Kwanzaa is celebrated in story and song, for "A Season's Griot" with host Madafo Lloyd Wilson. This year’s program features youth as the special guest griots, reading their own original and traditional stories. Plus, an original composition by the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette. Wednesday 12/26 at 7pm, Thursday 12/27 at 1pm. (Your Legal Rights and Open Air return next week.)
This week, host David Latulippe is joined by writer and longtime contributor to “Open Air,” Peter Robinson, for a special holiday-themed show that focuses on well- and lesser-known holiday music - including Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" sung by Roches (sisters Maggie, Suzy, & Terry) and lesbians (Venus Envy, with some...interesting...word changes). Plus, Peter's observations on Charles Dickens, the San Francisco Girls' Chorus singing "Silent Night" and some advice for traveling near and far. Originally broadcast on Thursday, 12/20/12 at 1pm.
An encore presentation of a special that host Alan Farley put together commemorating the 30th annual celebration of All Things Noel. The broadcast includes highlights from some of the previous 29 years of specials. Sunday, December 16 at 6pm
On Open Air this week, host David Latulippe takes a look at holiday offerings in the area, both traditional and off the beaten path. A couple of crones stop by, Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers, to discuss their comedy sketch show, "Crones for the Holidays", a more traditional "Down Home Christmas" preview from the Aurora Theatre, a talk with actor Peter Gallagher, who has a cabaret appearance in SF this weekend, the founders of Sweet Can talk about their circus-like show "Mittens & Mistletoe", and Dianne Keogh shares her cultural picks. Originally broadcast 12/6/12.