President Obama is to announce tonight in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a year.
WKU Public Radio is airing NPR's live, anchored coverage of the SOTU address and the Republican response tonight, starting at 8 p.m. central, 9 eastern. You can also hear our coverage through live webstreaming at our website.
NPR is currently offering live coverage of today's school shooting in Connecticut, which has reportedly left as many as 27 people dead. NPR's special coverage will continue throughout this afternoon, taking the place of Science Friday, and will continue into All Things Considered.
Celebrate the season with our annual feast of holiday specials. And of course, many of our regular programs will celebrate, too. Your membership support helps make our special programs possible. Thanks and have a great holiday!
Monday, December 17th
WKU Winterfest I(8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) The WKU choirs present a beautiful and wide-ranging program of music for the season, including favorite carols. Recorded in concert. (Repeated next week, with new additions, at the same time).
Sunday, December 23rd
Old Scratchy Records Christmas Special (6pm C.T./7pm E.T.) Join host and producer Nolan Porterfield for an hour of unique holiday records, from Christmas tunes to one-of-a-kind tracks you won't find anywhere else.
Christmas With the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) Lee Stott hosts this two-hour program of holiday favorites performed by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Palmer (rebroadcast Monday at 1pm C.T./2pm E.T.)
Monday, December 24th
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols(live broadcast at 9am C.T./10am E.T.): Each year's broadcast begins with the sound of a single voice breaking the silence within the medieval chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. Each year, readings are woven among carols that celebrate the storied English choral tradition. Learn more and download this year's program booklet. (repeated on Christmas Day at 11am C.T./Noon E.T.).
A Shaker Tradition (Thanksgiving Day at 9am C.T./10am E.T.) Kevin Willis hosts this program of instrumental and vocal arrangements of Shaker hymns and dance tunes. Included are vocal performances by the South Union Shaker Quartet, and instrumental arrangements by musicians William Coulter and Barry Phillips. In addition to the music, the program features comments by Tommy Hines, director of the Shaker Museum at South Union, Kentucky, and an interview with musician Barry Philips.