WXPR Thanksgiving Specials

Nov 18, 2016

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We invite you to join us Thanksgiving Day for special programming.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to express gratitude for the blessings of family, friends and the abundance of our lives. In this spirit, the WXPR staff and volunteers send you our best wishes for the season.

Thanksgiving Midday Classics-Holiday Themed Midday Classics with Host Molly Rose Teuke. 9am-11am

Turkey Confidential-Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year. 11am - 1pm    

Terrible, Thanks for Asking- Two days after Nora McInerny's husband Aaron died, she celebrated Thanksgiving with her family.  Well ... maybe not "celebrated".  Actually, why would you do that?  Try to be normal when clearly everything isn't? But every year millions of people do the same thing during the Holidays. This radio special will feature conversations with Lucy Kalinithi and Amber Tozer, and some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club on the challenges of dealing with trauma and loss during this sensitive season. Plus, stories of people's worst Holidays ever. That's for real. Worst. Ever. 1pm - 2pm      

American as Pumpkin Pie- On this holiday edition of BackStory, the History Guys search for the true roots of Thanksgiving. 2pm - 3pm      

My Life as a Wild Turkey- World-renowned naturalist Joe Hutto, subject of the Emmy winning BBC documentary "My Life As a Turkey", discusses how he became a wild turkey mother in the hammocks of Florida. Plus: Minnesota Chef Sean Sherman gives us a taste of pre-contact American Indian cuisine. 3pm - 4pm      

Giving Thanks- Classical music is the heart and soul of “Giving Thanks,” with no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies between pieces. Instead, host John Birge presents a contemporary celebration of the spirit of gratitude, with this year’s special guest, chef Jacques Pepin. 6pm- 8pm       

Snap Judgment, Gratitude- 'Tis the season to consider those things that we are most thankful for. And so this week on Snap Judgment we're taking a look back on some of the stories we've done that touch on this theme of gratitude, because we are so thankful. 8pm - 9pm