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WNYC is heading into the new year with a renewed commitment to bring you the in-depth journalism that you need. Make a d...
12/29/2020

WNYC is heading into the new year with a renewed commitment to bring you the in-depth journalism that you need.

Make a donation today, to help us prepare for tomorrow. wnyc.org/join

For the next two Saturdays, you can bring your Christmas tree to select chipping sites and take home some mulch.Be sure ...
12/28/2020
Gather Ye Yuletide Trees For The Annual Mulchfest

For the next two Saturdays, you can bring your Christmas tree to select chipping sites and take home some mulch.

Be sure to bring your own bag 🌲

Cast aside your dried husks of holidays past.

Years in the making, the expansion of Penn Station into the century-old James A. Farley post office building is on pace ...
12/28/2020
New Moynihan Train Hall Is Set To Open January 1st

Years in the making, the expansion of Penn Station into the century-old James A. Farley post office building is on pace to be completed by New Year's Eve.

The $1.6 billion project extends Penn Station into the James A. Farley Post Office Building.

To make sure we don't forget this extraordinary year, we're putting together a Time Capsule full of stories from 2020.To...
12/27/2020

To make sure we don't forget this extraordinary year, we're putting together a Time Capsule full of stories from 2020.

Tonight at 7 p.m., Brian Lehrer will talk to WNYC voices who played a role in telling those stories, and hear from listeners. Tune in! wnyc.org/timecapsule

Hosted for over 25 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, A Season's Griot captures the tales and tradition...
12/26/2020
A Season's Griot 2020 | Specials | WNYC

Hosted for over 25 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, A Season's Griot captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples.

Join us for familiar and favorite elements of Griot at 3 p.m. on WNYC.

Hosted for over 25 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples.

The internationally acclaimed "little orchestra" Pink Martini decks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from around ...
12/25/2020
Pink Martini's Joy To The World: A Holiday Spectacular | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

The internationally acclaimed "little orchestra" Pink Martini decks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from around the globe.

Tune in at 1 p.m. for timeless classics to rarely heard gems with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family.

With timeless classics and rarely heard gems, the "little orchestra" spreads holiday cheer with the help of NPR's Ari Shapiro.

Jazz Night In America provides the perfect complement of holiday classics featuring The Sherman Irby sextet recorded liv...
12/25/2020
Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration | Specials | WNYC

Jazz Night In America provides the perfect complement of holiday classics featuring The Sherman Irby sextet recorded live at Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Get into the holiday spirit with these swinging tunes at noon on WNYC.

Jazz Night in America provides the perfect complement of swinging holiday classics featuring The Sherman Irby sextet recorded live at Dizzy's Club at Jazz At Lincoln Center.

Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales from NPR, we’re sharing another collection of the best and most ...
12/25/2020
Tinsel Tales: More NPR Christmas Favorites | Specials | WNYC

Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales from NPR, we’re sharing another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories at 10 a.m. on WNYC.

Merry Christmas! 🎄

A radio tradition continues - stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas.

Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season on Tinsel Tales. ...
12/24/2020
Tinsel Tales: More NPR Christmas Favorites | Specials | WNYC

Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season on Tinsel Tales.

Listen this Friday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. on WNYC.

A radio tradition continues - stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas.

12/23/2020
Yuletide Tales

Yuletide Tales is a storytelling show on a holiday theme. It’s about that most jolly time of the year, except when it isn’t.

Hosted by WNYC’s Jim O’Grady, host of Blindspot, a podcast by WNYC Studios and The History Channel.

Join the fun — and share in the schadenfreude — as our stellar lineup of New York City comedy and storytelling veterans wax holiday hilarity.

Featuring:

Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, who asks the question, “Who brings Jewish kids presents?”
Adam Wade, Twenty time Moth StorySLAM winner, whose Christmas festivities in 1998 consisted of going to work at Rockefeller Plaza and eating cold chicken fingers from TGI Friday’s.
Andy Christie, host of the legendary Liar Show, with a story about how his dad expropriated presents for his sons from dead residents of his boarding-house on 14th Street.
And others!

City officials are treating a new variant of the coronavirus as a major threat. But most experts say that a travel ban i...
12/22/2020
Everything We Know So Far About The New Coronavirus Variant

City officials are treating a new variant of the coronavirus as a major threat. But most experts say that a travel ban is not likely to be effective.

Here is what scientists know so far and what it means for New Yorkers.

A U.K. report estimated that the virus is 70% more transmissible, but scientists are divided over that alarming projection.

