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UPR Thanksgiving Specials


The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential  
November 22: 9:00 -  11:00 a.m.

Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cookingday of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed.  Guests this year include Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me host, Peter Sagal.  

Thanksgiving with Cantus
November 22: 2:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Host Alison Young is joined by Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful. The program features music of Janacek, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Dvorak, Vaughn Williams and Kodaly along with some traditional music.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude
November 23: 9:00 a.m.

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year. And new for 2012: original Thanksgiving music in the studio with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, heard by millions for her piano music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." A Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black. And a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia.