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Hanukkah Specials on WITF 89.5 & 93.3

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 5, 2017 1:54 PM

WITF will feature three special programs toward the end of the Hanukkah celebration:

Monday December 18 at 2:00pm - Candles Burning Brightly - Mindy Ratner hosts a new edition of this holiday favorite, in celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. "Candles Burning Brightly" explores Chanukah foods and traditional activities - and plenty of music.

Tuesday December 19 at 2:00pm - Hanukkah Lights - A perennial NPR favorite with all new Hanukkah stories, hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. There are menorahs, miracles and mitzvahs on Hanukkah Lights, the NPR holiday tradition that celebrates the stories of the season including:

  • 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.

Wednesday December 20 at 2:00pm - Chanukah in Story and Song - an hour-long Chanukah favorite returns: A celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes.

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