates in Sarasota.

Capitol Steps New Year’s! 8pm – 9pm

It’s the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private servers. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates than you can shake a stick at! Tune in this New Year’s for a laugh, and some fun as we ring in 2016 on your NPR station.

Capitol Steps New Year’s! 3pm – 4pm

It’s the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private servers. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates than you can shake a stick at! Tune in this New Year’s for a laugh, and some fun as we ring in 2016 on your NPR station.

Saturday Night Jazz 2015 Jazz Favorites 9pm – 1am

There was some great jazz made this year, and you heard a lot of it on our nightly jazz programs on WUSF. Again this year, we’ll take a few hours and revisit some of the new releases that were favorites of our All Night Jazz audience. Guitarist Dave Stryker tops our list for the second straight year, with his Stanley Turrentine tribute, ‘Messin’ with Mr. T.’ Others sure to be included are rising star vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, the 12-year old piano sensation Joey Alexander, and Bay Area favorites La Lucha and Jun Bustamante, with their disc ‘Standards Not Standards.’

Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites 4pm – 5pm

Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR’s past and present tell extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Some are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. All are worthwhile!

All Night Jazz Christmas 7pm

Join Mike Cornette as you wind down from a full day of food, fun and festivities – with the perennial favorite, the Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite, in its entirety! Also enjoy a sprinkling of seasonal songs and favorite ballads as you wind up Christmas.

Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites 9am – 10am

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Town program, here is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season – including Daniel Pinkwater.

Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve follows in the footsteps of travelers who made long, arduous and dangerous journeys to
reach Jerusalem. He begins in Istanbul, Turkey, a busy medieval staging post for pilgrims to the Holy
Land. Before falling to the Ottoman Empire, it was the center of Roman Christianity under Emperor
Constantine. His mother, Helena, arguably the first pilgrim to the Holy Land, brought back relics
from Jerusalem to fill the city's churches.