KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee
Sundays 12 - 1 p.m.
Public radio has many excellent limited-run programs that are regularly featured in this 'variety' hour: Intelligence Squared U.S., America Abroad, Invisibilia, etc. The Sunday Radio Matinee also plays host to KGOU's own documentary productions and various other special content offerings.
Sunday, December 17 at Noon
Hanukkah Lights 2017
Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, the lighting of the menorah and the spiritual strength of the Jewish people. It's a time to celebrate family, tradition, miracles and mitzvahs. For the 27th year in a row, NPR celebrates the Festival of Lights with stories of the season. Join Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz as they read tales by Andrea Kamens, Debra Darvick, Elizabeth Graver, Grace Paley and Evan Guilford-Blake.
- Andrea Kamen's story "The Blue Wool Coat" reminds us that being selfless is the biggest way to show love.
- Debra Darvick's piece, "Protestant B Not" is the true story of a Jewish helicopter pilot in Saudi Arabia.
- In "A Christmas Mitzvah" by Elizabeth Graver, a family embraces the Hannukah spirit by volunteering in their community.
- "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley reveals how a Jewish girl learns more about herself after performing in a Christmas play.
- The final piece -- Evan Gilford Blake's "Dreidel" -- tells the heartwarming story of a grandfather's love on the last night of Hanukkah.
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