The holiday show

Dec 23, 2011

Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus…whichever winter holiday you celebrate, it’s hard to miss the fact that the season is upon us. This week's show is no different.

Our first story is a look at redemption and giving back. We head down to Jefferson City where the Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections have teamed up for a second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program. At the Algoa and Jefferson City Correctional Facilities, offenders sew Christmas stockings that are then donated to area food banks.  KBIA’s Elizabeth Trovall spoke to inmate Stephen Pine about his newfound passion.

Scrooges might lament that “Christmas is for kids.” But who better to appreciate the holiday—there are presents, Santa and maybe best of all, winter break. With that in mind we head back to Columbia, where students from the Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School took a holiday tour of the Chancellor Brady Deaton’s house. KBIA’s Yiqian  Zhang was there.