PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, December 25, 2009
SHOW ON TAPE
1 - 2PM
All Songs Considered for the Holidays
A wacky holiday tradition begins! The not-so-plump-but-jolly Santa Bob and his cantankerous elves are in their workshop, trading holiday cheer (and barbs). They’re checking the list for the best fresh holiday songs from emerging and breakout bands. Don’t miss all time favorite holiday classics like "Santa Lost a Ho," "Santa Fixed My Toys For Christmas" and "How Do You Spell Hanukkah?" Check out Bob Boilen and friends as they host the first All Songs Considered holiday special from NPR Music.
2:00 – 2:20
Seahorses: the most magical creatures in the sea?
Did you know that seahorses can change color, they mate by touching their snouts and bellies to form a floating heart shape, or that male seahorses are the only males in the animal world capable of giving birth? Whether written into ancient folklore or fished for their believed medicinal properties, seahorses have long captivated us. Marine biologist Helen Scales (yes, Scales) talks with Patt about the fascinating world of these exotic, seemingly prehistoric creatures.
Helen Scales, marine biologist, a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and author of “Poseidon’s Steed: the Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality”
2:20 – 2:40
Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains
Strength in What Remains tells the story of Deo, a young student who fled to the
2:40 – 3:00
A Big Little Life - That's Trixie, A Joyful Dog
Fiction writer Dean Koontz had everything he could want -- a happy marriage in
Dean Koontz, novelist and author most recently of "A Big Little Life."