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NPR Special: Hanukkah Lights

Dec 5, 2016
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A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories. written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Hanukkah Lights will air on NPR Berlin this Saturday, December 10th at 19:00 and on Monday, December 12th at 08:00.


This week on NPR Specials:

Pink Martini's Joy To The World – A Holiday Spectacular

The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro, and co-produced by OPB and Murray Street Productions.

NPR Special: The Splendid Table Thanksgiving 2016

Nov 21, 2016
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This week on NPR Specials: On The Splendid Table, rockstar chef Anthony Bourdain talks about calming the chaos of a holiday kitchen. Wine expert Jancis Robinson has holiday wine suggestions for serving and gifting. Then, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper talks with Vivian Howard about her family connection to sweet potatoes. And contributor Jennie Cecil Moore visits Minnesota for a wild rice harvest and look at efforts to preserve the native grain.

Intelligence Squared UK

This week on NPR Specials: So-called ‘hard Brexiters’ like Douglas Carswell are adamant that Britain must regain its status as a sovereign nation with full control of its borders, laws, money and trade. This is rubbish, according to those who think the Leave vote was a mistake. If Britain has to go through with Brexit, then the UK should do everything it can to salvage its current relationship with its EU partners – and that means keeping access to the single market.

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This week on NPR Specials:

Alarms are raised, money is allocated.  The U-S is ready to fight Zika. In this episode of America Abroad, we examine the Zika epidemic and what is being done. 

America Abroad: Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics will air Saturday, November 12th at 19:00 

Following more than a decade of war, up to 400,000 returning soldiers bring with them invisible wounds. In addition to PTSD, many have suffered "moral injury" when a soldier witnesses — or participates in — a violation of conscience.