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Holiday Programming

Join Iowa Public Radio this holiday season! Whether you're looking for a new tradition or a favorite program, celebrate the holiday with IPR in your home.
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Happy holidays from all of us at Iowa Public Radio! We're pleased to provide the soundtrack to your holiday traditions and special programming that captures the spirit of the season. Programs are broadcast on IPR News, Classical, News/Studio One and Studio One online. The stream is noted after each program title and broadcast time.

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Here are printable copies of our holiday programming: All holiday programming, IPR News holiday programming, IPR Classical holiday programming, IPR News/Studio One holiday programming, IPR Studio One online holiday programming.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18

CLASSICAL

The Met Opera presents: The Magic Flute 2021
12 - 2 p.m. on IPR Classical
The Met Opera presents its one-act holiday production of The Magic Flute.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19

NEWS/STUDIO ONE

A Christmas Edition of The Folk Tree with Karen Impola
1 - 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Join IPR's Karen Impola for a special of The Folk Tree, featuring music for the holiday season.

CLASSICAL


Choral Tradition
7 - 8 a.m. on IPR Classical
Join IPR's Curt Snook for a special Choral Tradition featuring music for the holiday season.

Choral Tradition
7 - 8 p.m. on IPR Classical
Join IPR's Curt Snook for a special Choral Tradition featuring music for the holiday season.

STUDIO ONE ONLINE


A Christmas Edition of The Folk Tree with Karen Impola
1 - 5 p.m. on IPR Studio One online
Join IPR's Karen Impola for a special of The Folk Tree, featuring music for the holiday season.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20

NEWS

No Compromise: Episode 1
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode one, one of the same far-right groups behind spring 2020's anti-quarantine protests also plays a big role in a burgeoning "No Compromise" gun rights movement. Its members see the NRA as too amenable to gun control measures.

No Compromise: Episode 1
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode one, one of the same far-right groups behind spring 2020's anti-quarantine protests also plays a big role in a burgeoning "No Compromise" gun rights movement. Its members see the NRA as too amenable to gun control measures.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


No Compromise: Episode 1
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode one, one of the same far-right groups behind spring 2020's anti-quarantine protests also plays a big role in a burgeoning "No Compromise" gun rights movement. Its members see the NRA as too amenable to gun control measures.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22

CLASSICAL

Welcome Christmas
4 - 5 p.m. on IPR Classical
The perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premiere choral groups. An hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23

NEWS

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
9 - 10 a.m. on IPR News
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk - these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News
Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on IPR News
Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season in this hour long special. Some tales are funny, some are touching, some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising.

Tinsel Tales 4: Christmas Stories Told Through Song
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk - these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

Tinsel Tales 4: Christmas Stories Told Through Song
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites

9 - 10 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk - these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season in this hour long special. Some tales are funny, some are touching, some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising.

Tinsel Tales 4: Christmas Stories Told Through Song
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.

Christmas Eve eve with Tony Dehner
7 - 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Join IPR's Tony Dehner on the eve of Christmas Eve for an evening of Christmas music.

CLASSICAL


Christmas at Luther (2021)
4 - 5 p.m. on IPR Classical
Join IPR for Christmas at Luther, new for 2021. This year's program is titled "Awake! And Greet the New Morn."

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE

NEWS

Doug Brown’s reading of A Christmas Carol
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on IPR News
The incomparable Doug Brown, longtime host of WOI’s The Book Club, reads Dickens’ holiday classic.

Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles with David Sedaris
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
In Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles with David Sedaris, audiences are invited to reimagine holiday rituals.

Doug Brown’s reading of A Christmas Carol
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. on IPR News
The incomparable Doug Brown, longtime host of WOI’s The Book Club, reads Dickens’ holiday classic.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


Doug Brown’s reading of A Christmas Carol
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
The incomparable Doug Brown, longtime host of WOI’s The Book Club, reads Dickens’ holiday classic.

Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles with David Sedaris
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
In Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles with David Sedaris, audiences are invited to reimagine holiday rituals.

