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10:20 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII to air Monday on KIOS

NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jazz Piano Christmas presents NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Geri Allen, and Taylor Eigsti and other artists who will perform their favorite holiday songs. Tune in for JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS XXIII on Monday, December 24th at 8:00pm on KIOS,

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4:45 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Special Programs - December 24

Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII will air Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m.

Here's an overview of the special holiday programs we'll be airing on Monday, December 24:

9:00am - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the 30-voice King's College Choir
The annual Christmas service held every year since 1918, broadcast live from King's College in Cambridge, England

10:30am - Henry's Story
Written by Doug Marr, music by George Winston, read by Laura Marr, produced by KIOS-FM

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4:40 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Special Programs - December 25

Here's an overview of the special holiday programs we'll be airing on Tuesday, December 25:

9:00am - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Hosted by Lynn Neary, Christmas stories featured on NPR over the years by Jay Allison, Lee Stringer, Sylvia Seymour and Paul Auster, Bailey White, John McIlwraith, Jay O'Callahan, Chuch Kramer, David Sedaris, Scott Simon, and John Henry Faulk

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4:30 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Special Program - Politics Takes a Holiday

Thu., Jan. 2, 12:00 noon - Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday, New Years Edition

Help us roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all new awards, such as:

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1:47 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Creighton University Lecture, 12/17/12

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Charles Morrison, President of the East-West Center “Asia Megatrends and Implications for United States – Asia Policy”

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6:06 am
Thu December 13, 2012

MITA Donates Books to Lydia House

The Midwest International Trade Association, or MITA, recently donated more than 18,000 new books to the Lydia House.

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1:39 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Institute for Holocaust Education, 12/10/12

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Milton Kleinberg, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Market Sales, Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska “Memories of My Childhood: During and After the Holocaust, 1937 – 1951”

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11:35 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Chris Cooke's Favorite Jazz CDs of 2012

Kathy Kosins / To The Ladies of Cool / Resonance Records
Pharez Whitted / For The People /  Origin Records
Dr Lonnie Smith / The Healer / Pilgrimage Records
Bob Mintzer Big Band / For The Moment / MCG
Frank Basile / Modern Inventions / Independent
Arturo Sandoval /Dear Diz /  Concord Jazz
Steve Turre / Woody's Delight / High Note
Takuya Kuroda / Six Aces / Independent
Mike Longo Trio / Celebration of Diz and Miles / Consolidated Artists Productions
Lewis Nash Quintet / The Higher Mountain / Cellar Live

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10:24 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Last Call Best of 2012

Spending another year with you via the Last Call on Saturday nights has been a pleasure. Once again we have listened to a potpourri of compelling, adventuresome jazz artistry. Here are the highlights of 2012 as I see them based on their artistic merit:

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9:36 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Remembering Dave Brubeck

From a concert program from the 1960s. (Left to right) Dave Brubeck, Eugene Wright, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello)

One of the great names in jazz, Dave Brubeck, passed away a day before his 92nd birthday, on December 5, 2012.

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