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This week on Inside the Arts, Lyrica Baroque Chamber Ensemble gears up for an intimate evening with A Musical Christmas featuring soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, cellist Daniel Lelchuk and guest artist, Emmanuel Arakelian on harpsichord.

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans business journalist Kathy Finn, the author of a new biography, Tom Benson: A Billionaire's Journey. We'll also hear from Cowboy Mouth drummer Fred LeBlanc, whose new children's book is Fred - The New Orleans Drummer Boy.

WWNO's 2016 Holiday Programming Guide

Dec 19, 2016

Happy holidays! Here is the list of all of WWNO's special holiday programming.

This isn't a definitive list, as many, many of our regular local and national programs will also have holiday-themed segments. Check program websites and NPR.org for more information, or send us an email and we'll help you find what you're looking for!

Monday, Dec. 19

A Celtic Christmas Sojurn - 8 p.m.

A Renaissance Christmas In Italia - 9 p.m.

Blood shortages can be triggered by major accidents or disasters. But demand can also be linked to rare medical conditions. The Blood Center says it has only half the supply that’s needed.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer continues to look at 2016: The Year in Rebuke with Dr. BillKarzai TalkTrump's I Don't Like Mosquitoes, Keeping Up with the MurdochsTrump University Alma Mater, Clintonsomething, National Forum of Presidential Candidates, and Tony Blair Associates, plus News of the Olympic Movement, News of AFPAC, and more!

Continuum presents “The Lost Spindle”, a Renaissance Spanish “folk opera”; the CD notes call it “a romance in song”. It is full of folk tunes from the 15th and 16th centuries, very well presented by Live Oak and Company. The Spanish rhythms are infectious, the performance is spirited and fun. If you enjoy Renaissance music you will like this music.

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Thousands of Louisiana flood victims are still living in hotels as part of FEMAs Temporary Shelter Assistance program.

On the list of FEMA relief options, the hotel vouchers are meant as a short-term solution -- but four months later, it's still the only option for many people who can't return home.

Jerry Lee Lewis
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at the upcoming show. This week, it’s Rock and Soul from Memphis to Muscle Shoals. Here’s host Nick Spitzer with Sun Records rockabilly piano man, Jerry Lee Lewis.

NS: Jerry Lee Lewis was the first interview I ever did, back in college radio, and I’ve talked to him several since in the 45 years since. And it’s always memorable. About 15 years ago, American Routes went to his ranch near Memphis for his 64th birthday celebration.

A smoky oyster po-boy with smoked cheese and pastrami bacon from Bevi Seafood Co. in New Orleans and Metairie.
Ian McNulty

The stirrings of home and feelings of homecoming are strong this time of year. Anything can trigger it – that song playing in the background as you shop, those photos from the 80s that your clever aunt rebooted on Facebook, even what’s on your plate or the food cravings on your mind. Around here, no type of restaurant dials into that quite like the New Orleans neighborhood joint.

Dylan Tete, founder and Executive Director of the Bastion Community of Resilience.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

When you think about inspirational figures – people who inspire you with their dedication to good works – you might think about Mother Theresa or the Dalai Lama. You probably don’t think of local men in the construction industry.

Peter Ricchiuti's guests on Out to Lunch might change that.

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