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Tonight’s program features Nelly Trocme Hewett, daughter of a Huguenot pastor during World War II. Pastor Andre Trocme opposed war and Hitler’s brutal genocide. Andre Trocme was a brillant writer with quick wit and humor. His Christmas stories appeared to be for children, at first glance, but were equally important for adults.

You will hear the stories first in English, and then in French, read by his daughter, Nelly. The program will also contain many French Christmas carols.

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Celebramos la temporada con aguinaldos de Puerto Rico, gaitas de Venezuela y cantos campesinos de Chile. Volamos sobre Espana, Cabo Verde y tocamos tierra en Brasil, camino al norte por Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua, hasta Nuevo Mexico y Tejas, volviendo por fin a Minnesota donde cae nieve y Corazon Latino les desea muy felices fiestas!/ We celebrate the season with aguinaldos from Puerto Rico, gaitas from Venezuela and campesino songs from Chile.

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RIP CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

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Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event “A North Shore Christmas Karol”. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Britt Aamodt, airs in two parts on KFAI’s MinneCulture program at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 22.

The familiar story has been modernized and set in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region.

Gather ‘round the radio for a special Yuletide tale sure to warm your spirits for the holidays. “A North Shore Christmas Karol, on MinneCulture, at 7:30 pm, part 1 on Monday, December 20 and part 2, Wednesday, December 22.

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Today we listened to a concert from South Indian Flautist, Sikkil Mala Chandrasekar, daughter of one of the great Sikkil Sisters. She was joined by local vina star, Nirmala Rajasekar. The concert was recorded in October 2008 by Dan Rein.

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