The holidays are here, and that means WGLT will be airing a lot of special holiday programming from NPR.
Here's a look at our 2019 holiday schedule:
All shows air at noon and 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. World Cafe. 2019 was an incredible year for music, and hosts Raina Douris and Stephen Kallao look back on the year that was, featuring songs from Lizzo, Bruce Springsteen, Raphael Saddiq, Billy Eilish, Maggie Rogers, Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and more.
Saturday, Dec. 21, noon. Sound Opinions. It's a holiday tradition on Sound Opinions to welcome weird wax aficionado Andy Cirzan to share his annual mix of tinsel-time tunes with us. He shares his bizarre holiday music finds and the stories behind them with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.: On American Routes, it’s that time of year, when the days are shorter and the nights are colder. Warm up to our sounds for the season. Classic songs to celebrate the winter holidays plus a visit to South Louisiana’s Christmas Eve bonfires lighting the way for Papa Noel along the Mississippi River.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 9 p.m. to midnight: WGLT's Center Stage Holiday Show, with holiday tunes from "Frozen," "Pitch Perfect," and "White Christmas."
Tuesday, Dec. 24: Hannukah Lights. NPR favorite returns with all new Hanukkah stories. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
Wednesday, Dec. 25: Tinsel Tales 4. Hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places.
Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Dec. 30: Best of Sound Ideas, featuring our best stories of 2019.
Tuesday, Dec. 31: Capitol Steps' Politics Takes A Holiday.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: StoryCorps. Hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish, the special will highlight the importance of documenting family history, and give instructions on how people can record conversations over the holidays and preserve them for generations to come.
Thursday, Jan. 2: Best of Sound Ideas, featuring more of our best stories of 2019.