Bob Dorr's Rockin' Christmas Eve
7 - 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Every year Bob hosts his "Rockin' Christmas Eve." This year's broadcast is the 47th out of the last 49 Christmas eves that Bob's hosted on Iowa Public Radio. The music is all holiday songs from all eras and all music styles, some of it picked out by listener request. Join Bob and Iowa Public Radio this Rockin' Christmas Eve!

CLASSICAL


A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
9 - 11 a.m. on IPR Classical
An annual and beloved Christmas tradition, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” is an extraordinary and memorable live service of word and music from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.

Christmas at Luther (2021)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on IPR Classical
Join IPR for Christmas at Luther, new for 2021. This year's program is titled "Awake! And Greet the New Morn."

Amahl and The Night Visitors
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR Classical
Settle in with a cup of egg nog or hot chocolate as Iowa Public Radio brings you a holiday classic, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Performed by the Des Moines Metro Opera and recorded in December of 2013. This one act opera depicts the three Wise Men stopping for shelter at the home of a poor mother and her crippled son, Amahl, as they journey to find the newborn Child.

Handel's Messiah (2021)
1 - 3 p.m. on IPR Classical
Experience the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ as performed by Orchestra Iowa this past November.

A Chanticleer Christmas
3 - 4 p.m. on IPR Classical
Celebrate the season with song! Brian Newhouse hosts this one-hour program of a cappella holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man choral ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices."

Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics
4 - 5 p.m. on IPR Classical
Join host Elena See as she plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.

Christmas with Morehouse and Spellman Glee Clubs
5 - 6 p.m. on IPR Classical
The choirs of two of the most prestigious historically Black institutions in the nation join together to present a spine-tingling concert program.

Hollywood Holiday
6 - 7 p.m. on IPR Classical
Join Lynne Warfel, host of APM’s Saturday Cinema and Flicks in Five, for a festive one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished films inspired by Dickens’ classic character, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Doug Brown’s reading of A Christmas Carol
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on IPR Classical
The incomparable Doug Brown, longtime host of WOI’s The Book Club, reads Dickens’ holiday classic.

STUDIO ONE ONLINE


Christmas Eve eve with Tony Dehner
7 - 10 a.m. on IPR Studio One online
Join IPR's Tony Dehner on the eve of Christmas Eve for an evening of Christmas music.

Bob Dorr's Rockin' Christmas Eve
7 - 10 p.m. on IPR Studio One online
Every year Bob hosts his "Rockin' Christmas Eve." This year's broadcast is the 47th out of the last 49 Christmas eves that Bob's hosted on Iowa Public Radio. The music is all holiday songs from all eras and all music styles, some of it picked out by listener request. Join Bob and Iowa Public Radio this Rockin' Christmas Eve!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY

NEWS/STUDIO ONE

The All Access Holiday Special
1 - 4 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Our first ever All Access Holiday Special features exclusive recordings from Noce in Des Moines. Hear highlights from the Blake and Elly Snowdown featuring Blake Shaw and Elly Hofmaier as well as performances from Max Wellman’s 12th annual "Home for the Holidays" celebration.

A World Café Holiday
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
World Café is celebrating 30 years by revisiting special holiday performances from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Los Lobos, Andrew Bird, The Bird and The Bee, Pink Martini, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more. Hosted by Raina Douris, this musical gift will provide a full hour of hip holiday cheer.

CLASSICAL


St. Olaf Christmas Festival
4 - 6 p.m. on IPR Classical
This service in song and word has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico
6 - 7 p.m. on IPR Classical
Stile Antico is a 13-member a cappella choir based in London. This features hand-picked sacred music for the Christmas season from the English Tudor era by 16th century composers including Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.

Choral Tradition
7 - 8 p.m. on IPR Classical
Join IPR's Curt Snook for a special Choral Tradition featuring music for the holiday season.

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square
8 - 9 p.m. on IPR Classical
The world-renowned Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.

All is Bright
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR Classical
Lynne Warfel hosts an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene.

STUDIO ONE ONLINE


A Christmas Edition of The Folk Tree with Karen Impola
9 - 1 p.m. on IPR Studio One online
Join IPR's Karen Impola for a special of The Folk Tree, featuring music for the holiday season.

