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Spinning on Air

A Very Jolly Synthesized Christmas

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Plug in the Christmas cheer! David Garland presents vintage recordings of holiday favorites performed on Moog, Buchla, and other analog synthesizers. You might think this sonic tinsel would seem synthetic, but it's full of genuine joy and warmth.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Christmastime is (Almost) Here

Saturday, December 21, 2013

It wouldn't be December without watching the 1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" once or twice or 20 times. The holiday classic features memorable tunes by Vince Guaraldi, including "Christmastime is Here."

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Operavore

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 21, 2013

This week on Operavore we're bringing opera singers into our home for Christmas with a playlist of lullabies and carols to sooth the holiday frenzy.

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Movies on the Radio

Christmas at the Movies

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, it's holiday favorites including "it's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "The Bishop's Wife," among others. 

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Selected Shorts

Short Stories to Bring Comfort, Joy and a Little Sass

Friday, December 20, 2013

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four Christmas-themed works to bring you comfort, joy, and a little sass.

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Studio 360

Tim Minchin's Christmas Carol

Friday, December 20, 2013

Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda perfectly conjures both the naughtiness and sweetness of kids being kids. When it comes to Christmas, Minchin is a bit of a cynic. But we think his Christmas song, written for his daughter, is a modern classic. ...

Video: “White Wine in the Sun" (live)

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Reflections from the Keyboard

The Piano in Winter

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Evoking the snowy landscape and Christmas cheer, this week features pieces such as Fanny Mendelssohn's December and Chopin's Winter Wind Etude.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WNYC & WQXR's radio play of A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's become a beloved holiday tradition - our annual radio play of A Christmas Carol featuring hosts from WNYC and WQXR. 

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Arts

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 ...

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Canadian Brass Perform Holiday Music Live in The Greene Space

Monday, December 16, 2013

Just in time for the holiday season, the Canadian Brass stopped by The Greene Space for an exclusive New York performance from their new CD, Christmas Time Is Here.   

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Exploring Music

Merrie England

Monday, December 16, 2013

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores Christmas music from "Merrie England."

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck's Hyper-Specific 2013 Album Gift Guide

Monday, December 16, 2013

Music can be the perfect gift at the holidays: It's entertaining, inexpensive, and oh-so-easy to wrap. But matching the right album to the various people in your life can be a bit of a challenge. So if you're looking for inspiration, Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop has put together a gift guide of albums released during the past year, perfectly tailored to your very specific shopping list.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christmas Tree-onomics

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We've been conducting a (very) informal poll about what WNYC listeners are paying for their Christmas trees this year. John Roundcity, Foreman at SoHo Trees (stationed around the corner from WNYC headquarters), and Galen Parke, tree farmer and seller for Adam Parke Trees, break down the economics of the pop-up Christmas tree industry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Congressman Maloney; Time Picks the Pope; NJ Politics; X-Mas Tree Economy

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney discusses the Affordable Care Act and the ongoing disagreements about it in Congress. Plus: Time picks Pope Francis as the person of the year; WNYC's Sarah Gonzalez explains why access lane closures to the George Washington Bridge has become a political issue in New Jersey; the economy of Christmas trees; and another installment of Context and Movie with "Inside Llewyn Davis."

The Brian Lehrer Show

Oh Christmas Fees! How Much Did You Pay For Your Tree?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is the tree guy around the corner selling for half the price you paid? Tell us how much you shelled out, and whether you feel you got a fair price. And if you're still shopping - check out the results on our XMas tree map.

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WNYC News

Our Holiday Guide For Theater Lovers

Friday, December 06, 2013

The holiday season means yet more to chose from on New York stages. There are dozens of Christmas-inspired shows — from the classic, to the "Occupy" versions — many family productions to consider if you have visitors in town, and several plays to see before they close.

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The Takeaway

Holiday Window Displays Get Touches of Technology

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

All this week, we’re looking at the ways that technology is changing our holidays and our traditions. As we look at the digital migration of the holidays, we wanted to see how the retro department store window displays are responding to technology. Jeremy Bergstein is managing partner and head of strategy for the Science Project, which designed this year's Christmas windows for Saks Fifth Avenue. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the ways new technologies are being incorporated into the age-old tradition of holiday window displays.

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Soundcheck

2013 Holiday Album Rundown

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Soundcheck surveys this year's crop of holiday albums  -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- so you don't have to.

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The Takeaway

Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

It’s no secret that technology is changing the way we live, but what does that mean when it comes to our experience of the holiday season? Some may say that digital technology is taking the magic out of the holidays as Christmas no longer seems quaint when 1 in 3 children write their lists to Santa through a website or smartphone app. Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s New Tech City, joins The Takeaway to discuss how technology has transformed our holiday traditions.

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WNYC News

Making a Little Broadway Show in a Store Window

Friday, November 29, 2013

Shoppers heading out this Black Friday will find plenty of bargains — and also sophisticated windows.

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