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Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom Previous Broadcasts

New Year's (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 30, 2011 -- 8:30 AM

The moment when the old year turns into the New Year is always dangerous - it is the instant when the past and the future meet. We prepare for it by taking stock of our own strengths and weaknesses and making plans for our future. In this program Burt Wolf explains why we celebrate New Year on January 1st, how noise keeps the evil spirits away, what makes a champagne cork go pop and why caviar is an acceptable food to eat on New Year's Eve but not on New Year's Day.

Kwanzaa (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2011 -- 8:30 AM

Kwanzaa runs from December 26th to January 1st. It is not a religious holiday, but a holiday of reflection--an opportunity for African Americans to celebrate their African roots. Join Burt Wolf as he uncovers the epicenter of African American culture in the United States and takes viewers on a tour of Harlem. We'll also stop in to the Apollo Theater on Amateur night, explore what faith means at Abyssinian Church and pickup some down-home recipes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 31, 2011 -- 3:30 PM

Christmas (Episode #103)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 25, 2011 -- 3:00 PM

In the northern hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas at the coldest and darkest time of the year when the fields are barren. Accordingly, the central message of Christmas is "no matter how dark and how cold it looks now, light, warmth and growth will return". Join Burt Wolf and learn how the Christmas tree got indoors, what the former First Lady is doing for the holidays, how department stores create their magical windows and what Santa has to say about all of this.

Hanukkah (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 -- 8:30 AM

Every year Jews throughout the world light Hanukkah candles in memory of a miracle. In this program Burt Wolf uncovers the history of the holiday, visits the largest and most comprehensive collection of Hanukkah lamps in the world, explains why potato pancakes and doughnuts are served at Hanukkah and discovers the secret of the spinning dreidel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 25, 2011 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 24, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
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