Arts & Culture

Lynette reads poems and headnotes from the 1869 collection Christmas with the Poets, a scholarly collection published in London of the earliest known English poems associated with Christmas up to the 1860s. They include: Anglo Saxon Carols, Boar's Head Carols, In Praise of Ale, several Shakespeare poems and several Holly and Ivy Poems.

We also visit with Amy Tan – a rebroadcast of her interview with Ian, in which she discusses her newest book The Valley of Amazement.

Today’s show incorporated Ellen Stanley’s Women Folk so Rollin & Tumblin actually lasted 4 and a half hours today instead of 2 and a half. In honor of the season, I played party music to help folks complete all the holiday tasks they had yet to do. So instead of holiday music, and instead of taking the A-Train today, folks got to ride on the KFAI Soul Train.

Christmas Eve special hosted by Lady J!

Make Peace With Your Plate

Robyn Cruze says, “I gave my soul to my eating disorder. I truly believed that I would die from my illness as so many do. I felt my hearts being tarnished by the dictates of it. I was sinking along with the dreams and purpose I once had. I was treading in the deep end of life with only my nostrils above the waterline. Like the caterpillar that never came out of its cocoon, I was lost in the darkness of isolation. Never to become the butterfly that God intended me to be, that is until recovery”.

Conclusion of Flight of the Bumble Bee, from the Radio Repertory Company of America, by Larry Weiner.
A Day in the Library from the Big Fun Radio Funtime! show at Minneapolis’ Bryant Lake Bowl.

The history, music and traditions of Wassail with Karen Ellery

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