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Remembering Harvey Phillips, Bill Studwell, Jeannette Winterson

This week we remember two favorites from the holiday season, TubaSanta Harvey Phillips and carol enthusiast Bill Studwell; also, a new, old-fashioned story.

The spirit of the TubaSantas and TubaChristmas lives on despite the death of their founder, tuba professor Harvey Phillips. We’ll speak with his successor at IU and longtime friend Dan Perantoni about Mr. Phillips’ legacy and the joy of tubas at Christmastime.

Joss Marsh will read “O’Brien’s First Christmas.” This short story from author Jeannette Winterson tells the tale of a woman who has always felt like an outsider during the holiday season… until a stranger appears one night at the foot of her bed.

And we were saddened to learn of the passing early this year of another seasonal favorite on Artworks, Bill Studwell, whose list of Christmas carols was a favorite this time of the year. We’ll listen back to his interview with George Walker.

Stories On This Episode

Jeannette Winterson’s new old Christmas story

A Christmas story for the rest of us—Jeannette Winterson's “O’Brien’s First Christmas” performed touchingly and hilariously by IU professor Joss Marsh.

We Three Kings

WFIU’s George Walker talks with carol historian William Studwell.

Jingle Bells

WFIU’s George Walker talks with carol historian William Studwell.

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