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WQXR Features

On-Demand Video: A WQXR Chanukah Party in The Greene Space

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of WQXR's celebration of the Festival of Lights in The Greene Space.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Deb Perelman's Big Breakfast Latkes

Monday, December 15, 2014

Just about everyone who makes breakfast has a version of breakfast potatoes, be they hash browns or home fries or skillet- smashed potatoes

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A Great Miracle Happened There

Sunday, December 01, 2013

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 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

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 Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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WQXR Features

The Eight Nights of Chanukah

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In a series of radio vignettes, at 7 pm each night of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories and talks about the customs of the holiday.

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WQXR Features

A Chanukah Musical Celebration

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tonight at 5:30 pm, hear how the spirit of Chanukah is richly reflected in the folk melodies and songs from countries across the globe where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries.

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The Takeaway

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Overlap, Tastily

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We're all looking forward to firing up the oven tomorrow and for those preparing a Thanksgiving feast in a Jewish household, this is the year to get creative in the kitchen. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide this year, so it's time to explore where those two culinary worlds meet. Deb Perelman, food blogger and author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, joins the Takeaway to discuss so-called 'Thanksgivukkah' recipes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hanukkah, American-Style

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dianne Ashton, professor of religion studies and former director of the American Studies program at Rowan University and author of Hanukkah in America: A History (NYU Press, 2013), talks about the ways American Jews adapted Hanukkah traditions.

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WQXR Features

WQXR's 2013 Holiday Programming

Monday, November 18, 2013

WQXR has got you covered with special programming throughout the 2013 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Whole Latke Love

Friday, December 14, 2012

Einat Admony, the chef of Balaboosta and Taïm, talks about the best way to make latkes and shares her recipe for Potato, Yam & Carrot Latke with Honey, Preserved Lemons & Yogurt Sauce.

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WNYC News

At White House Party, Long Island Menorah Becomes Symbol of Resilience

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Long Island menorah that survived Sandy will be taking center stage at the White House Hanukkah party Thursday evening.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Handel, a master at oratorio, conducted this work more than 40 times. It was a marvelous success in its day specifically because of its favorable depiction of Judas Maccabeus, son of a Jewish priest.

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Specials

Hanukkah Lights 2012

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Airs Saturday, December 8 at noon on AM820 and 3pm on 93.9FM

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 Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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Soundcheck

Twas The Night Before Hanukkah: Jewish Songwriters And The Christmas Songbook

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A new compilation from the archivists at the Idelsohn society, called Twas The Night Before Hanukkah: The Musical Battle Between Christmas And The Festival Of Lights, explores both the musical history of Hanukkah in the U.S., as well as the influence of Jewish songwriters and singers on America's Christmas songbook.

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Soundcheck

Remembering Dave Brubeck, Jewish Xmas Music, Trail Of Dead

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Today on Soundcheck: We pay tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who died yesterday the day before what would have been his 92nd birthday. 

A new compilation explores both the musical history of Hanukkah in the U.S. as well as the influence of Jewish songwriters on America's classic Christmas songbook. 

And art punk band ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead perform and talk about the political themes found on its latest album, Lost Songs.

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WNYC Holiday Specials 2012

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hanukkah Lights 2012
Airs Saturday, December 8 at 12pm on AM 820 and 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 Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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Soundcheck

Which Holiday Songs Creep You Out?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake."

Yikes. Voiceover from a horror film trailer? No! Those are just some mildly disturbing lyrics from the beloved Christmas classic, "Santa Claus is Coming To Town." Ah, the holidays. Filled with good tidings, joy, presents -- and plenty of unintentionally dark and disconcerting musical lyrics disguised under a blanket of cheery major chords. 

This Thursday, Soundcheck contributor Faith Salie joins us to share three holiday songs that give her the willies. We want to know: What holiday songs freak you out?

Leave a comment below, or call us to sing your creepy carol at 866.939.1612

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WNYC News

How to Help | Post-Sandy Holidays

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Looking to help a family affected by Hurricane Sandy? We're collecting a list of places to donate, volunteer and receive help for the holidays.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

The Holiday Party the Cold War Hijacked

Friday, December 23, 2011

On December 27, 1951, the Brownsville Boy's Club hosted  5,000 children to an inter-faith party at the 106th Regiment Armory in Brooklyn. 

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New Sounds

New Music for Hanukkah

Monday, December 19, 2011

On this edition of New Sounds, there’s new music for Hanukkah, featuring the Klezmatics, the Abayudaya project of Jewish music from Uganda, music by accordionist Ted Reichman, and more. Hear selections from a unique collection of African-Jewish music, rooted in local Ugandan music and infused with rich choral singing, Afro-pop, and traditional drumming with song texts in Hebrew, English, and several Ugandan languages.

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