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Airs Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO is a collection of stories about the history and people of the area we call home. In this episode, we remember the "Turkey Queen" of Ramona; play "Guess The Year" when some curious things were making news in San Diego at Thanksgiving; look at some Holiday light traditions in our county, and much more!
Airs Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at 7 a.m. & 2 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. on KPBS TV
In this one-hour special, it's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet! Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays? Find out on WILD KRATTS "A Creature Christmas."
Airs Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 7 a.m. on KPBS TV
In “Daniel’s Winter Adventure,” Daniel, Dad, Prince Wednesday and Prince Tuesday are all going sledding! But once they get to the hill and see how tall it is, Daniel and Prince Wednesday get scared. Dad assures them that if they try it a little bit at a time, they might surprise themselves and have a great time. In “Neighborhood Nutcracker,” Daniel is going to see a show called "The Nutcracker Ballet!" Once he arrives at the performance, he finds out that Prince Wednesday is sick and needs Daniel to fill in for him and dance on stage. Daniel is reluctant at first, but realizes that if he learns the steps a little bit at a time, he can dance the Nutcracker and the show will go on!
Airs Saturday, Dec. 24 & Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at 8 a.m. on KPBS TV
In "A Very Monkey Christmas," Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma - neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.
Airs Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV
Hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, acclaimed British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Joining Osnes and Jarvis are four distinguished Metropolitan Opera soloists.
Airs Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at 6 a.m. on KPBS TV
The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, present the sequel to their critically acclaimed holiday special, "One Winter Evening at Meymandi." "Holiday Handbells" runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" score and other sounds of the season.
Airs Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 7 a.m. on KPBS TV
This is a special holiday episode of Peg + Cat featuring "The Christmas Problem," "The Hanukkah Problem," and "The Penguin Problem. " This series is designed to engage preschool children and teach them how to solve math-based problems with Peg, a chatty and tenacious five year-old, her feline pal, Cat, and her smart, handsome, cool friend Ramone.
Airs Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a mission hospital that’s understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Facing tough challenges, they dig deep to save Hope Clinic and make a difference.
Airs Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV
Ring in the new year with a night of American classics, including beloved works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring Joyce DiDonato with the New York Philharmonic.
Airs Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV
Julie Andrews hosts the traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel, featuring Strauss Family waltzes and more, and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.
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Airs Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on KPBS FM
“Turkey Confidential” is our annual live Thanksgiving call-in show. Join us Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. (PST) for two hours of interviews and inspiration. Remember last year? Our scheduled guests this year are Jacques Pépin, Dave Isay, Nigella Lawson and Andrew Zimmern. Leave a message now at (800) 537-5252, or send Lynne your questions via email, Twitter and Facebook. Check out our complete archives of Thanksgiving recipes and Thanksgiving tips and how-tos.
Airs Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. on KPBS FM
The past 10 years have seen an explosion in the scientific study of happiness. The findings so far are complex, and incomplete. But if they could be distilled into one simple prescription for happiness, it would probably be this: Say thank you. Gratitude, it seems, is a key—perhaps the key—to feeling more satisfied with your life. It improves your relationships with loved ones. It’s even good for your heart.
Learn more about these and many other cutting-edge findings in “The Science of Gratitude,” a one-hour radio special narrated by Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon. The special, produced by the Peabody Award-winning Ben Manilla Productions in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center, will be airing this fall on public radio stations nationwide, distributed by Public Radio International.
“The Science of Gratitude” will combine scientific research with personal stories illustrating the benefits and obstacles to feeling truly grateful. Throughout the hour, you’ll gain practical insights into how to cultivate more gratitude in yourself, your kids, your workplace, and beyond.
Airs Saturday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. & Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. on KPBS FM
The Marketplace Weekend team looks at where the holidays meet money. Host Lizzie O'Leary is joined by some of APM's biggest names to explore that intersection, tell some stories, and help you financially navigate the holiday season. Photo Credit: American Public Media
Airs Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. on KPBS FM
Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. Hear renditions of great holiday music you'll never hear at the mall or your mother's house. This is an encore presentation from 2012.
Airs Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS FM
The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered’s Ari Shapiro, and co-produced by OPB and Murray Street Productions. View a trailer on YouTube. Photo Credit: Chris Hornbecker
Airs Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. on KPBS FM
An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.
Airs Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at 12 p.m. on KPBS FM
In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the third collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season in this hour-long special. Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time. Hosted by Lynn Neary.
Airs Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. on KPBS FM
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first "Tinsel Tales" program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Photo: Lynn Neary/ Photo Credit: © 2010 NPR, by Doby Photography
Airs Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS FM
This one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. Wilson shares tales that are ageless and that speak to all people and cultures. Photo: Madafo Lloyd Wilson, "A Season's Griot"/ Credit: WHQR
Airs Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. on KPBS FM
Faster than Joe Biden deciding whether to run for President! More powerful than the wind it takes to finally blow off Donald Trump's hair! It's the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private server. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates than you can shake a stick at! So tune in this New Year's and laugh, because making fun of seventeen candidates is way more fun than simply making fun of two.