The All Access Holiday Special
1 - 4 p.m. on IPR Studio One online
Our first ever All Access Holiday Special features exclusive recordings from Noce in Des Moines. Hear highlights from the Blake and Elly Snowdown featuring Blake Shaw and Elly Hofmaier as well as performances from Max Wellman’s 12th annual "Home for the Holidays" celebration.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26

NEWS/STUDIO ONE

The All Access Holiday Special
7 - 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Our first ever All Access Holiday Special features exclusive recordings from Noce in Des Moines. Hear highlights from the Blake and Elly Snowdown featuring Blake Shaw and Elly Hofmaier as well as performances from Max Wellman’s 12th annual "Home for the Holidays" celebration.

STUDIO ONE ONLINE


The All Access Holiday Special
7 - 10 p.m. on IPR Studio One online
Our first ever All Access Holiday Special features exclusive recordings from Noce in Des Moines. Hear highlights from the Blake and Elly Snowdown featuring Blake Shaw and Elly Hofmaier as well as performances from Max Wellman’s 12th annual "Home for the Holidays" celebration.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27

NEWS

Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 1
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In this first episode, it's a look at the company - understanding what Amazon is, is crucial to understanding how it is changing the way we shop, live and work.

No Compromise: Episode 2
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode two, hear how the Dorr brothers have used Facebook Live to grow their fanbase and convert disaffected NRA members over to their side.

Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 1
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In this first episode, it's a look at the company - understanding what Amazon is, is crucial to understanding how it is changing the way we shop, live and work.

No Compromise: Episode 2
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode two, hear how the Dorr brothers have used Facebook Live to grow their fanbase and convert disaffected NRA members over to their side.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 1
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In this first episode, it's a look at the company - understanding what Amazon is, is crucial to understanding how it is changing the way we shop, live and work.

No Compromise: Episode 2
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode two, hear how the Dorr brothers have used Facebook Live to grow their fanbase and convert disaffected NRA members over to their side.

STUDIO ONE ONLINE


The All Access Holiday Special
7 - 10 a.m. on IPR Studio One online
Our first ever All Access Holiday Special features exclusive recordings from Noce in Des Moines. Hear highlights from the Blake and Elly Snowdown featuring Blake Shaw and Elly Hofmaier as well as performances from Max Wellman’s 12th annual "Home for the Holidays" celebration.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28

NEWS

Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 2
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In the second episode, we explore Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; who he is, what makes him tick, and how he created an innovation-obsessed culture that led to Amazon’s explosive growth.

No Compromise: Episode 3
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode three, Aaron Dorr tells his flock of pro-gun followers on Facebook that he's tirelessly fighting for their Second Amendment rights. But if that's true, why do so many pro-gun Republican lawmakers hate him so much? And is the Dorr brothers' no-compromise approach to advocacy actually working?

Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 2
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In the second episode, we explore Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; who he is, what makes him tick, and how he created an innovation-obsessed culture that led to Amazon’s explosive growth.

No Compromise: Episode 3
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode three, Aaron Dorr tells his flock of pro-gun followers on Facebook that he's tirelessly fighting for their Second Amendment rights. But if that's true, why do so many pro-gun Republican lawmakers hate him so much? And is the Dorr brothers' no-compromise approach to advocacy actually working?

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 2
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In the second episode, we explore Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; who he is, what makes him tick, and how he created an innovation-obsessed culture that led to Amazon’s explosive growth.

No Compromise: Episode 3
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode three, Aaron Dorr tells his flock of pro-gun followers on Facebook that he's tirelessly fighting for their Second Amendment rights. But if that's true, why do so many pro-gun Republican lawmakers hate him so much? And is the Dorr brothers' no-compromise approach to advocacy actually working?

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29

NEWS

Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 3
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In the third episode, from warehouse workers saying they are treated like robots to a corporate culture described as “brutal” and “bruising,” how is Amazon changing the workplace.

No Compromise: Episode 4
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode four, the Dorr brothers have become known for their network of ultra pro-gun Facebook groups. But their family name has also been connected to an extreme religious movement that has sought to eliminate public education, outlaw homosexuality and replace all laws with rules from the Old Testament.

Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 3
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In the third episode, from warehouse workers saying they are treated like robots to a corporate culture described as “brutal” and “bruising,” how is Amazon changing the workplace.

