The Big Broadcast: Christmas Special

WAMU 88.5 continues The Big Broadcast: Holiday Recollections Christmas tradition. Host Ed Walker brings classic, Christmas-themed programming from the golden age of radio. So gather the family and join us Christmas night starting at 8 p.m.

Following is a playlist of the evening's program:

  • 08:00 p.m. Philco Radio Time
    12/25/46 #011 Christmas Show (Philco) (ABC) (29:30) 
  • 08:30 p.m. Columbia Workshop
    12/23/46 #047 All is Bright (Sus.) (CBS) (24:46)
  • 09:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    12/20/52 #035 The Christmas Story (Sus.) (CBS) (29:42) 
  • 09:30 p.m. Grand Central Station
    12/24/49 Miracle for Christmas (Pillsbury) (CBS) (29:42)
  • 10:00 p.m. Elgin Christmas Party
    12/25/45 Annual Xmas Special (Elgin) (CBS) (1:58:05) 

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.