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Programs APM Celebrates


APM Celebrates is our unique package of programs for holidays and more. From annual listener favorites like The Splendid Table's "Turkey Confidential", to classical music specials, to new offerings that explore everything from transportation trends to personal history and grief, APM Celebrates offers something for every audience and occasion.

Current Specials

Tick, Tock, Circadian Clock – A Brains On! Special

Brains On!, the public radio science show for kids and curious adults, explores the fascinating science behind circadian rhythms.

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Rebels, Renegades and Wild Women

A Beautiful World: "Rebels, Renegades and Wild Women"

Heather McElhatton hosts this celebration of powerful women throughout history, including Susan B. Anthony, Jane Goodall, Mae Jamison and other trailblazers. A beautiful new offering for Women's History Month!

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Black History Month

Witness: Black History Month

The BBC World Service presents incredible stories of African American history, told by the people who were there. Selected from its Witness program, and available to all APM stations, this hour-long special showcases America's first major-party black candidate for president, a founding member of the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers, and Ruby Bridges, who was escorted to school by U.S. Marshals in 1960.

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Academy Awards Preview

John Horn, host of KPCC's The Frame, shares his unique access and interviews with Oscar nominees in this energetic preview special. Go behind the scenes before the red carpet is rolled out, and the winners are announced, Sunday, March 4.

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Women's History Month

Witness: Women's History Month

Selected from the BBC World Service's Witness program, and available to all APM Stations, BBC presenters share remarkable stories of women's history, told by the women who were there. Listeners will hear the story of the first women to vote in Kuwait, the woman who revealed the structure of DNA, and more.

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Valentine's Day with Cantus

Valentine's Day with Cantus (2016 Encore)

Host Alison Young and the nine men of Cantus explore 'The Four Loves' - romantic, familial, friendly and unconditional – with unique musical selections, including works by David Lang, Roger Treece, Beethoven, and Grieg.

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Irish Inspirations

Irish Inspirations

Host Andrew Blain spotlights the Irish influence on many classical composers and musicians, from Beethoven to Purcell, Dring to Davey. Listeners will enjoy performances by the English Chamber Orchestra, Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Youth Choir, and many more.

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Past Specials

FY 17

  • Hollywood Halloween
  • From Casals to Camelot
  • Dreams of the Fallen: Music of Honor and Remembrance for Memorial Day
  • Let Freedom Sing
  • Cinema in the Parks
  • Salute in Song (APM Honors)
  • Giving Thanks 2016
  • Advent Voices (2015 Encore)
  • Carols & Cheer
  • Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2016
  • Hollywood Holiday 2016
  • Welcome Christmas 2016
  • A Chanticleer Christmas 2016
  • St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2016
  • Candles Burning Brightly (2015 Encore)
  • A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols 2016
  • Kaddish (APM Honors)
  • The Movies & Music
  • Making Oprah
  • Salute in Song
  • Semper Fi
News & Entertainment
  • TBTL Halloween Spooktacular
  • KPCC's The Ride
  • The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
  • Terrible, Thanks for Asking
  • Marketplace Takes Care of Holiday Business 2016
  • The Dinner Party Download Holiday Special
  • WUNC's Occasional Shivers
  • Marketplace Tech's Codebreaker Solstice
  • The Splendid Table's Homemade Holidays with America's Test Kitchen
  • WBEZ's Making Oprah

FY 16

  • Giving Thanks 2015
  • Thanksgiving with Cantus 2015
  • Candles Burning Brightly 2015
  • Advent Voices 2015
  • Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2015
  • Welcome Christmas 2015
  • Caroling with The Singers
  • Hollywood Holiday 2015
  • Light & Gold (2014 Encore)
  • St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2015
  • A Chanticleer Christmas 2015
  • A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols 2015
  • Valentine's Day with Cantus
  • Irish Inspirations
  • The April Fools
  • Viva la Musica
News & Entertainment
  • The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
  • Awesome Holiday Etiquette
  • Marketplace Takes Care of Holiday Business
  • Marketplace Tech Holiday
  • The Dinner Party Download Holiday Special
  • The Dinner Party Download All Food Episode
  • The Dinner Party Download Best of 2015
  • The Splendid Table's Global Holiday Celebration
  • The Frame Oscar Special

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