Join KSMU this holiday season for a special lineup of programs, from Chanukah to Christmas to Zwanzaa, as well as a satirical hour of entertainment as we prepare to ring in the New Year. Many of our programs are made possible in part by our friends at Public Radio International. Enjoy! And happy holidays!
Mon Dec. 11, 7 pm A Christmas Celtic Soujourn
Now in its 16th year, this Celtic celebration of the season features top-flight traditional singers and instrumentalists, and a story or two from the host Brian O’Donovan.
Wed Dec. 13, 7 pm Chanukah in Story and Song
A celebration by the Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy.
Mon Dec. 18, 7 pm A Baroque Christmas in the New World
Music from 17th and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya – most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya’s own hand.
Wed Dec 20, 7 pm The Earth is Our Home for the Holidays and Always
It's Living on Earth's annual holiday show. Hear stories from three performers about life, sharing the planet and universal themes of the season. They'll sing, rap and talk about the need for love and kindness.
Tue Dec 26, 7 pm A Season’s Griot
Public radio’s only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. This one-hour celebration in story and song captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. Hosted by Madafo Lloyd Wilson.
Thu Dec 28, 7 pm The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday
The American political satire group is at it again with its 2017 year in review. Bring your sense of humor for this presentation as we approach the New Year.