No Compromise: Episode 4
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode four, the Dorr brothers have become known for their network of ultra pro-gun Facebook groups. But their family name has also been connected to an extreme religious movement that has sought to eliminate public education, outlaw homosexuality and replace all laws with rules from the Old Testament.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


Amazon: The Prime Effect: Episode 3
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. In the third episode, from warehouse workers saying they are treated like robots to a corporate culture described as “brutal” and “bruising,” how is Amazon changing the workplace.

No Compromise: Episode 4
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode four, the Dorr brothers have become known for their network of ultra pro-gun Facebook groups. But their family name has also been connected to an extreme religious movement that has sought to eliminate public education, outlaw homosexuality and replace all laws with rules from the Old Testament.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30

NEWS

BBC Witness History: WWII in the Pacific
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the BBC’s Witness History presents an hour of personal stories from the time. We meet a survivor of Pearl Harbor, speak to actor George Takei about his time in a US internment camp, and speak to the son of a Japanese soldier who spent 28 years in the jungle. Listen for these and other first-hand accounts of the major battles and the aftermath of the war in the Pacific.

No Compromise: Episode 5
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode five, we're reminded that this country's relationship with guns has always been about race. So we trace the history of the No Compromise movement back to a meeting of white nationalists in Colorado in the early 1990s.

BBC Witness History: WWII in the Pacific
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the BBC’s Witness History presents an hour of personal stories from the time. We meet a survivor of Pearl Harbor, speak to actor George Takei about his time in a US internment camp, and speak to the son of a Japanese soldier who spent 28 years in the jungle. Listen for these and other first-hand accounts of the major battles and the aftermath of the war in the Pacific.

No Compromise: Episode 5
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode five, we're reminded that this country's relationship with guns has always been about race. So we trace the history of the No Compromise movement back to a meeting of white nationalists in Colorado in the early 1990s.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


BBC Witness History: WWII in the Pacific
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the BBC’s Witness History presents an hour of personal stories from the time. We meet a survivor of Pearl Harbor, speak to actor George Takei about his time in a US internment camp, and speak to the son of a Japanese soldier who spent 28 years in the jungle. Listen for these and other first-hand accounts of the major battles and the aftermath of the war in the Pacific.

No Compromise: Episode 5
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode five, we're reminded that this country's relationship with guns has always been about race. So we trace the history of the No Compromise movement back to a meeting of white nationalists in Colorado in the early 1990s.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31

NEWS

A Season's Griot 2021
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News
A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for 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 show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette, and other members of the Season’s Griot family return with familiar and favorite elements of Griot.

No Compromise: Episode 6
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode six, it's a battle for the GOP in Idaho. Plus: "confrontational politics." What it is and how the Dorr brothers are popularizing it. And an unexpected update about the Dorr family.

A Season's Griot 2021
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News
A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for 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 show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette, and other members of the Season’s Griot family return with familiar and favorite elements of Griot.

No Compromise: Episode 6
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode six, it's a battle for the GOP in Idaho. Plus: "confrontational politics." What it is and how the Dorr brothers are popularizing it. And an unexpected update about the Dorr family.

NEWS/STUDIO ONE


BBC Witness History: WWII in the Pacific
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for 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 show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette, and other members of the Season’s Griot family return with familiar and favorite elements of Griot.

No Compromise: Episode 6
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. In episode six, it's a battle for the GOP in Idaho. Plus: "confrontational politics." What it is and how the Dorr brothers are popularizing it. And an unexpected update about the Dorr family.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022 - NEW YEAR'S DAY

CLASSICAL

New Year's Day from Vienna
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on IPR Classical
The ever popular annual New Year’s Day Concert will be performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

Tribute to Des Moines Metro Opera's Dr. Robert Larsen
3 - 6 p.m. on IPR Classical
Enjoy the Des Moines Metro Opera’s concert celebration honoring their co-founder, Dr. Robert Larsen. The program, featuring insights by the DMMO’s Michael Egel, highlights and presents performances of Larsen’s much loved music, students who have gone on to achieve international careers and fame, the award-winning Madrigal Singers, and the nationally respected DMMO Apprentice Artist Program.