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Hanukkah Lights

Today at 2:00pm

A perennial NPR favorite, "Hanukkah Lights" returns with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors including Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Lesley Hyatt, Andrew Borowitz and Theodore Bikel.

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This American Life

Wait, Do You Have the Map?

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9pm

The show presents stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead. Two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico, and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.

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Radiolab

Galapagos

Today at 1:00pm

Radiolab dedicates the hour to the Galapagos archipelago, the place that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection. The Galapagos are undergoing rapid changes that continue to pose critical questions about the fragility and resilience of life on Earth.

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Selected Shorts

Ho, Ho, Huh?

Tonight at 8:00pm

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four Christmas-themed works: Ron Carlson's "The H Street Sledding Record," Frank O'Connor's "Christmas Morning," and George Shepards's "Occurrence on the Six-Seventeen."

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