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The Exchange, December 19, 2018
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Coming up next on The Exchange, we celebrate the holiday season.  I talk with Morningside College professor Emeritus Bruce Fobes about the history of Christmas and preview a live, radio play production of A Christmas Carol, and we hear a new Small Wonder from Jim Schaap.


Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media.  I’m Mary Hartnett. This week we celebrate the holiday season.  We will hear about a live, radio broadcast of “A Christmas Carol” this Friday, and hear a new story from Jim Schaap of “Small Wonders,” and more.

But first, we talk with Siouxland’s local expert on holidays about the history of Christmas.  Bruce Forbes is a Professor Emeritus of Religion at Morningside College.  Forbes is the author of the book, “Christmas: A Candid History.”  He says Christmas as we know it is a combination of a lot of different traditions from different cultures. 

That was Bruce Forbes a Professor Emeritus at Morningside College, talking about the history of Christmas.  Forbes will be on hand tomorrow at noon at the Sioux City Public Museum talking about Christmas as part of the museum’s History at High Noon program.  

He will also be on CBS News This Morning on Sunday talking about the history of the holiday.

You’re listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media.  I'm Mary Hartnett.  This Friday night, Siouxland Public Media and Lamb Theater will present a live, radio play of the classic “A Christmas Carol.”  I talked with Lamb’s Russ Wooley about the program and how the idea for the show began.

That was Russ Wooley of Lamb Theater, talking about the live, radio program “A Christmas Carol” that will be presented on stage at Lamb Theater this Friday evening at 7:00 p.

As well as being a time for celebration, the holidays are a time for meditation, for thinking about family, friends, and tradition. This year the holidays are giving contributor Susan Leonard cause to think of something that is essential to her feeling at peace yet always changing. 

For the holidays this year, producer Mark Munger wanted only one thing, a story from Jim Schaap.  And on a cold, December morning, like Santa Claus himself, but with a little less hair, Dr. Schaap magically appeared at our station with a tale of a father and his daughter and the discovery of the season's miracle.

During this Christmas season, the age-old question is, “What do you want for Christmas?” A simple question with a deep meaning for substitute teacher Bob Protexter of Sioux City.  He put to paper a story he recently shared with a class at Hunt Elementary School.

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