Saturday Dec. 20, 2014
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Playing this hour.
 12 AM
Classical Music
12:01 am Ramon Montoya: Solea
Paco Pena, guitar
Nimbus 5093 
12:06 am Oskar Nedbal: The Tale of Honza: Valse Triste
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Libor Pesek
Virgin 59285 
12:12 am Michael Head: Little Road to Bethlehem
St. Charles Singers / Jeffrey Hunt
Proteus 9001 
12:17 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto
Harp Consort / Andrew Lawrence-King
DHM 77366 
12:30 am Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman
Telarc 80378 
12:51 am Traditional: Christmas Medley
Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner
Philips 462050 
 1 AM
Classical Music
1:01 am Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2: Scherzo
Emerson String Quartet
DG 471567 
1:06 am Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell
Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner
Erato 45275 
1:13 am Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Kirov Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
Philips 442011 
1:23 am Ludovic Lamothe: La Dangereuse
William Chapman Nyaho, piano
MSR 1242 
1:29 am Franz Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
Vienna Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
DG 419233 
1:51 am Christmas Music: Gabriel's Message; Sans Day Carol
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / John Rutter
EMI 69950 
 2 AM
Classical Music
2:01 am Robert Parsons: Ave Maria
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge / Geoffrey Webber
Delphian 34152 
2:06 am Robert Schumann: Scenes from Childhood (Kinderszenen)
Helen Huang, piano
Teldec 13148 
2:24 am Traditional: Candlelight Carol; The Holly and the Ivy
American Boychoir / James Litton/Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
William Trafka, organ
Albemarle 1004 
2:33 am Joaquin Rodrigo: Aranjuez Concerto
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Milos Karadaglic, guitar
DG 4810652 
2:54 am Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
King's Singers
Signum 262 
 3 AM
Classical Music
3:01 am Johan Agrell: Flute Concerto: 3rd movement
Concerto Copenhagen / Andrew Manze
Maria Bania, flute
Chandos 535 
3:06 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Shepherd's Music
Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler
DG 419414 
3:14 am Ralph Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
New Queen's Hall Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth
Argo 440116 
3:27 am Max Reger: Three German Songs
Camerata Vocale Freiburg / Winfrid Toll
Ars Musici 223746 
3:37 am Aaron Copland: Rodeo
Studio Orchestra / Morton Gould
RCA 61667 
 4 AM
Classical Music
4:01 am Dale Kavanagh: Abbywood Trail
Dale Kavanagh, guitar
Hanssler 98401 
4:06 am Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello "Il Proteo o sia il mondo al rovescio"
I Musici
Philips 422212 
4:17 am Marcel Tournier: Six Noels for Harp
Judy Loman, harp
Naxos 572510 
4:27 am Hildegard von Bingen: O ignis spiritus (O fire of the Paraclete)
A Far Cry Orchestra
Crier 1401 
4:37 am Louis-Claude Daquin: Two Noels
National Philharmonic Orchestra / Martin Neary
Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 60060 
4:43 am Ernest Chausson: Poeme
Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Yoav Talmi
James Ehnes, violin
Analekta 3151 
 5 AM
Classical Music
5:01 am Giuseppi Brescianello: Partita
Anthony Glise, guitar
Dorian 80127 
5:06 am Manuel de Falla: La Vida Breve: Interlude and Dance
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner
RCA 5404 
5:13 am Traditional: Christmas Medley
Choir of New College, Oxford / Edward Higginbottom
CRD 3443 
5:22 am Alexander Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1
Philharmonia Orchestra / Evgeny Svetlanov
EMI 69361 
5:32 am Johann Kirnberger: Symphony
Academy of Ancient Music Berlin
Berlin 1025 
5:40 am Bruno Skulte: At Christmas Time
New York Latvian Concert Choir / Andres Jansons
Monta Martinsone, soprano
Albany 1040 
5:43 am Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 "Tragic": Andante
London Symphony Orchestra / Mariss Jansons
LSO 38 
 6 AM
Classical Music
6:01 am Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony: 2nd movement
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 557099 
6:06 am Max Bruch: Swedish Dances
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra / George Hanson
Dabringhaus 3351096 
6:29 am Irving Berlin: White Christmas
Sonos Handbell Ensemble / James Meredith
Well-Tempered 5176 
6:35 am Maurice Ravel: Piece in the Form of a Habanera
Markus Klinko, harp
Frederic Laroque, violin
EMI 54884 
6:38 am Medley: El noi de la mare; En belen tocan a fuego; O little town of Bethlehem
Arsys Bourgogne / Pierre Cao
Naive 5319 
6:49 am Traditional: Glory in the Meeting House
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra / Jeannette Sorrell
Avie 2205 
6:53 am Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto: 3rd movement
English Concert / Andrew Manze
Alison McGillivray, cello
Harmonia Mundi 907403 
 7 AM - 9 AM
Weekend Edition Saturday
with Scott Simon
Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
 9 AM
Car Talk
with Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) are America's funniest auto mechanics. Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got an hour's worth of automotive mayhem!
 10 AM
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me
with Peter Segal
It's a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers. America's favorite newscaster, NPR's Carl Kasell, is the show's official judge and scorekeeper.
 11 AM
TED Radio Hour
A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.
 12 PM
This American Life
with Ira Glass
Some of the best storytelling public radio has to offer. The program explores a theme through a playful mix of monologues, documentaries, "found sound", short fiction and unusual music.
 1 PM
Studio 360
with Kurt Anderson
Public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Meet people who are creating and shaping our culture.
 2 PM
An experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.
 3 PM
On The Media
Decoding what we hear, read, and see in the media every day and arming us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age.
 4 PM
All Things Considered
All Things Considered deliverers in-depth reporting and transforms the way you understand the world. Listen for an hour of insightful news mixed with commentary and interviews, as well as special--sometimes quirky--features.
 5 PM - 7 PM
A Prairie Home Companion
with Garrison Keillor
A two-hour, live, weekly variety program hosted by bestselling author and National Humanities Award-winner Garrison Keillor. Each week's broadcast showcases actors Tim Russell and Sue Scott, and the sound effects of Tom Keith, The Guys' All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon, an update from the little town where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
 7 PM
Conversations from The World Cafe
Your favorite artists and new soon-to-be favorite artists. Hear the stories behind their songs and dig a little deeper into the music with host David Dye on Conversations from the World Cafe.
 8 PM - 12 AM
An American treasure featuring classic recordings by many of the legends of American music as well as new music by emerging artists from all over the world.

