special programming

Black History Month Special
7:29 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio: Friday at 7pm

Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods

The story of Black radio in Philadelphia is actually the story of Black music, of civil rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century.

Today, a lot of people don't know what the term "Black radio" means. But starting in the 1950s, Black radio used to be one of the most important institutions in the Black community, not only in Philadelphia, but in cities across the U.S.

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Black History Month Special
1:56 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Mandella: An Audio History: Wednesday at 7pm

Credit World Economic Forum

Mandela: An Audio History is the award-winning radio series documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with him, and against him.

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Special Programming
7:05 am
Tue January 28, 2014

State of the Union tonight 8pm

Credit Pete Souza

Tune to HPPR to hear NPR's coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. Coverage begins at 8pm CT.

The special will include the President's full address followed by the Republican response, and analysis from NPR’s Washington reporting team.

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Veteran's Day
7:44 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

HPPR Honors our Veterans

Just some of the medals Larry Large earned during his military career. Hear Larry's story Monday on HPPR.
Credit Larry Large

Tune in Monday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered as HPPR presents four special interviews profiling the stories of four men who served our country.

Leonard Hitz speaks with veterans from our area. Listen as these four men share their stories each hour during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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Special Programming
10:38 am
Tue September 10, 2013

NPR News Special Coverage: President Obama's address tonight at 8pm

President Obama walks toward the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday.
Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

HPPR will be carrying live coverage of President Obama's address to the nation tonight. The president is expected to make his case for military action against Syria in response to reported use of chemical weapons.

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Special Programming
7:32 am
Tue July 2, 2013

A Capitol Fourth: July 4 at 7pm

Credit Courtesy of Capital Concerts

This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.  Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists.

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Special Programming
7:15 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday: July 4 at 11am

This just in:  The Gang of 8 has announced that in order to be a citizen of the United States, you have to listen to the Capitol Steps 4th of July special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

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Special Programming
7:02 am
Tue July 2, 2013

The Joni Mitchell Special: July 4 at 10am

Jian Ghomeshi in conversation with Joni Mitchell in her Los Angeles home.

Join HPPR for this hour-long special with the legendary and highly influential Canadian folk music icon Joni Mitchell.

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