Thanksgiving Specials

Nov 19, 2014

Classical IPR

11/27/14
9am to 10am
Thanksgiving with Cantus 
Cantus is one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, and with Alison Young, they talk about the holiday, music and food.

11/27/14
12pm to 2pm
Giving Thanks 2014: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday.  New for 2014, two great poets join us at the table.  We remember Dr. Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thankgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college! Also, Simple Gifts from Copland, a Simple Song from Bernstein, and lots of music about fall, food, and gratitude. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.

IPR News

11/27/14
11am to 1pm
The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
On Thursday, November 27, help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on the biggest cooking day 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. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter.

11/27/14
3pm to 4pm
Thanksgiving is for Eaters
Hosted by Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast, Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong and the new book, Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious, is an entertaining combination of in-studio interviews, listener calls, and in-kitchen segments with food and drink experts, as well as some of public radio’s favorite personalities. You’ll learn useful tips about how to make classic Thanksgiving dishes, interesting facts about the science of cooking and the art of eating, and surprising details about the ways in which diverse cultures have adapted Thanksgiving traditions and made them their own.
 

11/28/14
10am to 12pm
Best of the Best: The 2014 Third Coast Festival
The winter holiday tradition continues as the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in "Best of the Best," hosted by award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai.
 

ON DEMAND
Taking a road trip? Change your playlist! We're thinking about you out on those snowy roads this week. It's exciting and stressful, we know. What soundtrack can be both calming and stimulating? What could add new color to the landscapes outside your car window? Kate Botello has put together nearly 4 hours of music designed to surprise and invigorate your road trip. Great for the Classical music fan, or those just willing to give Classical a try. Best of all, there's no interruption when you leave our coverage area. You just need your smart phone and the free music sharing app Spotify.