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Holiday Season Stories of Warmth and Light

From Living On Earth | Part of the Holiday Specials series | 59:00

Free to non-carrying stations: For the darkest time of the year, Living on Earth brings you a special holiday show full of warmth and light. Gather 'round to hear how the Wampanoag persuaded Grandfather Sun to return, and an English Wassail story accompanied by sweet harp music. Hour show (59 mins including NPR fill) available here November 20.

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***Free to non-carrying stations. Half hour version available as well***

To: All Stations
From: Jenni Doering (858-945-2813)
Date: November 20th, 2020 Re: Living on Earth 2020 Holiday Special Hour Rundown 
Show title: “Holiday Season Stories of Warmth and Light”
 Host: Steve Curwood.
 Billboard: 59 Music Fill: 4:59 (Insert Live Newscast) Music Fill: 29 
SEGMENT A (11:00)
1.) THE POWER OF STORIES: Living on Earth’s winter holiday tradition featuring legends and seasonal stories continues. Storyteller Lee Ellen Marvin joins Host Steve Curwood to share stories about children and wolves, as well as some tips on becoming a good storyteller. (9:30)
Segment A ends @ 17:29 with announcer OC:  ...Sailors for the Sea dot org. 
@ 17:30 music bed (0:59)
SEGMENT B (18:30)
1.) NATIVE AMERICAN TALES: Wampanoag storyteller Medicine Story spins a tale about the shortest days of the year, and how the Wampanoag people persuaded Grandfather Sun to return. And Cherokee storyteller Gayle Ross shares seasonal tales of the importance of the warmth and the promise of spring handed down in her family. (16:50)
Segment B ends @ 36:59 with announcer OC: .... aerospace, building industries, and food refrigeration. 
@ 37:00 music bed (0:59) 
SEGMENT C (21:00)
1.) TALES OF THE NIGHT SKY AND AN ENGLISH WASSAIL STORY: Writer, storyteller, and musician Joseph Bruchac offers Iroquois myths, first about the twinkling stars of the Pleiades in the winter sky and then about why life on earth continues through the long, dark nights of mid-winter. Then storyteller Diane Edgecomb shares an English tale in which barnyard animals get the last word.  She closes with a Cherokee myth about the trees that stay green all winter long, the evergreens. (19:00)
Program ends @ 59:00 with network ID. OC: … PRX.
PROMO FOR THIS PROGRAM: 
Native American myths and tales help us endure or even enjoy the short days and long nights of winter. Living on Earth’s annual celebration of stories helps connect people with the natural world, and includes an Iroquois explanation of why the constellation Pleiades twinkles overhead and an Abenaki custom that asks forgiveness for any wrongs of the previous year. Seasonal stories and more, in this holiday special from Living on Earth from PRX.
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FUNDING CREDITS FOR THIS PROGRAM:   
ANNOUNCER: Funding for Living on Earth comes you, our listeners, and from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in association with its School for the Environment, developing the next generation of environmental leaders. And from the United Technologies Corporation, and the Grantham Foundation for the protection of the environment, supporting strategic communications and collaboration in solving the world’s most pressing environmental problems. 
STATIONS NOTE: THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS DATED MATERIAL AND SHOULD BE BROADCAST BY JANUARY 1, 2021. LIVING ON EARTH MAY BE EXCERPTED ONLY IF STATIONS AIR THE PROGRAM IN ITS ENTIRETY DURING THE WEEK.
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