Holiday Spirit

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Leonard Lopate hosts his annual Christmas gospel hour. Then we replay some favorite interviews from the past few months, starting with Marcel Theroux, who discusses about his novel Far North, one of this year’s National Book Award Finalists. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about why architecture matters.

Christmas Gospel

Leonard celebrates an hour of his favorite classic Christmas gospel songs!

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Far North

Marcel Theroux talks about his latest novel Far North. It is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist, and tells the story of one man’s quest through an arctic landscape, from humanity’s origins to its possible end.


Why Architecture Matters

Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger, who writes for The New Yorker, discusses the world of architecture. In Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, he looks at skyscrapers, museums, airports, monuments, suburban shopping malls, and white-brick apartment houses. His book Why Architecture Matters looks ...

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Leonard's Christmas Gospel Playlist


1. When Was Jesus Born (Marion Williams & Stars of Faith) Album: O Holy Night

2. Great Day in December (Swan Silvertones) Album: Saviour Pass Me Not

3. No Room at the Hotel (The Chosen Gospel Singers) Album: The Lifeboat

4. No Room at the Inn (Mahalia Jackson) Album: ...


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