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Storycorps

StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory, Continued

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce's portrait of a marriage in the conclusion of his classic story "The Dead."

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Selected Shorts

The Persistence of Memory: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The conclusion of James Joyce’s classic story of family, memory, and lost love.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality in The Dead.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1: Family and Friends, Continued

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dinner is served at the Misses Morkan as James Joyce's "The Dead" continues.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1: Family and Friends

Thursday, December 25, 2014

James Joyce serves up a grand affair at the Misses Morkan.

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The Brothers Balliett

I'll Be in an Airplane Ten Miles Above Albania for Xmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy holidaze! This week, the Brothers Balliett pay homage to that great holiday tradition of seemingly-endless travel; two airplane-centric works take centerstage today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Christmas Gospel Music, Spun By Leonard Lopate

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Leonard's selection of gospel favorites to put you in the Christmas mood.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard's Christmas Gospel Playlist

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Leonard plays some of his favorite gospel tunes to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Specials

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

Thursday, December 25, 2014

One of the great holiday traditions in America: the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges get together to present a spine-tingling concert program.

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The Takeaway

Holiday Hack: The Science Behind Overeating

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Tis the season to stuff ourselves at the holiday dinner table and doze off. But there is a science behind what happens when we overeat and what you can do to make it to dessert.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Behold! Ignorance and Want Edition

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Sony Pictures hack, Hollywood film franchises, and favorite Christmas movies.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Pope's Mass Appeal, The Future Of Guantanamo Bay, and Holiday Movies

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pope Francis' year of popularity, the State Department's envoy to Guantanamo Bay resigns and talks on the prison's future, and the science of overeating and how to make it to dessert.

The Takeaway

Jolly Without Holly: How Non-Christian Families Navigate The Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How do non-Christian parents who prefer to keep Christmas-free homes stick to their guns in a nation that's so in love with Christmas? Families of different faiths weigh in here.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Christmas Hymns from the Bowery Mission in 1961

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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In this tape, part of our collection of NYC field recordings from the 1960s, an audience of mostly homeless men at a Bowery Mission Christmas sermon are asked to stand and sing.
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The Takeaway

How Mariah Carey Won Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Of the thousands of jingles composed since 1940, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" has become an instant holiday pop classic.

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The Takeaway

Christmas In A War Zone: The View From Syria

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two Syrian Christians raised in Damascus share childhood memories of Christmas and reflect on how relatives back in Syria are observing the holiday this year.

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Specials

Leonard Lopate's Christmas Gospel Hour

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Leonard Lopate plays some of his favorites for his annual Christmas gospel hour.

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The Sporkful

The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 22, 2014

We talk to coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

Spinning on Air

'Tis the Musical Season

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas music has a short shelf-life. David Garland savors the moment, with the right music for the right time, offering Christmas classics in intriguing, odd, and lovely arrangements.

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