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4:34 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Kwanzaa Celebration | Dec. 21

A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

Celebrate peace with special guests Pamela Reid, Joyce Grear and the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette. This show will featuring music from the Healing Force and Marvin Gaye.

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News
4:30 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Bright by Three - the essential early start

You have to go back to the term of Colorado's "education governor" Roy Romer in the mid-1990s to find the roots of the "Bright by Three" campaign.  Updated for the social media age, explains Katharine Brenton, tips for raising smart babies belong in your pocket.

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NPR Music
4:15 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

A Jazz Piano Christmas | Dec. 20

Every year, NPR Music invites a handful of the world's top keyboard players to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and asks them to play some of their favorite holiday music for the audience — solo — and the recording becomes the public radio special A Jazz Piano Christmas.

For its 25th anniversary, this program welcomes four celebrated artists:

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Music
5:34 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

December CD of the Month: David Hazeltine-"I Remember Cedar"

Be-bop pianist and composer David Hazeltine is one of the top ten pianists of what I like to call the “tweener generation”, those veteran musicians who have not yet made it to the elders bracket and are too well seasoned to be labeled “up n coming” or “young lions” because David had already made his impact in jazz and is held in high esteem by his contemporaries.  Hazeltine is original from Milwaukee, WI, playing professionally since he was 13 years of age, he decided to pursue a career as a pianist so he enrolled at the

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News
2:49 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Ujamaa Holiday Market: local with African flair!

Credit Cynthia Martin

In its 15th year, the Ujamaa Holiday Market provides holiday shoppers with local and imported African wares, with an African flavor.  Deborah Sims-Fard visited the "First Take" morning show with George Peck and Steve Chavis.

"Ujamaa - the fourth principle of Kwanzaa - means cooperative economics," explained Fard.  "It literally means we come together as a community ... and we recommit to building our businesses.  How we spend our dollars matters."

Book talks, music from the LC Latin Jazz Band, Miss Denver will be reading to children.

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