Florida Matters 7:30am – 8am

Long before Florida was known for Mickey Mouse and Disney World, it was a vacation destination defined by its beaches and other attractions that drew on the state's natural beauty. Spots like Silver Springs and Cypress Gardens -- and a variety of places that put the word "gator" in their names.  We’ll re-visit some of these historic and fascinating places on Florida Matters.

Florida Matters 6:30pm – 7pm

Long before Florida was known for Mickey Mouse and Disney World, it was a vacation destination defined by its beaches and other attractions that drew on the state's natural beauty. Spots like Silver Springs and Cypress Gardens -- and a variety of places that put the word "gator" in their names.  We’ll re-visit some of these historic and fascinating places on Florida Matters.

Occasional Shivers 8pm – 9pm

Branford Marsalis hosts this special radio drama set in 1960s Manhattan.  Music, song and dialogue weave through the story of two young lovers who meet at a pair of Christmas parties. The music is newly composed by Southern-pop icon Chris Stamey, but sounds straight-up torch song, in the tradition of the Great American Songbook.  Featured performers include Nnenna Freelon (singing the title song), Marshall Crenshaw, Kirsten Lambert, and others, as well as an all-star band that includes jazz great, Bill Frisell.

Marian McPartland’s Christmas Piano Jazz 8pm – 9pm

From the Piano Jazz archives, this 2006 special features host Marian McPartland looking back at some favorite Christmas and holiday songs performed on the show throughout the years. Melissa Walker sings “The Moon on Christmas Eve,” written by Kathryn Williams and Vana Gerig, who stop by to talk about the song’s genesis. Pianist Cleo Brown evokes the style of Duke Ellington as she plays the traditional Christmas hymn “Silent Night.”