As part of Gothamist's Dear NYC series with NYPL The New York Public Library, we asked New Yorkers — at the end of one o...
12/22/2020
New Yorkers On Why They Love NYC, Now More Than Ever

As part of Gothamist's Dear NYC series with NYPL The New York Public Library, we asked New Yorkers — at the end of one of the most painful and difficult years in NYC's history — to tell us why they love this city.

Here are their responses ❤️

Hundreds upon hundreds of love letters to the city have been submitted through our Dear NYC series, and here they are.

Hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, celebrate the return of the sun — and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's Winter...
12/21/2020
A Paul Winter Solstice Concert Celebration | Specials | WNYC

Hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, celebrate the return of the sun — and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration.

Listen tonight at 10 p.m. on WNYC.

Celebrate the return of the sun - and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration.

What were New Yorkers reading during this year of solitude? The city's libraries might know 📖
12/21/2020
NYC Libraries Release Their Top Checkouts Of 2020 Lists

What were New Yorkers reading during this year of solitude?

The city's libraries might know 📖

From Ibram X. Kendi to Danielle Steel, here's what New Yorkers checked out during a time of historic change and "unprecedented isolation."

We want Christmas to be merry and bright, but sometimes the season can be challenging. On Selected Shorts, guest host Cy...
12/20/2020
Selected Shorts: Christmas Spirits High and Low | Specials | WNYC

We want Christmas to be merry and bright, but sometimes the season can be challenging. On Selected Shorts, guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories that do deliver good cheer in the end.

Listen tonight at 10 p.m. on 93.9 FM.

We want Christmas to be merry and bright, but sometimes the season can be challenging. Two stories, presented by guest host Cynthia Nixon, deliver good cheer in the end. Listen at 10pm.

Still need to buy a gift? Help support your fellow listeners by visiting Brian Lehrer's Shop Listener Gift Guide!
12/20/2020
Shop Listener: 2020 | The Brian Lehrer Show | WNYC

Still need to buy a gift? Help support your fellow listeners by visiting Brian Lehrer's Shop Listener Gift Guide!

Every year, we invite listeners to call in to shout out their businesses so their fellow listeners can support them. This year, that community support takes on new meaning.

As 2020 comes to its end, WNYC is putting together a time capsule that we'll crack open in ten years, and see what we al...
12/20/2020
WNYC's 2020 Time Capsule | Specials | WNYC

As 2020 comes to its end, WNYC is putting together a time capsule that we'll crack open in ten years, and see what we all had to say at the close of this unique year in our history.

Help us tell the story of this moment:

As this historic year comes to a close, it's time to set aside what we want to remember. Here, a time capsule of what we lost, what we learned and what we hoped for in 2020.

"If you are looking to make some classic Nostalgic New York photos, go out and take them now. Hopefully they'll age well...
12/19/2020
Then & Now: Recreating Old Photos Of Staten Island

"If you are looking to make some classic Nostalgic New York photos, go out and take them now. Hopefully they'll age well as time goes by."

As part of our Dear NYC series, we've recreated photos around all five boroughs from the NYPL's archives. First up: Staten Island.

Set in 1960s Manhattan, Occasional Shivers from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC tells the story of two young musician...
12/19/2020
Occasional Shivers | Specials | WNYC

Set in 1960s Manhattan, Occasional Shivers from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC tells the story of two young musicians who fall in and out of love at Christmas time.

Listen tonight at 7 p.m. on 93.9 FM

Set in 1960s Manhattan, this radio drama tells the story of two young musicians who fall in and out of love at Christmas time. 

Gemma John, who was the first nurse to get vaccinated at Brookdale Hospital, said the vaccine’s arrival was “like Christ...
12/19/2020
At Brownsville's Brookdale Hospital, COVID-19 Vaccine Is Like "Christmas Coming Early"

Gemma John, who was the first nurse to get vaccinated at Brookdale Hospital, said the vaccine’s arrival was “like Christmas coming early.”

“We’re proud, and this way, we can protect ourselves and protect our community,” she said.

“Sometimes we feel like we are the forgotten ones, and it's just amazing that we can get the vaccine at the same time other people are getting it,” said Gemma John, who was the first nurse at Brookdale to get vaccinated.

Here's what it's like to be part of a COVID vaccine trial.
12/18/2020
What It’s Like To Be A COVID Vaccine Guinea Pig

Here's what it's like to be part of a COVID vaccine trial.

Clinical trials like this one begin with just a small number of participants and grow in size through later phases. In this study, participants are paid and can earn up to $600.

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