WUSF 89.7 Holiday Programming

The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special: 4:00-5:00pm
12/16/2017 - 4:00pm
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Celebrate the season with amazing holiday performances from NPR’s Tiny Desk!  This first ever special includes Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Steve Martin, Hanson, The Polyphonic Spree and more! The holiday special is hosted by NPR Music frenemies Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson.

Jazz Night in America: Happy Holidays!: 8:00-9:00pm
12/16/2017 - 8:00pm
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Swing into the holiday season with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s take on Christmas classics, featuring Catherine Russell on vocals.  

Telling Tampa Bay Stories, Part 1
12/17/2017 - 7:30am
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Telling Tampa Bay Stories, Part 1 – Stories we gathered from residents of Progress Village, an historic Tampa neighborhood.  This is a wonderful, local collection of memories, and hopes for the future from people who call Progress Village home.  [Photo: Flickr/duane.schoon]

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 2017: 12:00-2:00pm
12/17/2017 - 12:00pm
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Brian O'Donovan's A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for almost thirty years, and is a holiday tradition on WUSF. This Christmas-themed live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season.

Florida Matters: 6:30-7:00PM
12/19/2017 - 6:30pm
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Telling Tampa Bay Stories, Part 2 – More of the stories we gathered from residents of Progress Village, an historic Tampa neighborhood.  This is a wonderful, local collection of memories, and hopes for the future from people who call Progress Village home. [Photo: flickr/...

Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration: 9:00–11:00pm
12/21/2017 - 9:00pm
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Celebrate the Return of the Sun - and the Warming of the heart with Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The...

The Moth Radio Hour: 4:00-5:00pm
12/23/2017 - 4:00pm
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During this special holiday hour, you’ll hear stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfil her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man waits and waits for the perfect moment to...

Joy To The World: A Holiday in Pink - 9:00-10:00pm
12/23/2017 - 9:00pm
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The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, you’ll hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire...

Florida Matters: 7:30-8:00am
12/24/2017 - 7:30am
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Telling Tampa Bay Stories, Part 2 – More of the stories we gathered from residents of Progress Village, an historic Tampa neighborhood.  This is a wonderful, local collection of memories, and hopes for the future from people who call Progress Village home. [Photo: flickr/...

Tinsel Tales 4: So Much More NPR Christmas Favorites - 3:00-4:00pm
12/24/2017 - 3:00pm
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In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. NPR's past and present tell stories of the season!  Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or...

Jazz Piano Christmas 33: 8:00-9:00pm
12/24/2017 - 8:00pm
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Join the Kennedy Center and NPR Music for a special Mardi Gras themed holiday concert. Hosted by Felix Contreras. [Photo: pixabay/ 42557-42557]

Sunday Night Christmas Jazz! - 9:00pm –1:00am
12/24/2017 - 9:00pm
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Whitney James celebrates the season with favorites and some fun, original holiday songs by a variety of great jazz performers, including the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite.

Marketplace Tech’s “The Holidays of the Future”: 6:00-7:00pm
12/25/2017 - 6:00pm
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Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood explores the future of holiday purchases and celebrations. How will the holiday experience change in the next decade? How will we buy things? What machines and bots will join us around the dinner table? What companies will be household names?...

Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol: 8:00-9:00pm
12/25/2017 - 8:00pm
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Join us for an updated version of a WUSF 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 features Mimi Kennedy.

Christmas Jazz! - 9:00pm – 1:00am
12/25/2017 - 9:00pm
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Join Dominic Walker Christmas night as he celebrates the season with an evening of ballads and Big Band Christmas music, featuring tracks from Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.

Florida Matters: 6:30– 7:00pm
12/26/2017 - 6:30pm
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Our “Year in Review” News Roundtable special program, featuring guest journalists – summing up the major news stories that impacted Florida in 2017. [Photo: pixabay/geralt-9301]

Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday: New Year’s Edition 2017! - 4:00 – 5:00pm
12/30/2017 - 4:00pm
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Put down those indictments, Robert Mueller – if you’re hoping Paul Manafort will sing like a canary, all you have to do is tune in to the Capitol Steps year-end edition of “Politics Takes a Holiday.”  You might even pick up some classified secrets as he joins the Donald to sing “I’m So Indicted...

Jazz Night in America: In Memoriam - 8:00-9:00pm
12/30/2017 - 8:00pm
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Jazz Night in America remembers the musicians we lost this year - Geri Allen, Jon Hendricks, Ben Riley and Al Jarreau - to name a few. In this episode, Christian McBride pays tribute.  

Florida Matters: 7:30 - 8:00am
12/31/2017 - 7:30am
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Our “Year in Review” News Roundtable special program, featuring guest journalists – summing up the major news stories that impacted Florida in 2017.  [Photo: pixabay/Engin_Akyurt-365635]

Toast of the Nation - 9:00pm Sunday – 5:00am Monday
12/31/2017 - 9:00pm
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An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is festive jazz you can party to – all night long.  Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a special venue, throughout the country.  Happy New Year!

 

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