WBHM Interviews

UAB Faculty Senate Could Vote For Reassessment of Sports And "No-Confidence"on Watts
INTERVIEW: Big-Picture Perspective On Colleges Ending Football Programs
Protestors Demand Assurances UAB Football Will Not Be Cut
A College For Inmates, And An Interview With Its President
INTERVIEW: Inmate And Horticulture Student Timothy Brown
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On Alabama's Low NAEP Ranks
INTERVIEWS With "Make Them Listen" Anti-Illegal-Immigration Protesters
Interview: Nick Patterson, Author of "Birmingham Foot Soldiers: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement"
INTERVIEW: New Jefferson County Schools Chief Craig Pouncey
Life After Prison: Interview With Robin, Student And Tutwiler Inmate
Interview: U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance on Alabama's Heroin Problem
Interview: Reporter Alex Walsh on Alabama's Prison Budget
"Coming Back With Wes Moore" Explores the Struggles of Returning Combat Veterans
Interview: Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power's New CEO
INTERVIEW: James Willig On The "Gamification" Of Medical Education, WBHM Event Yields Frank Talk On Hoover School Bus Fees
INTERVIEW: Rick Vest, Counseling Coordinator Of Two-Year College For Prisoners
Interview: Dr. Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Alabama Native
Tornado Slams Small Alabama Town
Interview: Reporter Brian Lawson Discusses Inmate Healthcare
Interview: Birmingham Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson
INTERVIEW: Arnold Shober On The Importance Of School Board Leadership
Folk Singer Willie Watson Brings Classic Folk and Blues to Birmingham
Going Natural: It's Not Just a Hairstyle, It's a Lifestyle
Birmingham Native Callie Courter's New Album 'Love is for the Brave'
Interview: Reporter Kelsey Stein on Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women
Interview: Michael Saag, M.D., Discusses His New Book
Sustainability: Birmingham Mayor William Bell
SUSTAINABILITY: Grant Brigham Of Jones Valley Teaching Farm

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