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Michigan Radio holiday special programming

While Stateside takes a holiday break, tune in for these special shows. All of these programs air at 3 p.m., with a 10 p.m. repeat.

Monday, Dec. 23The Great Listen by Story Corps

Hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish, this show highlights the importance of documenting family history, and gives instructions on how you can record conversations over the holidays and preserve them for future generations.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Dec 27 
2019 Best of the Best from Third Coast:

An annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

Monday Dec. 30 - Friday Jan. 3                   National Writers Series

The National Writers Series in Traverse City connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. 

Mon, Dec. 30 - Susan Orlean: Author of ten books and numerous magazine articles, and best known for her book “The Orchid Thief.” 

Tues, Dec. 31 -Temple Grandin: A pioneering advocate for autism, who has written several books on the topic.

Wed, Jan. 1 - Roy Blount Jr: Humorist, journalist and author, as well as a frequent panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me” program.

Thur, Jan. 2 - Tom Brokaw: Journalist and author who anchored the NBC Nightly News for 22 years, and has published ten books including “The Greatest Generation.”

Fri, Jan. 3 - Douglas Brinkley: Professor, commentator and historian. He’s written and co-authored dozens of books, including his latest, “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.”

Monday, Jan. 6

Stateside returns, with new host April Baer.


Steve is Michigan Radio’s Marketing Director. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, car donation program and community & media partnerships.