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The Takeaway

Celebrating Indigenous People Instead of Columbus

Monday, October 13, 2014

This year, Minneapolis is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day for the first time. 

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Listen to Lucy

Branson's big holiday offer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Branson's big holiday offer

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The Takeaway

Not Your Bubbe's Cooking: Rethinking Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tonight, millions of families will gather around tables for the second night of Rosh Hashanah. It may be a centuries-old celebration, but we're looking for some new recipes to try.

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Radio Diaries

#18: Strange Fruit – Voices of a Lynching

Monday, August 25, 2014

An eerie photograph, a famous song, and the man who lived to tell the story.

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Ramadan Reflections

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Through 30 days of fasting, from sunrise to sunset, Muslims are encouraged to spend time in prayer and reflection. As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadanwe bring you these voices of reflection from around the country.

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BackStory

Frederick Douglass and July 4th

Saturday, July 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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WNYC News

Firework Show Returns to Brooklyn Bridge ... with a Bigger Bang

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

Fireworks are returning to the Brooklyn Bridge for the 4th of July holiday, but this time, the bang will be bigger with “over 5,000 custom-designed effects.”

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WNYC News

Nine Ways to Rebel On July 4th

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Celebrate the land of the free by being (somewhat) brave.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Take Us On Your Trip

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

If you're traveling this week, give us a call and take us on your trip! Wherever you are in the world, we want to hear from you.

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Specials

“Why This Night?” A Passover Special

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch to explain the meaning of Passover. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is woven in and out of the conversation.

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Specials

A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special from WQXR, violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.

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Schoolbook

Firecrackers and Absenteeism: When Tradition and School Days Collide

Friday, January 31, 2014

How many children need to miss school before officials decide to add a holiday to the school calendar? This is not a riddle. It's a conundrum coming to a head around Chinese New Year and other holidays celebrated by so many New Yorkers.

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Community

Meet @ WNYC 2013 Singles Holiday Mixer

Monday, January 06, 2014

We ended 2013 with a Singles Holiday Mixer in The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR. We had food, drinks, a holiday sing-a-long and lots of cheer. Enjoy!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christmas Is Changing

Monday, December 23, 2013

Abby Ohlheiser, writer for The Wire, discusses two new studies from the Pew Research Center and the Public Religion Research Institute that look at how Christmas celebrations and attitudes toward the holiday change over time and as people grow up. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christmas To You; Changing Wages; Politics Here and There

Monday, December 23, 2013

Over 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. We’ll hear about the different ways you and your family celebrate the Yuletide holiday. Plus: WNYC’s Charlie Herman on the difference between the living wage, the prevailing wage, and the minimum wage – and what’s changing. And we’ll hear political updates from Washington with Susan Page of USA Today, and Azi Paybarah of Capital NY on the local mayoral transition.

→ Photo Project: The Best Picture of 2013 (That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone) | Deadline Wednesday!

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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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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Soundcheck

The Year In Music: Pop's Biggest Hype; Best Soundcheck Performances; Why NYC Ruled In 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All this week, Soundcheck is looking back at the music of 2013 -- from best albums and unstoppable songs to notable duds to our favorite in-studio performances, and much more. Plus, each day Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals a new pair of entries in his year-end list: "10 Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World In 2013."

Today, Soundcheck’s very own Mike Katzif reviews the year in hype: the calculated, creative and even mysterious record marketing plans employed by pop music's biggest names -- and even smaller indie acts.

And hear some of our favorite in-studio performances from 2013.

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Soundcheck

The Year In Music: Joe Keyes' Picks; A Holiday Gift Guide; Why NYC Ruled In 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

All this week, Soundcheck is looking back at the music of 2013 -- from best albums and unstoppable songs to pop music hype to our favorite in-studio performances, and much more. Plus, each day Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals a new pair of entries in his year-end list: "10 Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World In 2013."

Kicking things off, eMusic editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes shares his top five albums of the year.

Then, Soundcheck’s very own Katie Bishop unveils our Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of great albums intended for extremely specific loved ones in your life.

And hear some of our favorite in-studio performances from 2013.

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WNYC News

SantaCon Revelers Shut Out by Some—Welcomed by Others

Friday, December 13, 2013

WNYC

SantaCon, the annual New York bar crawl that collects 35,000 revelers in Santa suits, will be iced out by some bars when they hit the streets tomorrow. But others are ready to offer a cup of cheer. 

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