WNYC 2013 Holiday Special Programming

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Soundcheck - 2013: The Year in Music
Week of December 16, 9pm 93.9FM, Monday-Friday
Join Soundcheck all this week for a round-up of the best -- and worst -- music of 2013. Listen back to our favorite in-studio performances from the past year. Plus: Each day, host John Schaefer reveals ...


One NY Artist: Iradj Moini

Saturday, August 03, 2013


There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous. Others scratch out a living while perfecting their craft.

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One NY Artist: Masa Urushido

Friday, June 07, 2013


The summer brings New York City's art scene out in the open, with outdoor concerts, film screenings and theater productions. Indoors, seasonal artistry of a different sort is being mixed up nightly by the curators of the city's booming specialty cocktail scene.

he summer brings New York City's art scene out in the open, with outdoor concerts, film screenings and theater productions.  Indoors, seasonal artistry of a different sort is being mixed up nightly by the curators of the city's booming specialty cocktail scene.
WNYC continues to highlight artists of all disciplines, in their own words.  Here's Masa Urushido, bar manager of the Bowery eatery, Saxon and Parole
WNYC continues to highlight artists of all disciplines, in their own words.  Masa Urushido is an artist of alcohol, mixing up fresh juices, artisanal bitters and booze into taste-bud blowing, mind-tingling combinations at the Bowery eatery, Saxon + Parole.


A Great Miracle Happened There

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A conversation between Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and host Larry Josephson about the history, rituals, foods and meaning of Hanukkah--and its importance to American Jews in our time. Cantors David Lefkowitz and Elisheva Dienstfrey sing the music of Hanukkah.

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Hanukkah Lights 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hanukkah Lights for 2011 presents a collection of specially commissioned works — brand-new stories in which a bookish schoolboy finds a troublesome streak of defiance, a young woman finds a rewarding new life while confronting sudden tragedy, and a few desperate men find miraculous comfort in a quiet ceremony of light — all read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz, in a program that launches the third decade of this annual holiday favorite.


WNYC Holiday Special Programming

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hanukkah Lights 2011
Airs December 17 at 2PM on AM 820, December 18 at 8PM on AM 820, and December 20 at 3PM on 93.9 FM
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan ...

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Third Coast International Audio Festival

Thursday, November 24, 2011


The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The 2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast. The featured documentaries, all winners of the 11th annual TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, demonstrate just how powerful radio can be. This is the place to hear the most accomplished producers and best emerging talent from around the world, artists who are shaping the future of public radio.

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The Hidden World of Girls

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Hidden World of Girls gathers stories from around the world of girls and the women they became; of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, and changed the tide.  Hosted by actress and comedian, Tina Fey, The Hidden World of Girls was inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  

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Remember Us Unto Life

Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Remember Us Unto Life" is a one-hour celebration of Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement - eight days known as the Jewish High Holidays.

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Decade 9/11: Music of Reflection and Resilience

Friday, September 09, 2011

WQXR presents The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine's first public concert under the direction of the renowned Kent Tritle, performing works that capture the power of music to provide solace, inspiration and hope. 

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Bach: Solace and Inspiration

Thursday, September 08, 2011

As the intense emergency of the 9/11 attacks subsided, David Garland turned to the music of 18th Century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Moved by Bach's deep emotion, the beauty of Bach's musical logic, and the profound way Bach's music is able to express the truths and ideals of humanity, Garland created "Bach: Solace and Inspiration," to inaugurate WNYC's return to music programming on September 23, 2001. For this tenth anniversary of 9/11, Garland has assembled highlights from the original program.

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Decade 9/11 Broadcast Schedule, WNYC, WQXR and The Greene Space

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The full schedule of Decade 9/11 programming on WNYC, WQXR and in The Greene Space.

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The Breakdown: A Marketplace Special

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kai Ryssdal hosts The Breakdown, an hour-long special. Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch will discuss the major financial events from 2008 to now. New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore will explain what is behind the drastic market swings. Marketplace will also report on the biggest impact of the economic crisis to individuals: joblessness. Marketplace will ask the tough questions. The Breakdown will also take a global perspective with reports from Europe and China on the relationship between their economies and ours.

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Decade 9/11: Send Your Words and Images of Hope

Friday, August 19, 2011

COLLABORATE with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space this fall in A City Reimagined 2011, a new season of once-in-a-lifetime conversations and performances opening as the city observes the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001.

A City Reimagined: Voices of 9/11 in Poetry and Performance

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Award-winning poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux is joined by actors Joan Allen, Rocco Sisto, Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Ty Jones for an evening of stories and remembrances, with live music from cellist Dana Leong and an art installation designed by Cey Adams.

Travels with Mike: In Search of America 50 Years After Steinbeck

Monday, July 04, 2011

Travels with Mike stops in some of the same towns that author John Steinbeck visited when he travelled around the country in 1960 on a trip that inspired him to write the iconic book “Travels with Charley”. Travels with Mike comprises a series of conversations, across time, between a great American writer of the last century and a diverse array of contemporary artists — conversations about issues, place, and the spirit of the country.  


Being Gay in Africa

Saturday, June 25, 2011

If you want to be out and proud then Africa is not most inviting of places. Homosexual acts are illegal in numerous countries on the continent and in recent years many African leaders have been increasing the anti-gay rhetoric. In Uganda a proposed anti-gay law continues to be discussed which includes life imprisonment for gays.


30th Annual Bloomsday on Broadway

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Symphony Space’s marks its 30th annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses Thursday, June 16 with a marathon reading featuring over 100 actors and all 18 episodes of the famed novel.  WNYC 93.9 FM will join in to broadcast the readings from 8pm until it ends sometime after midnight, or you can stream the complete live video Webcast below.

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The Changing World: One Block in Harlem

Friday, April 29, 2011

Michael Goldfarb traces this iconic neighborhood's story by telling the history of a single street in Harlem - 120th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues - from 1910 to the present. Harlem is the best known African-American neighborhood in the world, but a hundred years ago 120th Street was, like most of the area, a Jewish neighborhood. Goldfarb describes life as it was and life as it is today and asks what price has been paid by long-time black residents for the area's gentrification.

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Walt Whitman: Song of Myself

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Walt Whitman: Song of Myself” explores how a 36-year old freelance journalist and part-time house-builder living in Brooklyn created his outrageous, groundbreaking work that irrevocably altered the development of poetry—and literature—that followed.

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